Jim Ross goes off on fans who questioned his sobriety during Greatest Royal Rumble


WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross has had his fair share of ups and downs with the company, some of which led to his release from WWE several years ago.

Back in 2014 while hosting an event for 2K Ross was suspected of being intoxicated and made several inappropriate comments while using colorful language. He also had a segment with Ric Flair in which The Nature Boy made some inappropriate comments as well.

Ross failed to stop Flair and also apparently insulted one of the event's sponsors. It was because of this that Ross' time with WWE came to an end shortly after.

There was a ton of speculation surrounding Ross' relationship with WWE coming to an end, while the official story was that his contract expired and would not be renewed, many believed the Hall Of Famer was fired.

After departing from WWE, Ross didn't find any shortage of work to keep him busy. The legendary commentator did work for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), several small indy promotions, and also did some commentary for boxing on FOX Sports.

Shortly after the passing of his beloved wife, Jan, Ross returned to WWE at WrestleMania 33 to help call the No Holds Barred match main event between The Undertaker and Roman Reigns.

He has since signed back with WWE and has worked for them on special events such as RAW 25 and The Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia several weeks ago. 

In regards to his recent work in Saudi Arabia, where Ross worked as part of the kickoff panel, some fans made some serious accusations about Ross' working state. Some fans claimed he looked drunk or stoned during the show.

Ross recently responded to these criticisms brilliantly, calling these fans "little gutless pissants" and assured everyone he was sober for the show in Saudi Arabia.

Here's what he had to say on the matter in the latest episode of his podcast, The Ross Report (quotes via Ringside News):

“I got criticized on Twitter by some little gutless pissants that wanted to say, ‘JR looked either stoned or drunk.’

"I can assure you that you don’t get stoned or drunk when you visit Saudi Arabia unless you’re really looking forward to meeting Omar at the prison. I ain’t interested in that.”

What are your thoughts on the criticism Ross received from his work in Saudi Arabia? Do you think he was intoxicated during the show? And why did fans attack him relentlessly for it? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!

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