Jim Ross, the legendary wrestling commentator, has been the voice of several generations of fans, dedicating decades of his life to the business. Currently, Ross is a major part of AEW, where he continues to showcase his passion and expertise for the sport. Recently, he signed a new deal with the company, solidifying his ongoing commitment to AEW and ensuring that fans will continue to enjoy his commentary for the foreseeable future.

It was previously reported that Jim Ross’ contract would be expiring this year. That is why Ross and Tony Khan started negotiations for possible contract renewal and fans hoped he would stick with AEW in the end.

That is what happened as Jim Ross signed 1-year deal with the company. While speaking on the latest episode of Grilling JR, Jim Ross addressed the possibility of this being his last year on commentary following his signing of a one-year deal with AEW. Ross confirmed that 2024 will be his last year as an announcer.

I think so. It’s realistic to think that. I’m 72 years old, I feel good, I get healthier every day, which is great, but I have to think realistically this could be my last year and more than likely will. It’s to be determined. That’s between me, my health, and Tony Khan. Right now it’s a good plan because I’m essentially working, as I understand, pay-per-views only. That’s where you’ll find me, as the plan goes, as we speak. As we know, in pro wrestling, things change and could be different, but I don’t think so with this occasion. I think it’s what I’ll be doing, and that’s fine with me. I get to go to big shows, call big matches on big shows. Tony Khan has a good feel for what he’d like me to do, and my skill set. Right now, my situation is, I’m going to be married to the pay-per-views. That’s good. Maybe it’ll help the buy rates a bit. Storytelling will be a little sounder and different.”

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Jim Ross served on commentary for the last two matches of AEW Revolution, including Sting’s farewell match. We will have to wait and see when Jim Ross will appear on AEW television next.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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