Grilling JR

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Jeremy
 Jul 4, 2019
So great

Cory
 May 28, 2019
Love the new format with Conrad. Already far superior to 83 Weeks and STW


 Apr 22, 2019

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

Description

For over forty years Jim Ross has been the Voice of Wrestling. From starting as referee in the regional territories to becoming the Executive Vice President for WWE, nobody has a story quite like Jim Ross. From recruiting and hiring some of the biggest superstars in the industry to providing the soundtrack for the most important moments in wrestling history, "Good Ole JR" was there for it all. Join us every Thursday morning as Conrad Thompson grills JR like you've never heard before, uncut and uncensored!

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Ask JR!
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On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, it's an "ASK JR" episode of the show, as Jim answers listener questions from all across social media! Plus, hear Jim's thoughts on Summerslam, and Steve Austin's new show on USA!

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Aug 15, 2019
A Tribute To Harley Race
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On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the subject is "The Greatest Wrestler On God's Green Earth," 8 Time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and "The King" himself, "Handsome" Harley Race!

JR and Conrad go over Harley's career, from paying his dues as Happy Humphrey's driver, to his early days around the NWA territorites, his feuds with the Funks and the Briscos, traveling the world as NWA World Heavyweight Champion, championship wins and losses, passing the torch to Ric Flair, being "The King" in the 80s WWF, managing Lex Luger and Vader in WCW and so much more! Plus, they get a little help from Harley's friends and peers, as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Eric Bischoff, Tony Schiavone, Gerald Brisco, Trevor Murdoch and more tell stories and share remberances from the legendary life and career of an absolute legend, and an all time great!

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Aug 08, 2019
Summerslam '97
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On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the subject is WWE's Summerslam '97! Coming to you live from East Rutherford, NJ, it was the venue for many controversial moments, including a WWE Championship match between Bret Hart and The Undertaker, the infamous match between Owen Hart and Steve Austin during which Austin suffered a severe neck injury, HHH and Mankind in a Steel Cage, Goldust vs. Brian Pillman in the midst of their feud over Marlena, and The British Bulldog vs. Ken Shamrock! Plus, The Legion Of Doom, The Godwinns, Los Boricuas, The Disciples Of Apocalypse, and so much more!

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Aug 01, 2019
Great American Bash '89
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On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the subject is 1989's Great American Bash! It was a big time PPV card full of legends and legendary matches, including Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk, Lex Luger vs. Ricky Steamboat and Sting vs. The Great Muta! JR discusses these matches at length, plus comments on all the news of the time, and converses about Gary Hart, The Road Warriors, Paul Heyman, Jim Cornette, The Midnight Express, The Freebirds, The Steiner Bros., Eddie Gilbert, Sid Vicious, Brian Pilman, The Dynamic Dudes and so much more!

PLUS his thoughts on the WWE RAW Reunion, why he wasn't there, working with Jerry Lawler, and mentoring the AEW locker room!

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Jul 25, 2019
Canadian Stampede
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On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the subject is WWE's Canadian Stampede! This show is one of the most unique, the most celebrated, and the most critically accalimed WWE shows of all time! It took place during the 1997 main event run of Bret Hart and his Hart Foundation, which consisted of his brother Owen, his brothers in law Davey Boy Smith and Jim Neidhart, plus Dungeon trainee and Stampede Wrestling alumni, Brian Pillman! They were set to main event this show in Calgary against a makeshift team of babyfaces including the red hot Steve Austin, The Legion Of Doom, Ken Shamrock and Goldust! Hear all about that main event, plus, issues between Bret and Shawn Michaels at that time, the feud and matches betweem Mankind and Triple H, Undertaker's WWE Championship run and his match against Vader, Taka Michinoku vs. The Great Sasuke, news and notes about the war with WCW at that time, and so much more!

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Jul 18, 2019
Vengeance 2004
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On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the subject is WWE's Vengeance 2004! It happened fifteen years ago today, and took place in the midst of Chris Benoit's World Heavyweight Championship run. Hear JR's thoughts on how that title run was going, as well as his main event match with Triple H! And what was TNA up to at the time, and what were JR and the WWE's thoughts on the upstart promotion? All this plus talk about the WWE Women's Division at the time, Edge vs. Randy Orton, Batista vs. Chris Jericho, the infamous Matt Hardy/Kane/Lita feud, Ric Flair teaming with Eugene, and so much more!

