Jim Ross and Jerry 'The King' Lawler became the iconic voices of WWE during the Attitude Era days, as the two legendary announcers called countless memorable matches together. Simply put, there has never been a commentary duo like Good Ol' J.R. and The King himself.
However, Ross left the WWE in 2013 - with rumors that he was fired after appearing at a company event heavily intoxicated. However, J.R. did return at WrestleMania 33 to call the Roman Reigns vs. Undertaker match. It was also reported that he signed a two-year deal with the WWE, though he hasn't returned since.
But according to The King himself, a reunion between he and Ross is likely going to happen very soon. On a recent episode of his Dinner With The King podcast, Lawler revealed that he and Ross are likely to appear at the Raw 25th Anniversary special:
“It’s almost 99.9% certain that J.R. and I will be reunited for the 25th Anniversary Raw show on January 22 to do commentary. Probably the show will be broadcast from two different locations – the Barclays Center and the Manhattan Center."
The show will also be welcoming back WWE legends in Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash and The Undertaker. Chris Jericho is also rumored to make an appearance at the show, but there have been no confirmations yet.
This will be a great night for long-time WWE fans, who'll be able to listen to their favorite commentating duo at least one more time. Lawler has only made sporadic appearances with the WWE in the past couple of years as they look towards younger and fresher announcing voices.
But the 25th Anniversary show is going to welcome back a handful of wrestling legends, and it wouldn't be the same without two guys who helped the WWE reach new heights in the '90s and early 2000s. If all goes according to plan, J.R. and Lawler will make their long-anticipated returns to the announce table.