Jim Ross is credited as one of the greatest play-by-play commentators in the wrestling business. His long tenure and deliverance of all the wrestling action every week have been commendable. However, 2-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair recently took a major shot at JR for some comments he made about a former WWE executive after an episode of the Vice TV series Dark Side of the Ring about the Plane Ride From Hell.
The Nature Boy will go down in history as perhaps one of the most talented and charismatic superstars of all time. He has carved out a career like no other and won numerous accolades across every major promotion. Ric Flair’s legacy is proudly carried forward by his daughter, Charlotte Flair who reigns as one of the best female WWE superstars of this generation.
Ric Flair nowadays likes to be much more active on social media and give his opinion on various topics. He blasted Jim Ross for his recent comments made against former WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis, claiming that JR lost all respect in his eyes following the statement. Flair discussed the same on the latest episode of his “To Be The Man” podcast.
“I know them both about the same. Jim Ross lost every bit of credibility with me in life, in spite of calling me the greatest wrestler of all time or whatever other bullsh*t, when he jumped on The Dark Side of Wrestling because all he is starving for and leaning on life is to be relevant because he ain’t, and I will tell you this. What disappoints me the most, and this is a very serious statement, when Russo and Ferrara, when they mocked up Jim Ross and made fun of the Bell’s Palsy, I thought it was the worst thing I’ve ever seen in wrestling in my life.”
“Forget anything I ever went through personally, it was the worst thing, and it’s unforgivable to make fun of a situation like that, which was, you know, I can only imagine what it did to Jim’s mind. So I can forgive Jim Ross for Dark Side of Wrestling, which I have, because it’s not worth it, but I don’t appreciate it. Jerry Lawler texted me, I don’t know how he goes, he said, ‘What the f*ck did Ross mean that you got to know when to walk away from Ric Flair?’ Well, WWE learned when to walk away from Jim Ross. I’m going to the 30th reunion. Do you think he is?”
Ric Flair further took shots at Jim Ross that he would probably not be invited to the upcoming 30th-anniversary edition of Monday Night RAW while speaking with Conrad Thompson.
Ric Flair has been spotted making appearances for other companies and wrestling a match at the age of 73, teaming with Andrade El Idolo to defeat Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarett back in July 2022. Jim Ross, on the other hand, is currently serving as the play-by-play commentator and senior advisor to All Elite Wrestling.
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