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Jim Ross Is Having Fun Working For AEW, Explains Why He’d Like To Take Things ‘A Year At A Time’

Jim Ross is taking things a year at a time in his continued working relationship with All Elite Wrestling.

Jim Ross recently spoke with Steven Muehlhausen of DAZN to promote Studio Sessions with Jim Ross, his new podcast series with AdFreeShows.com. During the interview, Ross was asked about how long he wants to continue broadcasting. He acknowledged that he’ll have to call it quits at some point, but explained why he’d like to take things a year at a time for his own benefit, and AEW’s.

“I’m not John Wayne where I can take an arrow by the stick and pull it out of my own arm or something,” Ross said. “We all got a shelf life. I started my third year with AEW recently. I don’t really pay a lot of attention to that stuff. You’re having fun. You’re not thinking about it.

“I hope that in a perfect world, I would like to stay working for Tony Khan and AEW and take it a year at a time. The contract I came in here was three years because that’s what he (Khan) wanted. He wants stability. It made Time Warner happy because they’re used to my work in their company for many years and the WWE stuff as well. I’d like to, in a perfect world, Steven, I would say I’ll do this year, and then let’s evaluate and see where we are health-wise, motivational-wise. Then if I come back,” Ross said, “I’d like to come back for a year at a time. That way, it doesn’t put Tony in any unnecessary stress. Because by the time my contract ends, I’ll be 70. So some young dude like you that’s 40 is going to be like ‘Jesus Christ, he’s old, dude’. But I’m having fun doing this. I’m not going to work every day. We do four shows a month. I’m required to be somewhere four times a month. It’s not bad. I’m not complaining. It’s just a matter of getting back in that travel groove. I’m a good packer. I have this saying, ‘I don’t have any room in my carry-on for negativity.’ But I think a year at this stage of my life to be realistic and not be egocentric, a year at a time is smart money for me.”

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