Hall of Famer Jim Ross has issued a warning to anyone negotiating Vince McMahon to not “confront him” but instead “converse with him”.
During his time in WWE, Jim Ross not only established himself as one of the most recognizable voices in sports broadcasting but also headed up talent relations.
Throughout his career, Ross worked closely with Vince McMahon and learned firsthand what it took to challenge the former WWE Chairman and the best way to do so.
With unique access to one of professional wrestling’s most talked about individuals, Jim Ross experienced the highs of the Attitude Era, and the extreme lows of in-ring humiliation and being fired whilst working for McMahon.
The Voice of Wrestling discussed his former boss during the latest episode of Grilling JR, sharing his respect for a man he considers a friend, before giving listeners advice on how best to enter a discussion with McMahon.
“Absolutely — Vince did a lot of great things for me and he was very pro-family. You can’t not consider a guy a friend … he made me a lot of money.
I don’t know if he considers me a friend, we don’t talk — but I certainly consider him a fiend and someone I have great respect for.”
“When you’re dealing with Vince McMahon, you don’t confront him — you converse with him. When he and I were alone, we had some extremely open and honest conversations.
That was always my philosophy with him … I believe he liked the honesty. I did it in a closed environment that would not compromise Vince’s position as the lead mule.”
Titles And Ratings On The Line As AEW Open Battle With WWE
Following his illustrious career in WWE, Jim Ross currently uses his signature voice for AEW, giving Tony Khan’s promotion his seal of approval.
Ross could be in attendance for Title Tuesday this week, which will see the in-ring debut of his former WWE colleague, Adam Copeland.
AEW Dynamite has moved to Tuesday this week with a special focus on Championship based matches. This move will see AEW and WWE go head-to-head for ratings for the first time since NXT was moved from Wednesdays in April 2021.
Former WWE Champion Bryan Danielson will battle Swerve Strickland for the right to become number one contender for the TNT Championship. Saraya will put her AEW Women’s Championship on the line, whilst Chris Jericho will also be in action.
To counter, WWE have added some of the company’s biggest names to appear in NXT. John Cena, Cody Rhodes, and Paul Heyman will all be inside the Performance Centre.
H/t to 411Mania