WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has signed a deal with All Elite Wrestling. The news came during the episode 10 of The Road to Double or Nothing on YouTube as Cody and the rest of the AEW staff tries to build the broadcast team for their pay-per-view.
In the video, Cody showed up at JR’s house for an interview. JR goes over the tragedy of his wife and how he needed to get back in the game because he still has things to offer.
“Every time I had these heartbreak situations. Every time I have been down, the wrestling fans would pick me up. For whatever reason, we, meaning myself and the fanbase, have connected. In the wrestling business, the fans become your family,” Ross said.
Ross said there’s nothing in his life that will make him happier than what he’s about to do. He said he wants to be a role model to the roster and the opportunity to do something new, representing something new with fresh ideas, was something he couldn’t pass up.
“I wasn’t ready to throw my hat away. I wanna play,” JR continued.
Cody finished up the video with the producer asking him why is he so set on Jim Ross. “Because he’s Jim f***ing Ross,” Cody bluntly answers.
In the press release that followed, It’s stated that Ross signed a three-year deal with AEW in the role of Senior Advisor. “Effective immediately, Ross will take on the role as Senior Advisor in what is the most lucrative deal in pro wrestling commentary history,” the PR said.
You can see it below.