Jim Ross Thanks The Fans, Media On His Retirement, Stephanie McMahon & Others Comment

- WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross thanked the fans on his Twitter for all the support he's received since his WWE "retirement" was announced today. He wrote, "The feedback I've received re: my @WWE retirement has been amazing. Heartfelt thanks to all. I'm ready 4 the next adventure. Stay tuned!" He also wrote, "You're going to be seeing more of me :)"

- JR's retirement has already generated a good amount of media, with stories appearing at TMZ, The London Free Press, The Atlantic Wire, and The Toronto Sun.

- Many people in the industry took to their Twitters to comment on JR's retirement. Here are some of their comments:

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!"

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!!

Brooklyn Brawler: "I have nothing but kind words for @JRsBBQ , he's a great person."

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"

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."

Sho Funaki: "@JRsBBQ _ I appreciate it JR. #ThankYouJR"

The Stro: "Sorry to hear about Jim Ross retiring. Commentating legend. Tips the Hat."

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"

Johnny Montana contributed to this article.


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