• Jim Ross’ Full-Time Career In AEW Is Coming To An End
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has been a full-time Commentator for All Elite Wrestling ever since the company’s birth in 2019.
However, JR’s full-time run is coming to an end.
According to Ringsidenews, Good Ol’ JR will stop being on commentary every week now, and will move to calling select big matches every now & then.
Also, he’s expected to focus more on backstage sit-down interviews and other backstage work in AEW.
This was reportedly JR’s own decision, and it could be related to some botches he has made on commentary, which resulted in him getting heat from the fans (the botches mostly were him saying ‘WWE’ instead of ‘AEW’).
JR’s 3-year contract with AEW will expire in April 2022.
Earlier this year, JR said the following about his AEW status during an interview with DAZN:
“I hope that in a perfect world, I would like to stay working for Tony Khan and AEW and take it a year at a time. The contract I came in here was 3 years because that’s what [Tony Khan] wanted. He wants stability.
It made Time Warner happy because they’re used to my work in their company for many years and the WWE stuff as well.
I would say I’ll do this year, and then let’s evaluate and see where we are health-wise, motivational-wise. Then if I come back, I’d like to come back for a year at a time. That way, it doesn’t put Tony in any unnecessary stress. Because by the time my contract ends, I’ll be 70.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN ECW HISTORY (August 28, 1998) – ECW Hardcore TV
On this day in 1998, Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘ECW Hardcore TV’.
You can find the card below:
Promo By Chris Candido & Tammy Lynn Sytch
Sal E. Graziano vs. Spike Dudley
Tracy Smothers vs. The Sandman
A Rap Video Showing Highlights Of ECW’s Biggest Spots
The Dudley Boyz vs. Rob Van Dam/Sabu vs. Chris Candido/Bam Bam Bigelow