During a recent interview with Title Match Wrestling, former WCW Star Buff Bagwell said that Jim Ross ruined his career. Below is what he said:
“Do you really believe that you’re gonna fire Buff Bagwell over one bad match? Come on, man. Do you really believe, out there in video world, that Buff Bagwell got fired because of his mother?
Do people really believe that I had my mother call the WWF and say let him off Augusta in Birmingham? Well f*** no that’s not true!
Why would I do that? But people believed it. And one person was responsible: Jim Ross. And only God, Jim Ross and me know the truth, and who’s gonna believe me. Nobody… The true, true story is Jim Ross created that monster, and people believed it.
It may not have been Jim. Jim made the call, and that’s the route he took. ‘Hey, it’s a s****y job what I got here. It’s a job I gotta do, I gotta call people. It’s a bad job.’
To be honest with you, that could be true. But somebody, and I was told it was Jim, somebody started the ‘mother called in’ rumor. And what Jim’s leaving out right there, is on video they have a roundtable meeting, and Jim Ross rips my f***ing a$$ out.
Absolutely not, there’s no way… There’s no way to mend a fence, brother, of costing me my life. Jim Ross, I feel and I just proved on tape, Jim Ross ruined my career.
He started this f***ing rumor about my mother and ruined my career. How do you mend that fence? How do you do that? Now, do I think he was the mastermind behind it all?
Absolutely not… But I think Jim has all to do with what I’m talking about with my mother calling the office, and starting that rumor and everybody believed it. I think Jim was 1,000% behind that.”
You can watch the interview below: