Backstage Details on JR Leaving WWE, Was it Vince McMahon’s Idea?, Vince Comments

Nick Paglino

According to, Jim Ross met with Vince McMahon today and the decision was made to end Ross' 20 year tenure with WWE.

The report notes that Vince McMahon made the decision, and there were rumblings of Ross retiring on SummerSlam day, which was one night after the 2K Sports panel. As we noted before, JR took heat from company officials for not taking control of the panel after Ric Flair "hijacked" the event.

Following the retirement announcement, Vince McMahon posted the following on Twitter:

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