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Ring of Honor promoting Jim Ross appearance on Global Wars weekend in Toronto

The industry legend put over the company on his podcast, and now they're telling fans to buy tickets for his appearance the night before their big Global Wars show in Toronto. Savvy cross-promotion or a sign of a blossoming partnership?

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Not long after Jim Ross mentioned on his podcast, The Ross Report, that he was excited to be attending Ring of Honor (ROH)'s big Toronto show with New Japan Pro Wrestling, Global Wars (which will mark the company's return to internet pay-per-view (iPPV)) on Saturday, May 10th, ROH was quick to include it in their weekly NewsWire feature.

Now, the promotion has sent an email to members of their website promoting Ross' speaking appearance next Friday night before Global Wars in Toronto.

There's probably nothing more to it than a clever bit of cross promotion, but it sure is fun to speculate.

Would you like to see good old JR join forces with the Sinclair Broadcasting-owned ROH?  Do you think Ross would consider jumping aboard a non-WWE promotion, even if it's not someone Vince McMahon and company particularly see as a competitor?  If you were writing the dream scenario, would JR be a booker, talent rep, announcer or some combination of the three?

Feel free to suss it out in the comments.  In the meantime, here's the press release that was emailed out:


If you are in Toronto for ROH GLOBAL WARS, kick off the weekend by seeing Jim Ross LIVE at 9pm on Friday May 9th at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto as Embrace presents Ringside: An Evening with Jim Ross!

The event will feature J.R. sharing classic stories from his 40 years in wrestling plus a special Q&A session with the audience!

Purchase your tickets HERE!

From sports entertainment executive to New York Times Bestselling Author to entrepreneur, Jim Ross has certainly worn many hats.

As one of the most influential sports executives of the past 40 years, J.R. has been welcomed into the homes of millions of viewers each and every week. His cool yet dry Southern charm became the soundtrack for some of wrestling's many memorable clashes and spectacular moments in the sport's rich history. J.R.'s tales of the road and personal anecdotes feature some of sports entertainment's most legendary stars.

ROH fans unite at The Danforth Music Hall on Friday, May 9th as Jim Ross takes the stage for one night only!

Doors: 8:00PM
Show: 9:00PM

ADV. TICKETS $23.50 · Tickets will be available at the door

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