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Jim Ross Doesn’t Like AEW Revolution Main Event Having Two Adams

Jim Ross

Adam Page and Adam Cole’s AEW Revolution main event is a much-anticipated showdown for fans, but Jim Ross isn’t convinced.

All Elite Wrestling’s third-annual Revolution pay-per-view takes place on Sunday, 6 March in Orlando, Florida, with ‘Hangman’ Adam Page due to defend the AEW World Championship against Adam Cole in the night’s main event. The match, due to the pair’s history with Bullet Club, is expected to be a classic.

However, AEW commentator Jim Ross isn’t sold on the match for a particularly strange reason; both champion and challenger are named Adam. The legendary announcer noted his disapproval of the match being Revolution’s featured attraction while running through the card on his Grilling JR podcast, saying it was due to his old school mentality (h/t Wrestling Inc.):

“Then you’ve got the title match, with the two Adams, which I don’t like. I don’t like the same name, first name of guys against each other but that’s just me, that’s an old school deal. You would rarely see that back in the old days, it’s like having two guys wearing black tights. Won’t ever happen in the old school territories, you had to have contrast.

Man, you look at this card Conrad and we can all say I like this match, I like this one. There’s like five matches that are main event level matches that we’re going to see on Sunday night so I’m excited about it.”

Page and Cole’s World Championship clash was confirmed on the 16 February edition of Dynamite, which came a week after Cole confronted Page following his bloody Texas Deathmatch vs. Lance Archer. On 16 February, Page was ambushed by Cole’s stablemates in The Undisputed Originals, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly.

Jim Ross has served as an announcer and senior advisor for the company since putting pen to paper in April 2019, though his contract is soon due for expiration. Given how All Elite Wrestling has treated him since he first signed, particularly throughout his cancer treatment, it’s unlikely he’ll venture elsewhere.