Legendary announcer Jim Ross’ role on AEW commentary could be changing.
For many fans, Jim Ross is the iconic voice of wrestling when it comes to commentating. With a WWE career that’s earned him a spot in the Hall of Fame, he has some of the most memorable calls in wrestling history, and he’s added a legendary presence in the AEW commentary booth.
Though he had to take time away due to recent health concerns and a battle with skin cancer, Jim Ross is still at it decades into his career, and recently revealed that he signed a contract extension with AEW.
Some fans may have noticed that Good Ol’ JR wasn’t on commentary for the entirety of Forbidden Door, and that he only stepped into the commentary booth halfway through the most recent episode of Dynamite to call the Blood and Guts match. According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, this shift is an experiment in changing up his commentary role with the company.
“Real quick, the deal with JR is, it looks like, at least this week they’re doing an experiment. But it looks like JR will do the second hour of Dynamite, and he’s going to be moved to Rampage on Fridays as well. He announces the entire Rampage show this Friday night.”
It remains to be seen whether this change to Jim Ross’ commentary role will be permanent, but it’s safe to say fans won’t be hearing the last of his iconic voice any time soon.
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