Jim Ross On What He Loves About the NJPW Product, AXS TV Being An Asset, Why He’ll Always Respect Mark Cuban


WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard to talk calling NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 12 event for AXS TV, and below are some interview highlights:

Ross on what he loves about the NJPW product:

“I love the stiffness and physicality of the New Japan brand, it’s almost like a throwback,” said Ross. “I’m thrilled to call Wrestle Kingdom on AXS TV with Josh Barnett.”

On the impact AXS TV has had on NJPW:

“AXS TV has a lot of skin in the game, and they’re a big, big asset to New Japan,” added Ross. “I don’t know that New Japan fully understands the impact that AXS TV has had helping New Japan to build a bigger footprint in North America.”

“I can tell you this about Mark Cuban; when he found out that my wife Jan got killed in March, I got an email from him saying, ‘If there’s anything you need, including the best neurologist in America, I’ll put them on one of my planes and we’ll fly them to you in Oklahoma,’” said Ross. “That’s the kind of guy he is. You don’t forget that, and I’ll always respect him for that gesture.”

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