Jim Ross has undergone cancer surgery.
Legendary announcer Jim Ross has revealed on social media that he underwent cancer surgery on February 1st. Ross said the surgery was on his right hip and went well.
The veteran has faced numerous health struggles in recent years, on top of his well-documented battle with Bell’s Palsy. In October 2021, Ross announced he’d been diagnosed with skin cancer, but after extensive treatment, he confirmed he was cancer-free that December.
More recently JR revealed he’d been diagnosed with diabetes and had stopped drinking.
Had cancer surgery this morning on my right hip.
All went well.
Thanks for all your love & support! 🤠💕
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) February 2, 2024
Jim Ross Aiming To Call Sting’s Final Match
Jim Ross has been open about his desire to call Sting’s final match at AEW Revolution on March 3rd. However, he would need to come to an agreement with AEW boss Tony Khan as his contract expires on February 14th.
Speaking on his podcast, Ross broke down his hopes for the future.
“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 began his wrestling career back in 1974 and worked as a referee as he honed his skills as an announcer. The WWE Hall of Famer is widely regarded as one of the greatest wrestling commentators in history, logging spells with Jim Crockett Promotions, WCW, WWE, and NJPW as well as AEW.
Everyone at TJR Wrestling would like to wish Jim Ross a speedy recovery.