In a new interview with Sports Illustrated, famed commentator Jim Ross opens up about his recent signing with AEW, and what this next step in his legendary career means to him. Ross remains forever grateful to the WWE, but believes this move will continue his “love affair” with pro-wrestling.
I’ll always be grateful to Vince McMahon for 26 memorable years in WWE. However, now is the time to begin a new phase of my journey and to continue the love affair that I’ve always had with pro wrestling. I’m back in the game. I still believe I have value in the job that I love, and the folks at AEW agree.
Ross also talks about his general excitement to help build a brand from the ground up.
Helping create a new brand with AEW is heart-pounding. I can’t wait to prepare. I’ve always believed I had some gas left in the tank, and today I believe it more than ever.I can’t wait to get started with this fresh and vibrant new company. Business is about to pick up.