AEW lead announcer Jim Ross has compared the September 5, 2021 AEW All Out pay-per-view to the April 1, 2001 WrestleMania X-Seven.
Jim Ross was on the call for both epic shows over 20 years apart, and on the latest Grilling JR podcast, he compared the two events.
“If your opinion says All Out was the best pay-per-view you ever saw, then that’s your opinion and you have the right to it. The only pay-per-view I had more fun, exhilarating and full of emotion and feels – and I’ve been involved in a lot of great shows – I think WrestleMania X-Seven was the closest thing that came to me for the emotional investment of that broadcast. I don’t know what that all means, but it means I had a hell of a good time and I thought the show was excellent and well booked. Tony Khan is a good booker. Sometimes, somebody has got to realize that he’s really smart.
“I thought our call at All Out was really strong. I really loved the work and skill of Excalibur and Tony. They had great night. I thought we melded well. People have to understand how hard it is for a three man booth to coexist without walking all over each other and not listening. You can disconnect the dots inadvertently because you weren’t listening to what the guy said. I thought we had a real good night.”
All Out was definitely a good night for the announcers and quite possibly Jim Ross’ best AEW performance to date.
Chris Jericho, Paul Wight, Christian Cage and Matt Hardy all wrestled on both shows, much like Ross was on announcing duties for both.
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