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Jim Ross says, 'The people running WWE don't know wrestling.'

JR did an interview recently where he said most people that are running WWE don't know wrestling:

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"I've always had a little bit of creative freedom to express myself," Ross said. "Over time WWE kind of reeled that back in, I guess they had some of that research or it was due to personal philosophy, I don't have a clue, but most of them don't understand wrestling -- they are in administration there. They are great marketers, they've got some brilliant, brilliant people in WWE, no doubt about it, but I think some of the key decisions are being made without an inordinate amount of product knowledge, which is not going to make them happy to hear, but that's the way I look at it. Vince could do better by surrounding himself with a different kind of consultant or writer or creative people or whatever."
He says Vince could surround himself with better people, but you have to think he's including Vince in his criticism since Vince makes the decisions for the main roster, not anyone else. I mean, WWE has somewhere between 20-30 writers these days. How many different people can he surround himself with? If he was truly unhappy with the writers, he could fire them all and hire a new staff if he felt the writing staff was holding back the product and that he needed better idea people around him. He has fired a writer here or there over the years, but there's never been a big mass-firing for the writing staff. At least not that I know of.

Some people might write JR's criticism off because he's no longer in WWE and is in AEW now, but in this specific case, I don't think that's the case here. We have mountains of evidence based on the quality of the product that this can be/probably is true at least to a certain extent. For example, that horrid 'Wild Card' rule. Vince obviously thinks it's a good idea since he went with it and it's pretty much been a disaster from the word go. Yet, this was the big idea to improve Raw and SD and the overall quality of the product, and it's not even close to the answer to fixing the product's issues. That is troubling.

Here's the link: https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/20...stling-654449/

He talks about other things, too. But I wanted to concentrate on what he said about Vince/WWE and kept it focused on that since this is being posted in the WWE Section.
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Re: Jim Ross says, 'The people running WWE don't know wrestling.'

An AEW employee saying something negative about WWE? I'm shocked! Stick to selling BBQ sauce and working for your dead in the water indy promotion.
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Re: Jim Ross says, 'The people running WWE don't know wrestling.'

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An AEW employee saying something negative about WWE? I'm shocked! Stick to selling BBQ sauce and working for your dead in the water indy promotion.
An indie promotion backed by a richer family than the McMahons with a live prime time TV slot on TNT. Riiight...

Stephanie just called them competition a few days ago.

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Re: Jim Ross says, 'The people running WWE don't know wrestling.'

I don't at all disagree with him, but.. JR, you know jumping directly from periodic WWE shilling to laying down the smacktalk at the drop of a hat after your new job really doesn't look good.

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WWE is completely out of touch with what makes wrestling wrestling. They do corny storylines that don’t fit their characters.

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An AEW employee saying something negative about WWE? I'm shocked! Stick to selling BBQ sauce and working for your dead in the water indy promotion.
Calm down there Michael Cole.

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An AEW employee saying something negative about WWE? I'm shocked! Stick to selling BBQ sauce and working for your dead in the water indy promotion.
Dead in the water? Get outta here you WWE stan. A dead in the water promotion doesn’t get promoted during the NBA playoffs or get a TNT deal.

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Re: Jim Ross says, 'The people running WWE don't know wrestling.'

If the McMahon family had everybody around them in creative packed into a cannon and fired into the sun, in order to get input from 4 dozen professional wrestling savants, it wouldn't matter. Who are the alleged, so-called "writers?" IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO THE "WRITERS" ARE.

Vince, Stephanie, Triple H and Shane are the SOLE WRITERS period and that is the problem. WWE has 4 writers and 50 professional suggesters. The only thing that these scurrying, scared little jabronis are permitted to do is attempt to be the McMahon whisperers and butt-shine the McMahon family with what the McMahons want to hear. That's it.

What good is the best advice in the world if they won't take it?

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