During a podcast interview with Jim Ross, Abyss revealed some details about how close he came to signing with WWE back in 2006. John Laurinaitis had an offer on the table, but he backed out of the deal at the very last minute because he did not want to leave TNA after spending so many years there. Abyss also revealed to Ross that there were plans for him to feud with Undertaker and work a big match together at Wrestlemania.
November 11, 2015
Since he has worked in the industry and remains a big fan, Jim Ross likes to discuss things that are currently taking place on television. He is not a big fan of the train segment that TNA did on Impact Wrestling this week. Ross stated that he is a big fan of both Mickie James and James Storm, but he feels that the creative department is giving them really bad material to work with. He also mentioned that he likes where Storm is taking his character.
June 4, 2015
As many of you already know, there are rumors floating around that Destination America is going to be canceling all TNA programming before the end of the year. Many within the industry are highly critical of the network for not releasing information on the matter. Jim Ross feels that it insensitive and unprofessional for them to keep so many wrestlers and their families in the dark. They need to know what the future holds, so they can prepare for it.
May 22, 2015
Jim Ross might be heading back to the commentating booth in the near future, but it is not what professional wrestling fans had been hoping for. Instead of going back to WWE or joining TNA, the legendary announcer is currently in negotiations with Golden Boy Promotions. The two sides are discussing a permanent role as a boxing commentator. Ross has done it before, but it was essentially a one time deal back then.
March 12, 2015
When Tara left TNA, there was a feeling that there was some backstage heat between she and the company. Not a lot of details were leaked back then. That has changed now. During a podcast interview with Jim Ross, she revealed that she has a ton of backstage heat towards Dixie Carter. The veteran performer was upset that the company did not acknowledge the extra work she did with promotions when they were in Chicago.
January 22, 2015
It appears that there might be some backstage heat between Josh Mathews, who is now the lead commentator for TNA, and Jim Ross. The two of them engaged in an awkward discussion through social media about UFC going up against the NFL on Sunday night. Mathews took a jab at Ross for being old and instructed him to walk away from the limelight. Ross even noted that he was not expecting such comments from Mathews.
January 19, 2015
It looks like Dixie Carter has changed her mind about wanting to be associated with Jim Ross. It was rumored earlier than the TNA president had denied Ross the opportunity to interview her on his podcast show. A lot of ears are going to be on this particular episode, since many are wondering if Ross will be asking Carter about the situation with Jeff Jarrett being denied the opportunity to hire Mike Tenay to be a commentator at the GFW pay per view.
December 18, 2014
Apparently, Jim Ross is not very popular with the folks in TNA. First, the company rejects him when he tried to sign Mike Tenay to be his commentating partner at the first GFW pay per view in Japan next month. Now, the legendary commentator has been rejected by Dixie Carter, who declined to do a podcast interview with Ross. The belief is that Carter did not want to be placed in a situation, where she would be asked about rejecting the Tenay deal.
December 17, 2014
Once Mike Tenay was forced to turn down their offer because TNA officials reportedly felt that it was a conflict of interest, Jeff Jarrett looked at other candidates to join Jim Ross during the first GFW pay per view taking place in Japan next month. Several candidates were interviewed, and one of which really stood out above the rest. Kevin Nash was said to have been in discussion for the commentating job, but his focus right now is on Hollywood.
December 16, 2014