Jim Ross isn’t leaving wrestling yet.
The WWE Hall Of Famer signed with AEW in 2019 to the surprise of many in the wrestling world. He has become a fixture of AEW programming and has been on the call for many iconic moments in the promotion. JR isn’t getting any younger, and fans have speculated that he will be hanging up his headset soon.
However, JR revealed on the latest edition of the Grilling JR podcast that he had signed a contract extension with AEW:
“I don’t think we’ve made this announcement, but I signed an extension with AEW not too long ago. I appreciate Tony Khan’s confidence and his willingness to keep me on the team and contribute. We’re not going a long time, but I think I signed for about a year and a half or something like that to stay in the position I’m in. I’m just really pleased that at 70, I still have a future, and at 70, I’m still loving what I do.”
“I want to get to 2024, I really do. That’s 50 years in the wrestling business. Not a lot of guys can say that they’re in the same job in a fickle, crazy-ass, unpredictable business like pro wrestling for 50 years. The good lord is looking down and cutting me a break, and if I can get to 50 [years in wrestling], I’ll be the happiest guy in Norman, Oklahoma.”Jim Ross on Grillin Jr
Clearly JR has a goal in mind for when he wants to walk away from the business, so we should enjoy good ol’ JR while he still commentates.
H/T to 411Mania for the transcription