The Jim Ross Report

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 Dec 7, 2018

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 Jul 27, 2018
Love listening to JR and the insight he has in the wrestling business. Awesome guests and segments

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Jim Ross is considered the voice of Wrestling. He’s a member of three halls of fame including WWE and is a multiple-time New York Times best-selling author. From ringside to the boardroom JR has built a 40+ year career that will never be duplicated. Enjoy his candid opinions, special guests, and sense of humor on a fresh presentation on the all-new The Jim Ross Report exclusively on Westwood One Podcast Network.

Episode Date
Bully Ray Dudley: the last “Real Heel”?
01:58:43

Nearly 30 years of in-ring experience has given WWE Hall Of Famer Bully Ray—or is it Bubba Ray???—Dudley plenty of perspective on sports entertainment…he and JR discuss the current state of talent development, lessons learned from VKM, and why he considers himself the last “real heel” in the business.

Plus: Bully has had some experience with TLC matches in the past—The Dudleyz, Edge & Christian, and The Hardy Boyz helped invent it after all…find out what advice would he give competitors at this weekend’s ‘Tables, Ladders, and Chairs’ PPV. And: Friday night he’ll take on Flip Gordon in an “I Quit” match at ROH’s ‘Final Battle’ PPV…why it’s a must-watch for sports entertainment fans everywhere.

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Dec 12, 2018
The voice of ROH Ian Riccaboni plus more with Dave Meltzer
02:36:08

Ahead of next Friday’s ‘Final Battle’ PPV, Ring Of Honor’s Ian Riccaboni called in to break down the stacked card. Ian reveals which ring-side announcers inspired his career, why April’s ROH/NJPW event at Madison Square Garden is so special to him, and what he sees on the horizon for the business in 2019.

Plus: part two of JR’s conversation with Wrestling Observer Newsletter editor/founder Dave Meltzer.  They discuss the evolution of Dave’s ‘Star-Rating System’, Gedo’s role in Okada’s emergence, and Tanahashi’s run leading to IWGP title shot vs Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 13.

And: in tribute to George H.W. Bush, JR awards the ‘SlobberKnocker Of The Week Award’ to the late president.

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Dec 06, 2018
7-Star conversation with Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer
02:07:08

One of the most credible wrestling journalists in the business today, Dave Meltzer called to discuss the overall creative shifts he’s seen during his 35 year career in sports entertainment.  And: JR and Dave discuss the passing of the great Larry Matysik and how his work helped transform the St. Louis territory along with promoter Sam Muchnick.

Plus: JR discusses the most recent developments in the supposed All Elite Wrestling promotion, WWE’s addition of Auska to the first ever Women’s TLC match against “The Man” Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, and JR gives a great tribute to his late mentor—“The Big Cat” Ernie Ladd!

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Nov 29, 2018
6-time TNA Knockouts champion Angelina Love joins JR for Thanksgiving Week “Extravaganza”
01:49:52

JR breaks down the amazing performances at last weekend’s Survivor Series PPV with an assist from one of the founders of TNA’s ‘The Beautiful People’ stable: Angelina Love. The great Lauren Williams recounts her amazing career, rising alongside TNA’s Knockouts division, and some of her more recent successes on the silver screen.

Plus: JR looks back at some of the more memorable Thanksgiving week cards in sports entertainment history…including several years of MSW/UWF Superdome shows and the inaugural Starrcade PPV which took place 35 years ago this week.

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Nov 21, 2018
A Survivor Series pivot for Becky Lynch…plus: Nita Strauss’ incredible journey with WWE
01:44:06

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that Becky Lynch is the hottest superstar in the WWE right now…after her busted open performance on Monday night, she certainly solidified her place as a legendary champion.  JR lays out the bright future he sees ahead for “the Man”, despite her removal from the card at this weekend’s Survivor Series PPV.

Later: Nita Strauss stops by…one of Becky’s great friends—JR calls her “the greatest female guitarist on earth”—Nita will tell us about working with Vince McMahon at Wrestlemania, opening the show at WWE’s Evolution PPV, and her music being used this weekend at NXT TakeOver War Games. Her new album Controlled Chaos comes out this Friday!

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Nov 14, 2018
Marty Scurll and Busted Open’s David LaGreca aboard the Jericho Cruise
02:28:55

JR is joined by our friend David LaGreca, host of Busted Open Radio on SiriusXM to talk about 10 years of Busted Open, what it means for ROH/NJPW to sell out MSG, and his history in the broadcasting industry.

Later: hear how The Simpsons contributed to the rise of Marty Scurll’s Villain persona, the athletes he looked up to during his rise in the UK, and why Marty continues to prefer being a true independent contractor during this big-money era of the sports entertainment business.

Plus: JR pays tribute to the late José Lothario and awards ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ to cruise master—and birthday boy—Chris Jericho!

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Nov 08, 2018
Ricky Steamboat, DDP, and Hurricane Helms in JR’s palatial suite on Chris Jericho’s Rock N’ Wrestling Rager At Sea
01:53:54

Last weekend JR set sail with Y2J and 2000+ wrestling fans and superstars on the Rock N’ Wrestling Rager At Sea…today we’re excited to bring you three conversations that went down in his suite with WWE Hall Of Famer Ricky Steamboat, DDP, and Hurricane Helms.  They’ll give their opinions of the cruise and discuss the current state of the wrestling business.  Plus: JR’s thoughts on last weekend’s WWE Evolution PPV and what he thinks is next for The Elite.

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Oct 31, 2018
The bright future ahead of Jeff Cobb, ROH World TV Champion
01:59:17

He’s lighting it up on the indie wrestling scene, today Jeff Cobb called JR to talk about his rise through the ranks of NJPW, PWG, Lucha Underground, and Ring Of Honor—where he was recently crowned the World Television Champion.  Jeff talks growing up a fan of Hulk Hogan, traveling around the world chasing his dream, and continuing to check items off his bucket list.

Plus: JR gives his thoughts on speculation that’s been circulating in certain pro-wrestling circles and this week’s news about WWE superstar Roman Reigns.

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Oct 24, 2018
The return of Woken Matt Hardy!
01:49:18

As anticipation continues to build for his upcoming Halloween Special, we are joined again by the head of House Hardy: Matt Hardy!  The future Hall-Of-Famer shoots on current state of the locker room and why having Attitude Era guys back is a good business move for WWE.

Plus: the Woken One previews what is destined to be one of the most entertaining content-pieces in the history of the WWE Network.

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Oct 18, 2018
What’s next for Matt Hardy?
01:52:35

Over two decades ago, JR brought Matt and his brother Jeff Hardy onto the stacked WWF roster…today Matt calls the show to discuss his future in sports entertainment including his upcoming Halloween special coming soon to the WWE network.  Matt also gives his advice to up-and-coming young talents and talks about some of the earliest moments in his career that stand out in his memory.

Plus: Drew Brees’ record setting performance last Sunday earns the future hall of famer our coveted ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ award.

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Oct 11, 2018
Super-Sized JRR with NJPW’s Kevin Kelly and part two of JR’s chat with “Cowboy” Bill Watts
02:05:49

Following a successful outing at Fighting Spirit Unleashed, JR got his broadcast partner Kevin Kelly on the phone to talk about the current state of affairs at NJPW. The two speculate about a potential headline match at Wrestle Kingdom this January, the rise of Jay White, and the rebirth of Tanahashi. (Fighting Spirit Unleashed airs this Friday 10/5 at 8/7 central on AXS TV)

Plus: part two of last week’s conversation with the legend—and JR’s mentor—“Cowboy” Bill Watts.  Cowboy dishes on everyone from Danny Hodge, Dr. Death, Karl Gotch, and so many more.  Plus: quality of life at 79, learning from “the old guys” on long road trips, and more advice for today’s “young guys”.

