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Jim Ross Clarifies Controversial Statement, Former TNA Champion Austin Aries Vents Frustration

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Former longtime WWE announcer and Hall of Famer Jim Ross had to recently clarify a statement he made on the lack of signing of former WWE superstar Gail Kim. Ross was participating on his podcast “The Ross Report” and made comments that were perceived into him stating that WWE President Vince McMahon was wary of signing Kim, based solely off her race.

Jim Ross has posted a new blog over at JRsBarBQ.com in which he clarifies recent comments he made on “The Ross Report” podcast that Vince McMahon was wary of signing Gail Kim due to her race.

“For the record, I am and have said on many occasions that Gail Kim is one of my ALL TIME favorite performers of any gender. She’s Canadian of Asian decent and a beautiful person inside and out. When pitching me hiring her, was I wrong to say that many men were attracted to Asian females? I obviously should have used a better illustration to explain that point than mentioning Asian adult websites being revenue generators but it was merely to illustrate my point as unfortunate as it was in hindsight. My problem is that I am honest and have no issues admitting when I make an error in judgment, if one was made, but the web site point wasn’t what got Gail hired in WWE. It was her ability in the ring and the fact that she did have a great look. She is a credit to any organization that she’s affiliated with and i’d hire her again tomorrow if given the opportunity.”

Former TNA X-Division and Heavyweight Champion, Austin Aries told Busted Open Radio on SiriusXM this week that somebody at TNA dropped the ball with his 2012 TNA Title reign:

“I guess as frank as I can say it … somebody dropped the ball, and it wasn’t me,” Aries said

“I was ready to run with it and somebody knocked it out of my hands from behind. I’m not sure where the decision was made, but I agree with your assessment and I think a lot of people agree with that assessment [that TNA had red hot momentum when they put the title on Aries]. You know, sometimes you have too many cooks in the kitchen, so to speak. At that time, that could have been the case of what was going on. You have different people fighting for different directions. All I wanted to do was to go on television every week and have the best… wrestling match of any company, anywhere.”

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