"Jim Ross is returning to weekly primetime wrestling," MSL said, while discussing the topic with co-host Kevin Sullivan. "I can officially confirm, and this is an exclusive for MSL & SULLIVAN, that Jim Ross will be the new announcer on the weekly New Japan show on AXS TV.
"[Ross] will call the action with Josh Barnett. They'll be doing the sessions out in L.A. They'll do a few shows over the course of a day or two. I know that Jim is excited and I'm happy that we can tell the fans about this."
Update 9:16 AM ET: Jim Ross addressed the report on his Twitter stating that he does not have a "done deal" with anyone:
Those telling you that I have a new, wrestling gig are jumping the gun as I have NO done deal w/ anyone.— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) January 15, 2016