Jim Ross has announced, via JRsBarBQ.com, that he has decided to stay with WWE as far as his pro wrestling future is concerned. Ross wrote, "I have worked out what we believe to be a win/win, employee agreement with WWE and will remain with the company that I have been with essentially since 1993 when I debuted at Wrestlemania 9 (To celebrate this occasion, as I’m writing this I’m wearing a toga.)
Going forward, I will be focusing on a variety of talent relations matters, essentially as a consultant, of which will not require weekly travel. I will be visiting FCW in Tampa on a regular basis to observe the development of the young men and women who, I hope, all want to headline Wrestlemania some day. This area of the company has always been of particular interest to me including when we opened developmental areas years ago in Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, and Southern California. Many of the WWE’s biggest stars of this generation came from those areas."