WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross is a legend in the pro wrestling business as a commentator. He is one of the mainstays in the commentary team at All Elite Wrestling. However, one can only continue a career for so long.
While speaking on the Grilling Jr podcast, Jim Ross indicated that he plans on retiring from commentary after his AEW gig. Ross emphasized on the comments he made this week on his podcast.
I got a lot of comments online about a remark where I mentioned that; as far as I’m concerned? At this point in my life? AEW is my last gig, and I met that.”
Jim Ross then compared working in AEW and WWE. He revealed that things are different in AEW as not everything is only dependent on what the owner thinks and is not a slave to his whims.
“I love working for Tony Khan, he’s a whole different ballgame. People just don’t understand, that the culture of WWE? It is what it is. It is all Vince [McMahon] related and oriented. When you get on the Vince’s good list? It’s a wonderful thing. If you’re not? It’s not so great.”
“Tony Khan’s about the same every time you see him” Jim Ross continued. “And he’s still a fan. He still loves the business, he loves talking about the business, telling stories and asking questions. He has an innate knowledge of things that went on before he was even born. So it’s really a fun experience.”
Ross ended by reiterating the fact that AEW will be the final company he will work in before he retires for good.
“I think at my age? I need to be realistic. As long as my work holds up to acceptable levels, hopefully better than that, but at least acceptable levels? I don’t see any reason to go anywhere else.”
It is likely good ol’ JR still has enough left in the tank to keep on providing commentary in AEW for a long enough time. We will have to see when he retires.