Longtime Ring of Honor play-by-play announcer Ian Riccaboni will be staying within the Tony Khan companies for years to come.
Fightful first reported Sunday that Riccaboni recently signed a multi-year deal with AEW that will see him call in-ring action for both AEW and ROH.
Riccaboni called Saturday's Collision from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, as Kevin Kelly is handling the English commentary duties in Japan for the NJPW G1 tournament. Riccaboni will continue to be the lead announcer on Collision until Kelly returns when the tournament concludes next month.
Riccaboni indirectly acknowledged the news Sunday on Twitter, joking about the cowboy hat he wore Saturday night:
The report stated that Riccaboni was considered for the Collision lead play-by-play role, but that he preferred to stick with ROH instead so he could spend more time with his family. It was said he actually recommended Kelly for the Collision role and has mainly done the weekly ROH TV shows from home.
Riccaboni will fill in for both Kelly and Excalibur on AEW programming when they need time off.
He has been the lead announcer for ROH since 2017 and continued in that role after Khan acquired the brand, including his contract, in March 2022. He has appeared on AEW TV since then in addition to work for NJPW Strong and Impact Wrestling when the ROH title was defended there at last year's Hard to Kill.
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