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Oct 03, 2018
“Cowboy” Bill Watts—one of pro wrestling’s founding fathers…plus: Cody on prep for Fighting Spirit Unleashed
01:57:56

In 1974, JR kicked off his journey in the wrestling business working for “Cowboy” Bill Watts…today Bill calls to reminisce about their time at Mid-South,  OU football, and Bill’s legendary leadership strategies. Plus: putting over legends Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, and the great Ernie Ladd.

But first: ahead of his IWGP United States Championship bout with Juice Robinson, “The American Nightmare” Cody discusses NJPW’s continued expansion into the US.  We’re dissecting the stacked card at Fighting Spirit Unleashed and the rise of Jay White.

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Sep 27, 2018
Post H.I.A.C. with RAW Announcer Renee Young
01:52:00

Happy Birthday to today’s guest—the first full-time female announcer at RAW’s iconic announce table: Renee Young! She called JR to discuss her ringside experience thus far, including last Sunday’s Hell In A Cell pay-per-view.  Plus: being produced live by Vince McMahon, thoughts on upcoming women’s Evolution PPV, and who she thinks is an unsung hero at WWE.

For our 'Slobberknocker Of The Week': JR pays tribute to all the first responders and rescue workers dealing with Tropical Depression Florance.

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Sep 20, 2018
Ahead of Hell In A Cell: ProWrestling.net founder/editor Jason Powell breaks down WWE’s current in-ring product
01:38:42

This Sunday in San Antonio, WWE superstars will take part in the most diabolical event of the year: Hell In A Cell! JR will break down the stellar card with a little help from ProWrestling.net’s Jason Powell.  What can fans expect to see? Which match will close the show? Who has the most to gain? All will be discussed…plus: JR and Jason contemplate the future of the 'All In' crew…and: how Renee Young’s new full-time gig on Raw could transform the WWE’s announcer strategy going into next year’s TV deal with Fox.

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Sep 12, 2018
'Ringside with JR' special featuring Rey Mysterio and NWA Champ “American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes
01:59:49

Will we soon see Rey Mysterio back in the WWE? He gave us some insight this weekend at Starrcast during our intimate ‘Ringside with JR’ live event…Jim was also joined by the newly minted NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Cody Rhodes…the “American Nightmare” told us about the moment he knew his dad Dusty would be most proud of at All In.

Plus: JR gives his honest opinion on the historic events Saturday night, including the resurrection of Joey Ryan.

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Sep 05, 2018
Ric Flair talks Starrcast and All In…plus: an exclusive reveal of this year’s PWI 500 #1!
01:52:28

Today: Pro Wrestling Illustrated will release the 27th edition of their ‘PWI 500’ list…JR and senior writer Dan Murphy will surprise this year’s #1 with an early morning phone call!

Later: we’re continuing our ride along with JR and The Nature Boy right here on The Jim Ross Report…we’ll hear part two of JR’s conversation with Ric…hear his thoughts on the brains behind Starrcast, his future son-in-law Conrad Thompson. 

Plus: JR awards ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ to the late Senator John McCain.

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Aug 29, 2018
All In primer with The Young Bucks Nick and Matt Jackson...plus: a super-sized SummerSlam recap!
02:01:48

JR walks you through the highs and lows—in his opinion—of SummerSlam weekend and this week’s Raw/Smackdown follow-up shows.

Later on: Matt and Nick Jackson—aka the Young Bucks—call in to discuss the largest independent wrestling show of all time—All In—coming to Chicago on September 1st.  The Bucks will break down the amazing card, they’ll tell us about rising through the ranks at NJPW, and the inception of their Being The Elite web series

Plus: JR remembers the Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin in our ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ segment.

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Aug 22, 2018
Ric Flair breaks down amazing SummerSlam card and JR pays tribute to Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart
02:01:36

This Sunday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY: Charlotte Flair will face off with best friend Becky Lynch and Carmella for the Smackdown Women’s Title at SummerSlam. Today: Charlotte’s dad—two time Hall Of Famer—Ric Flair called in to discuss this weekend’s amazing card, the sudden death of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, college football, and more…it’s like going on a road trip with JR and the Nature Boy!

Plus: ROH/NJPW selling out Madison Square Garden takes home ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’.

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Aug 16, 2018
NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis counting the days to main event at All In
01:41:53

On September 1st in Chicago, Nick Aldis will defend his NWA World Heavyweight Championship at All In.  Today he called in to tell JR about his highly-anticipated main event match against Cody. We’re discussing the pressure to deliver for NWA as champ, Ten Pounds Of Gold, and Nick’s family life with former WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James.

Plus: Lebron James takes home ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ after opening his I Promise School in hometown Akron, Ohio.

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Aug 08, 2018
WWE superstar Becky Lynch talks triple-threat match at SummerSlam for SmackDown Women’s title
01:48:51

Last night on SmackDown, Irish Lass Kicker Becky Lynch found out her upcoming title shot will be a triple-threat match.  Hear Becky’s reaction to the addition of best-friend Charlotte Flair to her bout against Women’s Champion Carmella at SummerSlam.

JR pays tribute to the late  Brickhouse Brown, Nikolai Volkoff, and Brian Christopher.

Plus: Paul Heyman’s work Monday night on Raw earns him this week’s ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ award.

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Aug 01, 2018
Chris Jericho talks Alpha Club v Bullet Club, Lesnar, and his future with NJPW
01:48:56

The IWGP Intercontinental champion—and fellow Westwood One podcaster—Chris Jericho called in to discuss his future with NJPW, how he thinks WWE will handle Brock Lesnar’s title reign, and Alpha Club v Bullet Club on his Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea!

Plus: massive events from MLW and Impact Wrestling result in our first ever tie for ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’!

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Jul 25, 2018
John Hennigan talks Battle Riot, Who Shot JR?, and Impact return at Slammiversary
01:53:36

Possibly one of the busiest men in all of wrestling, John Hennigan calls in to discuss a full-slate of appearances this week…including a World Heavyweight Title opportunity against Low Ki this Thursday at MLW’s Battle Riot event in Queens.  On Saturday—along with JR—John will appear at World Class Revolution’s Dallas event at the Southfork Ranch.  He’ll make his return to Impact Wrestling on Sunday at Slammiversary in Toronto.

Plus: Kevin Owens’ takes home ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ for his performance at WWE Extreme Rules.

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Jul 18, 2018
Josh Barnett looks back at G1 Special + future of Brock Lesnar
01:48:33

In their first conversation since leaving the Cow Palace, JR’s AXS TV broadcast partner Josh Barnett calls in to discuss the events of Saturday’s G1 Special in San Francisco.  A former UFC champion himself, Josh talks fall-out from UFC 226 and Brock Lesnar’s future with Dana White’s company and the WWE.

JR will also pay tribute to the brave men and women involved in the Thailand cave rescue in our ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ segment.

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Jul 11, 2018
Kenny Omega talks G1 Special at Cow Palace in SF
01:42:51

Happy 4th of July all!

To celebrate—ahead of his appearance this weekend at NJPW’s G1 Special in San Francisco—we’re giving you part two of JR’s conversation with the IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega. He’s talking championship mentality heading into the G1, his matchup with Cody, and upcoming bout with Kota Ibushi.  Plus: Kenny will give us his thoughts about the current roster at WWE.

