Jeff Jarrett has responded to critics of AEW, particularly those focusing on the promotion’s women’s division. During the July 26th episode of AEW Dynamite, a sign demanding better booking for the women’s division was displayed while Britt Baker faced off against Taya Valkyrie. Additionally, Saraya liked a critical Tweet regarding The Outcasts’ booking.
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These incidents have reignited the ongoing criticism of AEW’s handling of its women’s division. However, Jeff Jarrett has defended the promotion against such critiques. In an interview with WrestleTalk, Jarrett highlighted the influence of social media in shaping perceptions, even though it may not always provide an accurate and unbiased representation of the situation.
“The way social media, to me, has progressed and evolved, in my opinion you have to have an understanding on reading it. In that, it’s not just the professional wrestling industry – here in the United Kingdom, I hear there’s a hot button called politics, I’m saying that sarcastically, but in America, the political… the divisiveness.
The ability to (say), ‘Hey, I’m gonna tell you something, and you better agree with me, and if you don’t agree with me, shame on you’, that permeates society now. So that’s obviously in social media.
So I think you have to take whatever opinion is given on social media, you have to take that with a grain of salt, and really try to drill down and say – and I’m a data junkie, I’m an OCD guy, I’m dialed into that – but Twitter has an audience that has one mindset. SnapChat, Instagram, YouTube comments, they’re all diverse, they’re not universal opinion. You can break it all up. So the criticism you have to take as one metric.”
H/t to WrestleTalk
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