All Elite Wrestling has announced that Jim Ross has signed with the company!
Legendary Commentator Jim Ross Joins All Elite Wrestling in Most Lucrative Deal in Commentary History
-- AEW Signs Jim Ross to 3-Year Deal as Senior Advisor --
Las Vegas, NV (April 3, 2019) – All Elite Wrestling announced a groundbreaking three-year deal
with legendary commentator Jim Ross, generally considered to be the greatest pro wrestling
announcer of all time. Effective immediately, Ross will take on the role as Senior Advisor in what is the most lucrative deal in pro wrestling commentary history.
Ross’ first in ring appearance for AEW will be at DOUBLE OR NOTHING, the highly-anticipated
event on Saturday, May 25, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. He will also work
closely with the senior leaders at AEW on their roadmap to shift and reinvent the wrestling
“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.
“I’m moving on in a very positive way to this timely opportunity to be on the ground floor of one
of the most exciting moments in the history of pro wrestling,” said Jim Ross. “I’ve known Tony,
Cody, The Young Bucks and Kenny for a long time, and I know they’re going to change the world
of pro wrestling. Their roster is already packed with top-level talent and up-and-comers.
They’ve got a huge show coming up in May. They’ve brought in game-changing partners like
KultureCity. And they’ve got an all-inclusive, welcoming culture like I’ve never seen before. I’m
ready to change the world with them.”
All Elite Wrestling
AEW is a new professional wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite (Cody
Rhodes, Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson, Kenny Omega) and Chris Jericho. For the first time in many
years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a growing roster of worldclass male and female wrestlers who are poised to bring new spirit, freshness and energy to the
industry. The inaugural event under the AEW banner is DOUBLE OR NOTHING on May 25 at the
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, followed by FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN on July 13 in
Jacksonville. For more info, check out BeingTheElite.com (YouTube), @AEWrestling (Twitter),
/TheYoungBucks (Facebook) and @TheBrandiRhodes (Instagram).