After a hiatus from the world of programming due to an undisclosed surgical procedure, Jim Ross made a triumphant return to AEW, lending his iconic voice to the final two matches of AEW Revolution earlier this month. Following his appearance at the pay-per-view event, Ross revealed that he had extended his contract with AEW for another year, following a short-term extension at the end of last year when his previous contract expired.

During recent episode of his Grilling JR podcast, a curious fan posed a question regarding the length of Ross’s new contract and whether it signaled the end of his illustrious announcing career.

Ross responded candidly, acknowledging the possibility, saying, “I think so. It’s realistic to think that way… I can think realistically this could be my last year, and more than likely will.” He emphasized that the decision ultimately hinges on factors such as his health and the extent to which AEW intends to utilize him. Currently, Ross is slated to work primarily on pay-per-view events, providing commentary once a month.

In discussing his reduced role within AEW, Ross expressed contentment, highlighting the opportunity to contribute to major events and significant matches. He praised Tony Khan’s understanding of his strengths and preferences, stating, “Tony Khan’s got a good feel for what he likes for me to do and my skill set.”


Despite the diminished workload, Ross remains enthusiastic about the prospect of enhancing storytelling and potentially bolstering pay-per-view buy rates.

As Jim Ross embarks on what could potentially be his final year as a prominent figure in wrestling commentary, his legacy continues to resonate with fans worldwide. His distinctive voice and unparalleled storytelling have left an indelible mark on the industry. While the future may be uncertain, one thing remains clear – Jim Ross’s contributions to wrestling will be cherished for years to come.

What are your thoughts on Jim Ross’s potential retirement? Share your comments below and let’s celebrate the career of this legendary announcer.

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Steve Carrier

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