Jim Ross, arguably the most legendary voice in professional wrestling, has hinted that his current run will be his last on the headset.
As one of the voices of the Attitude Era alongside Jerry ‘The King’ Lawer, Jim Ross is a bonafide legend of pro wrestling commentary. That both he and Lawler are among the few broadcasters inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame is a testament to their respective bodies of work.
Jim Ross now resides in All Elite Wrestling, where he has provided commentary for AEW Dynamite, Rampage, and pay-per-views. This run has received mixed reactions from fans, with ‘JR’ regularly making errors, including once ending a broadcast by thanking fans for tuning into ‘WWE Dynamite’.
Speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, the fourteen-time Wrestling Observer Newsletter Best Television Announcer addressed his current position as a commentator for Rampage. Noting that he began his career working on one-hour broadcasts, Ross hinted that it may be where he ends his legendary career as well:
“We’re trying real hard to try and make that one-hour show, improve it and make it better. I like working with Excalibur and [Tony] Schiavone. I think that’s our best group. At least for me, because I’m working. I miss being on Dynamite, but I’m glad Tony [Khan] put me on Rampage because I want to help build that brand, that was the concept.
Put JR on Friday nights, maybe viewers will tune in out of old-time sake or whatever the reason may be. It’s an hour show, that’s how I started my career, looks like that’s how I’m going to end it, doing hour shows, if that’s the case, that’s fine with me.”
Jim Ross has worked alongside a slew of broadcast partners in All Elite Wrestling, including Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, Taz, and Chris Jericho.