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JIM ROSS-WWE UPDATE

By Dave Scherer on 2017-04-03 14:01:00

Jim Ross, who returned to WWE at WrestleMania last night to call the final match of the legendary career of The Undertaker, was interviewed by Fox Sports today.

When asked about returning to the announce booth JR said, "I’m not going to tell you that I didn’t have those bald eagle-sized butterflies, but that’s to be expected.  To be on the card at WrestleMania is not a right. It’s really, indeed, a privilege, and I was very happy that WWE reached out and wanted to, as they say, in their own words, bring me home."

Ross noted that he signed a two year deal with WWE on Friday.  Mike Johnson had reported over the weekend Ross had signed a new deal with the company, so that's the length.  About his assignments he said, "It has a specific number of dates that I’m obligated to work, which I think is good for me.  So look at it this way: I got my jersey back. I got brought back to my home team, and my opportunities back in WWE, I’m sure, will be multi-fold."

He noted that he had been in talks with WWE for a few months and that his late wife Jan, who passed away on March 22, was very excited for Ross' return before her sudden passing.  Mike noted the deal was made about five weeks ago.

The story also talked about JR going through the process of doing his one man shows over the weekend and why he went on with the show, despite the grieving process he is going through.

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