AEW commentator and Senior Advisor “Good Ole’ J.R.” Jim Ross took to Twitter several weeks ago, where he posted a photo of his ankle, while also revealing he had been dealing with a skin cancer issue for over a year now. The WWE Hall of Famer then confirmed he has to start doing radiation treatments soon and he has 22 radiation treatments to do, but that he does not plan on missing any work time with AEW despite having to go through an extremely tedious and grueling treatment schedule.
The AEW commentator then revealed on an episode of his “Grilling JR” podcast that this week was going to be a touch and go week for him and he will have two cancer spots cut out of his back, but he still intends on appearing on Dynamite. Jim Ross also revealed that on Monday after he does the surgery, he would have to go to his oncologist, and despite JR not saying it outright, it seems that he will need to take some time off of AEW TV.
Dave Meltzer noted on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that the way JR signed off AEW Dynamite this past Wednesday night seems like he may not be working for a while or he doesn’t know what the future holds. Meltzer also noted that since JR has to do 22 straight days of radiation, he might not be able to work, even though he is up to it, which means that he could be gone for a few weeks, but hopefully everything works out.
This is what Dave Meltzer said:
“If nothing else the way he said that was a thing of saying that he may not be — and I think he doesn’t know. He has 22 days of radiation starting on Monday, so it may not be, you know if he’s doing 22 straight days I don’t know if he’ll be able to go, even if he’s up to it. He could be gone for a few weeks. Hopefully, everything works out.”