All Elite Wrestling's Jim Ross spoke to ESPN 1530's No Holds Barred for an interview leading in to this weekend's Double or Nothing show. You can hear the full interview at this link, and check out submitted highlights from the show below.
Thoughts on AEW creative brain trust:
"They're youthful, They have their finger on the pulse. They all are traditionalist in the sense of being life long wrestling fans, but they are also young enough that they are able to relate to the younger wrestling fans."
"The audience, I believe, wants something new." "From my negotiations, I understand the show's not going be long on sophomoric bad acting and humor from somebody else's pen. The promos are not going to be scripted, where every single word is what you have to memorize like you're a trained actor."
On AEW not using scripted promos:
"If talents aren't talented enough, no pun intended there, that if they can't ad lib... then they really need to figure out something else to do. Because that was one of the backbones that built wrestling. The guys doing their promos and talking to the audience and reaching the audience."