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Today Is The Last Day Of Jim Ross' Contract With WWE

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Today Is The Last Day Of Jim Ross' Contract With WWE

"BAH GAWD ALMIGHTY, IT'S JIM ROSS' LAST DAY WITH THE WWE!"

26 years after making his commentary debut at Wrestlemania 9, when he was joined alongside "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Bobby Heenan in Vegas, 'Good Ol' J.R' will end his time with the company in fitting fashion.

Ross announced on his official Twitter account that he would be taking part in a documentary on another WWE legend, The Undertaker, this afternoon.

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That's some way to bow out. Thank you for the memories, Jim.

Earlier this month, Ross announced he'll be leaving the World Wresting Entertainment company after 26 years in the gig.

The 67 year old revealed he'll be leaving when his contract runs out on 29 March, following a 'mutual' agreement with CEO Vince McMahon.

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"My WWE contract, after 26 years, will expire on March 28," he explained on his podcast,The Jim Ross Report.

"After talking with Vince McMahon, we have mutually agreed that I need to move on.

"I still want to play the game, I still think I can do play-by-play even though others around Vince think I can't."

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According to Bleacher Report, AEW is an 'especially strong possibility' as Ross had Chief Brand Officer Brandi Rhodes on his podcast Wednesday.

But Ross has stressed that he'd be leaving the company on a good note, and that, while he had some criticism for people within the organisation, he didn't have a bad word to say about McMahon.

In fact, the 67-year-old said the 'smartest thing' he ever did was go and work for Vince McMahon in 1993:

"I will not be returning to the WWE but are leaving with great thoughts," he continued.

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"Vince is amazing to Jan and myself and set us up for life financially, for which I can never repay him."

Image: Twitter
Image: Twitter

But while he's moving on from WWE, it looks like Ross might not be done just yet - opening the door for future prospects.

"I'm 67, I still feel I can get the job done doing wrestling play-by-play, and I want to explore that opportunity and possibility," Ross said.

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"I'll be moving on in a positive way; nothing but good things to say about everyone involved.

"You know, I have my critics in WWE, as we all do, as people do when you're there for very long. It's a very unique community, and I have no regrets.

He added: "I need to get back out there and do what my passion leads me to do.

"I don't know exactly what that's going to be yet but I don't think I'll be out of work for long."

Featured Image Credit: WWE

Topics: Commentator, Jim Ross, WWE News, WWE

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