Mainstream Media Picks Up on JR Leaving WWE, Wrestling Personalities React to His Departure

Nick Paglino

Jim RossMainstream media outlets have picked up on Jim Ross leaving WWE, and you can check out several links to those stories below:

TMZ.com: http://www.tmz.com/2013/09/11/wwe-legend-jim-ross-retiring/

The London Free Press: http://www.lfpress.com/2013/09/11/jim-ross-retires-from-wwe

The Atlantic Wire: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/09/good-god-s-jim-ross-music-career-retrospective/69317/

The Toronto Sun: http://www.torontosun.com/2013/09/11/jim-ross-retires-from-wwe

Additionally, the following wrestling personalities have reacted to JR's departure by Tweeting the following:

Stephanie McMahon: "Thank you for everything @JRsBBQ I've learned so much from you. You will always be the voice of the WWE. #halloffamer"

Howard Finkel: "I wish nothing but the very best to @JRsBBQ. I've truly enjoyed my professional and personal association with him through the years!"

Frankie Kazarian: "A very happy retirement to @JRsBBQ much deserved to a great gentleman and the voice of a generation."

Jonathan Coachman: "I will worked with @JRsBBQ for 10 years. Most people don't believe we are good friends but we are. The biz will miss him.#best"

Sean Waltman: "@JRsBBQ You are & always will be the best. That's coming from a boy who grew up on Gordon Solie. Thank You Jim."

The Iron Sheik: "Jim Ross @JRsBBQ great announcer in the history. nobody better than him. i love him forever"

Justin Roberts: "The passion, knowledge & untouchable experience. Thank you @JRsBBQ for adding so much to SO many matches and stories. #LEGEND

Beth Phoenix: "Thank u @JRsBBQ for doing me the honor of calling my matches & sharing ur wisdom. I was truly one of the lucky ones to b able to work w/ u!!

Scott Stanford: "I got to work with @JRsBBQ once! Wrestlemania 29 pre and post…now a collector's item as it would be his last Wrestlemania! Good luck JR!"

Lance Storm: "@JRsBBQ is the greatest announcer to ever call a match IMO. He's made more matches better than any wrestler ever has. "

Joey Styles: "Thank you @JRsBBQ for being the measuring stick for Pro Wrestling announcers & teaching me how to be a @WWE sports entertainment storyteller"

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