Jim Ross won’t be at the commentary booth for AEW Rampage this week.
Ross revealed on his podcast that he’s “enjoying the week off” after a hectic travel schedule for AEW’s recent shows in California.
Ross said to Conrad Thompson:
We had a lot of travel the last couple of weeks. You and I were talking off-air that I was gone like, oh hell, ten days.
He also noted that the travel caused discomfort to his ankle, which he had radiation therapy on in 2021 to treat skin cancer. Ross was declared cancer free in December of that year but his ankle has continued to bother him.
Living here in Florida, part-time, anyway, Florida to California is a haul. People can say what they want but that’s a long-a** trip.
With my ankle as it is, the more I fly the more painful it gets because like any other human, your feet swell, your hands swell, it’s just normal flying s**t. But when you got a bad ankle and you’re trying to get this wound to close and not open, it’s challenging.
We don’t have anymore of those bad trips.
I did not make [Winnipeg] so therefore I won’t be on Rampage this Friday night.
AEW will film Dynamite and Rampage on Wednesday from the Canada Life Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Rampage this week will be the annual St. Patrick’s Day Slam event.
I’m enjoying this week off, so to speak, I’ve got a lot of things to do. You know the stuff you do in your real life doesn’t stop. Big time TV personality my a**. I still gotta get a haircut today, I still have to go to the pharmacy.
Following tonight’s show in Winnipeg, AEW heads to Troy, Ohio for House Rules on Saturday. They will then have two straight shows in Missouri, with Dynamite and Rampage tapings from Independence on March 22 and from St. Louis on March 29.