Jim Ross Claims Responsibility for Jack Perry Dropping ‘Jungle Boy’ Gimmick

Jack Perry used to be known as Jungle Boy until last year and was considered one of the Four Pillars of AEW. He turned heel last year at Forbidden Door and started using his real name, and his career truly changed after that. In fact, Jim Ross is now claiming responsibility for that change.

Jack Perry made his way back to AEW television at Dynasty and he made his presence felt on Dynamite afterwards. His run in NJPW this year did wonders for his promo skills and character work, which has been on full display on AEW television.

While speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, WWE Hall of Fame Jim Ross talked about Jack Perry’s growth in AEW and stated that he never hesitated to give Tony Khan an idea for a talent if he had any, revealing that he had a part to play in making Jack Perry drop the Jungle Boy gimmick.

“When I got to AEW, I was always willing. I think my title was Senior Advisor or something, but I never hesitated to give Tony Khan an idea if I had one or an opinion on the talent that he was bringing in or had brought in. So, you know, a lot of little things, like the Jack Perry thing, was an example. I thought that at some point in time for him to grow and become the star that he is today, he needed to be Jack Perry—good name, and a really good name. And I like that kid.”



Jack Perry is currently part of The Elite and is feuding with Tony Khan and Team AEW, so we will have to wait and see how he will continue to grow in the coming weeks, as Perry is clearly becoming a star now.

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