Jim Ross responds to death rumor - 'I'm not dead, I'm p****d'

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The WWE isn't averse to its fair share of wild rumors, but the one that surrounded Jim Ross yesterday was outside the norm, to say the least.

A message, claiming Ross had passed away, was posted to the legendary commentator's official Twitter account and, as is often the case on social media, it didn't take long for the news to spread.

Fortunately, it later transpired that the claim had been part of a hoax, but not before many within the WWE Universe had been taken in my the 'prank.' And now, speaking on his official Facebook page, Ross has spoken out about the drama for the first time.


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"Some one hacked my Twitter account this morning," wrote Ross.

"I'm NOT dead but I am pissed! Not a good rib. Costing me big money to repair my PC, ect. Spread the word, Jim Ross is alive & well. Don't have time to die. Thanks to all those that reached out. Sorry for the inconvenience."

Setting the record straight

The initial post - claiming to have been made on behalf of Ross' family - led to a raft of wrestling fans passing on their condolences, believing the WWE icon had indeed passed away.

And, after the year the WWE has had with regards to losing legendary figures such as Dusty Rhodes and Roddy Piper, Ross and the entire wrestling community have every right to now call out the mystery hacker.

Ross' Twitter account is still currently out of use as he attempts to get things back in order, but, as WWE fans know all too well, it will take more than a death hoax to keep him quiet.

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