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Jim Ross Recalls Calling Sting’s Retirement at AEW Revolution Despite Severe Pain

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Jim Ross, the legendary wrestling commentator, recently revealed that he had to fight through severe pain to call Sting’s retirement match at AEW Revolution earlier this year.

Key Points

  • Sting’s career came to an end at AEW Revolution, with he and Darby Allin defeating the Young Bucks.
  • Jim Ross had recently undergone hip replacement surgery and was unaware of the 28 staples in his hip, causing him severe pain during the event.
  • Ross opted not to take pain medication to ensure he was at the top of his game while calling the match.
  • The energy of the crowd in Greensboro, North Carolina, helped Ross push through the pain.

Why It Matters

Jim Ross’s dedication to his craft and the wrestling industry is evident in his willingness to endure severe pain to call Sting’s retirement match. His presence at the event was a fitting tribute to Sting’s legendary career, which Ross has been a part of since Sting’s early days in Mid-South Wrestling.

Ross’s History with Sting

Ross first met Sting when the wrestler was tagging with Rick Steiner and, before that, with Jim Hellwig in Mid-South. He has been a witness to Sting’s career from the beginning, making his presence at the retirement match all the more meaningful.

Recent Appearance and New Contract

Ross’s most recent appearance was at AEW Dynasty, where he called the match that saw Swerve Strickland defeat Samoa Joe to win the AEW World Championship. The commentator has also recently signed a new contract with AEW, ensuring that he will continue his career into next year.

What do you think about Jim Ross’s dedication to calling Sting’s retirement match despite the severe pain he was experiencing? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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