Impact Wrestling’s co-Executive Vice President and one-half of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s English-speaking commentary team Don Callis did a recent interview with WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross for The Ross Report podcast.
In this interview, he discussed several topics, including the possibility of current IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega working with Impact. Here is what he had to say:
“I kind of say, never say never, and I think that one of the things that we’ve been doing under Ed Nordholm here at IMPACT is breaking some long-standing paradigms of pro wrestling, the intellectual property stuff that we’ve talked about before, but also we’ve been working with multiple people now and now recently announced by Chris Jericho, and I know you’ll be on that cruise, so that’ll be cool, we’ll get to have a beer together, but it’s going to be IMPACT Wrestling and Ring of Honor on the same cruise ship, so there’s some stuff that’s probably going to happen and I don’t think you can have those talents in a closed environment like that, so we are working in a sense, if you take that, with Ring of Honor right now.
We’ve got Taiji Ishimori coming in for our pay-per-view and television in July, The Bone Soldier just started with New Japan, so we’ll see what happens. How many people would’ve thought that Chris Jericho would’ve headlined the Tokyo Dome with New Japan Pro Wrestling? I was so sheepish when I pitched it to him, because he always told me, I will never work for anyone except Vince McMahon and I have a deep respect for Vince. Obviously, he took Vince into consideration, Vince is the first guy he told about it. Nevertheless, it shocked me that Chris was on a New Japan show, so I’ve learned to say, never say never, in this business.”