Jim Ross has his sights set on being at the announce desk for the final match of Sting’s career but that would require a new deal being signed with AEW.
Jim Ross’ career in the wrestling business predates Sting’s by almost a decade with Ross starting out as a referee in 1974. A few short years later he moved to the commentary desk and a legend in the wrestling business was born.
Jim Ross was forced to take time off from AEW in recent months as he continues to recover from treatment for skin cancer but now he is back in the saddle but for how long?
Jim Ross Only Has Weeks Left With AEW
Speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross revealed that his AEW contract ends on February 14th but says he’s spoken to Tony Khan about extending his deal as he wants to call Sting’s final match and has his sights set on working more with his former WCW broadcast partner Tony Schiavone:
I mentioned that to Tony Khan last night. He agreed. It’s only right. It makes sense.
How can I say this without sounding like a turd? I think there’s money in Schiavone and I working together. Not just in Greensboro, but going forward, sporadically. And we have great chemistry, we’ve never lost that.
If he and I are doing the match with Sting and company… I believe it’s the right thing to do. I need to get signed up so I can be there.
As far as Ross’ own thoughts on retirement, he revealed he wants to finish his legendary career in Tony Khan’s company:
I’d like to finish up in AEW… I love working with them.
Sting’s last-ever opponents now look set for Revolution as two former champions confronted The Icon and Darby Allin on the Homecoming edition of Dynamite.