Jim Ross has laid out his hopes for his AEW future.
Legendary announcer Jim Ross has made no secret of his desire to call Sting’s final match alongside Tony Schiavone. Ross and Schiavone have a long association with the legend, and one more match with the pair on the call would certainly go down well with long-time fans.
There’s only one problem, Jim Ross’ contract expires on February 14th, almost a month before Sting steps into the ring on March 3rd at Revolution.
Speaking on Grilling JR, Ross said that he’s feeling good about the way the situation is developing.
“It seems to be that it just makes sense that the original two guys that called the very first Sting-Flair match if they were available and could still carry their share of their water, would be a good opportunity,” Ross said.
“I mentioned it to Tony Khan. He loved the idea. My problem is not that. My problem is my contract is up February 14th, which I’ve mentioned ad nauseam…that event is in March. So we gotta take care of some business and I’m sure that we will. I feel good about where I’m headed with Tony and AEW. I’d love to have something to announce before the 14th, if possible.”
Jim Ross Sees Logical Solution
Ross said that it would be a logical booking for him and Schiavone to call Sting’s final outing as a professional wrestler.
“We’re still at the same place right,” Ross said about his contract talks. “I gotta get there contractually to be able to pull that off. I’m not using it as a leverage ploy. It just seemed like it makes sense.
I think the best booking is booking this logically and having JR and Schiavone call the match to me seems logical. So we’ll see how it all works out. It’s going to work out the way it’s supposed to be and we’ll see how it goes from there, but I’m happy with the way things are moving along.”
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