Jim Ross officially announced that his deal with WWE was coming to an end. While legions of fans were saddened by the news that a legacy was ending, most were optimistic about Ross’ future, knowing he’d land of his feet and there were other promotions and opportunities awaiting him. On a recent episode of The Jim Ross Report, Ross confirmed what most believed to be true.
The former WWE announcer and Hall of Famer was on his podcast show and spoke of negotiations that have been ongoing with new wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW). According to Ross, a deal will be struck in the next few days and he’s excited about the new opportunity, whatever role it is they see him best suited for. Speculation is he will either be used in a broadcasting role and/or a behind-the-scenes position.
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Ross said of his future with AEW, ” They are an exciting young company. I’d like to think I could contribute to their success either at ringside, calling the play-by-play, or behind-the-scenes.” In regards to the role he’s going to be hired for, he explained, “Those details are still being discussed and when we get something finalized, I’m thinking within the next few days at most, we’ll let everybody know.”
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For Ross, the end of his time wasn’t necessarily easy to swallow but he’s excited about the future. “When one door closes, another door opens if you let it.”, he said. Ross added, “I’m knocking on wood that everything’s cool. It’s going to be a good year.” Something tells us it will be.