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Bah Gawd, Jim Ross Has Re-Signed To The WWE

Bah Gawd, Jim Ross Has Re-Signed To The WWE

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Having returned to the WWE to provide commentary for the Undertaker's final match at WrestleMania 33, it has been announced that Jim Ross is returning to the company on a two-year deal.

The contract will see him make sporadic appearances in various capacities, with JR implying that he could potentially be making a return to the announcer's table.

"They've got a lot of things that I can contribute (to), and I've been so blessed in the business that I've done so many different things," Ross told Fox Sports.

Credit: WWE

"I've been an administrator and a syndicator, a marketing rep, a VP of broadcasting, a head of talent relations. But the fun part is what I did tonight.

"I hope to have more 'fun part' assignments in the future, but I've got my jersey back. So if the team needs me to play, to work more than they anticipated because they need it, I'm in."

The 65-year-old was released from the WWE in 2013 and had since been working independent wrestling events - but he's now back in the big leagues.

Credit: WWE

Ross' appearance at WrestleMania came less than two weeks after the passing of his wife Jan, who died in an automobile accident March 22.

He also addressed critics who have said he did not appear to have grieved her passing.

"I've had some skeptics say, 'Well, JR didn't grieve very long. He's already going to Orlando,' and it pisses me off," Ross said.

Credit: WWE

"How do you know I'm not grieving? What are you, Carnac? Are you some mentalist? And how do you have the audacity to say I'm not grieving about losing the love of my life, my angel? They say, 'He's already back at work,' but what did you want me to do? Sit at home?

"I lost my best friend and soul mate, 24 years together. And I could have not come and sat in the darkness and cried more. But I was tired of crying, and I wanted to get around people that I knew loved me."

It is not yet known when Ross will make an appearance with the federation, but he was the voice of the 90s' 'Attitude Era' and I'm sure wrestling fans will be glad to have good 'ol JR back.


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Topics: WWE

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