As of the announcement, AEW issued this statement on the signing:
AEW Signs Jim Ross to 3-Year Deal as Senior Advisor
Jim Ross becoming a Senior Advisor is a huge deal for AEW.
JR will have a huge hand to play in the talent getting signed going forward, and will help scout new talent from around the globe.
The 3-year deal is said to be quite a substantial one, and it’s likely JR is set to make a lot of money during his time with AEW.
We’ll see JR’s first in-ring appearance for AEW at their upcoming Las Vegas event Double or Nothing.