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WWE Legend Jim Ross Count Me Out ... I'M RETIRING

9/11/2013 2:43 PM PDT

WWE Legend Jim Ross -- Count Me Out ... I'M RETIRING

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WWE Hall-of-Fame announcer Jim Ross -- the voice of the organization for two decades -- has decided to hang up his microphone and retire, so says the WWE.

Ross called some of the biggest matches in WWE history -- including Stone Cold's epic battles with Vince McMahon, the rise of The Rock ... and the famous "Hell In a Cell' match when Undertaker launched Mick Foley through a table from the top of a steel cage.

But Ross didn't just do the play-by-play -- he also came up with some pretty iconic wrestling nicknames ... referring to Stone Cold Steve Austin as the "Texas Rattlesnake" and Triple H as the "Cerebral Assassin."

He was also famous for shouting phrases like "By god, that man has a family" when wrestlers were getting their asses kicked in the ring.

According to the WWE, Ross wants to spend more time focusing on his "personal business endeavors" -- and by that, we're guessing he means his growing BBQ sauce company.

For the record, it's delicious ... but JR, you'll be missed. Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!


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