BREAKING: Legendary Announcer Jim Ross Leaving WWE; Will Reportedly Sign With AEW
Good God Almighty, Jim Ross is taking his talents elsewhere.
The legend that is Jim Ross has been a staple of WWF/WWE for the better part of almost 30 years, but will officially come to an end after Ross revealed on “The Jim Ross Report” that his contract is set to expire.
“My WWE contract after 26 years will expire on Friday, March 29,” Ross said.
“And, after talking a couple of weeks ago with Vince McMahon, we have mutually agreed I need to move on.”
“I still think I can do play-by-play even though others that may surround Vince think I can’t.”
Ross says he’s leaving the company “with great thoughts, very positive.”
“I’ve made a lot of money, Vince is amazing to Jan and myself. He set us up for life financially, of which I can never repay him.”
“I’m 67, I still feel I can get the job done doing wrestling play-by-play, and I want to explore that opportunity and possibility,” Ross said.
During just about every big moment during the wrestling giant company, Ross’ voice and commentary has entertained the masses and is still used to this day during just about every other sport imaginable.
Jim Ross will be signing a multi-year deal with All Elite Wrestling. This contract will be worth around $1 million a year, according to Ringside News.