Jim Ross has revealed the real reason WWE fired Luna Vachon in the year 2000.
Luna Vachon was one of the WWE’s standout performers during the 1990s but in the year 2000, she was shockingly fired by the company. During a recent edition of his podcast “Grilling JR”, Jim Rose revealed exactly why Vachon was released by the WWE.
“Luna had some issues. Self-esteem issues, she was insecure, she was always concerned with how she looked. She wasn’t the most feminine female in the locker room and she knew it. I think it bothered her. She had other issues too. I can’t go into detail because I don’t know all of them. But I can just say that poor Luna would have given Dr. Phil a week’s worth of shows. Cause she just had a lot of issues that were deep-rooted that occurred in her life long before she came to WWF.” he said.
“I didn’t have any issues with her one-on-one. She would apologize and cry and come to my office at TV and try to talk through it.” he continued.
JR went on to mention that Vachon had arguments backstage with Marc Mero, Blackjack Lanza and others. Ross was then told to fire her. JR then mentioned that if the same situation happened now, Luna likely would have been asked to go to counselling instead.
“If that same scenario would have happened and we could have identified her issues we would have gone to HR and said this young woman needs some help,” JR said.
Luna Vachon passed away in 2010 at the age of 48. In 2019, she was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the legacy wing.
Watch Jim Ross’ comments on Luna Vachon in the video below.