Jim Ross recently commented on why he signed with AEW on the most recent edition of his Grilling J.R. podcast. He also noted that AEW talent currently do too much "flips and flops" for his taste but hopes the company can figure something new out to draw attention.
Here is what he said:
"Somebody said, ‘Well, why are you at AEW?’ Because they pay me a lot of money, and I like the people I work for, and I love wrestling and love helping these young kids.
Are they doing too many flips and flops for my taste? Yeah they are to be honest with you, they sure are. But they’re weaning themselves off that a little bit because that type of wrestling is not new and fresh anymore. How many times have you seen a 450 [splash]? A 620 [splash]… Now it’s not new anymore. It’s not new!
So we’ve got to figure out something else to get the people’s attention. It might be a wrestling match; it might be using psychology and grabbing them by the emotional balls and pulling them right along in the story."