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Jul 11, 2019
Great American Bash '90
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On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the subject is WCW's Great American Bash '90, which featured a passing of the torch NWA World Heavyweight Championship match betweem Ric Flair and Sting! Other talents on the card and discussed include Doom, Mark "Undertaker" Callous, Paul Heyman, Lex Luger, The Four Horsemen, The Steiner Bros., Vader, The Midnight Express, Jim Cornette, Harley Race, Dutch Mantell, The Iron Sheik, Brian Pillman and more!

PLUS, JR discusses his opinions on AEW Fyter Fest, Cody Rhodes, Joey Janela, Darby Allin, Jon Moxley, and the company's upcoming big events and TV show, as well as Seth Rollins apologizing, Gallows and Anderson resigning, and Heyman and Bischoff in the driver's seats at WWE!

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Jul 04, 2019
The 2008 WWE Draft
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On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the subject is the controversial 2008 WWE Draft! Suoerstars moved from Raw to Smackdown to ECW, and all points in between, INCLUDING, Jim Ross himself, as he was drafted to Smackdown. For the first time, hear JR's true and uncensored thoughts on this move, how it came to be, and how much he really knew at ringside! Plus his thoughts on all things WWE 2008 at this point, including Triple H, Batista, Umaga, Carlito, Matt and Jeff Hardy, Michael Cole, Kane, CM Punk, Rey Mysterio, Mr. Kennedy, plenty of thoughts on Vince McMahon, and so much more!

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Jun 27, 2019
"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
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On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the subject is one of the greatest of all time, WWE Hall Of  Famer and former NWA World Heavyweight Champion, "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes! Hear all about how JR met Dusty, working together in Mid South and Jim Crockett Promotions, the Jim Herd years, Dusty leaving for the WWE, his return to WCW, road stories, and so much more!

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Jun 20, 2019
King Of The Ring '98 (Hell In A Cell: Mankind vs. Undertaker)
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On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the subject is possibly the most memorable call of Jim's entire career...Hell In A Cell, Mankind vs. The Undertaker at King Of The Ring '98! Hear what Jim knew about the match beforehand, and how he felt during and after Mick Foley's absolutely insane bumps, both from the top of, and through the steel cell. Plus, they cover the WWF Championship match between Steve Austin and Kane, the not so highly regarded Al Snow & Head vs. Too Much contest, the King Of The Ring tournament featuring guys like The Rock, Ken Shamrock, and Dan Severn, plus so much more, including all the news and views from this timeframe in June 1998!

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Jun 13, 2019
King Of The Ring '97
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On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the guys talk AEW Double Or Nothing, before getting into this week's main course, King Of The Ring '97! It was an interesting time in WWE. WCW was handily winning the ratings war week after week, Bret Hart and The Hart Foundation were the top heels in the company, and Bret and Shawn Michaels were certainly having their issues. The Undertaker was WWE Champion, Steve Austin's star was continuing to rise, and guys like Mankind, Goldust, and HHH were solidifying their characters and their spots for the upcoming Attitude Era. Plus, The Nation Of Domination, Ahmed Johnson, The Headbangers, The Legion Of Doom, Sid, Crush and more were on the card! 

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Jun 06, 2019
WCW Capital Combat '90
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On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the guys talk Starrcast Week and of course AEW Double Or Nothing, before delving in to WCW Capital Combat '90! What was going on in WCW at that time? How and why did Robocop get involved for his infamoous appearance after the main event? What was the relationship between Ole Anderson and Ric Flair like at this time! Plus, talk about matches involving Flair, Lex Luger, Doom, The Steiner Bros., The Midnight Express, Paul Ellering, The Freebirds, Brian Pillman, "Mean" Mark Callous, and so much more!

