Keeping Ross off of television for WOS may have been a motivating factor in WWE extending a contract offer. In 2013, he retired from the company following a raucous panel at the WWE 2K14 roster announcement event, though many suspected that J.R. was sacked as an act of punishment. Ross had previously started working with World of Sport Wrestling, announcing on the pilot episode of the show back on New Year's Eve.
JR was behind the announcer's desk in Madison Square Garden 13 years ago when the two last met at WrestleMania, and it would only be fitting if he was there again for the final time the two ever meet inside of a WWE ring. The Sooner is also expected to be part of future WWE Network programs. On March 21, his wife, Jan, was involved in an auto accident that saw her suffer severe head injuries.
However, one can only assume they'd want his legendary voice for Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg or Roman Reigns vs. The Undertaker. We noted earlier Friday how the plan was for this match to be the main event of the Show of Shows.
Jim Ross is set to make a shock return to WWE at Wrestlemania 22 on Sunday evening, according to reports.
So, it looks like we're getting at least one more commentary appearance from Jim Ross.