While he hasn’t been used much in the past year, Jim Ross is still under WWE contract until early 2019. In the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required), Dave Meltzer reveals that Ross’ contract will expire in March of next year. He signed a deal in 2017 that allowed him to continue calling NJPW television on AXS TV, as he had an existing contract with the company.
Interestingly, WWE is keeping Ross from re-signing with AXS TV to call New Japan Pro-Wrestling immediately, which means he’ll be off the broadcasts from the beginning of next year through the end of March. That means he won’t be able to call the Wrestle Kingdom 13 event. While he was used by WWE in 2017, Ross has largely been kept off television this year.
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