Per tradition, we’re looking back at some of the great moments that happened ‘This Week in Wrestling’, JR pays tribute to the late Matt Cappotelli for ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’, and a certain dog handler in Sacramento takes home our infamous ‘Pet Coon Goofy Award’.

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Jul 04, 2018
IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega on his title win and the future of NJPW
02:01:14

Part 1 of JR’s chat with IWGP champ Kenny Omega kicks off with a look back at his title win over Okada at NJPW Dominion… the work that went into the match, who pitched 2-out-of-3 falls, and putting a pin in their amazing rivalry.  Kenny also looks forward to his upcoming title defense against Cody Rhodes at the NJPW G1 Special next weekend at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.

Plus—direct from Scotland—JR gives his thoughts on Monday’s RAW in San Diego, celebrates the Texas Rattlesnake as ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’, and looks back at the infamous ‘Hell In A Cell’ match between The Undertaker and Mankind that went down THIS WEEK in 1998.

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Jun 27, 2018
RIP to Big Van Vader...plus: Filthy Tom Lawlor talking MLW Battle Riot and UFC 225 reactions!
01:55:02

Jam packed show today…we couldn’t get started without JR paying tribute to the late Big Van Vader who tragically passed away Monday at the age of 63.

Later in the show, Filthy Tom Lawlor calls in to talk about his rise in professional wrestling, MLW’s upcoming Battle Riot event in NYC, and his thoughts on CM Punk’s fight at UFC 225.

Plus: why AJ Styles took home the coveted ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ award and how the FIFA World Cup played into this week’s ‘Pet Coon Goofy Award’.

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Jun 20, 2018
JR’s predictions for #MITB…plus: talking IMPACT v ROH, NJPW, and ALL IN with the ubiquitous Don Callis
01:42:10

Impact Wrestling’s co-executive vice president Don Callis calls in to talk Dominion and upcoming NJPW G1 Special at the historic Cow Palace in San Francisco…he and JR discuss Kenny Omega’s career trajectory, Cody Rhodes’ upcoming All In event, and Chris Jericho’s Rock N Wrestling Rager At Sea.

Plus: JR breaks down several upcoming match ups at this weekend’s Money In The Bank PPV, recaps CM Punk’s fight at UFC 225, and pays tribute to his late friend ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes for ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’.

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Jun 14, 2018
Rey Mysterio talks Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, NJPW, and Expo Lucha coming to the US…plus: what makes Smackdown a better show than RAW?
01:29:01

Future WWE Hall Of Famer Rey Mysterio jumped on the phone to catch up with JR.  Talking Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide upcoming show at Madison Square Garden, originally signing with JR at WWE, and upcoming 6-man tag match at NJPW’s Dominion event this weekend in Osaka.

Plus: on the anniversary of a legendary match, JR taps an old friend for ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’; a race to the bottom in this week’s ‘Pet Coon Goofy Award’; and why JR thinks Smackdown Live has surpassed Raw as the WWE’s premier weekly show.

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Jun 07, 2018
Super-sized JRR featuring WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre!
01:44:14

Last week JR boldly claimed that Drew McIntyre will be a future champion in the WWE.  This week Drew called in to talk about his return to the company, which superstars he’s most excited to work with in the future, and the reaction within the locker room to the FOX TV deal.

Plus: Roseanne easily takes home this week’s ‘Pet Coon Goofy Award’, an uplifting story about a future broadcaster for ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’, and JR lists some of his favorite villains of the last decade.

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May 31, 2018
JR pays tribute to the late-great Owen Hart…plus: Eric Bischoff calls in to talk ‘83 Weeks’
01:22:29

JR called Eric Bischoff to get his inside-take on chart-topping podcast 83 Weeks, what advice he has for Cody Rhodes and the ALL IN crew, and how he continues to evolve in the content business.

JR also pays tribute to the late-great Owen Hart on the anniversary of his tragic death in our Slobberknocker Of The Week segment…why the NFL earned this week’s Pet Coon Goofy Award…and a new RAW rivalry reminds JR of the Attitude Era pairing of Stone Cold and Vince McMahon.

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May 23, 2018
Cody Rhodes talks ‘All In’ sell-out, John Cena earns ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ for an appearance outside of the ring, and: who JR thinks may go down as history’s greatest female wrestler
01:09:56

We were so excited to see Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks sell-out their upcoming ‘All In’ show in Chicago, we had to get Cody on the phone to talk about it!  The confirmed leader of the Bullet Club tells us how he’s learning to put on a show and about some of his other Summer plans; which hopefully will include a trip to the Cow Palace in San Francisco this July.

Plus: how an appearance outside the ring earned John Cena the coveted ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ award…and: why JR thinks Charlotte Flair just may go down in history as the greatest female wrestler of all time.

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May 16, 2018
Why 'Backlash' fell short, The King calls in, and a NJPW superstar takes home ‘Slobberknocker of the Week’!
01:20:42

JR breaks down why he thinks last Sunday’s Backlash show fell short in the eyes of viewers at home.  Which NJPW superstar earned our coveted ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ crown?  Why a 76ers employee earned this week’s ‘Pet Coon Goofy Award’, a little love for the Celtics, and a great story about Lebron’s rookie season. 

Plus: JR’s Hall-of-Fame partner Jerry “The King” Lawler calls in to talk about his recent health scare ahead of Wrestlemania, their epic trip to Saudi Arabia, and upcoming JR and The King shows going on sale this week!

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May 09, 2018
Greatest Royal Rumble recap, Boomer Sooner love for Baker Mayfield, and the infamous Plane Ride From Hell!
01:15:45

Slobberknocker audio is in full effect yet again this week on the Jim Ross Report...JR gives his full debrief of last weekend's 'Greatest Royal Rumble' event in Saudi Arabia, plus @ThePaulyKover chimes in with a fan's perspective of the historic show.

Updates on upcoming 'JR and The King' live shows, JR's planned UK trip with 'Inside The Ropes', and a preview of this week's 'New Japan Cup Final' airing Friday [5/4/18] on AXS TV.

Plus: JR heaps his praise on the NFL's newest superstar for 'Slobberknocker of the Week' and takes aim at a future NBA hall-of-famer for this week's 'Pet Coon Goofy Award'.

And--as always--JR is taking YOUR questions in this week's mailbag...submit comments to TheJimRossReport@gmail.com!

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May 02, 2018
The road to Jeddah and the Greatest Royal Rumble; plus Conrad Thompson calls in
01:27:21

The Greatest Royal Rumble is upon us!  As JR heads to Saudi Arabia for what promises to be an amazing night of rastlin', he dismisses the haters in this week's 'Pet Coon Goofy' segment.  Plus: JR wishes a happy birthday to John Cena, congratulations to Dwayne Johnson on the birth of his daughter, and a heartfelt tribute to the late-great Bruno Sammartino for this week's 'Slobberknocker' award.  Additionally: the incredible Conrad Thompson calls in to tell us how he got involved in all his wrestling podcasts, his Mt. Rushmore of pro-wrestling--which might surprise you, and why he thinks its important to be involved with his fans.

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Apr 25, 2018
JR talks Superstar Shakeup '18, the late/great Bruno Sammartino, plus more with Brother Love!
01:34:05

This week JR discusses WWE's latest 'Superstar Shakeup', HBO's 'Andre The Giant' documentary, and he'll pay tribute to the late/great Bruno Sammartino.  Plus: who'll be crowned 'Slobberknocker of the Week' and why JR says some members of the media deserve his 'Pet Coon Goofy Award'.

We'll also hear part two of JR's conversation with Bruce Prichard--aka Brother Love!  Bruce details the night he says JR was truly accepted into the fold by Vince McMahon.

