Jim Ross has commented that despite being the person who gave John Laurinaitis a job, he doesn’t feel he was treated properly after that point.
John Laurinaitis was released by WWE on 8th August 2022 as part of the investigation in to alleged misconduct which also saw Vince McMahon eventually step down as Chairman of the company.
Laurinaitis originally joined WWE after the company’s purchase of WCW in 2001, and was quickly moved in to the role of Director Of Talent Relations. He held a number of similar positions within the company throughout his time there, as well as taking on a number of on-screen roles.
However, it would appear that Jim Ross feels that if Laurinaitis is now living in misery, it’s very much deserved.
In a discussion on his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross noted how he wasn’t treated well by Laurinaitis after he was hired, as he wanted to constantly show himself off to Vince McMahon.
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.
Jim Ross has been dealing with a number of health issues this year, and whilst he confirmed he is now cancer free there are still obstacles he tends to have to overcome in his recovery.
With thanks to WrestlingNews.Co for the transcription.