Ah, finally. It has been announced at last that Jim Ross has officially signed with All Elite Wrestling.
And the deal is pretty good. Good Ol’ JR will be taking the role of “Senior Advisor” to a 3-year deal at the promotion.
The news was revealed in the latest episode of “Road to Double or Nothing” where Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes was adamant on getting Ross in the company.
“Effective immediately, Ross will take on the role as Senior Advisor in what is the most lucrative deal in pro wrestling commentary history,” AEW’s press release read which was released shortly afterward.
Ross’ first appearance for the promotion will be at Double or Nothing on Saturday, May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
“Ross will also work closely with the senior leaders at AEW on their roadmap to shift and reinvent the wrestling landscape.” the statement described.
“I’ve been part of the wrestling community since I was 7 years old, and there’s no greater thrill than welcoming the voice that I grew up with, Jim Ross, to our AEW family,” said Tony Khan, President of AEW. “We all share a common goal to make this the true golden age, to make this the greatest time ever to be a professional wrestling fan. And, as a business, we also seek to make this a new golden age for the performers and our staff members. Our entire team is thrilled to have Jim onboard and we can’t wait to shake things up together. We’re all excited about having the legendary voice of our childhood come here and help the new generation of talent with his expertise,” said Nick Jackson, EVP at AEW.
Other announcements were also made, such as the addition of Alicia A, Excalibur, Alex Marvez, and Justin Roberts to AEW’s broadcast team.