AEW Star Says John Laurinaitis ‘Deserves His Misery’

AEW Star Says John Laurinaitis ‘Deserves His Misery’ WWE

AEW (and former WWE) commentator Jim Ross has opened up about his attitude towards former WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis.

Laurinaitis worked as a backstage producer, on-air authority figure and occasional wrestler in WWE from 2001 until he left the company this year.

He acted as Head of Talent Relations in WWE from 2021, until he was let go from the company in 2022.

His firing came in the wake of accusations against himself and Vince McMahon from several women.

Speaking on his podcast Grilling JR, Ross spoke about his feelings towards Laurinaitis:

“I had a hard time as time went on trusting Laurinaitis. That’s sad to say.

“I hired him. I gave him a job when he needed it. I don’t think he treated me quite right.

“He just wanted to show Vince that he was a better manager than JR and all these things.

“So now his ass is without a job and he deserves the Goddamn misery that he’s living, that I perceive that he’s living, and I didn’t like how he treated me.”

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