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Jim Ross ‘not angry’ about WWE firing, calls Josh Barnett ‘perfect partner’ for New Japan Pro Wrestling

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WWE Hall of Fame inductee JIm Ross makes his commentating debut for New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV on Friday (March 5, 2016) with Josh Barnett. The veteran broadcaster will also sit down for a tell-all interview with Michael Schiavello on “The Voice Versus” prior to the wrestling card.

When it comes to pro wrestling announcers and broadcasters, few are lauded more greatly or held in higher esteem than WWE Hall of Fame inductee, Jim Ross.

“Good Ol’ JR” has beyond the mic for some of the most memorable calls in WWE and pro wrestling history and, of course, worked in talent relations among other duties as a company executive with the promotion. But when Ross moved on from WWE in 2013, another commentating gig for calling the action inside the squared circle was not yet on the horizon.

Ross, 64, called some boxing with Golden Boy Promotions on FOX Sports 1–where he is also a columnist–and the veteran commentator also called the Battlegrounds MMA eight-man tournament alongside retired UFC middleweight/light heavyweight Chael Sonnen. In addition to that, he hosts a highly-successful weekly podcast on Podcastone.com called “The Ross Report,” and writes a weekly wrestling blog on his website JRsbarbq.com, where you can also purchase items from his signature line of barbecue sauces and products.

On Friday night, Ross will be back in the world of professional wrestling, when he calls the action with UFC heavyweight contender, Josh Barnett for New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV.

It’s safe to say that Ross feels like he is at home again.

“Oh yeah, it’s still like riding a bike,” Ross told MMAmania.com. “With Josh, we didn’t even do a rehearsal show. They asked us if we wanted to. I said, ‘well look, we are going to do a voice over right?’ ‘Yep.’ ‘So if we ….View full article

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