ROH To Replace Their Current Announcer for HDNet Debut
By Feras Ballout | February 15, 2009
The Pro Wrestling Insider is reporting that when Ring of Honor begins broadcasting on HDNet, it will replace current announcer Lenny Leonard with ACC Basketball and Football announcer Mike Hogewood. Hogewood, (pictured at right) does not have any professional wrestling announcing experience, however, he has called NASCAR and Monstrer Truck events in the past. Not that this means he will therefore be a great wrestling announcer, but rather it does show that he has experience in different forms of announcing which could make his transition into pro wrestling a bit easier. Reports are also indicating that this was a decision made by HDNet, as ROH did not want to get rid of Leonard, so it is possible that Leonard will remain with the company in some other form, possibly doing voice work on company DVDs.