During the latest episode of “Grilling JR” with Jim Ross and co-host Conrad Thompson, they covered WWE Unforgiven 2000 and all of the wrestling news happening around that time.
JR and Conrad talked about the Fatal Four-Way main event for the WWE Championship that featured The Rock, Chris Benoit, The Undertaker, and Kane. The two of them also covered Triple H vs. Kurt Angle in a No DQ match, also they had a conversation about The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge and Christian in a Steel Cage match, Eddie Guerrero vs. Rikishi for the Intercontinental Title, and so much more.
Jim Ross also commented on Gerald Brisco’s WWE Release, here is a link to the full episode of Grilling JR. where the Hall-of-Famer shares his thoughts about it.
Ross would go on to give his opinion on how WWE handled Gerald Briscoe’s release:
“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 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 for 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.”