Jim Ross Reveals He Signed A New Year-Long Deal With AEW

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JR has officially put pen to paper on a brand-new deal with All Elite Wrestling.

The future of legendary wrestling commentator Jim Ross has been up in the air for several months, with multiple reports and the man himself noting that his contract was due to expire last month, although it now appears as though he’s set to stay put.

While speaking recently on Grilling JR, Ross revealed that he’s signed a new AEW deal that was finalized after his past contract expired on February 14 of this year.

“We wrote a new deal, we wrote a completely new deal, no extension, new contract. It was probably the quickest and easiest negotiation I’ve ever done in my career of 50 years. That’s all because of Tony Khan’s commitment to me as a broadcaster. And he’s always been a fan of my work, which helps your cause, when your boss is a fan of your work. It never hurts anything, so we got a new deal. I’ll be back to do more work. I assume it’s going to be centered around the pay-per-views, we’re adding more pay-per-views.”

-Jim Ross

Ross would provide a timeframe for his deal as well, mentioning he believes it to be a one-year deal.

“I think we’re down for another year, and that’s plenty. I’m happy with it – Tony Khan stepped up. Term wise, financial package wise, everything was to my liking. I was very blessed to be working with Tony on that deal, he wanted me signed. He got his man and I got my company, so it all worked out real well.”

-Jim Ross

Jim Ross would make his return to AEW programming at their Revolution Pay-per-view after missing some time due to a broken hip and cancer treatments, Ross would be on the call for the final two matches of the show, one of which was The Icon Sting’s final match.

As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on the future of Jim Ross as soon as we hear more.

H/T to the Wrestling Observer for the transcription.

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