AEW commentator Jim Ross is away from TV right now because of health reasons. He provided an update on how he’s doing during the latest episode of his Grilling JR podcast. Here’s what Jim had to say, courtesy of F4WOnline’s transcription:
“I’m taking it a day at a time. I feel great. My leg hurts, all that stuff, that’s nothing new. It’s an open wound and it’s been open for over a year. That ain’t good...The medicines that have been prescribed to me are working. Mentally, I feel like I’m back in the hunt competitively. I have no idea what my future is at AEW, I have no clue. And to be very frank about it, I’m not worried about it yay or nay. My work should stand on its own after 50 years for God’s sake, seriously. So, sometimes I worry too much.”
JR doesn’t want to set his mind on a specific return date, but he’s at least hopeful that he might be back for the AEW Worlds End pay-per-view on December 30 in Long Island, New York.
“I have the corner of my eye thought about the pay-per-view coming up that you just mentioned on Long Island. But that’s a hope that I would be healthy enough and able to work and work to the level that I need to work.
I don’t have a date. It’s just hard to plan. I don’t want to set myself up for disappointment. If I’m going to do something and I say I’m going to do it then it’s going to get done but I can’t commit to that right now because I still got some ongoing health issues that need to be addressed and they are being addressed.”
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