We got several emails asking when JR will be heading to the UK...those dates are revealed within!

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Apr 18, 2018
The return of Good ol' JR!
01:21:13

Jim Ross makes his triumphant return to the world of podcast with this debut episode of 'The Jim Ross Report'!

The show is new and better than ever as JR debuts new features including the 'Slobberknocker of the Week' award, the 'Pet Coon Goofy' award, his 'This Week In Wrestling History' segment, and the brand new 'Mailbag' feature where fans can submit ideas/questions for JR to answer in the show! (TheJimRossReport@gmail.com)

Plus: Jim's catching up with long time friend Bruce Prichard, aka Brother Love.

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Apr 11, 2018
Bruce Prichard and PostWrestling.com's John Pollock
01:38:30
Bear witness (with your ears) as Brother Love himself - Bruce Prichard - returns to THE ROSS REPORT! Join JR and Bruce as they recall Houston wrestling memories, Bruce bringing the Undertaker into the WWE, 25 years of Monday Night RAW as well as the success of Bruce's podcast, SOMETHING TO WRESTLE WITH.

Later in the program, its Part 2 of JR's chat with John Pollock from PostWrestling.com, covering the possibility of Conor McGregor in the WWE, Brock Lesnar's future in MMA and pro wrestling, the potential return of the XFL and much more!
Jan 17, 2018
PostWrestling.com's John Pollock and Ron Harris
01:48:34
Join JR this week as he gives his thoughts on New Japan's Wrestle Kingdom 12. JR then welcomes PostWrestling.com's John Pollock to the show to discuss John's latest venture in wrestling journalism as well as the future of Impact Wrestling and the possibility of Ronda Rousey competing in the WWE.

Later in the podcast, JR is joined by former WWE and WCW star Ron Harris (Disciples of Apocalypse, the Bruise Brothers) to fill us in on his new lucha libre promotion Aro Lucha.
Jan 10, 2018
Author Pat Laprade and Sean Waltman
02:00:08
Happy New Year! JR is coming to you live from Los Angeles as we ring in 2018 with a loaded edition of The Ross Report. Up first, JR is joined by author Pat Laprade (SISTERHOOD OF THE SQUARED CIRCLE) to discuss his latest book, MAD DOG: THE MAURICE VACHON STORY, a look back at the life and career of WWE Hall of Famer Mad Dog Vachon.

Later in the show, JR talks with Sean Waltman aka X-Pac about his new podcast on Afterbuzz TV (X-PAC 1-2-360) as well as getting clean, his educated feet, the appeal of New Japan in the US and much more!
Jan 03, 2018
Josh Barnett and Kevin Nash
01:33:55
Happy holidays everyone! Joining JR on the show this week is former UFC Heavyweight champion and JR's New Japan on AXS TV broadcast partner Josh Barnett to preview WrestleKingdom 12. JR and Josh also cover the possibilities of Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor crossing over into pro wrestling, Billy Robinson, Davey Boy Smith Jr. and training in the New Japan Dojo.

Also on the show, WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash stops by to give an update on his recovery after knee surgery. JR and Kevin catch up on a variety of topics including Vince McMahon's recent Alpha Entertainment venture, the importance of the WWE Network and not taking unnecessary risks in the ring. Plus, Kevin shares this thoughts on stocks and how to invest in your future after pro wrestling.
Dec 27, 2017
Konnan and WWE Clash of Champions with Pro Wrestling Torch’s Wade Keller
01:31:37
The immensely creative and prolific Konnan joins JR this week to discuss his latest Aro Lucha venture as well as his current role with Impact Wrestling. JR and Konnan also get into a bit of college football, praise for Rey Mysterio, why Konnan thinks WWE's Elias is super entertaining and which lucha libre wrestlers should be considered the greatest of all time.

Also on the show, Wade Keller from the Pro Wrestling Torch gets together with JR to cover all the action from this past weekend's WWE Clash of Champions, ROH's Final Battle, the recent XFL revival discussion and thoughts on Jericho vs. Omega coming up for New Japan.
Dec 20, 2017
Jeremy Borash, Q&A with John Hennigan and a Special Surprise
01:29:14

Its the 200th episode of THE ROSS REPORT and to celebrate, JR has a loaded show featuring Impact Wrestling's Jeremy Borash to talk about the recent creative changes with Impact Wrestling as well as his upcoming RINGSIDE WITH JIM ROSS gig in Boston this weekend. Then, later in the show, its the 2nd half of JR's interview with John Hennigan (aka John Morrison) featuring YOUR questions from social media. And if that's not enough….keep your ears open for a special audio surprise from the GREATEST OF ALL TIME!

Thank you for supporting THE ROSS REPORT for 200 episodes! We really appreciate you downloading and listening to the show each week.

Dec 13, 2017
Matt Riddle and John Hennigan (aka Johnny Mundo / John Morrison)
01:29:44
MMA fighter turned top-flight pro wrestler Matt Riddle joins JR on the show this week to discuss his hard-hitting in-ring style, his experience thus far in the independent wrestling scene as well as a preview of his match against Tom Lawlor at MLW’s NEVER SAY NEVER.

Then on the back half of the show, JR talks with John Hennigan - aka Johnny Mundo aka John Morrison - about his upcoming tag match at MLW’s NEVER SAY NEVER as well as John's recent time with AAA and Lucha Underground and his film BOONE: THE BOUNTY HUNTER!
Dec 06, 2017
Santana Garrett and Jerry “The King” Lawler (part 2)
01:42:14
JR is joined this week by one of the brightest female wrestlers in the scene today, Mae Young Classic competitor Santana Garrett! Santana lets us know all about her upcoming match with Laurel Van Ness at MLW’s Never Say Never on 12/7 in Orlando as well as her training with WWE Hall of Famers Scott Hall & Larry Zbyszko.

Later in the show, its part 2 of JR with Jerry “The King” Lawler! Join us for tales from the WWE Raw announcing desk, Jerry’s wild independent schedule, football discussion and all the info on Jerry’s new podcast, DINNER WITH THE KING.
Nov 29, 2017
Jerry "The King" Lawler (part 1) and Dave Bautista (part 2)
01:44:14
WWE Hall of Famer and JR's old Monday Night RAW announcing partner Jerry "The King" Lawler stops by the show for the first part of an epic conversation between two old friends. Join us as Jerry tells us all about his new Memphis restaurant, his latest wrestling venture (that you're going to LOVE!), road stories with JR and much more! Part 2 of the interview will run next week.

Then, in the back half of the show, its part 2 of JR's chat with "The Animal" Dave Bautista as he addresses a number of big topics including his relationship with Vince McMahon, his interaction with The Rock in Hollywood and what his plans are for an in-ring return to the WWE Universe!
Nov 22, 2017
Dave Bautista (part 1) and Chris Jericho
01:39:49
Former WWE World Champion and now Hollywood action movie star Dave Bautista joins JR on the podcast to discuss the his wild ride from the squared circle to the silver screen. Dave covers his aspirations as an actor, breaking into the WWE via Ohio Valley Wrestling, learning from Fit Finlay, thoughts on Donald Trump in the WWE and much more! Join us next week for part 2 of JR's conversation with Dave Bautista.

And to start the show, Chris Jericho calls in from Vienna, Austria to fill JR in on the latest about the Jericho Cruise, life on the road in the rock-n-roll business and of course, his much-anticipated match with Kenny Omega for New Japan at WrestleKingdom in January!
Nov 15, 2017
Magnum T.A. and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell
01:43:44

This week, JR is joined by former United States champion and Crockett-era NWA favorite Magnum T.A. to discuss his step-daughter Tessa Blanchard's rising status in the sport as well as give his takes on the current wrestling scene, answer a few questions and tell a few stories from his days in the NWA and in the Mid-South territory.

