The voice of “Good ‘Ole JR” Jim Ross has been synonymous with high-end pro wrestling action for decades. His career was honored with a WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2007, but nearly twenty years later, the Oklahoma native continues to call action on a largely weekly basis. After parting ways with WWE in 2019, he was quickly signed to a multi-year deal by All Elite Wrestling and began calling the action full-time on AEW: Dynamite. These days, Ross can be heard on Saturday nights as part of AEW: Collision, usually serving as an analyst for the main event.
“Tony Khan has answered a lot of my prayers, and I hope to continue working for AEW for the foreseeable future. That’s our goal, that’s Tony’s goal, it’s my goal. Tony and I had a nice chat about my contract last week at TV. So, things are moving along well in that regard. I’m sure that between Barry Bloom, my agent, and the legal department of AEW, that they’re gonna get something worked out. That’s my belief; I’m being positive and optimistic.
“So, this is the best scenario for me that I could imagine. Working for a young company where when you go to work, you feel invigorated, you feel excited. You’re around a lot of great young talent that want to be stars, and this group of talents, well, they work their ass off. Some of the matches we’ve had on Collision the last few weeks have just been epic, in my view. Hard-hitting, epic matches that I just can’t get enough of.
“So, the only thing I’d like to do more of is call more than just the main event, but that’s not my call. I’m not running the place, baby. Just put me in the game, coach; I’m ready to roll. So, I appreciate all that, and like I said, Tony Khan has been a blessing to me and provided me an opportunity to work in the business that I love and that I still love. So, better days, more good days lie ahead.”