In recent weeks there have been reports that Don Callis was finished with NJPW. These reports came on the heels of Callis not being called to commentate for the King of Pro Wrestling event held earlier this month. NJPW has also been auditioning other English-language commentators at the moment. “The Genius” Lanny Poffo called the two shows from Korakuen Hall this weekend.
NJPW and Callis have announced they have struck a deal to bring Callis back to Japan for multiple major shows including WrestleKingdom 13.
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) October 26, 2018
“#njpw is excited to welcome back @CyrusOverHuge to the commentary desk for multiple upcoming events as well as Wrestle Kingdom 13! He’ll be riding shotgun with @realkevinkelly!”
Don Callis NJPW Commentary
Chris Jericho has said that Callis played a key role in bringing him into the promotion to face Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12. Jericho posted the following to Twitter recently:
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 15, 2018
@CyrusOverHuge over huge for ANY AND ALL commentary is a big mistake and just plain stupid.”
Jericho then responded to NJPW’s post about Callis working multiple upcoming events as well as Wrestle Kingdom:
Smart move boys! https://t.co/V9PIaaUa9t
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 26, 2018
It’s not yet clear if Callis and Kelly will be working the commentary booth for the upcoming Power Struggle show. The event takes place on November 3rd from Osaka.