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May 30, 2019
The Night We Lost Owen
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On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, Over The Edge '99 and the tragic passing of Owen Hart are the topics. Hear what was going on in the WWE heading into this PPV, JR's thoughts on the event itself, and having the unfortunate responsibility to be calling the event ringside when Owen fell, as well as having to inform the viewing audience of the truth of what had occured. 

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May 23, 2019
In Your House: Beware Of Dog!
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On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the infamous 1996 PPV "Beware Of Dog" is the topic! That's right, it's THIS show, the only WWE PPV in history where the power went out due to a storm! Hear all about how Vince McMahon reacted to these events, and how the wrestlers reacted in the ring and backstage! Plus, stories about HBK and The British Bulldog working together, Ted DiBiase leaving for WCW, The Ultimate Warrior, Steve Austin, Ahmed Johnson, the quest to help Vader and Yokozuna lose weight, and so much more!

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May 16, 2019
The Curtain Call
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It's considered one of the most controversial moments in WWE history, still, to this very day! It's "The Curtain Call," when five of the biggest superstars of all time, embraced following the main event at a WWE house show at Madison Square Garden, and Jim Ross is here to discuss it at length! Razor Ramon (Scott Hall) and Diesel (Kevin Nash) were on their way out the door to WCW, and this was their send off from their buddies in The Kliq, Shawn Michaels and Triple H. Two were heels, two were babyfaces, yet here they were. breaking kayfabe, in the middle of Vince McMahon's WWE ring, on hallowed ground. What was the feeling of upper management and the other wrestlers before, during, and after this took place? What should the consequences have been, and more! Plus, discussion about stars like Steve Austin, Bret Hart, Sean Waltman, and The Ultimate Warrior at this time, as well as talk about the looming WCW threat!

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May 09, 2019
Leaving WCW For WWE
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What is the real story about why WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross left WCW for the WWF (WWE) in 1993? Hear more details than ever before as Conrad Thompson co-hosts the debut episode of Grilling JR! Including in depth stories about working with Bill Watts, Eric Bischoff, and Vince McMahon! Did JR save Eric Bischoff's job? What were his final days at WCW like? What were his initial impressions of Vince McMahon, his thoughts on the WWE talent roster at that time in early 1993, and so much more!

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May 02, 2019
Adam Page and Sami Callihan
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Great episode today as JR talks to two of the top young stars in the entire game of pro wrestling.

First up you’ll hear from AEW superstar “Hangman” Adam Page, who’s aiming to become the first ever AEW champion.  Page will face PAC (formerly Neville) at Double or Nothing on May 25th in Las Vegas.

Then Sami Callihan joins the show and talks about the WWE monopoly and the benefits of different wrestling companies working together.  Callihan will challenge Rich Swann for the Impact X Division Championship this Sunday (April 28) at the Rebellion pay-per-view.

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Apr 25, 2019
Cody Rhodes and Conrad Thompson
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Is THIS the first episode of the long-awaited new podcast with Conrad Thompson??  No, it isn’t.  But…if you are already subscribed to the Jim Ross Report, you will automatically get Grilling JR once the lawyers finish their lawyering.  Tweet @HeyHeyItsConrad and let us know what you want to hear!

In the meantime, the Podfather himself joins the show to talk all about Starrcast II.  Check out starrcast.com for details.  And look out for the biggest announcement ever coming your way Thursday afternoon!

Plus, Cody Rhodes is here to give an update on the AEW talent roster.  And we are drawing near to Double or Nothing -- May 25th in Las Vegas.  Announcements on how to watch it are coming soon!

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Apr 17, 2019
Conrad Thompson live in studio
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This week: the man of many podcasts, Conrad Thompson, joins the Jim Ross Report.  JR and Conrad head straight from their live show in Brooklyn to the Westwood One studios in Manhattan to recap WrestleMania Weekend and tell you all about their exciting new joint podcast venture.  Coming soon!

BTW, is there anything more Pet Coon Goofy than attacking Bret Hart at the WWE Hall Of Fame Ceremony??

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Apr 10, 2019
Mail Bag! Mail Bag! Mail Bag!
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For the first time ever on the Jim Ross Report, it’s a show dedicated to YOUR Mail Bag questions.  Appreciate the overwhelming response!  Please keep sending in your comments and questions to TheJimRossReport@gmail.com!

