WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross gives his thoughts on the possibility of working for WWE again.
Jim Ross worked in the WWE for twenty years during which time the WWE Hall of Famer commentated on many legendary matches and brought on board young stars such as The Rock, John Cena and Edge when Head of Talent Relations.
The current AEW broadcaster recently took fan questions on his Grilling JR podcast. In response to a question asking if he would ever return to WWE, Good Ol’ JR had the following to say:
“Those rhetorical questions are hard to address. I’m a businessman and I’m very happy to be in the business with the company that I’m doing it with. What would happen if I didn’t have that job and somebody else wanted me to work for them, work with them, or what have you? I take a case by case scenario, but that’s not something I’m looking at doing.
I told Tony Kahn this that I’d like to finish my career, my full-time career, at AEW. Maybe it’s coming in and doing a pay per view. Maybe it’s coming in at a special like Battle the Belts, or the pay per views. Like I said, it’s something that would be interesting to do. I don’t know. It’s hard to sort of position yourself there because the last thing I want to do is get another full-time job.”
Ross continued, revealing he does not want to be on the road every week:
“I don’t want to be on the road every week at that stage of my life. I want to fulfil this contract as great as I can and earn my keep, and stay where I’m at until it’s time to move on.
We have to be honest about it, realistically. At some point in time, you got to reevaluate. You just have to, and at my age, it’s especially important. I don’t know about another job. Would I want to do another full-time job at AEW or WWE or anywhere else? Probably not. Again, if I was 40, or 50, or 60, I would probably reconsider that answer. But I’m not. We have to be realistic about sh*t.”
Jim Ross recently named Eddie Gurrero as the toughest firing of his career, explaining that firing Guerrero in late 2001 was incredibly difficult as he was emotionally invested in the star, and knew how great he could be.