The WWE let Jim Ross go last August when he couldn’t control “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair while serving as the host of a WWE Summerslam AXXESS panel. After the event, they fired Ross and chose not to bring back Flair. According to PWS on Saturday, the WWE rumors indicate that they are trying to patch things up with Jim Ross.
The panel event was to promote the video game WWE 2K14. When Flair started talking about TNA Impact Wrestling and his son’s suicide, WWE officials removed Flair from the panel. After the event, it seemed they blamed Jim Ross for not trying hard enough to rein Flair back in. There were also WWE rumors that Ross had been drinking before the event, but he said that it was his Bell’s Palsy acting up.
After being out of the WWE scene for the last seven months, outside of DVD interviews, Ross showed back up over “Wrestlemania 30” weekend. Ross was in the front row of the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. The WWE also invited him to appear at the Wrestlemania AXXESS event as well.
According to WWE rumors, the company wants to patch things up with Jim Ross. They may not want to bring him back into the fold, but they have other possible motives. With Jeff Jarrett’s new Global Force Wrestling about to start, there is word that they don’t want Ross to head to work in Jarrett’s new promotion.
There have also been rumors that Ross might be interested in becoming the announcer for the AAA promotion when it debuts in America. The AAA promotion will air on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network. The draw of the network is to provide Latino flavored entertainment to an English speaking audience.
Over the past few months, Jim Ross has popped by us with his “Ross Report” podcast on PodcastOne. He also writes a weekly column for Fox Sports. Jim Ross has said that he has no desire to return to the WWE and is enjoying this new phase in his life.