Plus: JR is bound for AEW!  Tune in for details on his career post-WWE.

And...find out how JR feels about John Oliver’s WWE piece on ‘Last Week Tonight.’

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Apr 03, 2019
Tony Schiavone and Kenny Omega
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Two great guests today!

First up, can you believe it was 31 years ago this week that Tony Schiavone and JR worked together for the first time (Clash of the Champions in Greensboro, North Carolina)?  Tony’s got a million things going on these days.  Hope you can catch his big show with Eric Bischoff the Monday afternoon after WrestleMania.  More info at http://whw83.com/

Then, JR calls Kenny Omega to talk All Elite Wrestling Double or Nothing and his brand new documentary ‘Omega Man: A Wrestling Love Story.’

Plus: Tiffany Rivers really goes the extra mile to earn the ‘Slobberknocker of the Week Award!’

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Mar 28, 2019
Eric Bischoff and 2019 Hall of Fame inductee Torrie Wilson
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This week JR congratulates Torrie Wilson on her induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.  They talk about the casting of beautiful women wrestlers and the effect it had on the locker room, and also share some wisdom about the importance of self-esteem and making the best out of the worst times in our lives.

Plus: JR catches up with Eric Bischoff before he heads to Chicago to join Conrad Thompson and Tony Schiavone for ‘What Happened in 83 Weeks Live’

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Mar 21, 2019
No Dead Air with Jim Cornette!
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JR’s former broadcast partner, the incomparable Jim Cornette, joins the show to talk all about his gig at Major League Wrestling, keys to great commentary in modern televised wrestling, looking for food and finding trouble instead, and much more.  No time to catch your breath!

Plus: JR shares his thoughts on Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch’s Twitter feud, and also pays tribute to the late Dick ‘The Destroyer’ Beyer by awarding him the prestigious 'SlobberKnocker Of The Week' Award.

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Mar 14, 2019
All Elite Wrestling’s Brandi Rhodes
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Today’s episode features JR’s conversation with Brandi Rhodes, Chief Brand Officer of All Elite Wrestling.  Brandi talks about the roster of female wrestlers at AEW, including Britt Baker and Nyla Rose, YouTube’s ‘Being The Elite,’ and why she’s excited about ‘Double or Nothing.’

Plus: JR shares his thoughts about leaving WWE and the next phase of his career.

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Mar 07, 2019
“The World’s Strongest Man" Mark Henry
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Mark Henry joins the Jim Ross Report to talk about Busted Open Radio, his new WWE gig, some of the things young wrestlers MUST address, The Rock, Vince McMahon, Schwarzenegger, and more!

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Feb 28, 2019
Conrad Thompson Talks Starrcast II
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Jim Ross is joined by Conrad Thompson (host of Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, What Happened When with Tony Schiavone, and 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff)

They talk “Starrcast II” (taking place May 23-26 in Las Vegas, NV. in conjunction with AEW and 'Double or Nothing'!), some of the panels JR will be a part of, as well as the involvement of The Undertaker.

Plus: Kofi Kingston’s outstanding performances earn him the prestigious ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ award!

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Feb 20, 2019
A Different Side of Rob Van Dam
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Not just chair shots to the head!  This week, JR interviews an introspective Rob Van Dam.  Listen to some relationship advice, gain insight into concussions, and find out why Rob is the Phil Jackson of wrestling.

Rob's documentary "Headstrong" drops February 19th.

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Feb 14, 2019
AEW’s Cody Runnels and Ring of Honor’s Madison Rayne
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JR talks to All Elite Wrestling EVP Cody Runnels about AEW’s new talent acquisitions and the Double or Nothing PPV.

Madison Rayne also calls in to talk about what drew her to Ring of Honor and how it feels to be described as a “natural heel.”

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Feb 07, 2019
Royal Rumble Roundup with PWInsider’s Mike Johnson
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Pro Wrestling Insider co-founder Mike Johnson called in to talk about the fallout from last weekend’s Royal Rumble PPV.  JR and Mike lay out their thoughts on who will main event WrestleMania…plus: why AEW spells good news for sports entertainment.

