Jim Ross is now officially a free agent, as his latest two-year WWE deal has expired today.
JR had previously talked about how there were several opportunities in the pipeline, including AEW, and that his departure from WWE after 26 years (with a few gaps) working for the company was amicable.
Ross noted that on his last day, WWE sent documentary filmmakers to his property to interview him for an upcoming Undertaker documentary.
Big day…it’s the final day of my contract with @WWE after 26 years.
A WWE camera crew arriving at my home today to record for an @undertaker documentary.
I’m honored to be a part of it. Great way to exit. pic.twitter.com/83mWALk8Pt
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 29, 2019
The legendary Hall Of Fame announcer returned to WWE in 2017 after four years away, during which he worked for New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV, WhatCulture Pro Wrestling (now Defiant Wrestling) and ITV’s WOS Wrestling reboot pilot.
Ross made his comeback at WrestleMania 33, announcing the main event between Roman Reigns and The Undertaker as it was believed at the time that it would be Undertaker’s final match and ‘Taker wanted JR in the booth to call it.
Since then Ross had been used sparingly on Network specials, the Mae Young Classic, the WrestleMania 34 pre-show and on Raw 25.
Ross’s next move appears to be AEW, with several sources reporting that JR will be signing with the new promotion within the next few days. Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement relating to that over the coming days.
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