AEW star Jeff Jarrett has give his thoughts on the recent criticism of the booking of the AEW’s women’s division, which has been a big story of late.
On last week’s AEW Dynamite, a fan's sign was shown on-screen for several seconds that said “Book The Women’s Division Better”.
In an interview with WrestleTalk, Jeff Jarrett took a deep dive into online criticism of the women’s division, and in general.
Talking on a range of topics, from politics to his multiple decades in the business, Jeff Jarrett expressed his pragmatic approach to a divisive topic, saying:
“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.”