AEW commentator Jim Ross recalled on the latest episode Grilling JR the night he was fired on the October 10, 2005 edition of Raw. He also gave some insight into Linda McMahon being hesitant to take a Stunner from Steve Austin, which was memorable as it came off rather sloppy.
"She was reluctant that night to do the business but she, like everybody else, was reluctant to cross the boss. That’s what he wanted. She was a great sport.”
JR wasn’t only fired in a storyline that night, but also in real life. He said that he never had issues with Triple H and always supported him, but The Game didn’t support him at that time even though he started working behind the scenes by then.
“When he became an administrator, we didn’t have a lot of successful negotiations. I was disappointed in that a bit because I always went to bat for him. I got him the contract he wanted and that was important to him – to have the same million dollar downside guarantee that the other guys did. I think he just took Vince’s lead."