Jim Ross recalls how McMahon helped him when his wife died



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Jim Ross recalls how McMahon helped him when his wife died

Jim Ross worked for WWE, as a commentator, and for Fox Sports, where he writes commentary on professional wrestling for FoxSports.com. He was also the lead announcer for New Japan Pro-Wrestling on AXS TV and occasionally does play-by-play for boxing and mixed martial arts.

As of February 2014 Ross began hosting his own weekly podcast, The Jim Ross Report. Ross was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2007. He is known affectionately as "Good ol' JR", was widely regarded as the voice of the WWE particularly during The Attitude Era, and has been labelled as one of the greatest wrestling commentators of all time.

On April 3, 2019, it was announced that Ross had signed a three-year deal with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as a commentator and senior advisor. In February 2014 Ross began hosting his own podcast The Ross Report for PodcastOne.

It was later relaunched as part of the Westwood One podcast network in 2018 as The Jim Ross Report. In April 2019, Ross partnered with wrestling podcaster/mortgage lender Conrad Thompson to revamp his podcast as Grilling JR, with a new format of reminiscences about Ross' history in wrestling, much in the same style as Thompson's podcasts with Bruce Prichard, Eric Bischoff, Tony Schiavone, and Arn Anderson.

On the latest Grilling JR, Ross recalled how McMahon helped him when his wife died: “Can’t tell you all the things he did and said, offered when Jan got killed. That means a lot to me, folks. It’s more than getting pissed off at somebody because they have a three-hour Raw and it shouldn’t be in your view”.