Jim Ross is one of the greatest commentators in pro wrestling history. Ross is also considered the voice of the Attitude Era. However, he was released from WWE multiple times. JR departed Vince McMahon’s company in 2019 and then joined WWE’s rival promotion AEW.
Good Ol’ JR has been working as a commentator on AEW Dynamite and Rampage since joining All Elite Wrestling. Last month, JR suffered a bad fall in the morning on June 17th. However, he managed to arrive at the United Center for the debut episode of AEW Collision.
After the first episode of AEW Collision, Jim Ross announced that he will take a leave of absence to recover from the injury. On the Grilling JR podcast, Ross stated that his contract with AEW will expire soon.
“I will be back. I will continue working. My contract with AEW is still in place. I don’t have a lot of time left on it, but I’ve got enough. I’m not concerned about that. Either I’m retained, or I’m not. I’m just gonna take it a day at a time and see how it works out. But I enjoy working for AEW. It’s fun to be part of a startup. I said that when I was hired. It’s great to see all these young guys start to come into their own, and I’d love to be there for the rest of the journey to help guide them along the way, almost in a talent relations-type situation. I enjoy helping these kids.”
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