Jim Ross was far from pleased when he was on the receiving end of an insult from fellow WWE Hall of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin.
While JR and Austin are close friends, the two were often shown at odds on WWE programming, including in 2001 when the Rattlesnake turned heel.
Speaking on his “Something to Wrestle” podcast, Bruce Prichard recalled a time when JR was furious after being insulted by Austin on-screen. He said,
“Somebody called him hillbilly boy. I swear to God he was hot for six weeks over hillbilly boy. I think Austin called him hillbilly boy when Steve turned heel and JR thought somebody fed that line to Austin… It was funny because it was 100% Steve ad-libbing.”
Despite the line, Austin would personally induct JR into the WWE Hall of Fame when the legendary commentator took his rightful place in 2007.