According to a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE decided to call Jim Ross three hours before WWE RAW went on the air two weeks ago in Atlanta the night after Wrestlemania 27 to come to the Phillips Arena, as we have previously noted here on WrestleHeat.com. Ross reportedly made it known he just purchased a new expensive suit and with Vince McMahon having a history of having fun with JR on the air, they ran the angle of Michael Cole spraying barbecue sauce all over his suit and face. Ross later wrote the suit was ruined and the company was expected to take care of the expense.
Ross has also been on hand obviously at the latest WWE RAW tapings, partly due to the ongoing storyline between him, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Michael Cole and Jack Swagger. McMahon is said to still be “up in the air” about whether Ross will be used regularly after the storyline comes to an end.