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Kevin Kelly Departs His Full-Time ROH Position

Kevin Kelly, who has served as the voice of Ring of Honor since 2010, has left his full-time position with the promotion according to a report on PWInsider.com.

Kelly has been the announcing voice of the product but also had responsibilities behind the scenes as well.  He worked on logistical issues to help ease pressure on booker Hunter Johnston as well as to help spearhead projects such as updating the company website and work on a streaming service for broadcasting content.  It is reported that he completed those duties he was responsible for and gave his notice.

Kelly also calls New Japan Pro Wrestling events and it appears that this will not have an impact on those duties.  He is not slated to do any more announcing work for the company beyond the most recent tapings that took place at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA.

Kelly is the third announcer to depart, joining Steve Corino and Nigel McGuinness, who both left for WWE.  They have Ian Riccaboni on staff, who calls Women of Honor shows, as a possible candidate to replace Kelly.

About Bill Wentz (1487 Articles)
Ring-Rap.com's Senior Columnist, writing with the site since 2009 and a lifelong wrestling fan dating all the way back to the early Wrestlemania years. As a strongly opinionated fan, you can get my thoughts regularly on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring on Thursdays, as well as in "Wentz's Blog" in print. Look for my live show reports as well for MMA, WWE, ROH, and more. Outside of wrestling, I have a strong obsession with trucks, winning awards statewide with a truck dubbed the "Brahma Bull Edition." Interact with me on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan or by email at bwentz@ring-rap.com

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