Jim Ross only wants to use a chair for sitting.
All Elite Wrestling stunned many fans at Fyter Fest when Shawn Spears delivered an unprotected chair shot to the head of Cody Rhodes. The chair was said to be "gimmicked," but the shot still left Cody split open on the back of his head. Fortunately, he did not suffer a concussion.
Speaking to Steve Austin on the Steve Austin Show, Jim Ross gave his thoughts on how the chair is used in wrestling.
"It's like a lot of things in wrestling; it's overdone. A little goes a long way. Some of the stuff we see, and the chair is a perfect example; it's a shortcut that people use as a crutch. I'm not a big believer or advocate of getting hit in the head with a steel chair. I called it like I saw it, Cody turned his head and got hit in the side of the head. At least it didn't bust his face open. I'm not a big fan of it. It's overdone," stated Ross. "I wouldn't do any more chair shots to the head. We're done with that business. If I can't have a team around me that are creative enough to get me the result of what I want in this angle or storyline without having to scramble somebodies brains for real, then I need to find some more hands cause I got the wrong staff here."
Ross continued, "Here's another thing about chair shots. Watch chair shots when they're used. Guys get in a doggy style position so they can be hit in the back because that's the only place they want to take a chair shot. And nobody loses by getting hit in the back with a chair. I'd say, ixnay the chairs. They look like shit, the spots are worn out, and there's no reason to take a chance to damage somebody's brain over a high spot or finish. It doesn't make sense to me. To hell with chairs."
Steve Austin agreed with Ross but did state that chair shots to the head do have a certain effect on the audience if they aren't done often.
Elsewhere on the podcast, Ross discussed when he thinks AEW will debut on TNT. You can view his comments by clicking here.
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