The former voice of WWE, Jim Ross, says that the troubles surrounding Vince McMahon are nothing short of “terrible.”
Vince McMahon stepped down from his role as Chairman and CEO of WWE after it was reported that he allegedly paid “hush money” to women who he’d sexually harassed. Since then, the 76-year-old billionaire has appeared on a few episodes of television and reportedly remained undeterred backstage.
One person with close ties to McMahon is legendary commentator Jim Ross. Ross worked under McMahon for 20 years before departing the company in 2019.
On his latest episode of the “Grilling JR” podcast, Jim Ross discussed the allegations surrounding his former boss and expressed a bit of sympathy for him:
“I feel bad about all the sh*t’s going on [in the WWE], it’s terrible. I don’t know what’s true or what’s not, but it’s a tough one to digest, quite frankly, Vince’s scenario. I feel bad for him.”
Despite his departure from the company, Jim Ross has stated that he has remained in touch with Vince McMahon. However, he brushed off any indication that his comments could lead to him getting a job in WWE again.
“No, folks, I’m 70. I made the money, I saved it, I’m good. I don’t want to go back to work there, I love working for Tony Khan, and not the stress and all the dissension … I don’t have to deal with that anymore, and that’s what it had become [in WWE] for me.
When your job becomes where you just don’t enjoy going to work, that’s kind of where I found myself. I have never been in that mindset in my whole career. When you get all that political stuff, and politics, and the public company stuff and all that, somewhere along the way it’s like, how much barbecue sauce can a guy eat?”
Jim Ross now does commentary for AEW, where it was reported recently that he had signed a contract extension with the company up to 2024. As for Vince McMahon, the Wall Street Journal recently said that more details regarding the allegations could come very soon.