Jim Ross Explains the Main Reason He8217s Leaving WWE

– During his appearance on ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Jim Ross discussed his WWE departure and more. Ross confirmed earlier in the month that he was parting ways with the company and told ESPN (per Wrestling Inc that he needs to be out and active instead of not being used. Highlights are below:

On his reasons for leaving: “I miss being around people. The main reason I’m leaving WWE is because they weren’t using me very much, and I feel like I’ve got some great years left. I needed to get out of the house, and I need to be involved. I need to be on the road, and I need to be around people.”

On dealing with the passing of his wife Jan in 2017: “Two years ago this month I lost my wife in a car accident, about 30 seconds from our garage in Norman … there’s no grieving manual that I’ve ever read, or been recommended to, that tells you how to get through this stuff. All I know is you’ve gotta keep getting up, and you’ve gotta keep taking steps forward.”

On his relationship with WWE: “I had no issues, I wasn’t mad at anybody — there’s no major controversy here. I believe WWE in general, as most television producers do, want to get younger. I’ve been around since the mid-70s doing this job that I truly love doing. When I was unable to get booked, to be utilized, I had to look for Plan B, and Plan B was, ‘let’s step away gracefully.’ Vince McMahon and his family have been amazing to my family.”


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