Jim Ross has posted a new Q&A over at JRsBarBQ.com responding to fans who are upset that he did not sign with TNA. Ross wrote, "I feel I made the right decision for all involved at this point in time. I sincerely hope TNA survives and thrives but their announcing is the least of the issues that need addressing in my opinion. I have many,many friends who work in TNA and I am pulling for them without question. Competition is good for all businesses and I will continue to follow them just as I always have."
"Too many assumptions have been made about any talks I had with TNA. I did not ‘sell out’ but merely made the best business decision that I could make at this time. I don’t and will not live my life on how this person ‘treated me’ or my personal feelings toward anyone in the business. This is a business deal, plain and simple. People buy into the internet BS and consider it Gospel. I’m happy with the decision I made which should be good enough for those outside looking in or so I feel."
Ross may or may not have been referring to our exclusive report initially breaking the news that he had met with TNA officials. I didn’t speculate on how the meeting went in the report or what it meant for Ross’ future, nor did I make any "assumptions" concerning his future, so he’s either referring to other sites who took our story and ran with it by adding their own implications and opinions, or is responding to fans who inferred something other than what I wrote.