Jim Ross hopes to be back at his spot at the commentary desk for AEW Dynamite by December 29, 2021.
The WWE Hall of Fame legend and current AEW commentator sounded off on the latest edition of his "Grilling J.R." podcast about the status of his skin cancer treatment now that he is on hiatus from his announcing job to focus on his radiation treatments.
During the episode, Ross noted that he hopes to make his commentary return on the final AEW Dynamite show of the year on 12/29, which will also be the final edition of the program on TNT before it switches cable networks, as the inaugural AEW Dynamite show on TBS is scheduled the following week on 1/5.
Featured below is an excerpt from the show where "Good Ole' J.R." touches on these topics and more with his thoughts.
"I’m getting ready for the process of a big week here starting this radiation treatment every day for 22 days, excluding Saturdays and Sundays. I wish they did it on Saturday and Sunday. I would get through it quicker. But I have to do 22 treatments and they do them Monday through Friday. I have a really good oncologist. I think this whole thing is going to be alright. I’m a little bit nervous to be honest with you. I’m a little bit apprehensive I guess, but I’m not afraid. I’m going to win this fight. It’s just a matter of let’s get it started, throw some punches, and see where it takes us. I got it planned out. If all goes on schedule, my last treatment will be on the day of the Dynamite show at Daily’s Place. I’ll have my last treatment that morning, and then hopefully be back on the air that night. That’s the plan.
"I’ve had some issues. I didn’t realize my surgery on my back was going to be as significant as it was because obviously, I can’t lay eyes on that place very easily because it’s on my back. I think I got 12 stitches. That may not sound like a lot of stitches, but when it’s where it is, it’s just so easy to bump on something, turn over in bed, reach for something, whatever the case may be, and aggravate that deal. It’s healing a lot better, but it’s in a bad spot. It’s just sensitive, so that was a lot more than what I bargained for. Then down below that, they were going to cut that out too, but I guess he (the doctor) thought it was going to be too much, so they burned it off. They burned it off and cauterized it, and boy that stunk."
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