After 20 years with the WWE, legendary ringside announcer Jim Ross announced his retirement from the company earlier today. Ross, who made his debut with the WWE back when it was still called the WWF in 1993 at WrestleMania IX, is leaving the company to focus on several business endeavors that he has going on right now.

"Jim has made many contributions to WWE and the sports-entertainment industry," WWE said in a statement, "and we thank him for his many years of service and wish him well."

The WWE just won't be the same without him. Can we start planning his inevitable comeback, like, now?

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[via WWE]