Jim Ross Doubles Down On Recent John Laurinaitis Comments
Jim Ross meant every word of what he said
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has reiterated that he truly meant comments he recently made towards former WWE SVP of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis.
The current AEW announcer last week said that Laurinaitis 'deserves the Goddam misery' he is living. Laurinaitis was quietly let go from WWE during the summer after his name was tied to the allegations of sexual misconduct and hush money payments surrounding Vince McMahon.
Asked by his Grilling JR co-host Conrad Thompson if he had any regrets about the comments during this week's show, Ross replied:
"Oh, I meant it. I just don't believe that's how you repay somebody for their kindness. Here's a guy that was out of a job, [and] had a young family. I hired him as my number two guy in my department, and how it ended up was typical chickensh*t pro wrestling.
"Look, if the guy is a better manager than me, and he signed more stars than I, then so be it. I don't believe that to be accurate. His goal was, like a lot of the boys, to get close to the boss".
JR did apologise for perhaps being too blunt with his words and noted that he maintained no ill will towards Laurinaitis, while asserting his belief that Vince McMahon never truly trusted Johnny Ace.
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