Jim Ross is expected to transition out of a full-time announcer spot on AEW television. It will not be an immediate change, but as Ringside News exclusively reported, the WWE Hall of Famer is expected to do more backstage interview segments and sit-down vignettes, moving away from full-time announcing.
While speaking to Wrestling Observer Radio, Tony Khan was asked about Jim Ross’ role in AEW and if he is expected to keep his full-time announcer position for the long haul. Jim Ross’ AEW contract is up in April, 2022, and Tony Khan is uncertain what Ross wants to do.
“I’m not sure, a lot of that is up to Jim. I like having Jim here. I want him to keep doing matches and calling shows. I think he adds a lot of value and he’s the most recognizable wrestling voice of all time, I think in terms of his penetration worldwide, and so he’s a great ambassador for us in many way. I think I’m really happy about what he’s brought to the company. I’ll have to sit down and talk with Jim, but I know right now he’s happy calling matches and going forward it seems like that’s the plan.”
It is the immediate plan for Jim Ross to stay on commentary, but a transition is expected. Bodyslam.net also independently confirmed Ringside News‘ exclusive report with their many AEW sources. We will continue monitoring this story for further developments.
Transcription by Ringside News