Jim Ross opens up on his role with AEW
On Wednesday, it was officially announced that WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross would join AEW (All Elite Wrestling), which launched back in January.
On the latest episode of his Jim Ross Report podcast, the legendary announcer talked about his decision to join the promotion and what his contributions to AEW could be going forward. This is where he announced that he will do play-by-play for the Double Or Nothing event and that his title is a Senior Advisor.
“One of the great joys of my entire career was recruiting, mentoring, and signing talents,” says Ross. “Now, I don’t have any idea if I’m going to be doing all that. My title is Senior Advisor. But I can converse with talent. I can address talent’s issues. I can be that mentor. I’m going to work for AEW. I’ll be doing play-by-play for their wrestling shows, and also working as a Senior Advisor,” says Ross. “I’ll be working closely with Tony Khan and his staff, and all those Executive Vice Presidents he’s got hired.”
Ross would later add, “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,” Ross says.
The AEW Double or Nothing event is set to take place May 25th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho will headline this show.
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H/T to SEScoops for the transcription