sources: www.pwtorch.com, www.f4wonline.com
— Jim Ross’ current contract with WWE is set to expire tomorrow. Though it’s possible he will sign another short-term extension, friends are saying there’s a good chance he’ll explore life outside WWE.
As noted previously, Ross met with TNA president Dixie Carter and her father in early April regarding joining the organization. He has also had discussions with HDNet in regards to becoming the voice of the network by calling MMA and United Football League events. Ring of Honor could also be tied potentially into the deal. He is said to have a number of options these days, so there is no guarantee he will ultimately wind up in TNA. With that being said, TNA officials plan on making a strong offer to Ross to bring him in as an announcer with some semblance of internal power.
— As many have noticed, Todd Grisham is the odd man out of the broadcast booth on pay-per-view nights. While Vince McMahon is hard on Michael Cole (he was all over him Sunday night at Extreme Rules), there is no reason to believe Grisham will be featured more prominently as he is said to be down on him as a play-by-play announcer.
On the other side of the coin, McMahon is said to be high on Matt Striker as SmackDown’s color commentator.
— Shad Gaspard’s girlfriend gave birth to the couples’ first son last Thursday.
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