Jim Ross is perhaps one of the most recognizable commentators in the history of pro wrestling and was an important fixture in WWE. After years of commentating for WWE, where he became a Hall of Famer, Ross moved to AEW earlier this year.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, AEW commentator Jim Ross talked about a lot of things, including the WWE commentator who he thinks is "one of the greatest broadcasters in the business":
“Mauro is tremendous, he’s one of the greatest broadcasters in the business. This job means a hell of a lot to me, but I’ll never be upset when someone compliments the work of Mauro Ranallo. I love Mauro, and I have a tremendous amount of respect for his work."
“I’m doing my dream job, I’m calling live wrestling every week. But it isn’t about me, or Mauro, or anyone else. It’s about what we can do to get the talent over, and that’s what all of us are doing every week. That’s what we are there to do.”
Mauro Ranallo joined WWE in 2015, working as a commentator on SmackDown, before taking a break from commentary due to personal issues. He returned to WWE in 2017 and began commentary duties on NXT.
Apart from WWE, Ranallo also commentates for MMA promotion Bellator, while also commentating on other sports.