It was reported by RingsideNews.com that Jim Ross will be transitioning away from a full-time commentary role on AEW television. It was said that JR would be doing backstage segments such as sit-down interviews and continue being an commentator for major events.
The site noted the following…
“We were told by a second source within AEW that, ‘don’t be surprised if when JR’s existing contract is up, it isn’t renewed for his current role/position/responsibilities.’ This change for JR will not be immediate.
It was also said to us that this decision was ‘[Jim Ross’] call, I’m assuming he’ll do special matches.'”
JR was asked about the rumor and here was his response…
It’s news to me… https://t.co/ZlzbuDVWCo
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) August 28, 2021