Jim Ross provides an update and states that he hopes to be back in time for AEW All in London at Wembley Stadium.
Ross suffered a fall ahead of the June 17 episode of AEW Collision, and he suffered an injury in the incident, which affected his performance on the show. He then stated that he would be taking some time away to heal. Ross subsequently provided an update regarding his health, and he noted that he didn’t have a timetable for his recovery.
Speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Ross discussed his health and noted that he had a rough week as he described some of the challenges he’s dealing with. (H/t Jeremy Lambert of Fightful for the transcription).
“I had a rough week on my leg,” he said. “I’m not changing doctors, I’m just adding to doctors. I went to one doctor and he said, ‘I have to get you to a specialist that can give you an antibiotic shot.’ ‘Why can’t you do it?’ ‘That’s not what I do.’ They recommend me to this guy. It’s been a challenging week. I think we’ve made some improvements. We have a good game plan, I just need a break. I need a break in the action and move on.
“It will happen. I have good doctors, good care. If I don’t get the results that we’re looking for, I’ll go to the Mayo clinic and start over and see where it takes us. I’m okay, it’s going to be alright. It’s just frustrating as heck to have to deal with this every day.”
Ross went on to describe how he had difficulty walking to the bathroom. He repeated that he doesn’t have a timetable for returning to work, though he has seen improvement in his condition.
“My sciatic, I didn’t realize how crippling that is,” Ross said. “It’s been driving me crazy. It was three days where I had a hard time even walking to the bathroom. It’s not been good the last week or two, but I see improvement, I see the direction, and I have hope that it’s going to be fine. That’s where we are. It’s just one of those deals. I don’t have any timetable on returning to work. I have to get better. I can’t start traveling again.
“They’re worried about infection and being on an airplane or at an airport with an open wound is not ideal. It will work out. I’m positive, I’m optimistic. I want to get back at the booth doing something. I don’t know if I’m going back on Collision. My debut on Collision was not very auspicious because of my voice, which I still don’t get. It’s interesting, the doctor said it might be stress induced. I said, ‘that’s a weird analogy.’ Stress being because of my illness. I have a lot to be thankful for and it’s all going to be good, I just have to make it good.”
The legend also made it clear that he’s hopeful he’ll be able to be part of Starrcast the weekend of AEW All Out. He also stated that he wants to be part of AEW All In London at Wembley Stadium on August 27.
“I really want to make Wembley. Right now, I don’t know if I can,” he said. “I hope so. I don’t want to say I have a target date, but you have to have some kind of goal. Wembley is my goal. I hope I’m back before then, but certainly Wembley is something I want to be part of.”
WrestleZone will provide more information as it becomes available, and we send Ross our best regards as his recovery continues.
Catch up on our coverage of the July 12 episode of AEW Dynamite here.