Worlds could be colliding in the near future, as WWE Hall of Fame broadcaster Jim Ross is nearing a deal with Fox Sports, according to Ross himself.
In a blog entry from Sunday on his website, Ross linked to a column he wrote for Fox on Saturday about Ric Flair's newly-formed partnership with the San Francisco 49ers. Ross then talked about his budding partnership with Fox.
I have not yet signed with Fox but we are obviously close and are hopeful that we can finalize the contract next week. Fox provides an amazing platform for creative work and for the many projects that I am working on during the most unretired time of my life.
Fox has some potentially, amazing creative ideas for me of which I hope that we get to collaborate on sooner than later.
There's no word yet on what Ross's role with Fox will be – columnist? Commentator? Talking head? But just think about this for a minute – with Ross in the fold, there's a possibility that Fox would be able to save video editors a lot of time. Instead of simply overlaying some of Ross's most famous calls on current events (like Jadaveon Clowney's vicious hit from the Outback Bowl, or the crazy, fan-attacking Alabama fan from this year's Sugar Bowl), Ross could provide customized calls for these plays himself! GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY!
On a serious note, Ross is one of the most accomplished broadcasters of all-time (regardless of how you feel about pro wrestling), and his acquisition in any capacity would be a huge get for Fox. Ross is also a huge MMA fan, and could perhaps be a nice addition to Fox's all-encompassing UFC coverage.