On the latest episode of Jim Ross’ podcast “Grillin’ JR,” he acknowledges that AEW founder and president Tony Khan saved his life by hiring for AEW while he was going through a rough time.
For those unaware Ross’ wife, Jan tragically died after suffering serious head injuries in a road accident in 2017.
Ross said on the episode:
“At this stage in my life where you’re an empty nester, and you lost your best friend, she’s no longer there I need to stay busy.”
“I love to travel. Tony Khan saved my life, I believe that. Because I like getting up now and going somewhere. Every Tuesday morning I’m up at 4 or 5 o’clock at the latest to catch a plane, first flight out, boom I’m going to the city to have our production meeting on Tuesday night and then our show on Wednesday. So I got a direction now and a destination.”
WWE really let him down by putting him out to pasture. It’s great he now has AEW and his podcast to focus on and keep himself occupied.