Jim Ross will be on commentary for AEW’s Fight For The Fallen pay-per-view and likely for every other major AEW event and television show for the remainder of his contract with the new wrestling company. He recently spoke to Chris Van Vliet where he went into detail about how different this is than working with WWE.

While explaining how different working with Vince McMahon screaming into his ear is, he admitted that nobody is in his ear telling him what to say in AEW. He only has someone giving him a word here or there, but definitely not yelling at him throughout the show.

Ross also explained that he doesn’t know the finishes to the matches because he wants to present an authentic presentation to AEW’s product.

“Sometimes I hear them [the finishes] in passing in conversation, but everybody there knows including Cody when I meet with him an hour and a half/two hours before every show during the week. He knows I don’t wanna know them.”


“Because I’d rather react organically. I’d rather react in a real way. That might not be the way you want to do it with some broadcasters who have less experience. You may not trust judgement yet and I think in my situation, I think you can trust me.”

AEW wants to present the best show possible and they will have Jim Ross leading the announce team. He has decades of experience under his belt so he knows what works best for him. Fortunately for all of us, AEW knows that they can give him that kind of freedom because he’s Jim F’n Ross.

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