Jim Ross discusses his role in AEW.
Yesterday, AEW officially announced the signing of Jim Ross in what had become the worst kept secret in pro wrestling. In the press release sent out by the company, it was announced that Ross had signed a three-year deal as a Senior Advisor. The deal was touted as being the "most lucrative deal in pro wrestling commentary history." There was no mention of Ross doing commentary for the company, though it was largely assumed.
On the latest edition of the Ross Report, JR detailed his role in AEW and confirmed he will be providing commentary for the next three years.
"One of the great joys of my entire career was recruiting, mentoring, and signing talent. I don't have any idea if I'm going to be doing all that as my title is Senior Advisor. But I can converse with talent and address their issues. I can be that mentor. I've been there, done that, and seen it all."
Ross continued, "I'm going to work for AEW and I'll be doing play-by-play for their wrestling shows and working as a Senior Advisor, working closely with Tony Khan and his staff. It'll be fun. I'm really happy the Khan family has confidence in my abilities to tell a story and do play-by-play. I realize I can't do play-by-play forever, but I can damn sure do it for the length of this contract, which is three years, without any problem."
Earlier on the podcast, Ross stated that he spent all day last Friday filming an Undertaker documentary with the WWE production team. His WWE contract expired at midnight on Friday and on Saturday morning, the AEW camera crew was there to film him signing with the promotion.