In one of the recent Grilling JR podcasts, WWE Hall of Famer and now AEW announcer Jim Ross took a dig at Seth Rollins after Rollins called AEW the “minor leagues” during a Q&A panel at the Fandemic Tour in Houston.
The issue started when Rollins was asked about a fantasy match with Kenny Omega and where would that match be held. Rollins said that “when Kenny’s done playing in the minor leagues over there, Kenny can come work at the absolute top professional wrestling company in the world, in front of the most people, and make the most money, and have the biggest matches, which is with me at WrestleMania.”
That did not sit down well with Ross, who despite strong ties with WWE, now is on AEW’s payroll and will obviously defend them. Ross said that the name WrestleMania is what sells tickets to the show and not a particular individual.
“I don’t know how many houses Seth has drawn that have sold out. But Rollins he’s got a great spot…he’s blessed, maybe someday he’ll be as over as his girlfriend,” Ross said. “I don’t know, but nonetheless, I’ve always liked his work. He’s a solid guy, but saying things like that make him look bad and for that I feel badly…I just do.”
Rollins was doing exactly what Omega said in the past, comments which also did not sit down well with many on the WWE side.
On Twitter, Rollins then posted a funny photo asking fans to come hang out with him and his “super over girlfriend,” obviously referring to JR’s comments and Ross, replying to the comment after someone pointed it out to him, added that Becky is the most over talent in WWE right now.
Then Becky Lynch added herself to the mix, directly replying to JR’s comment. “Nothing but respect, JR — you’re an amazing announcer! So go down to the locker room and announce that I would whoop your whole women’s division any day of the week and twice on Sundays.”
Yep, The Man!