Buff Bagwell has long-maintained that Jim Ross had something to do with him being fired from WWE. In a recent interview with Title Match Wrestling, Bagwell has remained to make the claim and went on a long-winded rant about JR.
Bagwell stated that Jim Ross spread rumors about Bagwell’s mother, Judy, calling him to ask if her son could have the weekend off. He said this, coupled with a lackluster match against Booker T on RAW that same week, led to him being released from the company.
“Do you really believe that you’re gonna fire Buff Bagwell over one bad match? Come on, man,” Bagwell said. “Do you really believe, out there in video world, that Buff Bagwell got fired because of his mother? Do people really believe that I had my mother call the WWF and say let him off Augusta in Birmingham? Well f**k no that’s not true! Why would I do that? But people believed it. And one person was responsible: Jim Ross. And only God, Jim Ross and me know the truth, and who’s gonna believe me. Nobody… The true, true story is Jim Ross created that monster, and people believed it.”
Ross was the head of talent relations at the time, and it was in his job title to inform superstars of being let go from WWE. Bagwell gets that it is NOT JR’s decision to fire him.
“It may not have been Jim. Jim made the call, and that’s the route he took,” Bagwell said. “He said, ‘Hey, it’s a s****y job what I got here. It’s a job I gotta do, I gotta call people. It’s a bad job.'”
Below is a video where you can listen in on him ranting about JR.