Jim Ross is a voice on AEW television, but he also knows a lot about working for the competition. The WWE Hall Of Famer is very happy with his current company, and his boss as well.
During Grilling JR, he spoke about Tony Khan and all the AEW President did to prepare for this role. He’s been booking pro wrestling shows since he was 10-years-old. Those fantasy cards were never produced, but it laid the groundwork for many angles that Khan has stored in his head for later.
Jim Ross praised Tony Khan’s talent and how enthusiastic he is about the pro wrestling business. Not only does Tony Khan pay Jim Ross very well, but he is also a friend which also matters.
“Tony Khan is a very talented guy. He’s the best boss I’ve ever worked for. That’s not a knock on Vince. I’m comparing a 35-year-old guy who loves the business. Tony Khan has been writing wrestling TV shows since he was 10 years old. He’s been practicing for this gig that he has right now since he was a kid. He shares that enthusiasm. It’s very contagious. I’m a big Tony Khan fan for several reasons. He pays me well and he’s a friend. He’s great to work for. I see how he operates. He motivates talent very well. I’m very blessed to be where I’m at right now.”
Jim Ross spoke in the past about how he intends to retire under AEW’s umbrella. He signed a multi-year deal with AEW, so that’s not likely to happen for some time.
Tony Khan could have signed a lot of people to be commentator for his new pro wrestling company, but he went with Jim Ross. It appears that decision paid off in a big way, and Good ‘ole JR doesn’t intend on severing that partnership any time soon.
Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote