Even though Jim Ross continues to deny any involvement with AEW, there is speculation that the Hall Of Famer could be an announcer for the promotion.
All Elite Wrestling has only officially existed for two weeks and it already has some big names attached to it. Chris Jericho, PAC, Joey Janela, not to mention owner Shahid Khan and the various members of The Elite who will help run the show. The most exciting part of all this is that what we know so far is clearly just the tip of the iceberg.
We still have more than four months to go until Double Or Nothing, AEW's first big show, and by then we will know a lot more about the company. When and where it will air on television each week, others stars that have or will sign with the promotion, and probably some other big names that are unable to announce their attachment to AEW right now.
One of the names most are adamant has something to do with AEW is Jim Ross. However, the WWE Hall Of Famer continues to vociferously deny that he is involved with the promotion at all. Rajah has reported quite the contrary. The site reported over the weekend that JR will be "heavily involved" with AEW and will likely be the voice of the promotion on commentary.
If that is indeed set to be the case, there's a good reason why JR can't break the news quite yet. The iconic announcer is still technically under contract with WWE right now. That's the same reason he wasn't able to renew his deal with New Japan and will be absent from the show on AXS TV. Perhaps if Ross does work with AEW, his contract will allow him to also work with New Japan, much like Jericho's deal.
AEW already looks like a promising venture. A billionaire backer, talented wrestlers, and what sounds like a promising TV deal. If JR also jumps on board to provide commentary that will be yet another string to AEW's bow. For now, though, anything regarding Ross will merely be speculation, at least until his WWE contract runs out.