AEW announcer Jim Ross has hinted that his time in the wrestling business could be far from over as he responds to calls for him to retire.
Jim Ross is to some simply the greatest wrestling announcer of all time. Working in companies such as Mid-South, WCW, Smoky Mountain Wrestling, and WWE, Ross became the voice of Raw through his stellar work on WWE’s flagship show throughout the Attitude Era and beyond.
Despite the overwhelming respect Jim Ross rightly has with wrestling fans, some critics feel his best days are behind him and they question when the current AEW broadcaster will hang up the headphones.
Speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross discussed those calls for him to quit and suggests that even when his time in AEW is done, he might not be:
“I read about it every day. When is JR Going to quit? When is JR going to get off Wednesday, I gotta get off the air. Well, you know, I got no timeline on this thing. I know when my agreement with Tony Khan is up. But does that mean I’m not going to continue? No.”
“Does that mean that I’m going to, at that point, make the final decision that, hey, this is I’ve had enough, I’m tapping, I want to work less hours, I’m going to work less travel, I’m not going to fly every week, whatever it may be, it’s still to be determined. But you’re the older you get, and you don’t pass up on those opportunities.”
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