Jade Chung Discusses Her New Role As Ring Announcer, Scott D'Amore Challenging Her

Jade Chung talks new role with TNA Wrestling.

On Monday, TNA Wrestling announced that Jade Chung would be the new ring announcer for TNA Wrestling, taking over for David Penzer, who finished up at IMPACT Final Resolution.

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The announcement was made on Fightful's In The Weeds with Jeremy Lambert & Joel Pearl. Chung joined the show to make the announcement, and discuss her new role.

"Scott D'Amore just gave me that chance. I'll tell you a funny story to start off. I always hated my voice, and I mean hate it. I know a lot of people don't enjoy their voice, but I hated my voice. Promos, I did not enjoy. I did them, but didn't enjoy them. Scott likes to challenge me, and I took it full force, I wanted to prove to him that I could do this. My kids are watching, my husband is cheering me on, so this is something I truly had to succeed in. Scott was like, 'We're going to get you to host.' Then, it turned into 'we're going to get you to ring announce some BTI matches.' I have to tell you, I fell in love almost instantly. I say almost because I was so nervous. I have never done any type of ring announcing, ever, in my life. I was so nervous, but I fell in love with it. With the help of Tom Hannifan. I remember, to this day in Chicago, he saw I was visibly nervous, and he kind of just pulled me aside and gave me some words of super encouragement that have helped me to this day. He's helped me so much. Him, along with Matthew Rehwoldt, David Penzer, they've always been so supportive," she said.

Chung previously did the ring announcement for Before The Impact, and played event host during tapings, interacting with the crowd.

Fans can check out the full interview with Chung in the video above.

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