Longtime wrestling commentator Jim Ross announced his retirement from the WWE on Tuesday. Ross, 61, said “it’s time to close this chapter of my life and begin exploring new, adventures while my health is great.”
As fans began to offer up congratulations and tributes to Ross, word broke that the retirement announcement may have been forced by WWE maven Vince McMahon.
Vince was allegedly unhappy with Ross’ moderation efforts of a WWE 2K14 panel during SummerSlam weekend, when wrestling legend Ric Flair went off in front of WWE & 2K Sports executives.
The real story? Who knows, but that didn’t stop people from heading to Twitter to express their feelings about JR, whose legendary calls have reached far beyond the squared circle.