WWE Hall Of Famer and All Elite Wrestling (AEW) commentator Jim Ross recently took to his podcast, “Grilling JR,” to talk about several professional wrestling topics.
During the show, Ross touched on his time working as WWE’s Vice President of Talent Relations. The longtime commentator discussed whether or not the company encouraged its female talent to get breast implants at the time. Ross claims the company didn’t get involved with things like that, as they’re defenseless if something goes awry.
They would, however, give talent time off and financial assistance for operations such as those. Here’s what Ross had to say:
“Nope, sure didn’t. Didn’t step in that territory, because you’re defenseless if something goes awry. It’s gotta be a personal decision made by the talent if they believe it will enhance their TV persona and their overall look, as to what is acceptable by general society, then that’s gonna be their call.
“Now if they need time off to get it done, obviously, if they need money to help, advance some money to get surgery done, I think we’ve done those things, but that was always based on the talent’s decision. People gonna roll their eyes at this one but it just wasn’t my place to tell you to get a boob job and then something go wrong and you did it because you felt like you were compelled to because your boss said to, and now you get issues, the WWE’s got a problem.
“So, that’s kind of where we were with that, we just never did that. And some, I’m sure there’s gonna be somebody who’s gonna say, ‘Well, I knew if I didn’t do it…’ Yeah, OK.”
H/T IWNerd for the transcriptions