Earlier this week it was reported NJPW Announcer Chris Charlton’s role would be minimized as he would be only providing translations for English fans, and no other commentary. While NJPW was fine with Charlton’s role, apparently TV Asahi (a partner of NJPW World) and other “outside forces” felt he didn’t have the proper voice to help call the action. In this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter it was reported that both New Japan and TV Asahi were flooded by fans who were against this change. There was enough support that Charlton will now resume his normal role at the booth going forward.
Source: Wrestling Inc.