On the latest edition of his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross revealed that he has signed a contract extension with AEW, as he will now remain with the company until 2024, which will mark Ross’ 50 years in the wrestling business.
For those unaware, Jim Ross started out working as a referee at the age of 20 in 1974.
Ross said: “I don’t think we’ve made this announcement, but I signed an extension with AEW not too long ago,” Ross said. “I appreciate Tony Khan’s confidence and his willingness to keep me on the team and contribute. We’re not going a long time, but I think I signed for about a year and a half or something like that to stay in the position I’m in. I’m just really pleased that at 70, I still have a future, and at 70, I’m still loving what I do.”
Ross continued: “I want to get to 2024,” he said. “I really do. That’s 50 years in the wrestling business. Not a lot of guys can say that they’re in the same job in a fickle, crazy-ass, unpredictable business like pro wrestling for 50 years. The good lord is looking down and cutting me a break, and if I can get to 50 [years in wrestling], I’ll be the happiest guy in Norman, Oklahoma.”