An hour before he steps into the announcer booth for AXS TV’s hit pro wrestling series NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING on Friday, March 4, legendary broadcaster Jim Ross sits down with renowned combat sports commentator and journalist “The Voice” Michael Schiavello for an intimate, hour-long interview on “THE VOICE VERSUS” at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Ross, who made historic calls for nearly 20 years for WWE, shares star-studded stories about his years with the organization including his in-ring confrontations with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Triple H and relationships with Jesse Ventura, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Gorilla Monsoon. Ross also discusses his time with WCW, Eric Bischoff and persevering despite being diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy.
During the candid conversation, Ross went into great detail about his unique relationship with WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, including whether McMahon fired him or he retired from WWE in 2013. A clip from this story is available here:
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- “The Voice Versus: Jim Ross”
“THE VOICE VERSUS: JIM ROSS” was filmed at the 10,300-square-foot Nobu Villa atop the Nobu Hotel tower at Caesar’s Palace, overlooking the Las Vegas Strip.
“THE VOICE VERSUS: JIM ROSS” is 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Friday, March 4, followed by Ross’ NJPW commentary debut alongside former UFC Heavyweight Champion and NJPW veteran Josh Barnett at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on AXS TV.
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