Jim Ross returned to WWE during WrestleMania 33, in which he commented on the main event between The Undertaker and Roman Reigns. He later announced that he had signed a two-year contract with the federation. On January 22, 2018, in the Raw 25 episode, Ross reunited with Jerry Lawler as part of the commentary team that was at Manhattan Center.
On April 8, 2018, at WrestleMania 34, Ross called the fifth annual André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal on the WrestleMania 34 pre-show, along with Jerry Lawler and Byron Saxton. Ross's most recent WWE TV appearance is part of the pre-show panel for the Greatest Royal Rumble on April 27, 2018.
JR signed a three-year contract with AEW as a commentator and senior advisor. On the latest edition of Grilling JR, Jim Ross discussed Donald Trump appearing at the 2000 WWE King of the Ring.
Jim Ross on Donald Trump
“Vince did a hell of a job trying to humanize Trump as being at ringside with a bunch of other wrestling fans, and then I’ve always said that Donald Trump, one of the reasons that Trump wore his cap during the last campaign, it said Make America Great Again, is he got the idea off Stone Cold’s caps.
I believe that. He saw how Austin was responded to and somehow or another he corralled that to, he could be more every day guy and not the son of a rich real estate developer in New York City. Silver spoon. Special schools. All this other shit.
He can be more normal, more blue-collar, by wearing a baseball cap. Never have been any time that I’ve seen, maybe a picture of him playing golf, that he ever wore a cap" - Jim Ross said. As one of the most famous men in the world, Trump has been recognized as an innovator of real estate, politics and reality television.
And how could you miss him? The Donald’s surname — synonymous with wealth and power — has been emblazoned in giant gold letters across skyscrapers and high-rises in the biggest cities in the world. But long before he stepped into the Oval Office, Trump was helping to shape the future of the squared circle.
In fact, he had been making a consistent impact on WWE since the days when Andre the Giant was still king. The Donald’s Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, N.J. hosted both WrestleMania IV and WrestleMania V.