Jim Ross

Jim Ross Reveals Amount Of Money He Was Paid To Call XFL Games

How much money did Jim Ross make to call football games for the original XFL?

During a recent edition of his podcast, “Grillin’ JR,” the AEW Dynamite commentator revealed the answer.

Featured below is an excerpt from episode number 82 of the “Grillin’ JR” podcast where “Good Ole’ J.R.” reveals how much money he made calling games for the original XFL.

“There were high hopes for it. The football was so bad. My $15,000 a game that I got paid for doing XFL games did not contribute too badly to that $6.5 million loss. I had a lot more fun than $15,000; I really did. To be able to call football on television was a dream come true for me. I look back, and aside from the losses for the company, that was one of the more fun years of my career.

It started taking a lot of time, people were doing 2 jobs or more, including myself. I never complained about the work schedule. When the XFL came in, I was on a 7 day a week run officially. I remember doing a game in Chicago, jumping on McMahons plane, and flying to Phoenix to do a pay-per-view the next day. It was very busy, but I loved the pace. It made that adrenaline rush a lot easier.”

Check out episode 82 of “Grillin’ JR” featuring Jim Ross below.


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