Jim Ross is a WWE Hall of Famer and was the voice of several generations of fans, as he gave decades of his life to the business. Ross has been part of numerous iconic moments in the business, and he continues to be respected even now. He also decided to shut down allegations that he rigged WWE’s Brawl For All tournament for Steve Williams.

WWE held the infamous Brawl for All tournament back in 1998 and it still remains a topic of discussion even now. The tournament saw Bart Gunn winning it all and eventually challenging Butterbean at WrestleMania 15.

While speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross addressed allegations that he tried to rig the tournament for his good friend Doctor Death Steve Williams, who failed to win the tournament. Ross made it clear there was no truth to these allegations whatsoever.

“Many of my detractors thought that I had loaded the tournament so ‘Dr. Death’ Steve Williams could win it, and that’s total b*******. I had nothing to do with the bracketing and who fought who or whatever. But it’s good a story, but it’s just not accurate.


We just looked at it as a unique way of introducing Doc. The goal, if we could get there, was to get a one-off with Doc vs. Austin. But we never got that far down the road. It blew up on us.”

Jim Ross’ AEW contract will be expiring soon as well. We will have to wait and see what will become of Gool ol’ JR in the end, as fans want him to stick with AEW.

What’s your view on what Jim Ross said? Did you enjoy the Brawl For All tournament? Let us know in the comments!

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