This week’s Wednesday Night saw NXT’s first ever edition of Halloween Havoc, where Johnny Gargano became the new North American Champion. He is known affectionately as "Good ol' JR", was widely regarded as the voice of the WWE particularly during The Attitude Era, and has been labelled one of the best wrestling commentators of all time. Thus, with more people engaging with AEW, the company is dominating the ratings on the Wednesday nights. Trump campaign scores legal win in Pennsylvania vote count, College student with COVID-19 found dead in dorm room while quarantining, USPS says huge amount of mail-in ballots were not delivered, Woman busts her cheating boyfriend after spotting clue in his selfie, Election results map: All eyes on Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and Pennsylvania, Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images, Giants star's wife saved by team trainers, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. 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He said that AEW is kicking NXT’s ass every week as he mocked WWE’s “brilliant evil strategy.”, “How’s that working? Your California Privacy Rights Jim Ross can see all this happening and is aware of the fact that AEW has an advantage over NXT. Ross returned to WWE for a short period in 2017, and he left two years later. 19,788, THE BEST INSIGHTS FROM THE ULTIMATE INSIDERS, Blue Rush: A NY Giants Podcast A 2016 Langara College journalism program graduate, he's also a site expert at The Canuck Way and a script writer for the Total Pro Sports YouTube channel. Ross believes he can still do the job and has seen and heard his critics say otherwise. “Every time I’ve had these heartbreaking situation. Alex also used to be a managing editor for Cover32.com, an intern for the BCHL and a contributor at Bleacher Report. Ross will call AEW’s first show “Double or Nothing” on April 25 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, The Post has confirmed. It’s been the excuse in wrestling forever. Jim Ross's Income / Salary: Per Year: $ 20 Million Per Month: $ 2 Million Per Week: $ 500,000. AEW Dynamite is on Wednesday, and so is NXT. Prior to joining AEW, Jim Ross suffered a personal tragedy in 2017 when his wife of almost twenty-five years was killed in a car accident near the couple’s Oklahoma home. We've received your submission. “And I’m not angry about it. It’s been the excuse in wrestling forever. AEW announced Wednesday it signed legendary commentator Jim Ross to a three-year deal as a senior adviser. Jim Ross sees the trend, and he realizes that AEW Dynamite has a significant foothold over their NXT competition. All Elite Wrestling is the wild card in the industry’s... Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Unscrupulous, unethical situations are always justified by saying ‘it’s just business’. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved He is excited to join AEW, which was launched in January, and is run by president Tony Khan,, Cody Rhodes, the Young Bucks Matt and Nick Jackson and Kenny Omega. If you would like to support this site, please consider donating using any of the options below or simply visit our friendly sponsors. 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Nowadays, Jim Ross works as a commentator and senior advisor for AEW. But in year one, Dynamite has absolutely dominated the head-to-head ratings. Legendary wrestling play-by-play commentator Jim Ross is one of the many notable former WWE talents working in the AEW promotion. AEW announced Wednesday it signed legendary commentator Jim Ross to a three-year deal as a senior adviser. In recent years he has been doing voice-over work for the New Japan Pro Wrestling shows broadcast on AXS TV and dabbled in MMA and boxing along with his work for WWE when he returned in 2017. In fact, Dynamite has hit the 800,000 viewership mark seven times dating back to the Aug. 27 episode. Jim Ross sees the trend, and he realizes that AEW Dynamite has a significant foothold over their NXT competition. April 3, 2019 | 3:19pm | Updated April 3, 2019 | 3:54pm. He is also known for his barbecue sauce and beef jerky. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Jalen Rose: Renaissance Man But to think it’s going to cripple it? Also on the show, AEW announced Alicia Atout, who worked All In, will be its backstage interview correspondent and Alex Marvez and Excalibur will also be part of its broadcast team. Whereas, on AEW Dynamite Cody Rhodes defeated Orange Cassidy to successfully retain the TNT Championship, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page won their matches and are set for a match to determine the #1 contender for the AEW World Championship at Full Gear on November 7th. There is no shortage of star power on the NXT brand, but WWE has to make several changes if they're to compete directly with AEW. They made a business decision.”. NEXT: Why Randy Orton Will Want To Lose The WWE Title Sooner Rather Than Later. James William Ross (born January 3, 1952) is an American professional wrestling commentator and talent relations executive, most known for a long and distinguished career as a wrestling commentator for WWE, National Wrestling Alliance and WCW. Acknowledging the ratings battle between the two promotions, Ross asked, “How’s that working? Ross returned to WWE for a short period in 2017, and he left two years later. The report indicates that AEW Wrestling and Jim Ross will come to an agreement on a three-year deal. AEW announced back on April 3 that WWE Hall of Famer and iconic wrestling commentator Jim Ross would be joining the company to serve as both a … On Wednesday nights, AEW airs Dynamite, while WWE airs NXT. Unique lists featuring pop culture, entertainment and crazy facts. Jim Ross, the former WWE commentator lambasted WWE for its rating war with AEW during Grilling JR Podcast.He claimed that WWE wanted to test AEW if they could cope up with the pressure. Although it's been a one-sided affair, NXT soundly defeated Dynamite last week. All Elite Wrestling commentator Jim Ross has addressed the Wednesday Night Wars between AEW and NXT. So…hearing JR is going to be signing a multi-year contract worth close to a million annually with AEW. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. After AEW announced that their weekly Dynamite program would air on Wednesday nights, Vince McMahon and WWE officials decided to move the NXT shows over to the same slot. Jim Ross has given an insight into WWE's backstage financial dealings, Triple H recently celebrated his 25th anniversary in WWE. Jim Ross In Negotiations With AEW Published 21st March 2019 at 6:21pm by James Dixon Jim Ross gave some insight into his recent WWE departure and what his future holds on this afternoon’s Outside The Lines on ESPN. RELATED: AEW Is Preparing To Make A Big Video Game Announcement. He would reportedly earn almost a million dollars annually as part of the contract. Per Day: Per Hour: Per Minute: Per Second: $ 70,000 $ 3,000 $ 50 $ 1.00: Since you arrived on this page at , Jim Ross … Thanks for contacting us. Look at the bigger picture. The agreement is described as “the most lucrative deal in commentary history”. Unscrupulous, unethical situations are always justified by saying ‘it’s just business’. While NXT defeated AEW Dynamite in viewership last week with its Halloween Havoc event, they still lost in the ratings. Would love your thoughts, please comment. Ross currently works part-time for WWE, as a commentator, and for Fox Sports, where he writes commentary on professional wrestling for FoxSports.com.