AEW announcer and Senior Advisor “Good Ole’ J.R.” Jim Ross recently took to his “Grilling Jr” podcast to talk about a variety of topics such as how he will not be on commentary for the March 17th episode of AEW Rampage as well as the reasons why he will be taking this entire week off.
Jim Ross said:
“We had a lot of travel last couple of weeks. You and I were talking off-air that I was gone… ten days. Living here in Florida, part-time anyway, Florida to California is a haul. People can say what they want, but that’s a long-ass trip, and with my ankle as it is, the more I fly, the more painful it gets because it’s like any other flight, any other human, your feet swell, your hands swell, it’s just normal flying shit. But when you got a bad ankle, you’re trying to get this wound to close and not open, it’s challenging. So we don’t have any more of those bad trips right now. I did not make [Winnipeg], so therefore I won’t be on Rampage this Friday night. I’m enjoying this week off, so to speak.”
Jim Ross also talked about how he wants to enjoy this week because the flights he was on were tiring.
Jim Ross said:
“I want to enjoy this week. It was tiring, I gotta tell you. Those were long-ass flights, and there were no directs, not any. The direct I got was from Atlanta to Jacksonville, and that took about an hour. So it’s tough, man. I don’t understand how some of these guys, I don’t understand how I did it back in the day, when I was just getting in the business, making no money and driving everywhere. That’s a part of the business I don’t think some people will ever fully understand the challenges thereof, unless you have a job where you’re driving for a living in some shape form or fashion, you’re in your vehicle going to work.”
You can check out Jim Ross’ comments at this link. H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.