Jim Ross revealed why he won’t be appearing on Dark Side of the Ring any time soon.
Legendary WWE and AEW announcer Jim Ross was an integral part of the most recent season of Dark Side of the Ring, speaking on controversial topics such as the Ultimate Warrior, Vince McMahon’s 1994 trial about steroid distribution, and the infamous Plane Ride from Hell.
On a recent episode of Grilling JR (available via AdFreeShows), Jim Ross spoke about feeling “misrepresented” by some of the editing choices on DSOTR, and doesn’t believe he’ll be part of the series again due to his negative experience.
“Mixed, I have some problems with some Dark Side editing. I thought I was misrepresented a time or two on the edit. I admire those guys’ entrepreneurial spirit and I think it’s a good purpose, but I think sometimes, they bite into the apple of the dirt and they narrowcast a little bit too much for me. I’m still going to watch their shows, and I’m not sure I’ll be on any more of them simply because I had such an unfortunate negative afterthought of it.
“Those guys are good guys, they mean well but I think the edit was a little bit callous and not well thought out. I hope they continue to do those shows and if they continue, I’ll continue to watch. They should get better at what they do, we all have to get better.”
After the Plane Ride from Hell episode, Rob Van Dam took to social media to clarify some of his comments on the program.