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Jim Ross Says AEW Role Will Be “My Last Gig In Pro Wrestling”

On the latest episode of his Grilling JR podcast AEW commentator Jim Ross has revealed that his current role in AEW will be his last in professional wrestling.

Over the course of his 40 plus year career Jim Ross has delivered some of the most famous wrestling calls of all time. From Stone Cold brawling with Mike Tyson, to The Undertaker throwing Mick Foley off the top of Hell In A Cell JR has been the soundtrack to some of the most iconic moments in wrestling history.

Ross joined AEW in 2019 to prolong his broadcasting career, a move that he has now revealed will be his last in wrestling.

“It’s been a great experience, [working in AEW] I’ve been very lucky to get this gig. It will be my last gig in pro wrestling – I can promise you that. But I hope it doesn’t end anytime soon.”

Ross also discussed how he has relished his time commentating in AEW, not only reuniting with Tony Schiavone, but working with the next generation in Excalibur.

“It’s great to have Tony back in the game…”I really enjoy working with him. It’s just good to be around him. I believe Tony makes me better, and I hope both of us make Excalibur better because he’s kind of the new kid on the block. He’s had a good first year; he’s a very smart guy.

“We all have a preference and our roles seem to change. I don’t care who does the play-by-play, doesn’t matter to me. If I’m in my groove and it’s my time, then I will, but it’s not something I’m trying to force myself into. All of us do our role and seem to be fairly content doing our role. I enjoy working with those dudes. It’s been a really good experience.”

You can listen to the full podcast here, with a h/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.