Jim Ross appeared on The MMA Hour and was asked about his sudden retirement from WWE. He didn't say he was forced out, but he didn't say it was his idea either. From what I gather, he left on terms that will keep him from badmouthing WWE, which is the way he has carried himself his who career anyway. You can listen to it at this link: http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/9/16/4730858/the-mma-hour-with-frankie-edgar-roddy-piper-jim-ross-gegard-mousasi
In addition to the 1,036,000 viewers that Total Divas did for their finale, they did 939,000 viewers for the Total Divas After Party special that followed it.
Thomas Rude reporting.
WWE in 5-Night of Champions Edition: http://youtu.be/DRbs2EOCf5w
9/15 After "Total Divas": http://youtu.be/1U_gAmnrm58
Night of Champions Kickoff-Tag Team Turmoil No. 1 contender's Match: http://youtu.be/AklR_zM-ATQ
Sam Roberts Interviews Booker T: http://youtu.be/Ynzvrgour3Q
9/16 WWE RAW "Backstage Fallout": http://youtu.be/y3ewBEMD1sQ