Despite being a WWE Hall of Famer, Jim Ross is plenty active, including in the WWE.
“Loved being a part of the Mae Young Classic that saw me in Orlando for six days last week, interviewing all 32 women representing 13 countries, plus Lita and I called 30 bouts over two nights. I’ve never been in a pro wresting environment where there was so much natural passion and motivation from the roster whose only agenda was to have great matches and take a giant step forward in building women’s wrestling. I talk about ‘The Mae’ on this week’s podcast and will share that I never dreamed of how personally impactful this event would become to me, until I became immersed in it throughout the interview process on Monday and Tuesday. I enjoyed working with Amy Dumas and Madusa very much. I fed off their passion, without question, and you will hear it if you listen to our broadcast. As I understand it, the reason the broadcasts will begin airing August 28 instead of sooner is because the shows needs thorough post production/editing to add all the elements that are needed with the tournament format and personality profiles, etc. The finals will be live on the WWE Network on Tuesday night September 12 from Las Vegas following SD Live. I’m guessing that several women will likely earn a WWE contract based on their performances in the tournament.”
Ross has signed with WWE through WrestleMania 35, and will provide commentary on select presentations. He also serves as NJPW on AXS commentator, at least through January 2018.