Jim Ross has taken issue with Tommy Dreamer’s recent assertion that Ross wouldn’t be able to help mend fences between The Young Bucks and CM Punk in AEW.
As well as being arguably the greatest pro wrestling announcer of all time, Jim Ross spent many years heading up the talent relations department in WWE. Ross was responsible for assembling one of the best rosters in wrestling history and played a huge part in bringing stars such as The Rock, Mick Foley, Brock Lesnar, and John Cena – to name a few – into the company.
Speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross discussed recent comments from former WWE and ECW star Tommy Dreamer that suggested that Ross wouldn’t be able to help fix the relationship between The Young Bucks and CM Punk due to being from a different generation:
“Somebody called in [on Busted Open Radio] and said, Should Tony Khan use JR to help get a reconciliation from CM Punk and The Bucks, etc? And Tommy Dreamer said it wouldn’t ever work because JR is from a different generation, which happens to be one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard Tommy saying. I like Tommy, I’ve hired Tommy, he’s a lifer. So I’m not mad at Tommy, I’m just shocked that he would say something so ridiculous.”
“Human nature doesn’t have a generational timeline, it just doesn’t. Management is management. Communication is communication. I probably talked more about communication and the term communication on this podcast than anybody in your AdFree network. Communication is a key to marriage, dating, business. You got to communicate. And so it kind of bothered me that I thought, oh, that won’t [work] cause I’m older. It’s not. That my generation wouldn’t understand how to address those issues, which I totally say bullshi*t to.”
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