Who’ll win ‘SlobberKnocker of the Week’? Plenty of amazing candidates, find out who takes home the gold!

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Jan 30, 2019
The man formerly known as Jack Swagger—Jake Hager
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Ahead of his MMA debut this Saturday at Bellator 214, Jake Hager—aka Jack Swagger—caught up with JR to discuss his evolution from decorated Amateur, to World Heavyweight Champion in WWE, to his upcoming bout with J.W. Kiser at the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles.

Plus: JR shines a light on the grassroots strategy he sees AEW implementing over the last several days, gives high praise for WWE Champion Daniel Bryan, and lays out his thoughts ahead of Sunday’s Royal Rumble PPV on the WWE Network.

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Jan 24, 2019
Tessa Blanchard and W.O.W. founder David McLane
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Tessa Blanchard was named Impact Wrestling’s ‘Knockout of the Year’ in 2018, this Friday she’ll debut on W.O.W.—Women of Wrestling at 9pm Eastern on AXS TV! She stopped by the studio to tell JR all about the show as well as her busy schedule on the independent circuit.

Plus: W.O.W. founder David McLane—who also founded G.L.O.W. in the mid-80s—discusses how he and Lakers CEO Jeanie Buss are planning on revolutionizing women’s wrestling.

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Jan 17, 2019
AEW breakdown with Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin
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Following Tuesday’s news-laden All Elite Wrestling press conference, JR brought in Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin to break down everything that went down in Jacksonville…Kenny Omega’s future, Chris Jericho’s role in the new company, and how AEW could—eventually—serve as a potential alternative to WWE.

Plus: JR pays tribute to fellow Okie—the late Mae Young, discusses the upside of NXT’s “King of Bros” Matt Riddle, and how The Elite can take lessons from Territory Era bookers.

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Jan 10, 2019
Impact Wrestling’s Josh Mathews + JR’s tribute to “Mean” Gene
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Happy New Year!

Sadly, we’re kicking off 2019 paying tribute to WWE Hall of Famer “Mean” Gene Okerlund who tragically passed away early Wednesday at the age of 76.

Plus: ahead of this Sunday’s ‘Homecoming’ PPV, JR is joined by Impact Wrestling’s Josh Mathews! They’ll break down what should be a fantastic show, look back at Josh’s career in sports entertainment—including a stint at WWE, and look at the future of the business after this week’s All Elite Wrestling news.

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Jan 03, 2019
Live at Hilarities Cleveland with JR & The King
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Recorded in front of live audience at Hilarities 4th Street Theater in Cleveland, Ohio!

JR & The King share stories from their careers from their time in the territory era all the way through the Monday Night Wars and beyond.  Moderated by Nathan Zegura—host of Browns Daily on the Cleveland Browns Radio Network—served as moderator of the fan Q&A.

We’re happy to share this special Holiday episode of The Jim Ross Report and hope all of our fans and subscribers have a safe and happy New Year!

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Dec 26, 2018
The incomparable Jim Cornette
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JR first met James E. Cornette back in 1983 when "Cowboy" Bill Watts brought him to Mid-South Wrestling along with The Midnight Express...35 years later the two remain close friends. Cornette stopped by to tell us about his anniversary tour with Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey, working with another long-time friend--Tony Schiavonne--at NWA 70, and why he's stopped partaking in a former long-standing holiday tradition.

Plus: Asuka's win in the first ever women's TLC match Sunday was enough to crown her 'SlobberKnocker Of The Week'...JR breaks down the results from Tables, Ladders, and Chairs and talks about this week's shake-up in WWE creative.

And: part 2 of JR's conversation with WWE Hall Of Famer Bully Ray Dudley!

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Dec 20, 2018
Bully Ray Dudley: the last “Real Heel”?
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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
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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
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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”
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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?
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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!
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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’
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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
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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’!
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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!
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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'.

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May 02, 2018
The road to Jeddah and the Greatest Royal Rumble; plus Conrad Thompson calls in
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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!
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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