Jim Ross Health Update: AEW Announcer & WWE Legend Shares Status

Jim Ross anticipates a significant comeback at AEW Dynasty

by Atia Mukhtar
Jim Ross Health Update: AEW Announcer & WWE Legend Shares Status
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The veteran commentator, WWE Hall of Famer, has been taking on a lighter workload with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) in the last few years, considering continuous health challenges. In late 2021, Ross left the television to go on a trip to get treatment for the cancer that was to involve extensive radiotherapy.

Afterward, Ross told his fans excitedly that he was already free of cancer. The event surely served to him as a milestone in the fight against the disease. He went on, though, into February 2024 when another surgery was performed to target his right hip in connection with ongoing cancer care.

Since the procedure, Ross reports smooth recovery progress. During the latest episode of his "Grilling JR" podcast, Ross shared an inspiring development related to his recovery: ports had been removed from his chest. Ross eagerly awaited the sign, which spoke volumes for him going through a large part of the process in getting better.

He said with relief and hope of getting better that there would only be the soreness, but he managed to get away from the ports. His updates, the reflective entries he shared on social media, have allowed fans to get an up close and personal view of the grit and determination to heal.

Ross Eyes AEW Return

Ross is said to still be monitoring his health at home and is expected to consult with his surgeon for post-operative progress on the hip. He also reportedly eyes a significant return to AEW. Ross has earmarked April 21 at AEW Dynasty in St.

Louis as his potential comeback, where he hopes to commentate on what he predicts could be the match of the year between Bryan Danielson and Will Ospreay. This just goes to show just how much he will be chomping at the bit to get back to that announcer's desk for a match this big and his love for Professional Wrestling, AEW, and its fans.

Ross has undergone some health challenge that has kept him away from what he loves most: calling the unforgettable wrestling matches with a signature style. And as he recovered, the wrestling world would be on tenterhooks, waiting for the day that would dawn when he could, again, bring that iconic voice to the sport's most thrilling moments.

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