WWE held WrestleMania 36 under a very unique set of circumstances. There were zero fans and the company split the show of shows up into two sections. Jim Ross was watching from home as he was just as interested as everyone else to see what WWE was able to do.
During a conversation with 411 Mania, Jim Ross opened up about his relationship with Vince McMahon. He called WrestleMania an “artistic miracle” and said that he texted and congratulated McMahon on the achievement following WrestleMania 36.
“Vince and I are friends today, we were friends 25 years ago. I was with him for over a quarter of a century. You don’t dissolve a friendship simply because you lose the employ of one. I wanted to get back on the air, and the WWE at that time did not have a place for me to get back on the air on a regular basis.”
“Look we don’t communicate regularly, when we do it’s normally by text, but I have great respect for Vince McMahon, and for 25 years, he gave me a lot of money to do my job, and some days are better than others, I’ll just say that. But all it was was a microcosm of life, some days are simply better than others.”
“So I still have a great respect for Vince, I texted him my congratulations on the success of WrestleMania, because I thought it was, by in large, an artistic miracle that they were able to do what they did in the environment that they were operating in.”
WWE wasn’t using Jim Ross and he wanted to work. The WWE Hall Of Famer allowed his contract to expire, but he would soon sign with AEW. He doesn’t harbor any resentment toward WWE which is evident by the respect and friendship he still has with Vince McMahon.
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