AEW commentator Jim Ross has expressed sympathy for Vince McMahon following the allegation news.
The latest report from the Wall Street Journal indicated that Vince McMahon has paid over $12 million in “hush money” over the past 16 years to “suppress allegations of sexual misconduct and infidelity”, including a $7.5 million payment to a former WWE wrestler. Click here to see the full report.
With this news along with the previous “hush pact” allegation, it has become difficult to find anyone who has sympathy for McMahon. However, former WWE star Jim Ross is one that does.
On the latest episode of Grilling JR podcast, Ross discussed his feelings on what Vince McMahon is going through.
“I feel bad about all the s**t’s going on [in the WWE], it’s terrible. I don’t know what’s true or what’s not, but it’s a tough one to digest, quite frankly, Vince’s scenario. I feel bad for him.”
JR continued on to deny the notion that he only felt bad because Ross wanted a job back with WWE, saying:
“No, folks, I’m 70. I made the money, I saved it, I’m good. I don’t want to go back to work there, I love working for Tony Khan, and not the stress and all the dissension … I don’t have to deal with that anymore, and that’s what it had become [in WWE] for me.”
“When your job becomes where you just don’t enjoy going to work, that’s kind of where I found myself. I have never been in that mindset in my whole career. When you get all that political stuff, and politics, and the public company stuff and all that, somewhere along the way it’s like, how much barbecue sauce can a guy eat?”
The past few weeks of AEW Dynamite has seen a change to Jim Ross’ role in the company, which you can read about here.
All further updates and follow-ups on the situation surrounding Vince McMahon can be found at this link.
Transcription via Wrestling Inc.
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