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Jim Ross Says He’d “Love To See” Sean Waltman Have A Big Match In AEW

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Jim Ross has revealed that he would be more than happy to see WWE Hall of Famer Sean Waltman climb into an AEW ring.

With the news that Sean Waltman is medically cleared and returning to action, legendary announcer Jim Ross has commented that he would love to see the veteran wrestle in AEW.

Ross, who worked with Waltman during his time with WWE, was speaking after the former Tag Team Champion appeared at The Wrld on GCW. At the event, Waltman saved Joey Janela from a beatdown at the hands of Matt Cardona and Brian Myers. It has since been announced that Waltman will team with Janela on February 25th to take on the former WWE Superstars.

As the man also known as X-Pac gets back in the ring for the first time in almost three years, Ross says that he’d like to see two-time WWE Hall of Famer compete in AEW.

Speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, available via AdFreeShows, Jim Ross heaped praise on Waltman, explaining that it would be great to see him have a big match in AEW.

“He looks like he’s in really good shape,” Ross said. “I knew he’d be in good shape because he’s gotten back in that workout mode and Sean’s just a natural talent. He has great skills and timing and all of those things. He didn’t lose all of that, he just had to get his mind right and his body right and attack.

“I think that’s what Sean is doing, I’d love to see him have a big match in AEW somewhere down the road. It would be fun for me, I’m not speaking for Tony Khan, I don’t know where they are on all that stuff, I don’t get involved in that, thank god.”

During the conversation, the voice of AEW reflected on the creation of the Indie Wrestling Hall of Fame, and it’s first induction ceremony the evening before GCW’s big night at the Hammerstein Ballroom. One of the stars honoured at the event was AEW coach, Jerry Lynn. Incidentally, Lynn was inducted by Sean Waltman.

Ross said that he wished he could have been at the event, adding that Lynn is doing amazing work behind the scenes with AEW’s young talent.

“It sounded like one of those events I wish I would’ve been able to attend,” Ross said. “I love that kind of stuff, those guys are so deserving quite frankly. Jerry Lynn is doing amazing work for AEW as a producer, he’s really good working with talent, explaining psychology. He’s got a great demeanour, does Jerry, he’s a very valuable member of the team. All those guys are well deserving.”

Sean Waltman last wrestled on April 4th 2019, while he previously spent time working as a coach in NXT. As part of the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2020, Waltman became the first person to be inducted in two consecutive years.

H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.