Jim Ross opens up on his friendship with Vince McMahon. The Legendary commentator worked with WWE for over two decades.
Jim Ross was for so long the voice of WWE. He had a distinguished career with them and is considered one of, if not the greatest wrestling commentator of all time. He signed with AEW back in 2019. However, he is still on good terms with WWE CEO Vince McMahon.
Speaking on an “Ask JR Anything” edition of “Grilling JR”, JR said that despite people’s assumption, he is still friends with the WWE patriarch. He also revealed that Vince was among those that stepped up after his wife passed away. He made their lives comfortable and he would never forget that.
Jim Ross opens up on his friendship with Vince McMahon
“It’s professional. It’s polite. We’re civil. We’re friends. You can’t work for somebody for 26 years and have the experiences together that Vince and I had without having something more than just the wrestling business tying us together. We did not have a one-dimensional friendship. The tragedies of Jan getting killed, my wife, people step up. That’s when you find out who’s who. Vince stepped up. A lot of my friends stepped up. So I consider Vince a friend.”
JR added that he and Vince will always have philosophical difference but that doesn’t stop them from getting along.
“We will always have philosophical differences, but what the hell does that mean? Is that an indictment? Should I feel bad that he and I don’t agree on everything?”
“Vince and I get along. We text, special occasions, something happens, unfortunately, somebody’s passing. He always returns my text messages. He sent me a text message the other day and we were just chatting…Our relationship is a lot more personal, which is nobody’s business but mine and Vince’s, than it is business wise. We don’t discuss business, ever, ever, whatsoever. That’s kind of where we are there with that. “
“I’m proud to have him as a friend. He made me a lot of money, He always was loving and respectful to my late wife. He made our lives better and I don’t forget sh*t like that.”
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