Jim Ross isn't going anywhere for a long time if he has his way. In April, Ross signed a three-year deal with AEW, joining the upstart promotion as an announcer and senior advisor. Ross will be 70 years old when his deal expires. And though some may want him to walk away when his deal is up, Ross wants to keep working.
Speaking to Richard Deitsch on the Sports Media podcast, Ross revealed his plans after his current AEW deal expires.
"Somebody said to me the other day, 'JR, I read you signed a three-year contract with AEW.' I said, 'I sure did.' 'What are you gonna do when that's up?' I said, 'Well, thanks for assuming I'll be alive. I like that theory. Here's what I'd like to do, how about renew it?' Get another one. If Vin Scully can do it until he's in his 80's. I'm gonna work until I believe I can't do the job. I asked Jerry Lawler, 'How long you gonna do this shit?' He said, 'I'm gonna do it until they quit booking me.' I'm gonna do this, in some form, I think I can be apart of AEW for years to come," said Ross.
Vin Scully retired following the 2016 MLB season at the age of 88.
Elsewhere during the podcast, Ross discussed how he deals with criticism of his commentary on social media. You can view his full comments by clicking here.