There will soon be some big shoes to fill in NJPW.

Veteran announcer Kevin Kelly has revealed that he is leaving the company after a very influential and successful run.

He gave fans the main reason why he has decided to sign with AEW and call matches on his new home, AEW Collision, instead:

Naturally, fans wondered who might be able to take Kelly’s place behind the announce desk. His thoughts:

Kelly has been the lead on NJPW’s English commentary since 2015.

Top Photo: Kevin Kelly at the Contest of Champions: Where Heroes Gather fan fest, on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at RWJBarnabas Health Arena, in Toms River, NJ. Photo by George Tahinos,