Jim Ross thinks one particular star has a lot more to offer.
Speaking after AEW Worlds End, Tony Khan confirmed that Andrade El Idolo will be leaving the company. On the show, the star was defeated by Miro after CJ Perry betrayed him to link back up with her husband.
Although there’s been no confirmation from either side, Andrade is expected to re-join WWE, having left the promotion in March 2021.
On a recent episode of his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross shared his thoughts on the star, explaining that he feels the best is yet to come.
“We haven’t seen his ceiling yet, in my opinion. The guy’s really good, and losing him is unfortunate for AEW because he always gave quality work. A very skilled guy. If I was guessing, and that’s something we’re doing here because I don’t have any clue as to what his future holds, I’d say it’s WWE. They’re always looking for quality talents, Andrade is a quality talent and certainly has earned his opportunities to move up the cards, whatever company he’s working with. He’s a main-event skillset guy, no matter what.
But if I were a betting man, I would certainly lean toward Andrade to be a WWE guy sooner than later. They’re doing a lot of nice things with their Latin athletes. He fits the bill there very well. I’m a fan of his work, and I’m sorry to see him leave, but he fulfilled all his obligations and did a hell of a job for us. He’s a keeper, no doubt about it. So I’m thinking if WWE, like they have been, that’s a layup, I think. It’s just really good in that regard. So we’ll see how it works out. Quality talents always rise to the top.
If you’re good enough, you’re gonna get noticed in the right way, and I think Andrade used AEW to get notice and to continue to develop his work. So I’m happy for him and Charlotte. Maybe they’re gonna be able to spend some additional time together because of her injury. So good for him. He’s a good guy, he’s a classy guy. Good worker, and I’m glad that he was here for a while. He helped the company, and that’s what you’re looking for,”
Jim Ross’ AEW Future Remains Uncertain
Elsewhere on his podcast, Jim Ross admitted he’s unsure when he’ll be back on AEW television.
On December 20th, Ross made a popular return to AEW television to call the main event of Dynamite in his home state of Oklahoma. The appearance came after Jim Ross announced in November that he was taking time off from AEW to continue treatment after overcoming skin cancer.
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