Though he’s now a commentator with All Elite Wrestling, Jim Ross spent decades working for WWE in a number of onscreen and backstage roles. Not only was he the lead commentator for many years, he also served as Executive Vice President of Talent Relations.
Jim Ross Once Saved Sergeant Slaughter’s Life
During an episode dedicated to discussing In Your House: DX, the conversation turned to the topic of Sergeant Slaughter, and Jim Ross revealed that he once saved the former WWE Champion’s life.
“I helped save his life one time. We were in Stamford at the hotel we use there. We had a nice talk and were shooting the breeze. He leaves and walks away. He gets to the elevator and passes out. I ran over there and got him flat and talked him through his seizure. I guess it was a seizure, but he had a spell as my granny would say and he lost consciousness, and I wasn’t so sure he was going to make it.”
Continuing, Ross explained that he didn’t know the nature of Slaughter’s medical emergency, and he quickly called an ambulance to help. He also admits that he made the mistake of moving his colleague to get him out of the way of the elevator door, something that’s not advised for anyone without medical training.
“I didn’t know if he had a heart attack or what, but we called an ambulance and we got the EMTs there. We’re in downtown Stamford. We didn’t have far to travel so we had to kind of nurture him back to life and I’m glad I got to help a little bit in that matter because I was the closest to Bob physically, I saw what happened, and I was the first one on the scene. I got him out of the elevator. He was just kind of laying across the elevator where the door wouldn’t shut, so I did a mistake.”
“I pulled him out and then we had somebody call 9-1-1. The EMTs were there quickly and Sarge kicked out as he did in so many matches. I always had a great closeness to Bob Slaughter, real name Bob Remus. He’s a good dude.”
Jim Ross also recently commented about his strained relationship with John Laurinaitis, not mincing words when he said the disgraced former WWE authority figure deserves the misery he’s being handed after being released from the company amidst an investigation into a sexual misconduct scandal that also involves former CEO Vince McMahon.