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Jim Ross Says AEW Wrestlers Do Too Many Flips

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 23, 1999) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal

On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).

It featured matches on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1999’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Stevie Richards vs. Steve Blackman

– Prince Albert vs. Shawn Stasiak

– Luna Vachon vs. Jacqueline

– Rob Conway vs. D’Lo Brown

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• Jim Ross Says AEW Wrestlers Do Too Many Flips

During a recent edition of Grilling J.R. podcast, WWE Hall of Famer & current AEW Commentator Jim Ross discussed why he signed with All Elite Wrestling & AEW’s wrestling style.

Below is what Good Ol’ JR 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.”

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