If there’s one man who was some serious experience when it comes to dealing with Vince McMahon it’s Jim Ross.
The legendary announcer has been hired and fired by McMahon on multiple occasions, but remained loyal to the WWE cause for decades. While Ross became known for his work as a announcer he also worked as WWE Head of Talent Relations during arguably the company’s biggest ever boom period. The WWE Hall of Famer is also credited with signing the likes of John Cena, Bock Lesnar, The Rock, Randy Orton and more.
However, WWE’s future is arguably more uncertain than it’s ever been. On January 6th, Vince McMahon returned to WWE’s Board of Directors along with Michelle Wilson and George Barrios. To make this possible he removed JoEllen Lyons Dillon, Jeffrey R. Speed and Alan M. Wexler from their positions while two other Board members resigned. Just days later this was followed by the news that co-CEO Stephanie McMahon was leaving the company and Vince was once again Executive Director.
Jim Ross Offers Advice To WWE Stars
This has led to some unease backstage over what the future might hold, with some stars concerned over McMahon’s potential involvement in the day-to-day running of the company. Speaking on his podcast, Grilling JR, Jim Ross said that all anyone can do is keep showing up for work and give the process a chance.
“I’m sure that the guys that work there are wondering what the hell’s going on. My advice to them is just do your job. Come to work on time, don’t be a problem child, don’t be a baby.
Be willing to go along with things to see how it’s gonna work out.”
Following McMahon’s return it had been suggested that WWE had been sold, but that is seemingly not the case. Despite this, a new report has revealed that there are a number of parties “in the hunt” regarding a sale, and Nick Khan recently met with Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger and ESPN President James Pitaro on January 9th.
H/t to Wrestle Talk