Famed professional wrestling commentator Jim Ross will see his contract obligations with the WWE come to a close in March of 2019. His current AXS TV contract expires in January and unfortunately he will not be able to sign back with AXS until his WWE deal has passed.
The 66-year old Ross serves as the lead announcer for New Japan Pro-Wrestling on AXS TV and occasionally does play-by-play for boxing and mixed martial arts. One of the most recognizable figures in pro wrestling, Ross has called thousands of televised events over the course of his 30-plus-year career.
AXS TV produces the English language version of “New Japan Pro Wrestling” in association with TV ASAHI CORPORATION, the distributor of NJPW.
Although Ross will not be able to work with AXS until the WWE contract expires, Ross is confident he will return there for further assignments.
“[More MMA broadcasting] is possible,” Ross said on his podcast, “The Ross Report.” “I’m probably going to be doing a lot things that I haven’t been doing come Spring. I’d like to do some more boxing. I’d like to do some football. I’d like to do some MMA. But I’m never going to deviate too far from my [pro] wrestling roots. That’d be stupid.”