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Old 09-11-2013, 12:17 PM
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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.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:34 PM
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So for the few that I haven't talked about it on facebook with. JR was not in fact retiring. It was a PR stunt to help make his career look better because he has in fact been fired from WWE. Ric Flair was also fired from WWE as well. This all stems from the Summerslam press event where Flair was drunk,
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:32 PM
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Fired or future endeavored? I can't see what JR would ever do to be flat-out fired. But people get future endeavored all the time and they can always come back.

Flair on the other hand...I really don't care any more. After the beautiful send-off he got from the WWE to come back a couple of years later in TNA, I lost all respect for the guy. I know he's a financial mess but he had to be able to make money in other ways than physically wrestling.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:41 PM
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However I'm reading on various news sites that he has indeed gotten fired for not cutting Flair off while he was mouthing off during the panel at Summerslam, where JR was the MC. So again, the WWE shits on good ol' JR and he's just the scapegoat I guess.

I think he'll be back again some day and in some form. But, if this is the end for him it's too bad that this is how it ended: thanks to a drunken Ric Flair.
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Yeah he did get fired for not taking Flair off and letting him talk.

I don't see him coming back, they flat out fired him out of the blue, no warning, no send off, or RAW special.

JR can go make a living off his BBQ stuff.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:50 PM
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Ric Flair was also fired from WWE as well.

Holy fuck, this I didn't know!
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:27 PM
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This is a pretty good list the WWE posted of the top-15 pay per views.

ECW Heatwave '98 is essential, Survivor Series 1995 is actually really good, Wrestlemania X-7 was epic and One Night Stand 2005...I don't even need to say anything.

Some of my other favorites are Survivor Series 2002 and 2003, Wrestlemanias IV-VIII, Wrestlemania XIX and Royal Rumble 2004.
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Dat Shooting Star Press..... and I was there in person..... shit was brutal
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:20 PM
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Dat Shooting Star Press..... and I was there in person..... shit was brutal
I remember watching it in a theater with about two hundred other people. You could hear a pin drop. We all thought he was dead.

That was definitely the single most memorable moment from that Wrestlemania but Chris Jericho verses Shawn Micheals was a great match, Stone Cold verses the Rock was really good too and had really good build and the Hulk Hogan verses Vince McMahon Street Fight was very fun. Overall it was a very good card. The worst match was actually the Undertakers! You don't say that these days.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:11 AM
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Yeah he did get fired for not taking Flair off and letting him talk.

I don't see him coming back, they flat out fired him out of the blue, no warning, no send off, or RAW special.

JR can go make a living off his BBQ stuff.
I was so fucking pissed when I found this out.
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