March 15, 2011
Jim Ross returned for an appearance on RAW March 14, 2011 to defend Jerry Lawler when
Jerry's son, Brian, showed
up and accused him of being a terrible father.
Michael Cole Jerry and Jim and Swagger went at it in the ring
later. Fans were happy to see Jim Ross again.
August 24, 2010
ON JR Jim Ross noted on Twitter that he will be attending
every Oklahoma Sooners college
football game this year - both home
and away. This is something he hasn't been able to do with the
intense WWE travel schedule. JR is a huge OU fan and personal
friend of head coach Bob Stoops.
He can often be seen on the
sideline during OU games. As for JR's position in WWE,
confirmed on Twitter he'll be at next month's Night of Champions
from the Allstate arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Under
his new position, he attends most all
WWE PPVs and helps out
Read Jim Ross's latest column on his website
March 1, 2010
Jim Ross told the live crowd at last night's
WWE RAW that he "hopes to be ringside at Wrestlemania 26."
February 5, 2010
TNA continues to try to convince
Jim Ross to leave the WWE for TNA. Ross' contract with WWE expires in March.
Every Friday the WWE posts J.R.'s latest Raw Superstar of the Week column. J.R. often times takes a humorous look at Monday
Night Raw with his take on the top rated wrestling program in the world.
JIM ROSS Official website
January 20, 2008
Jim Ross has signed a new
2-year deal with the WWE. His current contract was to be up this month.
June 1, 2007
Jim opens his
Bar-B-Que Restaurant on
Wednesday, June 27, in Norman, Oklahoma.
March 26 ,2007
Live on RAW , it was announced that Ross was to be
inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2007, alongside his colleague Jerry "the king" Lawler.
The fans in Chicago gave the announcement a standing ovation and loud cheers... lasting well over a minute.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 31 ,2007 by his good friend, Stone Cold Steve Austin.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 31 ,2007 by his good friend, Stone
Cold Steve Austin.
James W. Ross, also known as J.R. , or Good Ol' J.R. is a
professional wrestling executive currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment working on its RAW brand as their play-by-play
Ross is also known for his trademark black Resistol brand cowboy hat along with
his own brand of barbeque sauce and cookbooks.
He suffers from Bell's
palsy , which sometimes results in temporary paralysis of Ross' facial muscles.
He has established himself as one of the all-time greatest wrestling commentators, often compared to Gordon Solie.
Ross was the film about the life of Andy Kaufman , Man on the Moon.
August 1 ,2006 Ross became a writer for the website OU Insider and the accompanying publication Sooners Illustrated.
Both are local beat publications about the Oklahoma Sooners.
his own online sauce store due to the success of his cook books. The website, titled J.R.'s Family Bar-B-Q , allowed users
to buy his sauces as merchandise. The website also features a blog page where Ross interacts with his fans.
He was set on fire by Kane during a segment where he was interviewing Kane, as part of the effort to get
heat on Kane during his unmasking and the resultant heel turn.
He was again
fired (this time in kayfabe ) from his announcing job on RAW by Vince and Linda McMahon one week after the October 3 ,2005
special edition of RAW , called WWE Homecoming It was because doctors had discovered a problem in JR's colon. He was
replaced by Jonathan Coachman and later Joey Styles.
While recovering from his colon surgery,
Joey Styles was one of the replacements on weekly RAW . Ross was brought back for Saturday Night's Main Event , then the
RAW matches at WrestleMania 22 in Chicago, before taking back his play-by-play job on RAW on May 8 ,2006.
Ross, who is not a wrestler, has defeated
Triple H in the three matches they have had together.
The first JR WWF action figure
was made with a defect; on JR's jacket it was supposed to say, "War Zone" but instead it said, "War Tony."
Given an award for:
Best Television Announcer (1988-1993, 1998-2001, 2006)
JR's entrance theme is " Boomer Sooner ", the
fight song of the University of Oklahoma.
He is a member of Phi Lambda Chi Fraternity from
his college days at Northeastern State University.
He has expressed his dislike for the
McMahon-helmed skit about his colon surgery.
Executive Vice President of Business Strategies
Former WCW Executive Vice President of Broadcasting
Executive Vice President of Talent Relations
WWE Pay-Per-View Play-By-Play Announcer
WWE Raw Play-By-Play Announcer
Former WWE SmackDown! Play-By-Play Announcer
Former WWF LiveWire Show Host
Former WWF Action Zone Play-By-Play
Former WWF Superstars of Wrestling Play-By-Play Announcer
Former WWF Wrestling Challenge Play-By-Play
Former NWA Power Hour Play-By-Play Announcer
Former NWA Pro Wrestling Play-By-Play Announcer
Former WCW Pay-Per-View Play-By-Play Announcer
Former WCW Clash of the Champions Play-By-Play Announcer
WCW Main Event Play-by-Play Announcer
Former WCW Saturday Night Play-By-Play Announcer
Former SMW Play-By-Play Announcer
Former XFL Play-by-Play Announcer
His first vehicle was a 1955 Chevy that I paid $300 for in 1967.
His second vehicle was a 1957 Chevy ...he paid $700 for in 1968 after the 1955 Chevy fell apart.
He was state Vice-President of the Future Farmers of America in Oklahoma and the state FFA Speech Champion in
He hates corn on the cob.
One of his
favorite movie stars is JOHN WAYNE
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Jim Ross quote: Jeff Hardy is quicker than a hic-cup!
Birthday: January 3, 1952
March 19, 2007
Jim Ross mentions he has been working in the Wrestling field for 27 years
WWE HALL OF FAME RINGSIDE ANNOUNCER ROSS
JIM ROSS QUOTE: "The Great Khali is a Freak of nature!!!...and
I don't mean that in a disrespectful way"
And the number one J.R. catchphrase is..
an age old football term he first heard when he was in elementary school. It describes pronounced physicality with hard hitting,
hard enough to induce “slobber” from one’s mouth.