JR has provided additional comments on the situation in his latest blog post.
Yesterday, Jim took to his Twitter account to further verify his stance on “The Diva of Tomorrow.” A lot of fans were under the impression that Jim was saying that Paige wasn’t talented, yet the announcing legend set the record straight regarding opinions on that topic. He tweeted:
For those obsessing w/ it, Paige is one of NXT's top prospects. She's young. She's exactly where she needs to be right now & doing great.
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) July 22, 2013
JR then more broadly addressed the age of developmental talents in his blog. He said:
“My comments regarding my personal opinion regarding the idea age for performers to be called up full time to the main, WWE roster has draw a gambit of responses here on our Q&A section of our website and on Twitter @JRsBBQ. This has zero to do specifically with the talented Paige who I am a major supporter of and feel that she will have a successful run on RAW or Smackdown some day soon but some idiots made it such. No 20 year old, no matter the precedent for any man or woman is generally ready for the non in ring requirements and challenges that go with being a WWE Superstar who tours extensively. The amount of social maturity that comes with life experiences and natural maturity is absolutely necessary. Is it always there or has it always been there over the years with some young talents who have had a variety of issues, some minor and some not so minor? Of course not. Every human being is different and they all handle challenges in their own way and one way to eliminate some of those immature mistakes is to make sure that the talents are socially and emotionally ready to make the road their home.”