Jim Ross discussed the AEW Full Gear pay-per-view event in Jacksonville, Florida at Daily’s Place during a recent edition of Grilling JR.
Here is what he had to say:
Jim Ross on his thoughts on AEW Full Gear: “I loved the effort by everybody. Everybody brought their A-game, everybody was there on time. Everybody was motivated. I don’t think we had any bad matches. There are matches, one could argue in hindsight might have been a little too long for their spot, but that’s not unusual for any pay-per-view show. But I thought the show was excellent. I thought the talents worked hard, they were focused. You know a card is good when you read a lot of one-line feedback that ‘Well this match could’ve closed the show’ or ‘This match should’ve closed the show.’ There were multiple matches mentioned. That tells you the show all-around is gonna be pretty damn good if there are multiple matches that some fans believe could’ve closed the show instead of Moxley and Eddie……I thought the announce team did a solid job, but that is our job. We aren’t patting ourselves on the back for doing our job, but sometimes, a night is more fun than another night. That was one of those nights where, man, the show was over three hours long, but it didn’t seem like it. I thought we did a nice job and kept our focus. The show moved so rapidly that was easy to do.”
On working with Excalibur and Tony Schiavone on the AEW commentary team: “It’s great to have Tony back in the game. I really enjoy working with him…..it’s just good to be around him. He has a calming influence to me. I believe that Tony makes me better, and I hope both of us make Excalibur better because Excalibur is kind of the new kid on the block in this world. He’s not done national TV before, and he’s had a good first year. He’s a very smart guy. I call him the sensational, intelligent Excalibur. The masked man Dick Beyer, who was the Destroyer – he changed his gimmick over the years and when he became a little older, he became the sensational, intelligent Destroyer. He was wonderful, what a good man. So, I think Excalibur fits in that category. He’s a real student of the game. He’s really big on the lucha libre stuff, and he just does a great job.
“We all have a different role, and our roles seem to change. I don’t really care who does the play by play – it doesn’t matter to me. If I’m in my groove and it’s my time to expound verbally, then I will, but it’s not something I’m trying to force myself into. All of us do our role and seem to be fairly content with our role because sometimes Tony can do a little play by play. Excalibur – that’s his forte, so we’re letting him stay in his comfort zone as he continues to expand his skill set. I enjoy working with those dudes. They’re a lot of fun, they’re fun off-camera, there are no big egos here except mine [laughs]. It’s been a really good experience for me.”
(h/t – 411 Wrestling)