Jim Ross Says His Commentary Hours Changed To Give The Middle Of AEW Dynamite A Boost

In recent weeks, AEW changed up its commentary approach, moving Jim Ross to the second hour of AEW Dynamite and having him call AEW Rampage.

Previously, Ross would call both hours of Dynamite while Rampage would feature Excalibur, Taz, Chris Jericho, and Ricky Starks.

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Speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Ross explained why the switch was made.

"That was a Tony Khan decision. Creatively, I was coming out before the show and doing all of Dynamite. The reception was humbling, fans were glad to see me and they expressed themselves. The reception I was getting was really good. He thought the middle of the show, Dynamite, needed a boost. So JR became the booster. I come out in the middle of the show, still going to call the main events. Then we all take a bathroom break and go right into taping Rampage. It's only an hour, it's kind of like an old school hour wrestling show. I like that deal. I didn't have any issues with at all. I'm very Mariano Rivera, go in for long relief and get results for you. That's the deal there. Just keeping me fresh and 'special,' and try to give Rampage a little boost commentary wise, selling wise. We need to, obviously, get the ratings up, which we are. That's the reason for that. No problem whatsoever. I get more exposure now than I did before," he said.

That settles that.

Ross is introduced in the middle of Dynamite, which features Tony Schiavone, Excalibur, and Taz to start the show.

Fans can find results from Wednesday's AEW Dynamite by clicking here.

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