AEW announcer, Jim Ross recently spoke with the Sports Media podcast about his future in wrestling and what he plans to do after his contract expires.
JR signed a three-year deal with the company when he originally signed back in April, which AEW claimed was the most lucrative contract a commentator has ever received. However, fans have already been asking what Jim Ross is planning on doing when that contract runs out.
“Somebody said to me the other day, they said, ‘JR, I read you signed a three-year contract with AEW and the Khan family.’ I sure did. ‘Well what are you gonna do when that’s up?’ I said, ‘Well, thanks for assuming I’ll be alive,’ number one. I like that theory,” Ross said.
He continued, “I said, ‘Here’s what I’d probably like to do: How about renew it? And get another one.’ Hey look, if our man Vin Scully can do it until his 80s — that scares some young fans right there. ‘Oh my God, that old bastard is thinking about doing this until his 80s.’ Well let’s not get carried away kids. Lighten up for instance. It’s not that bad.”
H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.