Jim Ross “Disappointed” To Be Cut From WWE Documentary
AEW announcer Jim Ross has expressed his disappointment at being cut out from a WWE documentary focussing on his long-time broadcast partner Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler.
The recent Biography: WWE Legends on Jerry Lawler aired on the A&E network and looked back over the illustrious career of the WWE Hall of Famer.
Lawler spent much of his post-in-ring career in WWE at the commentary table calling the action alongside Jim Ross with the two men becoming just as much a beloved part of the famed Attitude Era as many of the stars in the ring.
Speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross explained that it was a “bummer” that he found himself completely cut from the documentary despite recording an interview for it:
“I really enjoyed the documentary recently with Lawler. I was disappointed that I was cut out of it. I didn’t make the edit as far as making a comment because I know I was interviewed and gave them plenty of comments, but the decision was made somewhere along the way to not use me.
“It’s hard to do a show with Lawler, or (Steve) Austin, or a lot of those guys without at least hearing my voice so at least I know I existed in that era and it wasn’t a figment of my imagination. We were there doing the work. So, that was a little bit of a bump in the road for me.
“I was curious to see what they chose to use. You always wonder. I don’t get a chance to see that stuff before it airs. Anyway, that was a little bit of a bummer, but not a big one. The show was so good, it outdid everything. Any ill it would have had was superseded by the success of the documentary.”