AEW commentator Jim Ross recently sounded off on The Undertaker’s recent opinion about the current generation of wrestlers being “soft” compared to his days during a new episode of his “Grilling JR” podcast.
Additionally, “Good Ole’ J.R.” explained how there is some positives that came out of the COVID-19 era for some of the wrestlers in the business.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the podcast hosted by the WWE Hall Of Fame legend.
On agreeing with The Undertaker about today’s wrestlers are not as tough: “Because they’re trained differently. They’re brought into the business differently, they’re not sitting in a car, they’re not making 25-40 bucks a night. It’s just a different ball game and Taker’s got a good point there. Today’s wrestling getting chopped unmercifully to where your blood is rushing to the surface and bruising is already in affect, probably wouldn’t happen in today’s world because the offending person wouldn’t stand for it.”
On how the COVID era has helped extend careers: “The COVID era of pro wrestling in a way has been a career extender for a lot of talents. They’re not on the road as much, they’re not traveling as much, they’ve got time to heel and focus on one major project. We always wanted the business to be better. You’re right about the business being better, could you imagine how much better it is right now than it was just a few years ago? Some of these things we were talking about [back in the day] weren’t as negative. Does that mean they shouldn’t have been changed? No, it just means it was more accepted in that era than some things are today.”
Check out the complete episode of the Grilling JR podcast at WestwoodOnePodcasts.com.
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