Jim Ross is the voice of AEW and his voice will be calling matches for a long time to come. Every contract expires and Jim Ross’ is no exception.
Sports Media with Richard Deitsch podcast recently spoke to JR about many things. His All Elite Wrestling contract came up in the conversation when the WWE Hall Of Fame announcer revealed that he would sign a new contract when that time came.
“Somebody said to me the other day, they said, ‘JR, I read you signed a three-year contract with AEW and the Khan family.’ I sure did. ‘Well what are you gonna do when that’s up?’ I said, ‘Well, thanks for assuming I’ll be alive,’ number one. I like that theory. I said, ‘Here’s what I’d probably like to do: How about renew it? And get another one.’ Hey look, if our man Vin Scully can do it until his 80s — that scares some young fans right there. ‘Oh my God, that old bastard is thinking about doing this until his 80s.’ Well let’s not get carried away kids. Lighten up for instance. It’s not that bad.”
Jim Ross obviously feels good enough to work and he loves staying busy. Making a new city every week as part of AEW Dynamite will definitely help keep Good ‘ole JR occupied. He seems to be having a good time too because he doesn’t seem to plan on stopping any time soon.