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Jim Ross Undergoes CT Scan For “Potential Skin Cancer Issue”

Jim Ross

Jim Ross has revealed that he has undergone a CT scan for what he describes as a “potential skin cancer issue.”

Posting on social media on October 21st, Jim Ross revealed that he was heading for a CT scan after dealing with a “potential skin cancer issue” for more than a year. The WWE Hall of Famer wrote that he was hoping for good results and remaining positive.

You can see the full post from Ross below, however the update contains a photo that is graphic in nature.

Jim Ross has been open about his health struggles over the course of his career which include living with Bells Palsy, as well as undergoing colon surgery in 2005.

The announcer began his Hall of Famer career in Mid South Wrestling in 1974, where he worked as a referee until 1977. After transitioning into being a play-by-play announcer for the promotion, he also became the Vice-President of Marketing.

After the UWF was brought by Jim Crockett Promotions Ross remained at the announce desk, again remaining in position when the promotion became WCW. JR worked his way up to be the company’s Head of Broadcasting before leaving in 1993 after Eric Bischoff was promoted to become Executive Producer.

Jim Ross then moved to WWE, where he would remain until 2013. During this period he became the ‘voice of the Attitude Era’ calling many of the biggest moments in WWE history. Backstage he also assumed the role of Head of Talent Relations, often being credited with helping sign the likes of The Rock, John Cena and Mick Foley.

After a short stint with New Japan, Ross returned to WWE in 2017, although he was used sparingly. This eventually led to his departure in 2019.

JR joined AEW in April 2019 becoming the lead play-by-play commentator for the company alongside Excalibur and Tony Schiavone.