Jim Ross Comments On His WWE Retirement

Jim Ross posted the following on Twitter regarding his retirement from WWE:

The company announced on Wednesday that Ross was retiring after 20 years of service. Click here for our initial report.

I’m currently working on more details surrounding Ross’ departure and will be posting them shortly.

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  • Scott Davies

    I would of wanted to see him get a “respectful” send off on TV. I think he has earnt that

    • dean

      wwe gave jim ross a “respectable” send off in 2007 when it put him in the hof.
      jim ross wasn’t even announcing wwe matches anymore on tv.
      vince is fed up with has beens like flair and jim ross acting drunk and messing with his company. they should go to the tna retirement home where 60 is young and you are old if you have no pulse.

      • Scott Davies

        JR always worked & did everything for WWE. WWE has always treated him bad, HOF is a good thing they did, but what about all the wrong they have done to him. The whole panel thing. JR had no control over Flair’s actions,he could have tried, but how far could he have gotten?

        • dean

          wwe never treated him “bad” in real life; just fake wrestling angles on tv.
          wwe kept ross employed for 20 years. it is obvious that wwe will not use him as a commentator any more so he has outlived his usefulness in wwe.
          wwe also banished ric flair who at 64 years of age is a washed up has been with behavior issues.
          vince fired ross to make an example of him to the rest of the rasslers that you do not embarrass wwe at public events.

          • Scott Davies

            WWE kept not informing him of a lot of things like Richard has even said at Wrestlemania, by not telling him he was on the show until last minute. JR gets bullied by Vince McMahon cause JR loves his job & treats him like garbage just for that reason. Was fired on live TV in what appeared to be an angle, but wasn’t in 2005. If you think angles on TV are not done as punishment or bullying in WWE. Then you have no idea. It’s clear as day.

          • dean

            Maybe you should write a letter to Congress? I am sure that they would love to investigate “bullying” in the fake world of pro wrestling. it is right up there with the problems in Syria.
            seriously, vince McMahon kept jim ross employede for many years and put him on tv while he has bell’s palsy and paid him well to do his job.
            McMahon did not promise jim “lifetime employment”. he had every right to fire jim because the company belongs to vince McMahon and not to some gullible internet morons who still believe that pro wrestling is real and want to go back to 1997.

          • Scott Davies

            I understand Pro Wrestling is not real. But hard work that goes into it is. You come on here saying. “Its fake, Its fake” Then go somewhere else. Fans come here cause its for fans who actually like or even LOVE pro wrestling. Who respect legends like JR who works his butt off. If you have not noticed look around. If its too “fake” for you go watch MMA. Cause all you are doing is wasting your time here

          • Michael Antonió

            Yeah!

          • BlazeKing

            You think Vince and JR are best friends? Nope. Stone Cold & JR truly are best friends. Austin did his gimmicks against JR for a storyline. Vince always did things to JR “just because”.

    • Hercules Rockerfeller

      Leave the memories alone! Lol

    • Tony Rankin

      I probably couldn’t handle it and end up crying. I’m sure he’ll get like tribute video on RAW and I’m gonna refuse to watch because as much as I’ll try to shed manly tears, I don’t think I can make them manly lol. Childhood memories can easily get me going.

      • Scott Davies

        But that’s what pro wrestling is about. The emotion & nostalgia, a video package to me is not enough. The HOF is not enough. I think he should get to have at least 5 or 10 mins of air time to let him say goodbye in his own words. Cause despite fans who say “He has been off tv for years” there are those who are fans of his work. Wrestling maybe fake, but not the hard work that goes into it & JR has done that longer than 20 years. Before WWE.

        • Tony Rankin

          Totally agree. Except I don’t think even that is enough. He deserves the Ric Flair style sendoff. I think JR is probably the biggest non-wrestling talent in WWE. He’s the Michael Buffer of the commentary table and this is truly a piece of WWE history that is leaving us.

  • Hercules Rockerfeller

    Wow even when he’s fired he still kiss WWE’s ass! I never cared for JR personally, in fact many years ago I saw him coming out of MSG and asked for his autograph and he was such a douchbag about it. I do respect his work though but I personally don’t care about his “retirement” or firing. Now if he decides to go to WWE to stick it to Vince then I will have a new found respect for him personally.

