Jim Ross defends his decision to pick Randy Orton over Kenny Omega as the best wrestler in the world. His statement has since snowballed.
Jim Ross recently declared Randy Orton the best wrestler in the world. Some fans did not agree with him and chose AEW Champion Kenny Omega over him. Jim Ross stuck with Orton but told the fans he wouldn’t argue with them because they had a right to their opinion.
Former AEW Champion Chris Jericho disagreed and took to Twitter to put Omega over as the best in the business. He wrote:
“In my opinion @KennyOmegamanX is the best wrestler in the world today. Others may feel differently, but I’ve been in the ring w everybody currently working on top & there’s nobody close. Thats why Kenny is @AEW Champ-the most protected title in the biz. It’s Impossible to argue.”
Omega himself replied to the tweet with a little jab towards JR’s way.
“Meh. I’d rather believe the bigot cuck, dimwit e-drones, and the guy that thinks I’m the WWE champion.”
Meh. I’d rather believe the bigot cuck, dimwit e-drones, and the guy that thinks I’m the WWE champion. https://t.co/X7LEIldMwT
— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) May 24, 2021
Jim Ross defends his decision to pick Randy Orton over Kenny Omega as the best wrestler in the world
JR explained his decision to pick Orton over Omega on the latest episode of his Grilling JR podcast.
“We have a little controversy going about who I apparently said that I thought Randy Orton was the best wrestler in the world. People forget that I recruited these guys. I’ve had a business association with a guy like Randy Orton since day one. Coach Barry Switzer said, ‘You recruit these kids for life’ and I kind of take that to heart. I’ve helped a lot of guys who got down on their luck and needed a check, what have you, way past WWE days.”
He also made it clear that he wasn’t besmirching Kenny Omega’s name at all.
“Apparently, people thought I was besmirching Kenny Omega…Nothing could be farther from the truth. How many times have I said to you (Conrad Thompson), ‘I can have many opinions to this question and have many answers.’…I don’t know how that could be such a big issue, I just don’t get it. I really don’t understand what the inflammation is regarding this topic that is so subjective. There’s no right or wrong answer.
“Anybody can debate me and say, ‘Well, I think Kenny Omega is.’ Well, you make a good point. I don’t have any problem with that. Kenny Omega is the AEW Champion. He’s a hell of a hand. There’s no doubt about it, but golly. People are so sensitive right now, but that’s the whole tone and tenor of social media.”
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