“Unbelievable”: WWE’s High-Profile Sale to UFC’s Parent Company Made Jim Ross Scared Because of One Particular Reason

Published 04/15/2023, 7:15 AM EDT

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WWE fans were recently introduced to shocking news. Endeavor bought the sports entertainment company for over $9 billion. Consequently, WWE was merged with the leading MMA company, UFC, also owned by Endeavor. All the people who are following the story have different opinions pertaining to the merger. WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross recently provided fans with his take on the news.

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Just like Endeavor, Ross also observes some potential in the merger. He lists the things that he is excited about. However, he is also afraid of one thing. 

WWE-UFC merger scares Jim Ross

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The former WWE employee hosts podcasts on a regular basis. In a recent episode of his own Grilling JR podcast, he made sure to talk about the crucial merger news. When asked about his opinion on the same, Ross said, “I’m excited about it. The synergy between these two guys could be overwhelming.

Here, Ross is talking about Vince McMahon and Dana White. Ross lists the two men as being ‘old-school’ in terms of their mindsets. According to him, this could prove to be a powerful force when the merged promotions move ahead toward a brighter future.

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While the Hall of Famer considers the deal to be a brilliant move, he is scared of one thing. “The numbers that I saw were scary and just unbelievable. We’re talking about ‘billions’ now,” added Jim Ross. Although the company bought WWE for $9.3 Billion, the merger made the UFC-WWE body worth $21 billion in total.

Probably the reason why Ross considers it scary is due to the money involved in the deal. Even though if it is a great deal for the owners and fans, this could create a monopoly.

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This monopoly can possibly affect the rising rival promotions in the future. Although this impact will be upsetting to those not associated with the merger, it could be a huge power shift in the sports industry. Besides the business point-of-view, this merger has also affected WWE’s internal power relations.

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As Vince McMahon has reportedly returned to the management team, fans are picking on hints that he may also be indirectly involved in the creatives. This resulted in fans campaigning on social media to fire McMahon.

The campaign’s effectiveness in getting Endeavor’s attention is debatable. However, the merger has started showing evident changes already.

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Kaif Ali

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Kaif Ali is a combat sports writer at EssentiallySports, known for his coverage of UFC and WWE. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in the English language from a top university. He is a passionate fan of legendary UFC fighters Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, as well as a dedicated supporter of WWE icon Steve Austin.
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