Also, Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net stops by the podcast to recap the events from Impact Wrestling's Bound For Glory event in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada!

Nov 08, 2017
Mick Foley and Impact Wrestling's Jeremy Borash
01:49:07
Its a loaded show this week as JR is first joined by Jeremy Borash of Impact Wrestling to talk about this Sunday's BOUND FOR GLORY pay-per-view event in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Then, its New York Times best-seller and WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley as he and JR discuss the 20th anniversary of the epic Mankind/Undertaker Hell In A Cell match in 2018 and Mick's big tour planned next year to commemorate that moment. All this plus updates from Mick on his recent fundraising efforts for Puerto Rico and his latest book, SAINT MICK, which is out now!
Nov 01, 2017
Rory Karpf, Director of ESPN's Ric Flair 30 FOR 30
01:46:53
Director, producer and documentarian Rory Karpf (DALE, I HATE CHRISTIAN LAETTNER) joins JR this week to discuss his latest work for ESPN, a 30 For 30 documentary on WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair entitled NATURE BOY. Join us as Rory discusses the process of procuring interviewing with legendary personalities for the documentary as well as a few surprises, his memories of pro wrestling, working with Tom Cruise and Paul Newman and spending numerous hours with the legendary Nature Boy!
Oct 25, 2017
"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase
01:42:54
WWE Hall of Famer, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase joins JR on the podcast this week to talk about the new film THE PRICE OF FAME which chronicles the ups and downs of Ted's journey through professional wrestling and his personal life. JR and Ted also look back on working in Mid-South for Cowboy Bill Watts, how the Million Dollar Man character carried over into daily life, Ted's World championship aspirations, the legendary angle between Ted and Dick Murdoch, memories of "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, JYD, Ernie Ladd and much more!
Oct 18, 2017
WWE Hell In A Cell with ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell
01:16:58
This week, JR is joined by frequent Ross Report contributor Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net to discuss all of the action from this past weekend's WWE Hell In A Cell. Stick around for analysis of the hard-hitting HIAC main-event between Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens and why Sami Zayn's participation is a positive development, what's possibly next for AJ Styles after losing the United States Championship and some of the issues with Shinsuke Nakamura's main roster run. All this plus news on Ring of Honor, Impact Wrestling and much more!
Oct 11, 2017
Paul O'Brien, Co-Author of SLOBBERKNOCKER: MY LIFE IN WRESTLING
01:34:22
On the podcast this week is JR's co-author of SLOBBERKNOCKER: MY LIFE IN WRESTLING, Paul O'Brien, to discuss the process of bringing this book to fruition amidst tragedy. JR and Paul look back at this emotional journey, preview some of the non-wrestling portions of the book and catch up with Paul and whats new with BLOOD RED TURNS DOLLAR GREEN, Paul's fictional wrestling novel. All this plus JR previews WWE's HELL IN THE CALL coming up this Sunday!
Oct 04, 2017
Chris Jericho
01:48:34
For the first-time ever, the Ayatollah of Rock N Rolla, Y2J himself, Chris Jericho makes his debut appearance on The Ross Report. Join us as JR and Chris look ahead to Chris Jericho's Rock N Wrestling Rager (http://www.chrisjerichocruise.com/) taking place in October 2018 as well as Chris's thoughts on Roman Reigns, Kenny Omega, his in-ring status, the first meeting he had with Vince McMahon, his favorite era in pro wrestling and the time Hulk Hogan told Chris that he was right.
Sep 27, 2017
Hurricane Helms plus A Tribute to Bobby Heenan with "Mean" Gene Okerlund and Tony Schiavone
01:43:37
In honor of the great Bobby "The Brain" Heenan's passing this past weekend, JR reflects on the legendary manager and commentator's illustrious career with two of Bobby's colleagues: WWE Hall of Fame announcer "Mean" Gene Okerlund and former WCW announcer Tony Schiavone.

