Jim Ross was a guest on SiriusXM Busted Open Radio. Two of the topics he spoke about with host David LaGreca were the AEW Fyter Fest Preshow “The Buy-In” and AEW’s biggest signing Jon Moxley.
Traditionally, Preshows would be used to entice fans to sign-up or buy the main show and continue watching the event. The Preshows to Double or Nothing and Fyter Fest did very little in this regard and even President Tony Khan has been critical of the booking.
Jim Ross offered his opinion:
“Honestly, I wasn’t crazy about it, I do not think it sold enough of what we were doing on the main show,” Ross said. “I didn’t think it was what we needed to be doing. Now, I like comedies, when I’m drinking those are my go-to. I think we have to be selling a good sampling of what we do in the main show. If you have a pregame show for a pay-per-view, those matches shouldn’t just be filler, they should be something.”
JR also had some comments on Jon Moxley joining AEW:
“It is the biggest get for us I think,” Ross opined. “The timeliness of him coming fresh off WWE television, I know he wasn’t always happy with his creative, but he spent a lot of time on TV, had eyes on him and he has name recognition. He is young, athletic and passionate. He comes to work with a chip on his shoulder. He is full of energy. He is a big get, his passion and work ethic rubs off on the other guys.”