While speaking to Wrestling Inc, Jim Ross revealed that he was not approached by Jeff Jarrett to come to Impact Wrestling to call weekly matches. He also indicated that he has no interest in doing so in the foreseeable future.
“Well, first of all, I knew that the announcer change was coming because I talk to Jeff, and not about me coming in, just we talk in general. We brainstorm sometimes. We exchange ideas sometimes. It behooves me for Impact and all other promotions to be successful. I’m still in the wrestling business and for wrestling to be on its ass or businesses to go belly up because of poor management, is not great for the genre and I pull for the genre no matter whose banner it’s under. So Jeff and I [talked]. I was aware that it was going to be J.B. [Jeremy Borash] and Josh [Mathews] and so all I was doing, based on talking to him, and his suggestion was to throw out that changes are coming. I didn’t realize people would pair me into that tweet where, ‘oh, J.R.’s going to be [commentating].’ Why would we kayfabe ourselves if I was going to be announcing? Why would we not… if I was going to do it, why would we kayfabe ourselves and me just show up? Maybe there is one. I can’t think of a good one.
“But nonetheless, I don’t really have any desire to do any weekly American wrestling other than what I’m doing and I may do some other projects, internationally, or abroad, or in Britain, but I’m not going to do, I don’t think I’m going to do, I don’t have the desire, you never say ‘never’, I get that, but I don’t have any plans, whatsoever, to be doing anything other than what I’m doing right now in North America.” Ross continued, “so I like what I’m doing. I’m certainly pulling for Impact and if I can help them down the road, in a manageable way, that ain’t weekly television, then I’m always willing to help Jeff and his team. I’ve got lots of friends that work there.”
You can listen to the full interview here.