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Darby Allin Agrees With Jim Ross’ Dive Critique; Comments On Non-Wrestlers Appearing On AEW

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Jim Ross’ criticism of the AEW roster’s use of dives has been a topic of much discussion and has drawn responses from several members of the All Elite roster – including TNT Champion Darby Allin.

During the latest episode of the Grilling JR podcast, the commentator discussed his dislike of the dive spots often seen on Dynamite:

All you guys go outside, you cluster up like quail, you stand there in a huddle, friends and foes together, side-by-side, so you can catch some leaping idiot going over the top who never wins with this move. They are looking for the ‘holy shit’ chant. They love to hear, ‘this is awesome’. It’s a spot, folks. It’s a trapeze act. I don’t buy into that.

This assertion prompted dueling responses from roster members Brandon Cutler, who jokingly paraphrased Ross when hyping his forthcoming match on Dynamite, and FTR’s Dax Harwood, who appeared to side with the Oklahoma native.

Now Darby Allin has weighed in, albeit succinctly, during an interview with Sportskeeda, simply adding:

I love Jim Ross and I agree with him.

Elsewhere in the interview, Allin was questioned on his feelings towards the recent influx of celebrities, such as Mike Tyson and Shaquille O’Neal, whom have been featured prominently on Dynamite:

It kicks ass. I want to see more crossovers with other forms of media and pro wrestling. I’m a big fan of all that stuff, that’s why I try to bring in Tony Hawk and Steve-O. As much as they get me hyped, I want to bring them into the world so all the wrestling fans can see what they do. Half the people in my world are complete jokes. Half the wrestlers are complete jokes and don’t take it serious. I would love to have someone else step into the world, take it serious, and kick ass

The celebrity crossovers are set to continue with Shaq’s ongoing storyline with the Nightmare Family as well as the announcement of Snoop Dogg appearing on commentary on New Year’s Bash Night 2.