Later in the show, JR is joined by "The Hurricane" Shane Helms to discuss his own thoughts on Bobby Heenan, Shane's recent stint as a creative team member with Global Force Wrestling and what the likelihood is of him returning to the WWE.
Sep 20, 2017
Celeste Bonin (formerly WWE's Kaitlyn)
01:38:32
Celeste Bonin, known to wrestling fans as former WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn, joins JR this week on the podcast to discuss her current entrepreneurial pursuits with her fitness apparel company Celestial Bodiez (www.celestialbodiez.com) as well as her time in WWE. Celeste shares how she was hired, what it was like jumping right into the mix with the 3rd season of NXT, winning the Divas championship from Eve Torres, her relationship with AJ Lee, her thoughts on TOTAL DIVAS and much more!
Sep 13, 2017
The Brooklyn Brawler, Steve Lombardi
01:30:59
The legendary Steve Lombardi aka the Brooklyn Brawler joins JR this week to catch up with some old stories from his storied career with the WWE. Hear about the Ultimate Warrior, Genichiro Tenryu, pinning HHH, prepping the Rock and John Cena for the big time, his new Michigan-based wrestling promotion and so much more. And don't forget to check out the Brawler's new e-book AND audio book BRAWLER UNFILTERED on Amazon!
Sep 06, 2017
PWI's Dan Murphy and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell
01:45:45
Its PWI 500 time this week on the Ross Report as JR welcomes Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Senior Writer Dan Murphy to the show to discuss this year's much anticipated and highly debated edition of the PWI 500! Later in the show, JR is joined by ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell to discuss all of the latest news in pro wrestling and MMA including Mayweather/McGregor, the build to WWE's NO MERCY, the WWE Mae Young Classic and the Sexy Star incident at AAA's TripleMania.
Aug 30, 2017
PWInsider's Mike Johnson on WWE SummerSlam, NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, Mayweather vs McGregor and more!
01:56:10
JR this week is joined by Mike Johnson from PWInsider.com to break down all of the action from WWE SummerSlam in Brooklyn including the dominance of Braun Strowman in the Fatal 4-Way, Shinsuke Nakamura vs Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship and Brock Lesnar's stellar work in the main event. JR and Mike also discuss NXT Takeover with JR's turn at the announce table for Itami vs Black, expectations for Mayweather vs McGregor as well as questions from social media regarding Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt and WWE's PG direction. All this plus news on ROH, Jim Cornette in GFW and much more!
Aug 23, 2017
Glenn Jacobs PKA WWE's KANE
01:45:43
First time guest Glenn Jacobs, also known as KANE in the WWE, joins JR this week to discuss his political aspirations as a mayoral candidate in Knox County, Tennessee. Glenn shares what led him into politics, the status of his in-ring career, the worldly perspective he's received from working with the WWE, what might be next for The Undertaker, thoughts on Braun Strowman and rumors of him and Brock Lesnar in an arm-wrestling match. Also, JR looks back at a great weekend in DC and Philadelphia and looks ahead to this weekend's "Ringside with Jim Ross" in NYC with guest Paul Heyman as well as WWE SummerSlam on Sunday!
Aug 16, 2017
Tony Schiavone
01:53:58
Former WCW and WWE announcer Tony Schiavone joins JR this week to look back on fond memories of working together in the NWA/WCW, including the first Clash of the Champions, Great American Bash 1988 and countless TV tapings. JR and Tony also talk about about Tony's new podcast, WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, Tony's post-WCW career, whether or not he'd come back to work for WWE, the greatness that is Bobby Heenan, what Larry Zbyszko's goal in life is, Tony's love of baseball, Ric Flair's ESPN 30 FOR 30 and much more!
Aug 09, 2017
Sunny
01:36:37
WWE Hall of Famer and legendary wrestling personality, the one and only Sunny, joins JR on the podcast this week for the first time. Sunny and JR get into all sorts of topics including how Sunny broke into the business, her thoughts on Sable and Marlena, what she thinks of the WWE Women's division today, who were her pro wrestling crushes, learning under Jim Cornette and her epic first encounter with Sherri Martel! Also, JR discusses Jon Jones vs Brock Lesnar, the Fatal 4-Way for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam, what's next for Paige and much more!
Aug 02, 2017
WWE Battleground 2017 with Pro Wrestling Torch's Bruce Mitchell
01:30:45
Bruce Mitchell from the Pro Wrestling Torch joins JR this week on the podcast to discuss all of the action from WWE Battleground, including the Punjabi Prison match, the Flag match between John Cena and Rusev, Xavier Woods stepping up in the tag title match and why Natalya is a great challenger for the Smackdown Women's title. JR and Bruce also look at the impact of the Mae Young classic, the fond memories from this past weekend at the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame and listener questions about the state of the WWE Cruiserweights and New Japan in the US.
Jul 26, 2017
Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer on the WWE Mae Young Classic, Kurt Angle's New Son, Mayweather/McGregor and more!
01:40:23
Pro wrestling journalist extraordinaire Dave Meltzer from WrestlingObserver.com joins JR this week to discuss a number of topics, including the WWE Mae Young Classic, reactions to the reveal of Jason Jordan as Kurt Angle's son on WWE Raw, the WWE Universal Championship scene and thoughts on the Mayweather/McGregor press conferences. All this plus listener questions addressing New Japan, Global Force Wrestling, match ratings and much more!
Jul 19, 2017
Lita and Madusa Preview the WWE Mae Young Classic
01:39:10
JR is in Orlando, on-site at the WWE Performance Center and he's joined by TWO incredible WWE Hall of Famers - Lita AND Madusa. The ladies sit down with JR on the podcast this week to look ahead to the first-ever WWE Mae Young Classic and its impressive crop of competitors, breaking down the stories behind some of the finest women wrestlers in the world. Also, JR gives his thoughts on WWE's Great Balls of Fire including why Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe are not finished with each other, the importance of the time limit in the RAW tag team championship match and the upside of Braun Strowman. All this plus so much more!
Jul 12, 2017
Stone Cold Steve Austin and PWInsider's Mike Johnson
01:30:52
Its a loaded show this week as Stone Cold Steve Austin stops by to chat with JR about his experience at the New Japan shows in Long Beach this past weekend as well as what he thinks makes Kenny Omega a stand-out talent as well as who else on the NJ roster impressed him from the event. Then, later in the show, Mike Johnson from PWInsider gets on the line with JR to further discuss the New Japan event, give some backstage news from Global Force Wrestling's Slammiversary event, preview the Joe/Lesnar bout coming up this Sunday at WWE's Great Balls of Fire PPV and offer up his takes on JR's forthcoming book!
Jul 05, 2017
Jim Cornette
01:24:57
The incomparable James E. Cornette returns to the Ross Report this week as JR and Jim catch up on some old-school memories involving Bill Dundee, Jerry Lawler and Jerry Lee Lewis as well as discuss a few current pro wrestling items. Jim has got a lot to say about The Revival, Joe vs Lesnar, his return to the WWE at this year's Hall of Fame and the upcoming New Japan event in Long Beach. Also, Jim talks about his recent podcasting adventures, what ROH needs to succeed, young John Cena in OVW and so much more!
Jun 28, 2017
ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell on WWE Money In The Bank, Ring of Honor, Impact Wrestling and more!
01:29:32
Joining JR this week on the podcast is ProWrestling.nets Jason Powell to discuss all of the developments from the WWE Money In The Bank event including the controversial result of the first-ever Women's Money In The Bank match, the rather abrupt ending to the Smackdown tag team title match as well as the big money potential the WWE has in a match between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura.

Also, JR and Jason talk about this week's WWE Raw and the return of Braun Strowman, the important task ahead for Cody Rhodes at the New Japan event in Long Beach, how significant the upcoming Slammiversary event is for Impact Wrestling as well as Ring of Honor's television future.
Jun 21, 2017
Matt Mitrione and Adam Cole
01:32:31
Bellator heavyweight fighter Matt Mitrione joins JR on the podcast this week to discuss his upcoming Bellator PPV fight on June 24th against Fedor Emelianenko in the historic Madison Square Garden; confronting the mystique of Fedor; predictions for other fights on the card including Chael Sonnen vs Wanderlei Silva and the influence of pro wrestling on Matt's promo style.

