Earlier we posted (via MSL & Sullivan on MLWRadio) that Jim Ross was reportedly returning to the pro wrestling broadcast booth alongside Josh Barnett on New Japan Pro Wrestling’s show on AXS TV. We also mentioned that JR stated he doesn’t have a done deal and that it’s all TBD, however, Bob Magee of PWBTS.com got a comment from the network:
Below is how the conversation went on Facebook:
Bob Magee: Any confirmation on the rumor you've signed Jim Ross to fill the spot of Mauro Ranallo for New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV when Ranallo's six weeks of pre taped shows are completed?
AXS TV Hey Bob! Stay tuned for the official announcement!
So while nothing is official, the report from Mister Saint Laurent and Kevin Sullivan is not unfounded.
Given the drama between WWE and NJPW, what would essentially be an announcer swap would be very interesting.