As was expected, Jim Ross returned to WWE as part of the WrestleMania 33 broadcast.
Ross was introduced before the Roman Reigns vs. Undertaker main event began and joined Michael Cole and John “Bradshaw” Layfield on commentary. We reported last Friday that Ross was set to be part of the show.
The match was the first time Ross has appeared in the WWE broadcast booth since “retiring” in 2013 after being blamed for a panel event that he hosted to promote that year’s WWE 2K video game going awry.
Ross has kept busy since then. He’s currently the play-by-play voice alongside Josh Barnett on New Japan Pro Wrestling’s AXS show and called the World of Sport pilot on ITV before being earmarked to maintain the role in its revival.
Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez discussed Ross’ status and what the WrestleMania appearance could mean for his future on the post-WWE Hall of Fame edition of Wrestling Observer Radio.