Wrestling Icon Jim Ross Reveals He’s Cancer-Free: ‘We Did It’

by Joe Rutland

Legendary pro wrestling Jim Ross proves he is tougher than a $2 steak as he shares news on Wednesday that he is cancer-free. Ross, who will be back behind the mic on Wednesday night’s AEW Dynamite show on TNT, put out this message on Twitter.

He has been sharing his day-to-day treatments with his many followers on social media. Let’s take a look at what Ross says in the post.

Ross shared back in October that he was dealing with a sore on his ankle. He said it had been that way for “over a year,” according to TMZ Sports.

Jim Ross Has Worked in Numerous Organizations Prior to AEW

If his name sounds familiar to those who follow pro wrestling, then it’s no surprise. Jim Ross has been the “Voice of Pro Wrestling” for nearly five decades. He started working in Mid-South Wrestling, followed by a stint in World Championship Wrestling. But millions of fans know “Good Ol’ JR” from his work with World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment.

When it comes to WrestleManias or even Monday Night Raws, Ross and pro wrestler/announcer Jerry “The King” Lawler kept fans informed for many years. Heck, Ross is even in the WWE Hall of Fame.

A couple of years ago, Jim Ross left WWE and joined entrepreneur Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling. With him wearing his patented black Resistol hat and sitting behind the broadcast desk, it lent instant credibility to that part of AEW’s telecasts.

Ross has been off the air since starting his cancer treatments. AEW wrestler/announcer Excalibur has been handing the lead announcer duties, working alongside Tony Schiavone and Taz.

Pro Wrestlers, Fans Share Their Happiness Over Hearing Good News

Fans from all over the Internet were sending out their best wishes as “Congrats JR” became a trending topic on Twitter.

One fan shared this on the platform on Wednesday: “I’m almost 40 & I grew up listening to JR call and talk over so many of my favorite memories. This is a W for him but also all of us that the voice of our childhood stood up & stomped a mudhole in cancer’s ass. Congrats JR.”

SiriusXM podcast host and former WWE on-air broadcaster Renee Paquette shared this note: “This is great!”

AEW wrestler Dax FTR posted this, too: “Hell yeah. ‘Tougher than a $2 steak’ never meant more than right now.”

The National Wrestling Alliance, for whom Ross did work in his career, shared this on Wednesday: “Congrats, @JRsBBQ! It’s good to see you on the mend!”

Pro wrestling fans can settle back and catch Ross making his return on Wednesday night. It’ll be a highlight of 2021 for AEW and, most importantly, for JR.