After WCW folded, Buff Bagwell was one of the guys whose contract was picked up by WWE. His stint there did not go well. Things apparently went downhill whenever Bagwell was involved in a backstage altercation with Shane Helms. Bagwell required 20 stitches from the fight and was sent home. When he called Jim Ross back, Bagwell felt that he received the cold shoulders, so he blames Ross for his failure in the company.
November 10, 2015
Earlier in the week, Jim Ross revealed that he had to do quite a bit of convincing in order to get Vince McMahon to sign Gail Kim to a contract. Her ethnicity was a big issue for the CEO. When asked about the comments, Gail revealed that she was not surprised by it whatsoever because that was just how McMahon is as a person backstage.
July 9, 2015
During a recent interview, Jim Ross revealed something very hilarious about Vince McMahon. The longtime commentator stated that McMahon hates things that he cannot control. That is why he hates sneezing. That little tidbit has been a source of humor for those backstage in WWE for several years now.
June 20, 2015
Since the company is hoping to break records at the next Wrestlemania, they are already coming up with a list of wrestlers that they can call to perform. One of those names that has already received an offer is Shawn Michaels. He revealed that to Jim Ross on his podcast show this week. Michaels stated that he was not interested in working backstage with WWE because he no longer has the passion required, but he did not rule out an in ring return.
April 16, 2015
The wrestlers in NXT got a nice little treat last night at their event. They got to hang out a little bit with Shawn Michaels, who watched the show from the backstage area instead of being in the audience like Jim Ross. While WWE would love for Michaels to sign on as a trainer for the developmental program, he simply has not expressed a desire to take on that job full time. He doesn't mind going in once in a while to provide pointers, however.
March 28, 2015
During a podcast interview with Jim Ross, Melina talked about her release from WWE. She stated that she is now over it and has accepted that it was something that needed to happen. The 36 year old now understands that the company needed to clear roster spots for fresher faces. She also reiterated that the rumors about backstage heat leading to her departure were not true. She was not nearly as crazy as her character was.
March 22, 2015
Some rumors will never die, it seems. As the latest guest of Jim Ross on his podcast show, Melina was asked to address the issue once again. She stated that she was in a relationship with John Morrison for approximately eleven years. It was revealed that the two of them broke up because of rumors that she had cheated on Morrison with Batista, whom she stated was merely a friend backstage who stood up for her when others ridiculed her.
March 13, 2015
After seeing the financial success that Jim Ross and Mick Foley have received by touring the world and doing one man shows, the Honky Tonk Man has decided to get in on the action as well. The former WWE Intercontinental Champion is doing a tour called "Once a Rat, Always a Rat" starting in March. Based on the name of the tour, the belief is that he will be dishing a lot of juicy backstage dirt during his days as a professional wrestler.
February 28, 2015
When the unpopular firing of Jim Ross took place, many felt that he was being punished by WWE because Ric Flair was drunk at a public event. That has led people to speculate about backstage heat between the two. Apparently, that is far from the case, as Ross and Flair get along just fine. The two of them still share a mutual sense of admiration and respect towards one another. Ross does not blame Flair for no longer being with the company.
February 26, 2015
Rumors have spread through the internet wrestling community that Jim Ross might be making an appearance at the Royal Rumble tonight. As of right now, there are no plans by WWE for that to happen. The speculations spread because the legendary commentator was spotted in Philadelphia. The reason why he is there is because he is doing his one man show in the afternoon. Slight chance he might visit backstage at the show, however.
January 25, 2015