Jim Ross recently discussed his contract status on the latest episode of the “Grilling JR” podcast. Ross expressed his desire to call Sting’s last match alongside Tony Schiavone, a sentiment that Tony Khan, the owner of AEW, also supports. However, Ross emphasized that this arrangement is contingent on him re-signing with AEW, as his current contract is set to expire on February 14.

Ross believes it would be fitting for the original announcers of Sting vs. Ric Flair to reunite for this historic match. He spoke to Tony Khan about the idea, and Khan is enthusiastic about it. The only hurdle is Ross’s contract situation, which needs to be resolved before any formal announcement can be made.

“It seems to be that it just makes sense that the original two guys that called the very first Sting-Flair match if they were available and could still carry their share of their water, would be a good opportunity,” Ross said. “I mentioned it to Tony Khan. He loved the idea. My problem is not that. My problem is my contract is up February 14th, which I’ve mentioned ad nauseam…that event is in March. So we gotta take care of some business and I’m sure that we will. I feel good about where I’m headed with Tony and AEW. I’d love to have something to announce before the 14th, if possible.”

While there have been reports suggesting Ross’s involvement in calling Sting’s last match at AEW Revolution, he clarified that it’s not confirmed at this time. For that to happen, a new contract with the company would need to be finalized before the event. As of now, Jim Ross is not officially booked for Revolution, but this may change if contract negotiations progress positively.


“We’re still at the same place right,” Ross said about his contract talks. “I gotta get there contractually to be able to pull that off. I’m not using it as a leverage ploy. It just seemed like it makes sense. I think the best booking is booking this logically and having JR and Schiavone call the match to me seems logical. So we’ll see how it all works out. It’s going to work out the way it’s supposed to be and we’ll see how it goes from there, but I’m happy with the way things are moving along.”

In addition to discussing his contract status, Ross also shared some personal health challenges. He mentioned that his diabetes has started affecting his eyesight, particularly during nighttime driving. Ross acknowledged the importance of addressing these health issues and reassured his well-wishers that he is taking steps to manage them effectively.

“I don’t get out of my place here very much. I’m having a little issue driving because my diabetes is starting to have some effect on my eyesight. If is’t not one thing, it’s another. What a pain in the ass I’m becoming. I mean, I’m fine right now, but at night, driving, get the hell off the road. So I stay at home. It’s like driving bumper cars. I’m going to hit something. My depth perception is the shits right now, but I’m getting that addressed. It’s nothing I can’t handle or nothing that doesn’t happen to other people that have diabetic issues. My blood sugar is down and good. Everything’s great.”

Jim Ross’s contract with AEW is set to expire on February 14, and while there’s hope he’ll be behind the mic at AEW Revolution, it’s not confirmed yet. As contract negotiations unfold, the wrestling world waits in eager anticipation.

Stay with Ringside News as we will keep you updated if any other information regarding Jim Ross’ contract status becomes available.

Do you think it would be fitting for Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone to reunite to call Sting’s last match, given their history with the wrestler, and do you believe it would add to the significance of the event? Let us know in the comments below.

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