Later in the show, JR is joined by pro wrestling's hottest free agent Adam Cole (BAY-BAY)! Adam talks with JR about his experience as a headliner in Ring of Honor, the charm of Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, how Jim Cornette helped him in ROH, his dentist / pro wrestler girlfriend, predictions for WWE Money In The Bank this coming Sunday and most importantly, what's next for Adam Cole (BAY-BAY)!
Jun 14, 2017
The Fight Network's John Pollock on Extreme Rules, Impact Wrestling and the MMA Scene in 2017
01:39:19
John Pollock from the Fight Network and Live Audio Wrestling joins JR this week to discuss all of the news coming out of WWE's Extreme Rules including Samoa Joe's win in the Fatal 5-Way and his forthcoming match with Brock Lesnar; whether or not the concept of the Extreme Rules event needs to be revised; how the Miz has elevated his game since pairing with his wife Maryse on WWE television; the confusion over the rules of the tag team cage match; and the surprising yet positive effect of Alexa Bliss varying her moveset in her women's title match against Bayley. JR and John also discuss the upcoming events for New Japan including the rapidly approaching card in Long Beach, CA on 7/1 and 7/2; the connection between the Fight Network and Impact Wrestling, how Impact Wrestling needs to upgrade its domestic TV presence outside of PopTV and the state of MMA in 2017 specifically the lack of bonafide stars in the current scene.
Jun 07, 2017
Paul Ellering
01:15:03
WWE and Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer Paul Ellering joins The Ross Report to share his experiences of his recent return to the WWE and NXT as the manager of the current NXT Tag Team Champions, the Authors of Pain. At over 60 years of age, Paul jumped at the chance to bring his old-school mentality to one of the hottest pairs of talents in the business today. Paul shares epic stories about managing the legendary Road Warriors throughout the 80s as well as memories of working in Mid-South with Cowboy Bill Watts and JR! Plus, Paul discusses breaking into the AWA and their grueling camps, his daughter Rachael and her recent entry into the business, the Junkyard Dog, The Last Battle of Atlanta and what happened to Rocco!
May 31, 2017
PW Insider's Mike Johnson on Backlash, NXT, WWE UK and more!
01:34:59
PW Insider's Mike Johnson returns to talk WWE UK, NXT, WWE Backlash, and Monday Night RAW. Hear Mike & JR breakdown Jinder Mahal vs Randy Orton and what that means for Jinder's WWE future; AJ Styles vs Kevin Owens and what that sets up; Dolph Ziggler vs Shinsuke Nakamura and why you should care; Luke Harper's break from the Wyatt Family; Samoa Joe's main roster position; and Impact Wrestling's upcoming Slammiversary 2017 show. They also cover ROH, NJPW, and Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore, and they take questions from the fans.
May 24, 2017
Roddy Strong
01:22:30
Roddy Strong returns to The Ross Report, and this time not only as a member of NXT (and a future WWE main roster member), but also as a new dad! We'll hear how Roddy's enjoying fatherhood, and whether his fiancee MMA fighter Marina Shafir has plans to return to the octagon in the near future. Roddy also talks about the day-to-day at the NXT Performance Center, learning from the great Shawn Michaels, and who's on his Mt. Rushmore of Pro Wrestling. Plus, he's weighs in on Shinsuke Nakamura, Samoa Joe, and taking apron bumps!
May 17, 2017
Patrick LaPrade & "Sisterhood Of The Squared Circle"
01:24:58
Author Patrick LaPrade wrote "Sisterhood Of The Squared Circle: The History & Rise Of Women's Wrestling," and is sharing some of the stories he chronicled in his book about trailblazers like Mildred Burke (and her promoter husband Billy Wolfe), The Fabulous Moolah, and Mae Young. Hear about the politics, real-life grudges, scandals and beatings they endured and overcame to make women's wrestling popular and dominant in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Patrick also discusses the women's division today, Ronda Rousey, and Shimmer's effect on it all.
May 10, 2017
Ted DiBiase & WWE Payback Review with Jason Powell
01:58:02
The Million Dollar Man, Ted DiBiase, has Andre the Giant stories, Ric Flair stories, and Dick Murdoch stories. He learned a heck of a lot about the squared circle from the Funks and Harley Race, and believes Paul Heyman owes the Funks a debt for the success of ECW. Ted also explains why he left WWE (twice), what he makes a great heel, the problem with high-flying, and why Cowboy Bill Watts is on his Mt. Rushmore of Pro Wrestling. Plus, Jason Powell of Prowrestling.net joins to break down the WWE Payback event.
May 03, 2017
Rey Mysterio
01:33:15
Rey Mysterio learned plenty of great lessons about the biz from the likes of Eddie Guerrero and Scott Hall, and is now trying to pass some of that knowledge along to his son, Dominic, who's training to be a pro-wrestler himself. Rey's got details on their training regime, thoughts on the Cruiserweight division in general, what scares him about today's young wrestlers and product. Hes talking about Roman Reigns, Kurt Angle, Konnan, and the Mexican wrestler who most influenced his career, Super Astro.
Apr 26, 2017
Shawn Daivari And Ken Anderson
01:36:19
It's a double-shot on The Ross Report with Shawn Daivari and Ken Anderson, co-founders and owners of the new pro-wrestling school, The Academy, in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. In addition to talking about the tools & training their school offers pro-wrestling hopefuls, the two are also speaking about their controversial careers at WWE. They both also spent time at Impact Wrestling and have thoughts about whether that promotion can truly right the ship! So give a listen to hear stories about Muhammad Hassan, Austin Aries, Hulk Hogan, Donald Trump, Chris Benoit, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Ken's departure from WWE.
Apr 19, 2017
Madusa
01:24:27
Debrah Miceli, you know her better as WWE Hall of Famer Madusa, has a podcast of her own, "Madusa's Full Throttle," and lots of strong opinions on the current women's division. She's also talking about her personal experience at WWE, including her departure, and her Monday Nitro debut when she famously threw the WWE title belt in the garbage! She has some words of encouragement for Paige, a last dream match, and a huge thank you for Paul Heyman.
Apr 12, 2017
Wrestlemania 33 with Dave Meltzer
01:34:01
If you were surprised to see and hear JR calling The Undertakers final match at Wrestlemania 33, you weren't the only one! JR was surprised too, and tells the story of how that momentous moment came to be! He and Dave Meltzer also break down the matches, performances, and surprises, dole out MVPs, and predict what the future may hold for some of the WWE's biggest stars. They also discuss the future of Impact Wrestling, whether ROH is indeed for sale, and the effect of the global indie scene (UK, India, China) on the pro-wrestling biz in general.
Apr 05, 2017
Bill Goldberg on Wrestlemania 33! And Ric Flair Remembers Jan Ross
01:06:25
It's been an extremely difficult week for JR, and he's taking to the podcast to talk about the last 7+ days of his life, and the loss of his beloved Little Angel, Jan. Longtime pal Ric Flair also checks in to share stories about Jan, and the day JR met her. Plus, Bill Goldberg has a message for Brock Lesnar, some thoughts about Wrestlemania 33, and a few words about his future at WWE.
Mar 29, 2017
WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash! Plus, Christian Checks In!
01:42:55
WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash has more details about the upcoming "One Night With The Kliq" event in Orlando, Florida during Wrestlemania weekend! He's also talking psychology, the importance of protecting finishing moves, the Survivor Series match he had against Bret Hart, what he learned from the likes of Bruiser Brody, Stan Hansen, Dr. Death, and Pat Patterson. He's also got stories about filming the "Magic Mike" movies, and whether or not he'll be in the upcoming "Deadpool" sequel. Plus, Christian checks in to explain what exactly the "E & C Pod of Awesomeness" is really about.
Mar 22, 2017
Pete Gas of the Mean Street Posse
01:34:17
Pete Gas has THE Cinderella story of professional-wrestling! He went from fan to performing on Monday Night RAW in just three days! You'll hear how and why that happened, and how he ended up turning what was supposed to be a short, guest stint into a three-year career as the Mean Street Posse during the Attitude Era! Pete's got stories about taking the Stone Cold Stunner, doing a drive-by on X-Pac, and being on the receiving end of the first-ever Rock Bottom on Smackdown! He went to highschool with Shane McMahon, grew up around the McMahon family, and talks about his relationship with them today.
Mar 15, 2017
Shawn Michaels and Mike Johnson from PWInsider
01:55:00
Shawn Michaels and The Kliq are reuniting for one night only at WrestleCon during Wrestlemania weekend! Hear how that happened and how you can be part of it! Shawn's also talking about his acting career, coaching at NXT, and Goldberg's return to WWE. Plus, Mike Johnson from PW Insider joins to breakdown the WWE Fastlane PPV, Cody Rhodes' moonsault from on top the cage, and The Hardy Boys debut at Ring of Honor!
