Jim Ross Shares Update On Health And AEW Status

Jim Ross in AEW

Jim Ross has opened up about his ongoing health treatment after his brief return to AEW television.

On December 20th, Jim 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.

The veteran would later confirm he’d also been diagnosed with diabetes.

For the time being, JR’s return to duty appears to be a one-off, but that doesn’t mean he’s not working towards a comeback.

Speaking on Grilling JR, the WWE Hall of Famer updated fans on his progress, and said he hopes to be back at the announce desk sooner rather than later.

“It’s pretty good. I got an MRI yesterday. They had to make sure that nothing was wrong with the bone in my tibia, where that radiation issue is located. Haven’t got the results to that back yet. I had it done yesterday. So sooner or later, we’ll get the results of that. Don’t feel like there’s anything to be worried about. My doctor just wants to be more cautious than not.

The wound is healing, but as long as this blood sugar issue is prominent, it’s gonna be hard to heal. I wish we could have known that a year ago. But in any event, it is what it is, and I’ll just make it work. That’s always been my mantra, to overcome adversity. So it’s all good.

The wound is still there, still hurts. But I’ve kind of gotten adjusted to it, in a way. It sounds morbid as hell, but it’s what it is. You gotta keep fighting. So I’m gonna keep fighting, and then get past this thing.

I had a great time in Oklahoma. Tony Khan let me sit in on a match [with the] announcers. It was kinda cool. Fans were seemingly happy to see me, which made me feel great. So it’s all good. It’s just a matter of continuing to battle, stay positive, and get to the finish line. That’s where we are now. We’re en route to the finish line.

We’re not there yet, but we’re closer than we’ve ever been. Therefore, I don’t know exactly when I’m coming back on the air. Sooner than later, hopefully.”

Jim Ross’ Long-Term AEW Future Uncertain

In an earlier update, Jim Ross said he has “no idea” what his longer-term future with AEW is or whether he will continue with the promotion at all. The veteran began his wrestling career back in 1974 as a referee before cementing his place as arguably the greatest wrestling commentator of all time.

Ross is best known for his time in WWE, but his career has also included spells with Mid-South Wrestling, Jim Crockett Promotions, WCW, and NJPW before landing in AEW in 2019.

H/t to Fightful