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Jim Ross comments on how Vince McMahon handled Gerald Brisco’s WWE release

The latest episode of “Grilling JR” with Jim Ross and Conrad Thompson covers the WWE Unforgiven 2000 and all of the wrestling news that was happening around that time.

JR and Conrad talk about the Fatal Four-Way main event for the WWE Championship between The Rock, Chris Benoit, The Undertaker and Kane. They also cover Triple H vs. Kurt Angle in a No DQ match, The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge and Christian in a Steel Cage match, Eddie Guerrero vs. Rikishi for the IC Title and more.

Ross gave his opinion of Gerald Brisco being released from WWE: “When people criticize WWE for adjusting their cost by lowering their overhead via furloughs etc, people get upset because they are making so much money. But everything has a reason in that regard and it’s a tough thing that you have to let some people go, but it’s not about how much we made, it’s about how much are you going to keep and how can you lower overhead to increase your bottom line for a publicly-traded company. I hate to see people lose their jobs, be furloughed or fired, Jerry Brisco got relieved of his post which is not a surprise and he’s been there over 30 years. All those things are meaningful, but it’s not unexpected. Jerry is 70 plus years old. He’s had a tremendous run there. How it was handled may not have been the ideal way. I will say that according to what Jerry said, Vince called him personally to give him the news which I respect for doing that instead of having somebody else do it.”

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