Jim Ross confirmed on his podcast Thursday that he’s leaving WWE later this month when his contract expires.
“My WWE contract after 26 years will expire on Friday, March 29,” Ross said via TMZ Sports.
“And, after talking a couple of weeks ago with Vince McMahon, we have mutually agreed I need to move on.”
Ross, 67, noted he’s leaving the company on good terms but suggested there are people that want him out.
“I still think I can do play-by-play even though others that may surround Vince think I can’t.”
Ross plans to explore wrestling play-by-play opportunities elsewhere and there will surely be rumblings about him joining the All Elite Wrestling organization but there is nothing official to report at this point.
Ross signed a two-year contract with WWE after calling The Undertaker’s match at WrestleMania 33 in 2017. The last time he was on the air was in April for the company’s Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia.