Jim Ross

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Jim Ross has taken to Twitter to respond to the criticisms he and Josh Barnett attracted over their commentary for New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s (NJPW) G1 Special in USA last weekend.

During the two-night NJPW special from Long Beach, California, Ross and Barnett led the English-language commentary on AXS TV and NJPW World, but mistakes such as calling numerous wrestlers by the wrong name (such as Zack Sabre Jr being called Will Ospreay) and not knowing wrestlers’ finishing moves led to viewers asking how a legend like Ross, who has been working with NJPW for a good while now, could fumble so badly.

Viewers took to Twitter to acknowledge the mistakes, and Ross responded to the errors.

But for every critique, there was also praise for Ross and Barnett for leading nearly 10 hours of NJPW programming.

NJPW’s G1 Special in USA was still considered a success, despite some of the issues with commentary. We saw Kenny Omega crowned the first IWGP United States Champion and Kazuchika Okada retain the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Cody.

Ross is scheduled to return to the WWE commentary table with fellow Hall of Famer Lita for the first-ever Mae Young Classic Women’s Tournament. The tournament will air on the WWE Network starting August 28.

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