AEW television hasn’t seen Jim Ross on commentary for a while, but there is always a chance that he will return very soon. After all, Good ole JR has been in the business for decades, and that’s not going to change any time soon.

Jim Ross has been on the sidelines from his AEW announcing duties ever since he suffered a fall before the debut episode of AEW Collision on June 17th. Following the incident, Ross suspected he might have had a concussion and decided to take some time off to fully recover.

During the latest Grilling JR episode, the WWE Hall of Famer shared a positive update on his health. A chiropractor has been providing regular visits, and he’s getting closer to making his return to AEW.

“Tony Khan and I have talked about what I’m going to do going forward, and it looks like I’ll have a shot at getting back on Collision on Saturdays. That seems to be my destination, but that could change. I just know that it’s going to be a huge lifestyle change for me because those shows are live on Saturday nights.”


“I’m going to make the ultimate sacrifice [missing Sooners football games]. I’m gonna have to DVR my games,” Ross rued. “It’s going to restrict how many games I go to live. I’ve even thought about using Jacksonville as my secondary home, which it hasn’t been because of my doctors down there. Instead, I’ve had to come back to Oklahoma, and they’ve got good doctors here.”

Even though he had to step away from Sooners games, Jim Ross is looking forward to resuming work and expressed deep gratitude towards AEW management for their support during his health challenges. He believes that “AEW Collision” aligns perfectly with his expertise and even jokingly mentioned that calling the CM Punk vs Samoa Joe match would have made him as happy as a three-peckered goat.

In the meantime, Nigel McGuinness and Ian Riccaboni have been handling the AEW announcing duties for the new Saturday night show. Ian Riccaboni is filling in for Kevin Kelly, who is currently in Japan for NJPW’s G1 Climax 33. While some wrestling podcasters and pundits have suggested sticking to a two-man team, it was originally planned for JR, McGuinness, and Kelly to form the Collision announce booth. The anticipation for Jim Ross’s eventual return is high, and fans are excited to see the trio come together as originally intended.

We will have to see how long Jim Ross needs this time around. He obviously wants to come back, and he’s even willing to miss hos Boomer Sooners football games to make it happen.

What’s your take on Jim Ross coming back to AEW commentary? Do you miss hearing him on commentary every week? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think!

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