Jim Ross, WWE Hall of Famer, one of the most iconic voices in professional wrestling over the last twenty years, remains an active figure in the industry as part of AEW Rampage's commentary team. In a recent Ask Me Anything segment on his Grillin JR podcast, Ross discussed his current role and explained why he believes his team, including Tony Schiavone and Excalibur, is the smoothest commentary team in wrestling today.
Ross acknowledged that his statement might come across as selfish. Still, he reiterated his belief that the trio, all play-by-play commentators, have a unique synergy in providing insight and excitement to viewers. "I believe that.
It sounds egocentric, sounds horrible, probably coming from me. So you got three play-by-play guys, and we all seem to interface pretty well," he said. One key aspect of their smooth collaboration is the team's ability to avoid talking over each other during matches, ensuring a coherent and enjoyable experience for fans.
Ross emphasized his enjoyment of working with Schiavone and Excalibur, stating, "We don't do a lot of walking on each other, so I enjoy working with Schiavone and Excalibur, and I hope — I'm comfortable doing that with those guys."
Jim Ross Commentary Career Legacy
Ross's long-standing career in professional wrestling has made him an authority in the commentary field.
His experience and commitment to the craft have contributed to his continued success and the respect he has garnered from fans and peers alike. His partnership with Schiavone and Excalibur on AEW Rampage has only solidified his place in the industry.
Tony Schiavone, another seasoned commentator with decades of experience, is well-known for his work with WCW and serves as a play-by-play commentator for AEW. Meanwhile, Excalibur, a masked commentator who began his career as a wrestler, has also found his calling behind the microphone, becoming a fan favorite due to his in-depth knowledge and passion for the sport.
Together, the trio of Ross, Schiavone, and Excalibur has established a strong rapport that elevates the experience of watching AEW Rampage. Their collective wisdom and innate ability to complement each other's strengths and compensate for potential weaknesses have cemented their status as one of the most polished and cohesive commentary teams in wrestling today.
Jim Ross's recent statements on his Grillin JR podcast highlight the unique chemistry and professionalism he, Tony Schiavone, and Excalibur bring to the AEW Rampage commentary booth. Fans can look forward to continued high-quality commentary from this esteemed team as they continue to set the standard for wrestling commentary excellence.