Jim Ross is one of the most beloved wrestling commentators of all time. His voice on WWE and New Japan Pro Wrestling commentary has inspired a whole new generation of men and women hoping to enter the wrestling industry.
Ross first worked for New Japan back on January 4, 2015, as he called the Wrestle Kingdom 9 show at the Tokyo Dome alongside Matt Striker. Following this, he would sign on to become the lead announcer for the NJPW weekly show on AXS TV.
We recently reported that Ross was seemingly on his way out for New Japan, as Dave Meltzer explained that Ross had another upcoming taping, and that is expected to be the last. Meltzer also clarified that he wasn’t sure if Ross was gone, going, or who would replace him.
We now have confirmation from Ross himself, as the legendary commentator has revealed via his Twitter account that he will be having his final voiceover session this week for AXS and NJPW. This session would cover three shows, and bring him to the end of his contract.
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— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) November 13, 2018
Ross still works with WWE, though the company last brought him in for the Greatest Royal Rumble back on April 27, 2018. It is likely he will be used sparingly, to add further incentive for fans to come to watch and hear Ross on commentary.
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