For a couple of years, Don Callis was one of the lead voices of New Japan Pro Wrestling. However, he has not done commentary for the promotion since 2019. Now, he has said he has nothing left to do in New Japan.
While speaking to David Penzer on Sitting Ringside, Callis said anything he could do now would only pale in comparison to what he accomplished with them three years ago. Here is the quote, courtesy of Wrestling News:
“I see my business with New Japan as being done. When I went into New Japan in 2017, they were at one level. When I booked Jericho vs Omega at the Tokyo Dome, their entire business model changed. Their revenue from that Tokyo Dome show went up exponentially and they’ve been riding the Don Callis effect ever since. There is nothing left for me to do in New Japan because anything I could do in New Japan now would pale in comparison to the game changing force of nature from what I did three years ago.”
Don Callis and Kenny Omega have been aligned since Callis helped Omega win the AEW World Championship. Since then, the duo have appeared on AEW and IMPACT programming as heels.