In late June, AEW made a change to the commentary team as Jim Ross no longer called the first hour of Dynamite but rather just the second hour of the weekly show. He would also call some episodes of Rampage.
However, Ross is now back to only commenting on both Dynamite hours. During today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer was asked why this is the case and the reason behind so many changes with the commentary team. Meltzer explained that AEW President Tony Khan will decide whether to change up the announce team or keep it the same by his hunch that week.
“It’s all Tony Khan. Every one of these decisions is Tony Khan, and he changes the decision. I remember the first week when he did it (Ross only calling Dynamite’s second hour), I asked him, ‘Is this a new permanent thing?’, and it’s just like, ‘Well, it’s something we can do’. He’s not committed to anything as a permanent thing. I think it’s just kinda like what he feels is the deal as he feels…you kinda go by hunches a lot. Some weeks his hunch is that you do that. Some weeks the hunch is not to do it.”