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Jim Ross signs new contract with AEW

Ross will remain with AEW for at least another 18 months.

Jim Ross has signed a new contract to remain part of the AEW broadcast team.

On an episode of his Grilling JR podcast on Ad Free Shows, the legendary pro wrestling commentator announced that he signed an extension with AEW "not too long ago." Ross estimated that the length of the contract extension is for about a year and a half.

“I don’t think we’ve made this announcement, but I signed an extension with AEW not too long ago," Ross said. "I appreciate Tony Khan’s confidence and his willingness to keep me on the team and contribute. We’re not going a long time, but I think I signed for about a year and a half or something like that to stay in the position I’m in. I’m just really pleased that at 70, I still have a future, and at 70, I’m still loving what I do.”

Dave Meltzer has confirmed that Ross' new contract is for 18 months.

Ross' previous contract with AEW was up this year. He signed a three-year deal with AEW prior to the company's debut show in 2019.

Ross calls AEW Dynamite every week alongside Excalibur and Tony Schiavone.

During the Grilling JR episode, Ross said that one of his goals is to make it to 50 years in wrestling.

“I want to get to 2024, I really do. That’s 50 years in the wrestling business. Not a lot of guys can say that they’re in the same job in a fickle, crazy-ass, unpredictable business like pro wrestling for 50 years," Ross said. "The good lord is looking down and cutting me a break, and if I can get to 50, I’ll be the happiest guy in Norman, Oklahoma.”

Last November, Ross took a hiatus from AEW commentary to undergo radiation treatments during his battle with skin cancer. Ross was declared cancer-free in December and made his return to AEW television.