Originally Posted by Sinister_Chalupa666
A legend is retiring from WWE today :'(
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross announced that he is retiring from WWE today, after 20 years of service, to focus on his personal business endeavors.
Jim has had a long and storied career at WWE, both on the corporate staff as well as his television persona, calling some of the most memorable matches in WWE history as the voice of Monday Night Raw and SmackDown for more than two decades. He made his debut with WWE at WrestleMania IX in 1993 and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007 by his long-time friend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Jim has made many contributions to WWE and the sports-entertainment industry, and we thank him for his many years of service and wish him well.
Technically, he's been retired for a while since he hasn't done anything regular on TV in a long time. At least he makes it official and can probably get some fans to stop bothering him about coming back and announcing full time.
No doubt, Jim Ross is the best play by play guy in wrestling history. He made everything seem important and with his excitement and enthusiasm he made the big matches and moments seem that much bigger. He always put over the talent, matches and storylines better than anyone. He made you believe in the product and the wrestlers which is something that is sorely missed with today's WWE commentary. When JR called it, you believed it.