The WWE Hall of Famer left the aforementioned company for AEW earlier this year and is now the voice of Tony Khan's startup. But it appears that he's going to be honest at every turn as he continues his relationship with the company, a relationship that's apparently quite financially pleasing.
JR claimed that there are "too many flips and flops" ongoing at AEW for his liking during said podcast. But he would add that he's there because he loves his employers, the business and helping young wrestlers develop - of course, the money has a bit to do with it.
“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," he explained.
“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!”
This Could Get Awkward
While his employers might not be happy that he's actually come out and said this, JR's telling the truth here and, to their credit, AEW wrestlers are "weaning" themselves off the flips and the flops (according to him).
The legendary commentator was forced to defend his style against critical fans recently, with some taking exception to the way he referred to Jungle Boy. However, he's not above offering critique on a promotion even if he's under their employ.
Source: h/t Wrestling Inc.