“Greatest Wrestling Commentator of All Time”- Chris Jericho Defends Jim Ross Following His Botch on AEW Dynamite

Published 07/02/2021, 11:12 PM EDT


Chris Jericho defended his longtime co-worker, Jim Ross, after the latter made a huge mistake. The veteran commentator called AEW Dynamite as WWE Dynamite in front of a live audience.

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Needless to say, the wrestling community exploded. Some criticized JR for making this blunder, while others said it was just an honest mistake, and we should move on.

31 Jan 2002 : Wrestler Chris Jericho during the NHL Allstar Celebrity Game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images/NHLI

Chris Jericho thinks it’s just a ‘small mistake’

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Following the mistake, Y2J took to Twitter, saying that JR making a mistake like this shouldn’t matter because he is an established legend when it comes to the pro-wrestling business.

“Pointing out that small mistakes or no small mistakes, @JRsBBQ is the GREATEST wrestling commentator of all time.” Jericho tweeted.

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People started questioning JR’s future in AEW after his blunder, mentioning the rival company’s name in front of the live audience.

To this, Ross replied that he’s not looking for any excuses for his mistake and clarified that he is not quitting the company anytime soon.

Even Busted Open Radio‘ tweeted on the mistake’s aftermath, defending JR’s honest mistake, saying – “For those people who tweeted that – shame on you…you’re NOT a wrestling fan.”

This is not the first time Jim has made such a fumble on the AEW mic. One of these times, JR called Kenny Omega WWE Champion rather than AEW Champion. In fact, Omega mocked the veteran announcer after this faux pas.

 

When the Viper made a blooper in front of a live audience

Obviously, these mistakes by Jim Ross were unintentional; however, there have been multiple instances throughout pro-wrestling history when not only commentators but even the wrestlers have slipped in front of a crowd, leaving the fans guessing what just happened.

On an episode of ‘Monday Night RAW’, following the blockbuster at WrestleMania 29, Randy Orton had the mic in his mind.

‘The Viper’ and Sheamus was in the ring cutting a promo when Orton suddenly put his mic down and whispered to Sheamus, saying – “What’s my line?” multiple times.

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This instance was rare from a veteran like ‘The Legend Killer’, who is very fluent in his promos.

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