WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross signed with All Elite Wrestling in April 2019, and has served as one of the company’s lead commentators, as well as a senior advisor ever since.
Fans of the legendary commentator will be glad to hear that on the recent edition of Ross’ Grilling JR podcast the broadcaster revealed that he had signed a contract extension with AEW, keeping him there for “about a year and a half”.
“I don’t think we’ve made this announcement, but I signed an extension with AEW not too long ago. I appreciate Tony Khan’s confidence and his willingness to keep me on the team and contribute. We’re not going a long time, but I think I signed for about a year and a half or something like that to stay in the position I’m in. I’m just really pleased that at 70, I still have a future, and at 70, I’m still loving what I do.”-Jim Ross
Ross continued, stating that his intention is to continue in his broadcasting role until 2024, marking his 50th year in the wrestling business.
“I want to get to 2024, I really do. That’s 50 years in the wrestling business. Not a lot of guys can say that they’re in the same job in a fickle, crazy-ass, unpredictable business like pro wrestling for 50 years. The good lord is looking down and cutting me a break, and if I can get to 50 [years in wrestling], I’ll be the happiest guy in Norman, Oklahoma.”-Jim Ross
Ross previously stated back in February that his current AEW deal would be up in April, and that he “was not looking to go anywhere”. It certainly looks as though Ross will be sticking to his word, and we look forward to hearing Ross’s legendary voice on AEW television for the next year and a half.
H/T to 411Mania for the transcription