Jim Ross announced as play-by-play man for GFW/NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 9


WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross was announced today by Global Force Wrestling as the play-by-play man for GFW’s presentation of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 9 live on pay per view in North America on Jan. 4, 2015.

“I am truly honored and excited to have been asked to be a part of this historic event,” Ross said. “To be able to return to my roots and to provide play-by-play for an amazing, pro wrestling product will be special. I never thought I’d ever return to ringside for a wrestling event but this opportunity was just too special to turn down.”

GFW founder and CEO Jeff Jarrett said he had been working on lining up Ross for weeks.

“When you think of the great events in wrestling over the past 30 years one of the things they have in common is the man behind the microphone. And that man is Jim Ross,” Jarrett said. “I’m excited for this event, and I’m excited for good ol’ JR to be a part of it. GFW fans wanted him, and from day one we have said we’re going to give our fans what they want.”

The show will air live at 2AM EST and re-air in prime time at 7PM EST and will be available on DirecTV, Dish, AT&T U-verse, Comcast, Verizon Fios and all cable systems in the United States, and in Canada on Bell ExpressVu TV, Rogers, Shaw, Sasktel and Telus. Check your local listings for availability. The show also will be available on the Flipps app on iTunes and Android.