TNA/Impact Wrestling Announcer Barry Scott Passes Away


Barry Scott, the man known to wrestling fans as the legendary voice of TNA/Impact Wrestling has passed away today. Impact referee Brandon Tolle passed the news along to wrestling fans today on Twitter (see below).

Scott has also been on various music programs including Behind the Music and The Howard Stern Show. He also had a career on screen and stage, appearing in episodes of In the Heat of the Night in the early 1990s as well as I’ll Fly Away and The Magnificent Seven TV show. He had roles in Ernest Goes to Jail as one of the antagonists – Rubin Bartlett, as well as a parent in Ernest Scared Stupid.

Barry also worked as a playwright, having written, produced, directed and starred in a production titled Lise’s Story, and founded the American Negro Playwright Theatre (ANPT) in 1992. He also served as a motivational speaker and lecturer, and created a piece called Ain’t Got Long to Stay Here which paid tribute to the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Of course, for most wrestling fans’ he’s best known for his voice work for video packages in TNA (and then Impact Wrestling) as well as the NBA; he also did voiceover work for the NFL, NHL and several commercials among many other credits.

On behalf of everyone here at, we would like to send out our condolences to the family and friends of Barry Scott during this tragic time.

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