    • dean

      are you a little kid? vince McMahon OWNS wwe. it is HIS company. if he wants to fire jim ross, it is his business.
      jim ross embarassed wwe and vince has the right to let him go.
      wwe will not do business with 64 year old washed up has been ric flair anymore either.
      vince put jim ross into the wwe hof in 2006. vince kept ross employed for 20 years. big deal, he embarassed ross in some fake wrestling angles.
      vince has said time and time again that pro wrestling is a circus sideshow
      vince was humiliated on tv by that stupid redneck steve Austin just to help wwe draw more money in the late 1990′s.
      the attitude era is dead. Austin, rock, trish, lita etc are all gone and they are not coming back.
      wwe has moved on. it is sad that the stupid internet hard core marks can’t move on and realize that wcw id dead and tna is a joke.
      even if ross winds up in tna, who cares? he is 61 years old. Hogan is 60. sting is 55. there is no ted turner and his tnt/tbs empire to carry tna and make them successful any time soon in 2013.

      • Hercules Rockerfeller

        I’m not a little kid you douche, but I am annoyed with the endless amount of times that Vince and WWE embarrasses Jim Ross and he just sits there and take it! It’s like he’s got no spine which is a big reason why I don’t respect him personally. Obviously I had a personal experience s with him but you wouldn’t know how I felt cuz you weren’t there so don’t judge me! I just want to make it clear that I respect what he did in the business and I think he is the second best play by play announcer only behind Gorilla Monsoon! Get your facts before you judge ppl!

        • dean

          you are the douche man. don’t you know that pro wrestling is fake? jim ross was embarassed by vince in fake angles on tv.
          the whole McMahon family engages in the fake angles as well on tv.
          vince was embarassed for years by that idiot steve Austin just because gullible rassling fans wanted to see Austin “stun” vince and pour beer on him.
          on tv,the wrestlers are like circus clowns. the whole business is a joke and vince McMahon would tell you that himself. no body with a working brain takes pro wrestling seriously.

          • Hercules Rockerfeller

            Yes, directly it was an angle and it was done for entertainment purposes but non directly HE WAS BEING BULLIED BY VINCE MCMAHON SIMPLY BECAUSE JR IS AN EASY TARGET! I stand by my words…idiot!

          • dean

            you are the idiot. I am an educated person unlike you because you come across like a low class rassling fan who think that vince McMahon is an “evil ” person because he plays a “character ” on tv. please go ask the thousand of make a wish families, numerous charities that vince has helped over the years about his “real life” character. vince never bullied jr and he only picked on him because he comes across as a redneck rassling fan who takes the business too seriously and does not see it as a form of circus entertainment.
            jim ross was sure happy to cash vince’s paychecks for 20 years.
            vince is the only guy who put a man with bell’s palsy on tv. I don’t see the nfl, nba, etc doing it.

          • Hercules Rockerfeller

            No you come across like a retarded mark. And I’m gonna prove I’m a better person than you by ending this conversation. Peace!

          • dean

            you are the retarted mark. you rely on the opinions of dirt sheet writers to form opinions on vince McMahon.
            wwe is vince McMahon’s company. jim ross pissed off vince McMahon so McMahon told the old fossil top leave and passed it off as a “retirement” so jim ross could leave with his pride intact.
            if jim ross wants to go to tna at some point, good for him. unless he brings ted turner and time warner with him, it won’t make tna more “competitive” in any way.
            jim ross is 61. Hogan is 60 . sting is 55. bischoff is 57. yeah. that is the “future” of pro wrestling in 2013 according to tna marks.

        • smark calloway

          I agree , gino was the best

  • David

    Just give it couple months and the incident between JR and WWE at summerslam will blow over. The proper retirement for him is to call Undertaker’s match at Wrestlemania 30 and then he can call it a career

  • Lebron James

    Thank You J R!!! *ClapClap ClapClapClap*

  • Eddie Edwards

    Please people. Don’t feed the troll