Jim Ross was the voice of WWE for many years. A daunting part of that job is having Vince McMahon in your ear the whole time. Now, Ross has commented on that.
“Vince would tell you what to say, and sometimes it would be ill-timed. Sometimes it would be right on the money, but just general stuff, you know. Normally, it was critiquing on the air, live. ‘You cant say that JR, Godammit.’ So it was very disconcerting. Producing announce talent is an art form, unless you’re the owner of the company. Then you can do whatever you want, say whatever you want, don’t worry about the morale of your talent. It was rough, it was very challenging, very daunting.”
Ross stayed on with WWE making sporadic commentary appearances until 2018. He then signed on to be a commentator for All Elite Wrestling in 2019 where he still works to this day.