Earlier this week, news began making the rounds of comments reportedly made by WWE Hall of Famer on his podcast regarding a former WWE Diva. It appears Ross has now clarified just exactly what went down.
On his podcast, Ross noted when signing Gail Kim back in 2002 to WWE while he was in charge of talent relations, Vince McMahon wasn’t at first interested in her. In an attempt to sway him to get behind signing Kim, Ross said he noted there was a large market for Asian pornography, something which allegedly excited McMahon.
After receiving some criticism, Ross took to his blog to elaborate on what happened:
“For the record, I am and have said on many occasions that Gail Kim is one of my ALL TIME favorite performers of any gender. She’s Canadian of Asian decent and a beautiful person inside and out. When pitching me hiring her, was I wrong to say that many men were attracted to Asian females? I obviously should have used a better illustration to explain that point than mentioning Asian adult websites being revenue generators but it was merely to illustrate my point as unfortunate as it was in hindsight. My problem is that I am honest and have no issues admitting when I make an error in judgment, if one was made, but the web site point wasn’t what got Gail hired in WWE. It was her ability in the ring and the fact that she did have a great look. She is a credit to any organization that she’s affiliated with and i’d hire her again tomorrow if given the opportunity.”
More from the blog post can be found here.
I mean…it’s not all that far-fetched to imagine this is exactly how it happened, unfortunately. We are talking early-2000s Vince McMahon here…