Jim Ross Suffers Injury, Still Appearing On AEW Collision (PHOTO)

Jim Ross

The legendary Jim Ross suffered an injury on the same day that he is set to be part of the commentary team on the debut episode of AEW Collision.

When AEW launched in January 2019, one of the biggest names that was initially announced as being part of the roster is the legendary WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross.

During his incredible career in pro wrestling that started nearly 50 years ago, Jim Ross was the voice of a generation as the lead play-by-play guy in WWE for most of the 1990s into the 2000s. It was JR’s voice that guided us through the beloved Attitude Era as he called some of the biggest matches of all time featuring legends like “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Kurt Angle, Triple H and so many others.

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After joining AEW, Ross was part of the main Dynamite commentary team. However, over the last year, he took on a lesser role, which is understandable for the 71-year-old that has also battled and beaten cancer in recent years.

On Friday, AEW President Tony Khan announced that the commentary team for the debut episode of Collision on June 17th (tonight) in Chicago will be Kevin Kelly, Nigel McGuinness and good ol’ JR aka Jim Ross.

Unfortunately for JR, he suffered a bad fall this morning and shared a photo on Twitter of a black eye around his right eye. Even with the right eye appearing as if it shut, JR said he was still going to Chicago to fulfill his duties on commentary for the debut of Collision. You can check out the photo below. If he’s wearing sunglasses while on commentary, he has a good reason why.