Mar 08, 2017
Teddy Long
01:23:41
Teddy Long is going into the WWE Hall of Fame! How'd he find out, who's inducting him, and who will be attending the festivities in Orlando with him? He's answering all those questions and many more on The Ross Report. Hear how he went from getting diet cokes for Dusty to setting up the ring to becoming a referee to finally getting a shot as an in-ring performer! He's also talking about his relationships with Ole Anderson, Vince McMahon, Andre the Giant, and Skandor Akbar.
Mar 01, 2017
Ryback
01:33:54
Ryback is setting the record straight about his alleged issues with CM Punk, John Cena, and even Paul Heyman! He's also talking about his departure from WWE, steroids and TRT, his new venture FeedMeMore.com, and whether New Japan Pro Wrestling and/or Belatore might be in his future!
Feb 22, 2017
Todd Grisham
01:40:38
JR's old WWE broadcast partner, Todd Grisham, joins the show! Todd's got plenty of tales about traveling with (and driving for) JR during their WWE tenure! He does a wicked Vince McMahon impersonation (and has some great stories to go with it). Plus, you'll hear how Todd ended up at WWE in the first place, and why he left, along with details on his latest gigs working for Glory Kickboxing and the UFC!
Feb 15, 2017
Royal Rumble Breakdown with Jason Powell + Impact Wrestling's Tyrus
01:26:38
ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell joins JR to break down the Royal Rumble - the good, the bad, the surprises (or not), and what it means for John Cena, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, and Wrestlemania. Then, Tryus from Impact Wrestling talks juggling wrestling & Fox News, TNA's new management & future, his time at WWE as Brodus Clay, his upcoming movie roles, and his one big pro-wrestling regret.
Feb 01, 2017
Mick Foley + Matt Striker
01:33:56
Mrs. Foley's baby boy, Mick, stops by to talk dropping 100 pounds and getting healthy, Jimmy Snuka, being GM of RAW, the upcoming Royal Rumble, new episodes of "Holy Foley," Kurt Angle vs Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle vs WWE Hall of Fame, Ron Starr, and Kenny Omega's future.
Jan 24, 2017
The Ross Report with Trish Stratus - Ep153
01:23:38
The lovely Trish Stratus returns to talk about her winning her first women's title at Wrestlemania 18, how she feels about WWE eliminating the word "divas," playing Mr. McMahon's mistress during her run, being physical in the ring with Bubba Dudley and Big Show, and her retirement in 2006. She also reveals her Mt. Rushmore of wrestling, and what she thinks about today's WWE women's division.
Jan 18, 2017
The Ross Report with Drew Galloway - Ep152
01:25:05
Drew Galloway is tearing it up at TNA after being surprisingly cut loose by WWE last Spring. Drew talks about his WWE experience and what happened, how he landed at TNA, and whether NJPW could be in his future. He's also talking Broken Matt Hardy, Cody Rhodes, Roman Reigns vs Kevin Owens, Ronda Rousey, and a rumored Conor McGregor WWE appearance.
Jan 11, 2017
The Ross Report with Alex Riley - Ep151
01:40:35
Kevin Kiley Jr., formerly known as Alex Riley at WWE, was surprisingly let go from the company last Spring, and is talking to JR about that event, and his plans for the future. He's also sharing stories about his early days in wrestling, what got him interested in the first place, who some of his biggest influences are, the lucrative job he gave up to originally sign with WWE, and his very last WWE match, which happened to be with Shinsuke Nakamura. He's also weighing in on Cody Rhodes, CM Punk, and Bill Goldberg defeating Brock Lesnar.
Jan 04, 2017
The Ross Report with Kenny Omega and David Lagana - Ep150
02:04:37
How 'bout a two-fer to end 2016 of The Ross Report!! JR welcomes NJPW's Kenny Omega to talk about the upcoming Wrestle Kingdom PPV, and the state of Japanese wrestling. Then, former WWE creative team member David Lagana joins to talk about his time at WWE, his recent stint at TNA and why he resigned, and what it was like working at ROH with talent like Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, and Daniel Bryan. Plus, David weighs in on Linda McMahon and Trump, John Cena, and Brock Lesnar vs Bill Goldberg.
Dec 28, 2016
The Ross Report with Jim Cornette - Ep149
02:01:22
Jim Cornette returns to The Ross Report for a nice long chat about politics, the President-Elect, and the election process! And of course he's talking wrestling too. Hear Corney's take on the recent ownership change at TNA, Broken Matt Hardy and the Total Nonstop Deletion, and the Brock Lesnar-Bill Goldberg business. He's also telling more stories from his territory days managing the Midnight Express, working with Bill Watts, and what might have helped UWF's survival.
Dec 21, 2016
The Ross Report with Lance Storm and Don Callis - Ep148
01:31:50
"Killing The Town's" Lance Storm and Don Callis (aka Cyrus) have two of the best minds in the squared circle biz, and plenty of opinions on Brock Lesnar vs Bill Goldberg, the Broken Matt Hardy re-invention, Ring Of Honor titles, the best workers at WWE, John Cena's future, the role of NXT, and TLC matches. They also have ideas about what makes good storytelling, how to cut a proper promo, and what WWE as a company needs to do to get over with fans. Plus, they're sharing their own stories from ECW, and what they learned from Paul Heyman.
Dec 14, 2016
The Ross Report with Chael Sonnen - Ep147
01:48:15
Chael Sonnen is dogmatic and relentless and all over JR about Marcus "Buff" Bagwell! He's also weighing in on CM Punk, the possibly over-hyped Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar's UFC 200 payday & outcome, Dana White's promoting skills & success, and Bill Goldberg's WWE return. Chael's also talking about "Submission Underground 2" coming up on Sunday, December 11th, and the main event grappling match between Jon Jones and Dan Henderson.
Dec 07, 2016
The Ross Report with Broken Matt Hardy - Ep146
01:28:55
Broken Matt Hardy makes HIS first appearance on The Ross Report to spread some knowledge about the upcoming "Total Nonstop Deletion" event taking place December 15th on the Hardy compound. He's also talking about the new TNA ownership and the future of the struggling promotion. He's issuing a warning to Tommy Dreamer and his House of Hardcore, a few words of wisdom to the "spot monkeys" out there (including his own Brother Nero), and mulling over a possible return to WWE at some unknown date in the future.
Nov 30, 2016
The Ross Report with Mike Johnson from PWInsider - Ep145
01:24:23
PWInsider.com's Mike Johnson returns, and has a few thoughts about the surprising Goldberg-Lesnar finish at WWE Survivor Series, the NXT Takeover event, the Cruiserweight Classic and WWE's Cruiserweight division in general, Nakamura and Samoa Joe, and why now is a great time to be a wrestling fan! Plus, he's weighing in on Joey Styles' recent controversy, and the Broken Matt Hardy character & storyline at TNA.
Nov 23, 2016
The Ross Report with ROH's Kevin Kelly
01:34:57
Kevin Kelly is currently the voice of Ring Of Honor, but he was with WWE for the Attitude Era, and has some great stories about working with The Rock and some of those legendary interviews! You'll find out how Kevin came to WWE, his role in the controversial Brian Pillman/Steve Austin live gun angle on Monday Night RAW, and why he loved hanging with Mae Young and Moolah! Plus, Kevin's got details on ROH's upcoming "Final Battle" PPV, Cody Rhodes' ROH debut, and if there's any hope for TNA's future.
Nov 16, 2016
The Ross Report with Mike Elgin and Shane Douglas
01:33:38
Mike Elgin returns, and this time he's talking up NJPW, and why he loves his gig, the lockerroom, and the Japanese culture! Hear his thoughts on tagging with Hiroshi Tanahashi, Shinsuke Nakamura's NXT signing, and why AJ Styles' WWE success is no surprise at all. Mike also joins JR in a little fantasy booking of Wrestle Kingdom coming up January 4th, shares his Mt. Rushmore of pro-wrestling, and comments on comparisons to Dr. Death Steve Williams. Plus, JR catches up with Shane Douglas!
Nov 09, 2016
The Ross Report with Dalton Castle and Hillbilly Jim
01:40:10
ROH's Dalton Castle sets the record straight on what inspired his gimmick (think glam rock), if he considers himself a heel or a babyface, the role that his "boys" play, and who's on his Mt. Rushmore of pro-wrestling. He's also talking about Cody Rhodes upcoming ROH debut, CM Punk's MMA debut, and if Dalton would ever consider a jump to WWE. Plus, Hillbilly Jim checks in from Baltimore!
Nov 02, 2016
The Ross Report with Bill Goldberg and Stacy "The Kat" Carter - Ep141
01:33:15
Bill Goldberg checks in with JR to talk about his return to the WWE, his upcoming match against Brock Lesnar, and his current training regime! Plus, Attitude Era star, Stacy "The Kat" Carter, has stories about meeting & marrying Jerry "The King" Lawler, getting hired & fired from WWE, and her friendship with Chyna.
Oct 26, 2016