Jim Ross is to retire from WWE after 20 years.
A post on WWE.com confirmed the news.
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross announced that he is retiring from WWE today, after 20 years of service, to focus on his personal business endeavors.
Jim has had a long and storied career at WWE, both on the corporate staff as well as his television persona, calling some of the most memorable matches in WWE history as the voice of Monday Night Raw and SmackDown for more than two decades. He made his debut with WWE at WrestleMania IX in 1993 and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007 by his long-time friend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Jim has made many contributions to WWE and the sports-entertainment industry, and we thank him for his many years of service and wish him well.
There is as of this writing no mention of the news on Ross’ website or Twitter page. Ross was last seen on WWE TV in a commentary position on the 20th Anniversary edition of Raw on January 14.
WWE owner and chairman Vince McMahon thanked Ross on his Twitter;
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) September 11, 2013