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« on: September 12, 2013, 09:13:21 AM »

Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer just released a breaking audio update, and has provided even more information on the developing story of Jim Ross announcing his retirement from WWE.

According to Meltzer, JR met with Vince McMahon in Connecticut last night, and all but a handful of Vince's inner circle had any idea why the meeting was taking place.

The reason why Jim Ross was let go from WWE was due to his inability to control Ric Flair at the WWE 2K Sports panel that took place the night before SummerSlam. As we noted earlier, there was talk of letting JR go "the minute the panel ended," as WWE felt he should have cut Flair off and regained control of the event.

Meltzer further noted that the part of the panel that drew the most heat for Flair was when he made mention of his son Reid's death and when he joked that John Cena never used to drink before they met but now he downs a six pack of beer every night.

The update went on to note that WWE is using the "retirement" excuse as a PR move to avoid major uproar over the firing of a beloved WWE talent and Hall of Famer. Meltzer stands by his belief that Ross was let go entirely due to the 2K Sports panel because just a couple weeks ago during his Q&A session in The UK, Ross said he had no plans to retire from WWE.

Another interesting note is that aside from Vince McMahon, Triple H and a couple other employees mentioning it on Twitter, no WWE wrestlers have commented on the news of JR retiring.


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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 09:16:06 AM »

WWE Hall-of-Fame announcer Jim Ross may have been pushed out of the organization after he and wrestling legend Ric Flair reportedly got drunk at a recent company event, a new report suggests.


The WWE announced on Wednesday that Ross, 61, would be leaving the company after 20 years to “focus on his personal business endeavors.”

Dave Meltzer, editor of The Wrestling Observer, has suggested that “JR” may have been fired for his behavior at the "WWE 2K14 30 Years of Wrestlemania" symposium held last month in Los Angeles, according to an audio update cited by WrestleZone.

According to Meltzer, WWE officials talked about firing Ross from “the minute [the symposium] ended.” In fact, JR reportedly met with WWE chairman Vince McMahon one day before his retirement announcement, with only "a handful" of McMahon's close advisers aware that the meeting took place.


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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013, 09:17:11 AM »

Sad way to end the career of a legend.
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 09:21:44 AM »

I didn't see it. Did it look like it may have been a work?

I understand there was a televised segment. If that is the case, I suspect a work.
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 09:26:15 AM »

Meltzer is writing about it as though it's real.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2013, 05:46:31 PM »

Seems a pretty shitty end to a long and very respected career.  Surely a one-off panel with Flair wouldn't result in this?    Sad

Is there any footage of the 2k14 panel, I'd be interested to see what happened?
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2013, 02:50:05 PM »

Would be awesome if Tna gets rid of Bischoff, his no talent son, and Hogan
and they bring in JR... Grin
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2013, 03:46:36 PM »

Would be awesome if Tna gets rid of Bischoff, his no talent son, and Hogan
and they bring in JR... Grin


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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2013, 12:44:43 PM »

Flair got Ross fired?  Man, he is greater than even I knew.
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2013, 02:21:52 PM »

Flair got Ross fired?  Man, he is greater than even I knew.


Was the firing done publicly on air?
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2013, 05:14:32 PM »

Wonder if he yelled "Good laaaaaaaard!"
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2013, 05:26:40 PM »

Wonder if he yelled "Good laaaaaaaard!"


LMAO...why all the hate for "Good Ol' J.R.?"
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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2013, 05:44:45 PM »


LMAO...why all the hate for "Good Ol' J.R.?"

Sooooooo over-rated.   Vast majority of fans think is the only announcer ever. 
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2013, 02:03:17 PM »

Bob Caudle could at least be believable...not Jim Ross.

I still remember when "The Midnight Rider" started coming out regularly and everybody in the world knew it was Dusty Rhodes.  Ross kept babbling, "This 'Midnight Rider' looks familiar, but I just can't place him!!!"  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2013, 02:26:57 PM »

Bob Caudle could at least be believable...not Jim Ross.

I still remember when "The Midnight Rider" started coming out regularly and everybody in the world knew it was Dusty Rhodes.  Ross kept babbling, "This 'Midnight Rider' looks familiar, but I just can't place him!!!"  Roll Eyes



I agree with you, but in all fairness:

1.) How else could he have sold such a stupid angle?
2.) If Dusty was doing the booking at that time as he intermittently did, there's a good chance Ross was "instructed" on what to say.
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« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2013, 02:57:35 PM »


I agree with you, but in all fairness:

1.) How else could he have sold such a stupid angle?
2.) If Dusty was doing the booking at that time as he intermittently did, there's a good chance Ross was "instructed" on what to say.

I do try to remember that Ross had a script...Bob Caudle had scripts but of course the angles he had to push weren't as absurd. 

I think that maybe I have been too hard on ol' JR.   Embarrassed
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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2013, 05:53:26 PM »

McMahon has never treated ross with much respect.
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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2013, 05:16:15 PM »

I do try to remember that Ross had a script...Bob Caudle had scripts but of course the angles he had to push weren't as absurd. 

I think that maybe I have been too hard on ol' JR.   Embarrassed

Actually Caudle had very little scripted material. Read an interview with him and he talked about wanting to just react more to what was going on. 
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« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2013, 06:22:51 PM »

Actually Caudle had very little scripted material. Read an interview with him and he talked about wanting to just react more to what was going on. 

I should have probably phrased that differently    Undecided

Bob Caudle was my favorite...Gordon Solie a very close second.
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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2013, 08:32:20 PM »

I should have probably phrased that differently    Undecided

Bob Caudle was my favorite...Gordon Solie a very close second.



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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2013, 10:45:08 AM »


You an OLE BIG see eye to eye on this.

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« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2013, 07:23:00 AM »

I hated Gordon Solie.

his deliberate mispronounciation of words like 'suplex = SupLAY" used to drive me nuts.
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« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2013, 07:33:36 AM »

I hated Gordon Solie.

his deliberate mispronounciation of words like 'suplex = SupLAY" used to drive me nuts.


Uh, oh...
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I'm out of this thread before the imminent uprising!
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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2013, 08:23:06 AM »


Uh, oh...
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I'm out of this thread before the imminent uprising!
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« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2013, 09:49:15 AM »

His name is Hulkster. Need I say more?

There you go.

I honestly don't see how one could claim to be a wrestling fan and not like Gordon Solie.
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