Ever since the relaunch of Impact, fans have speculated whether or not JR would consider a return to the company. Ross said that he enjoys not calling a show on a weekly basis anymore, but that he would be open to helping Jeff Jarrett restore the brand.
“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.”
Ross has most recently been calling matches for New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. How does he feel about his current role?
“I like the schedule; I love the people I work with; we’ve got a real good product; and I know that AXS and New Japan are working diligently to enhance and strengthen their relationship. I think that tells me there will be more opportunities down the road for Josh and I to broadcast some of the New Japan product. And, of course, people are going to think, ‘well, what about July when New Japan has their live events in Southern California?’ Well, obviously! Josh lives out there. It’s easy for me to get there. I’d love to be able to say, to get the assignment, ‘hey, look, we’re going to do a live two or three hour show, whatever the hell it’s going to be, on AXS. Primetime.’ So that’d be great! I don’t know if it’s going to happen, but I’m up for it.”
Ross also discusses the upcoming G1 Climax 26, Kenny Omega, and more.
What do you think of Jim Ross’ comments? Leave us a comment below, or post a comment on our Facebook page!