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Jim Ross Confirms WWE Forced Retirement

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross was asked by Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com if he was forced out of World Wrestling Entertainment.

“I think it was… after a good discussion and expressing myself and things that I’d like to do and just the timing of everything, I think it was… when you say mutual, it means partially to somebody that you’ve been forced out the door or treated poorly or what have you, which really wasn’t the case,” Ross said. “It was something that we had talked about kinda casually and it just seemed like, the way [with] the lay of the land, it was just good timing.

“So, you know, it’s just… I’m not really a negative guy, you and I have talked a few times, I’m always pretty upbeat. I kinda look at the glass half full as opposed to half empty. I had some health issues, thank God I’m over those. I’m feeling really, really good, I’m taking good care of myself. So, I just think it was the right time, with everything presented as it was, it was just the very best decision to make and now we’re gonna move on to the next thing.”

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  • matthew

    go to tna ross. show vince and that rat kevin dunn you still got it

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aMVlNPjpbI The Devourer of Dimensions

      And do what? Keep those 0.98 ratings afloat?

      • Damian Starr

        Heck it can’t get them any lower!

    • jcice13

      I said that the other day, that would make vince the first member of the JRkissmyassclub

  • Aaron

    I saw that interview! You see those “…” that means they are showing a fragment of a statement! JR never said he was he was forced out!

  • Rotnerd

    listen to interview,never confirmed.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/MMcCraryNJ Michael McCrary

    How does this at all confirm that they forced him to retire? This is terrible reporting. This site should really just stick to copying and pasting other paid site’s articles rather than do their own thing.

  • Sean Patrick

    …and the confirmation is where?

    • Ha! CM Punk lost

      sup seanzviewent?

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aMVlNPjpbI The Devourer of Dimensions

        Who the hell is that?

      • Sean Patrick


        • Ha! CM Punk lost

          sorry didn’t mean to blow your cover.

          • Sean Patrick

            …I still don’t get it.

          • Ha! CM Punk lost

            ok man.

    • Matt

      What do you expect? It’s Chris Chase, I mean Steve Carrier, the same guy who thinks that Dallas is the only city in Texas, and refuses to correct errors when they are glaring and pointed out to him. BTW, upped your comment for truth!

  • DolphZigglerFan

    Good old Steve Carrier

  • jcice13

    I can see where if one reads between the lines how they can make the assumption that he was “forced” out, where ross says”it was something that we had talked about kinda casually and it just seemed like, the way(with) the lay of the land, it was just good timing” that is rather vague, how does something go from a casual chat to the ending of a long glorious decorated career? to me it just doesn’t smell right, but again, it doesn’t mean he was forced out but if I’m discussing something as important as my livelihood in a casual manner I sure don’t expect said career to be over. so yes there is something amiss here. and unless there’s conclusive proof that the column speaking to his ric flair debacle is unfounded and that he got the blame then I do suspect he got the boot. bottom line though? the title is terribly misleading

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