It looks like Don Callis won’t be coming back as the announcer for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). Per a report from Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the speculation begun when Callis missed NJPW’s “King Of Pro Wrestling” show.
He also hasn’t been called for any other shows, however, this could simply be a miscommunication since he pulled out of the last three days of the G1 tournament due to his obligations with IMPACT Wrestling.
It seems that Lanny Poffo is being considered as a possible replacement for Callis. However, this would be only on a one-time deal, as the idea for NJPW is to have a rotation of color commentators through the end of the year.