Following the much-criticized Dark Order segment to close the Dec. 18 episode of AEW Dynamite, The Young Bucks decided to take a break from social media. A clip went viral of a Dark Order Creeper throwing phantom punches while on top of Dustin Rhodes. The Young Bucks were tagged in the clip and dealt with much of the backlash.
Days after dealing with the criticism, the brothers announced they were leaving Twitter for the betterment of their mental health.
Speaking on Grilling JR, AEW announcer Jim Ross gave his thoughts on the Bucks taking a social media sabbatical.
"They didn't deserve that. They're dedicated to the brand. They sacrifice some of their own clout by putting other people over. Then they get bitched at because they're putting too many people over. If they weren't getting beat then they'd be selfish because they're not putting anybody over. It's like a cat chasing its tail. There's no conclusion to this scenario. People who do this, and I could be wrong, have lonely ass lives. Most of them seem to be poor miserable bastards with nothing else to think about, to invest their life in, than a poorly executed piece of business in a wrestling ring," said Ross.
In an interview with Richard Deitsch, Ross discussed his social media philosophy, saying he deals with trolls by using humor after previously lashing out. You can read his full comments by clicking here. Ross also weighed in on the Dark Order segment, calling it "the drizzling shits," but believing things like the phantom punches can be fixed. You can read his full comments on the segment by clicking here.
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