Jim Ross was someone that many fans grew up with during the Attitude Era in WWE and when AEW launched, President Tony Khan wanted a voice of his broadcasts that fans were familiar with. Khan also believed like many that Ross is one of the greatest announcers in the history of the business.
Ross signed a three-year deal in April 2019 when he joined the promotion to serve as an announcer and senior advisor. Since then, he has called PPV events and the majority of Dynamite episodes alongside Tony Schiavone and Excalibur.
Ross confirmed in an interview with JMart and Ramon that his contract is slated to expire in April.
"[AEW is] in a really cool spot, especially a guy like me. My contract is up soon. I'm not looking to go anywhere, but nonetheless, I'm 70. I have to be realistic at some point in my crazy a** life. I haven't been. My late wife would say, 'Amen to that. He's a character.' I'm loving what I'm doing. It's still fun for me. As long as you keep that element in the place of work, you're alright and doing good.”
Ross recently battled skin cancer that resulted in him missing a few episodes of Dynamite as he underwent successful treatment. Last December, he announced he was cancer-free in December.
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