The Dark Order segment to close the Dec. 18 episode of AEW Dynamite was subject to much criticism after the show. In the segment, masked Creepers beatdown The Elite and SCU as fans watched on in relative silence. A clip went viral of a masked Creeper throwing punches at nothing while on top of Dustin Rhodes.
Jim Ross, who called the segment, weighed in on what he saw on the latest Grilling JR podcast.
"Since the 70s, how many matches do you think I've called that are the absolute drizzling shits? Every brand, with some big names, you don't have to be an unknown under a mask to shit the bed," stated Ross. "I knew that the crowd did not go crazy with how we went off the air. You can feel those things. There are stories being told that's great market research for all of us to pay attention to. I never knew how bad that piece of business was until it was everywhere. A lot of people wanted to make sure I saw it, as if I could go back in time to fix it. It was poorly executed and hopefully nothing like that will ever occur again. I know everybody that has ability to change things in AEW are well aware of it. If I had not seen that clip, I would not have known just how bad it was. Not an ideal way you want to go off the air, but come on folks."
Ross continued, "Everything people saw, can be fixed. I'm as excited about this brand as I've ever been. I know we're going to be fine. It's going to take some time. How much time? I don't know. A year from now, I think we'll see a lot of growth, things change, different faces in different roles, new talent coming in. It's a hard act to keep your incumbents over while getting other talents over. I was embarrassed to see what I saw. Did I like it? Hell no, I didn't like it. Who could like it? I thought it was the drizzling shits. The drizzling shits can be cured."
Randy Orton used the same "drizzling shits" term when giving his thoughts on the punches. The Elite and SCU poked fun at the segment on the recent Being The Elite, with Matt Jackson pulverizing Christopher Daniels with phantom punches.
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