WWE Hall of Famer and former announcer Jim Ross has been rumored to be joining the broadcast team for AXS’ New Japan Pro Wrestling show. Previously, Ross claimed there were no talks, but not he highlights his conversations.
Jim Ross detailed his talks with AXS TV to potentially replace Mauro Ranallo as lead announcer for the New Japan series in his latest blog at jrsbarbq.com.
– Ross said his side has been talking with AXS TV “over the last couple of months” and there is “mutual interest” in working together, but “we have yet to finalize our agreement.”
– The update on Saturday is that “lawyers are reviewing the revised points on the contract” following the latest discussions on specifics of the arrangement.
– Ross summarized his current standing with AXS TV: “If we can all get on the same page, of which I am optimistic that we can, then we can get every thing signed and move forward to another exciting chapter of my broadcasting career.”