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Jim Ross says Vince McMahon paid an undercard talent $500,000 to stay with WWE

Jim Ross


Earlier this month it was announced that WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross would join All Elite Wrestling.

The legendary announcer was recently a guest on Busted Open Radio where he spoke about a wide range of topics.

During the interview, Ross talked about whether or not he thinks WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon is concerned about AEW.

“I do not know that he is concerned about anybody. I really doubt it. He is bullet proof in that regard. The worst mistake AEW can make is trying to change WWE. We do not need to chase them. I’m sure there is financial concern.”

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Ross made an interesting comment about an undercard WWE star who was offered big money to stay with the company. That would indicate that McMahon does have some concern about wrestlers jumping to AEW.

“I asked about a undercard guy in WWE that helps the other guys learn and they said he was not available because he just signed a new WWE deal for $500K. Not because he would be used but just to keep him off the streets.”

The AEW Double or Nothing event is set to take place May 25th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho will headline this show.

You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the player below:

H/T to Wrestlezone for the transcription