Jim Ross rejoined WWE for what was thought to just be a tribute to Undertaker at WrestleMania 33 — in what turned out to likely be Taker’s final match. There are additional wrinkles just being discovered, however, as Ross revealed to FOX Sports he has actually signed a two-year deal with WWE to do, well, any number of things.
“It has a specific number of dates that I’m obligated to work, which I think is good for me,” Ross said. “So look at it this way: I got my jersey back. I got brought back to my home team, and my opportunities back in WWE, I’m sure, will be multi-fold.
JR won’t be announcing full-time or anything like that, but it seems like this is akin to the previous deal he had before he last departed with WWE. He’ll announce if it comes up that he fits, like it did for Taker at WrestleMania 33. He’ll likely make the occasional appearance like he used to when WWE travels to Oklahoma or Ross has something or someone to talk about. It also wouldn’t be a shock if, like every other veteran of the industry WWE brings in, that he spend some time at the Peformance Center, whether it’s to help groom wrestlers or potential announcers.
It also appears as if he’s willing to do more than he’s signed up for, if it’s necessary:
“I hope to have more ‘fun part’ assignments in the future, but I’ve got my jersey back,” he reiterated. “So if the team needs me to play, to work more than they anticipated because they need it, I’m in.”
The rest of the interview with Ross is worth reading, but not because of his return to WWE. Jim Ross’ wife recently passed on after an accident, and this interview features Ross opening up about that, among other things.
What do you think, Cagesiders? Is having Jim Ross back in the WWE fold a happy moment for y’all?