Jim Ross Shares Update After Missing AEW Double Or Nothing

Jim Ross

Jim Ross is on the comeback trail.

On May 23rd, Jim Ross announced on social media that he had been taken to the emergency room after struggling with shortness of breath. As a result of the issue, Ross missed AEW Double or Nothing, sitting out the show as he began his recovery.

On a new episode of Grilling JR, the legendary announcer explained what happened during his latest health scare, confirming he contracted a virus. However, Ross is seemingly making yet another comeback, and as the man said himself, you can’t have JR doing jobs in Oklahoma.

“I’m good. I’m getting better every day. Well, I’m in Oklahoma. So that’s good for me. I flew out here about two weeks ago, thinking that it was time to come home and evaluate everything. But on the way here, I contracted a virus, which was not cool.

So the guy that helps me here and runs my website, Steven Link, he picked me up and brought me home. I was feeling really bad, I don’t know why. So we went to the emergency medical thing, and they admitted me to the hospital right away, so that was kind of scary. I stayed in the hospital here in Oklahoma for three nights, I think it was, which is never any fun.

I was diagnosed as having I think they call it virus A or something along those lines. So I struggled a little bit for three days, but I got over the hump, as I always do. Seems like I always kick out. Can’t do any jobs, not in Oklahoma. That’s like [Jerry] Lawler getting beat in Memphis, it just don’t happen. So anyway, I stayed in the hospital for a few days,”

Jim Ross Planning To Be At AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door

Continuing on, Ross revealed he has an oxygen unit at his house to help with his recovery, although he no longer needs it. The WWE Hall of Famer added that he’s thankful for everyone’s support as he prepares to return to AEW at Forbidden Door on June 30th.

“I got out of the hospital, obviously. I’m not there now, and feeling better. So it was a viral thing. I wasn’t prepared for it, quite frankly. I had to get on oxygen, I had an oxygen unit in my home. Still do, I haven’t been using it. I don’t need it. So I had a little challenge, but that’s the way it is. The thing you have to realize is, you just gotta understand that getting older comes with a price.

Anyway, I’m battling. I feel good, actually. I’ve got some appearances coming up. Next time I’m going on the road will be for this AEW pay-per-view, so I’m gonna resume my schedule of that activity. So I’ll be at the next pay-per-view, as far as I know. If Tony Khan doesn’t want me there, then he’ll tell me. But that’s not been the case.

He’s been very supportive, which I appreciate. He’s ended up being a really good boss in that respect, and I appreciate that. He doesn’t have to be as nice to me as he is, but he’s very nice, and I’m very appreciative,”

Jim Ross signed a new one-year deal with AEW in March 2024 which will see him call pay-per-views without being involved on Dynamite, Collision, or Rampage. Upon signing the deal, Ross said he expects it to be his last as an announcer.

H/t to Fightful