AEW Legend’s Contract Expiring In September

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One AEW legend doesn’t have much time left on his contract.

Jim Ross has been with All Elite Wrestling since the beginning, and he was instrumental in helping the company secure a TV deal as one of the most well-known and beloved names in professional wrestling history.

Back in June, it was announced that Ross would serve as one of the voices on the company’s new Collision program, commentating alongside Nigel McGuinness and Kevin Kelly. However, the day of Collision’s debut, Ross suffered a bad fall in his home that left him with health complications. While he traveled to Chicago to work on the June 17th episode, he announced after the show that he would be taking time away to heal.

He made his return on the August 5th episode of Collision, commentating the main event match between CM Punk and Ricky Starks.

Ross has commented previously that his contract with the company would be ending soon, and a new report from Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reveals that it’s set to expire in September. Meltzer wrote:

“Jim Ross returned on the 8/5 Collision. He only came out to do the main event of C.M. Punk vs. Ricky Starks. It was not announced ahead of time he’d be there, nor mentioned during the show until his music played. He’d previously said and told us he was targeting London as a hoped for date for his return but beat that by three weeks. His contract expires in September.”

“I Enjoy Helping These Kids” – Jim Ross On His Work In AEW

During a July episode of Grilling JR, Ross opened up about his contract status and said that while he’s fine whether his contract is renewed or not, he enjoys his work with All Elite Wrestling and would like to stick around to help the company continue to grow. Ross said:

“I will be back. I will continue working. My contract with AEW is still in place. I don’t have a lot of time left on it, but I’ve got enough. I’m not concerned about that. Either I’m retained, or I’m not. I’m just gonna take it a day at a time and see how it works out.

“But I enjoy working for AEW. It’s fun to be part of a startup. I said that when I was hired. It’s great to see all these young guys start to come into their own, and I’d love to be there for the rest of the journey to help guide them along the way, almost in a talent relations type situation. I enjoy helping these kids.” (h/t Fightful)