Jim Ross Says It’s “Time To Move On” From Vince McMahon Scandal

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WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross believes it is time for wrestling to move on from the recent Vince McMahon scandal.

The wrestling world was rocked on 25th January at the revelation of a lawsuit alleging Vince McMahon’s involvement in sex trafficking and sexual assault. The allegations, filed by former WWE employee Janel Grant, also implicated former WWE Executive John Laurinaitis and are strongly refuted by McMahon.

Despite denying all accusations, McMahon resigned as Executive Chairman of TKO Group on 26th January, bringing to a close the 78 year-old’s day to day influence over WWE.

Former WWE Head Of Talent Relations Jim Ross has offered his take on the controversy, admitting that the charges were embarrassing for wrestling.

Speaking recently on his podcast ‘Grilling JR‘, Ross candidly revealed his desire for all wrestling companies to move forward and return to happier days:

“I’ll be glad when the winds have swept that change on through. I’m tired of it. It’s embarrassing in a lot of ways that it’s happened this way. It’s affected a lot of innocent people. That’s my take on it.

I might be wrong but, it’s time to move on. It’s time to move on and cause some rest and peace for some people and it’s time to move on in my opinion, and I just never believed that Vince would allow his company to get this out of control and it has and I feel badly about that because I know how much the WWE meant to him. I’m sure it still does to some degree.

So, anyway, it’s time. Let’s go. Let’s move on. Let’s rewind it and cast the hook in the water one more time and see if we can catch something more positive.”

Jim Ross Praises Vince McMahon’s Contributions To Wrestling

Whilst noting his desire for a fresh day for wrestling, Ross did pause briefly to praise McMahon’s contribution to the business over a long period of time, believing that many owe their livelihood to the former WWE Chairman:

“I just think it’s time for all of us to move on and find happier days and build from there. But you’ll never be able to take away from what Vince built and how he’s helped a lot of people.

I mean a lot of guys that are making a living in pro wrestling right now can look at it anyway they choose but if they’re being realistic, they look in the mirror and see Vince McMahon staring them right in the face because he was the catalyst that created a lot of this change and the incomes going up and all those things.”

H/T: Post Wrestling for the above transcription.