Jim Ross has cancer and will have to be absent from shows
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 2177
One of the historical faces of the Monday Night Raw commentary table and in general of the WWE commentary stations is undoubtedly Jim Ross, who for years has been supporting Jerry "The King" Lawler, in commenting on all the episodes and PPVs of the McMahon family-owned company, only to be released and begin a brand new adventure on the televisions of All Elite Wrestling, where he is now the head of the commentary team of Dynamite, for the Khan family.
After years of honored service also as WWE talent executive, the McMahons wanted to do without their Hall of Famer, to freshen up the company's reporter table and also because JR was tired and out of touch with WWE. Since joining Aew, however, the historic voice of the Stamford company seems to have new lifeblood, with his current job also helping him get through a very difficult time with his private life.
Bad news for Jim Ross
As already announced on several occasions, Jim Ross was struck by a seemingly mild form of skin cancer, with the terrible disease that must still be treated with specific therapies that "The Voice" must undergo in the coming weeks.
Since these therapies are continuous over time and also be quite aggressive, JR will not be able to take part in the commentary table of the next episodes of AEW Dynamite, with the same commentator who wanted to personally communicate the thing to his fans, writing on Twitter: "Due to my skin cancer and 22 radiation treatments starting Monday, I hope to return to the comment table for December 29 in Jacksonville.
Tony Khan supports me in all of this therapy, which is a blessing. Thank you for all the support." Jim Ross' commentated on various wrestling promotions between 2013 and 2017, including NJPW and World of Sport Wrestling. He then made his return to WWE in 2017 to commentate on the main event of WrestleMania 33 between Roman Reigns and The Undertaker.
After leaving WWE in March 2019, Jim Ross agreed a three-year deal with AEW to become a commentator and senior advisor for the company. Jim Ross went on to say that the event, which can be viewed above, was badly organized.