• Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: You mentioned on your blog on Wednesday that "We do our best to update them regularly and while we can't answer all the submissions we do address many of them". Sir, who is "we" are you referring to? Are we sending in our questions to you for them to be answered or someone else? Please explain. Thanks.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      'We' is a figure of speech.  I work alone. 

    Posted in: 
    • RudesBrood Asks: Jim, Is the heel/face era in commentating over? The days of Bradshaw, Heenan and Ventura going back and forth with the likes of you and Gorilla is sorely missed.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Hmm..hard to say but some may consider that dynamic to be too old school for today's younger fans. I don't concur. I miss it too. 

    Posted in: 
    • Jackson1256 Asks: Do you think it's time for guys like Samoa Joe, Nakamura and Bobby Roode who have been around wrestling for so long, to be moved up to the main roster instead of being in developmental NXT?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Only if WWE has long term. main event plans for all three established, laid out and confirmed, 

    Posted in: 
    • roadpigjohn@gmail.com Asks: Hi. Jim Thank you for been the voice of wrestling for so many years and add that extra pint of salt and pepper that every match needs to make it interesting for the TV viewers... My question is: What do you think of the team of Pretty Wonderful in WCW (Paul Roma and Paul Orndorff)?. I remember them VERY dominant and very well schooled at every match plus the charisma factor of both was spectacular... I think they may have run a little more as Tag Champs in that era... Do you have any possibility to interview Paul Roma? Thanks in advance and keep the awesome reports and interviews.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      PO and Roma were a solid team that had what one looks for in a top duo. We may be able to interview Roma down the road. 

    Posted in: 
    • mvpjoe16 Asks: I could use a little help from a wiley vet. I'm no longer understanding a number of WWE goings on. The New Day - cheered as faces, cheat to win every PPV. What are they? Raw 11/28 KO criticizes Americans for being fat - really? Heel move or no, not smart, but secondary to... Smackdown 11/29 Ambrose criticizing Ellsworth's body. Ellsworth lives down the street from me, so I get it...But Ambrose criticizing *anybody* for their physique? Really? I <3 Charlotte. If she were not Ric's daughter, she would still be in the top 3 best heels in the company. I have a tendency to forget she is a woman in the ring from time to time, simply because she lays her stuff in like she means it. Nothing against the other women, but for me, she has clearly elevated above her peers in her time. Why do they feel compelled to remove the belt from her quarterly? Thanks Jim, and good luck with your Sooners. I also do not understand how a 2 loss OU team cannot make the playoff (according to everybody on tv this past weekend) because they did not look good in the losses, but a PSU team with few quality wins and an utter embarrassment loss to Michigan can be. OU needs better booking I guess - lol.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      By not being in the meetings  I can't correctly answer your WWE creative questions as it relates to their direction and storytelling. I can only suggest to stay tuned and to wait and see what develops. My Sooners getting into the CFB Playoff is a long shot it seems but first we must beat OSU in Bedlam and that's all that matters. 

    Posted in: 
    • shauny79 Asks: Hi JM. Kudos to Sasha Banks and Charlotte again for a fantastic match on Raw last night. However, is it not becoming a bit harder to buy into "look how much the title means to the new Champ " when the title is changing hands once every 3-4 weeks?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Too frequent title changes help no one over the long haul imo.  

    Posted in: 
    • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR. I was watching a video they were talking about you calling an amateur wrestling show. Forgive me if I'm wrong but it was in 93? They wanted you because you would be good to hype the Good Will Games. They were saying everybody hated you because you were a pro wrestling announcer,and finally they dubbed you out because they were saying you were trying to poach some of their guys for WWE. Again forgive me if ai misunderstood dates or years but I'm kind if curious your side of the story.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      USA Wrestling in Colorado Springs found out about me after the fact and did not want a pro wrestling guy to be involved in their presentation. Not a new story of pro wresting bias. The poaching story is ridiculous and wrong. 

    Posted in: 
    • Hitman8976rawk Asks: I don't really understand the logic behind the booking of sami zayn last week after the survivor series where he gets cheated out of the ic title he then gets punished with a match against braun... How does that make sense? Furthermore the fact he had to stand there and take a lecture off Stephanie mcmahon like he's a six year old doesn't help either... How would you book him?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      All wrestling creative doesn't; resonate with everyone but I try to not get too excited about any of it one way or another and simply enjoy the process and how things evolve. 

    Posted in: 
    • AlexKola Asks: Have you ever considered streaming your own live commentary of tent-pole WWE events? Something similar to Joe Rogan's Fight Companion podcasts where by he broadcasts live alongside the UFC PPVs that he can't attend. Thanks
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I've never considered it nor do I know if I could do it legally. 

    Posted in: 
    • ell635 Asks: Hey JR, my question is: Wrestlemania 25 - Houston, TX - The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels - Right after Shawn Michaels kicks out of a near fall following a Tombstone Piledriver, you made yet another legendary call. An exhausted Undertaker is in a state of disbelief, with a thousand yard stare in his eyes. All of a sudden your voice chimes in - "I just had an outer body experience!". That call really added to the moment. That match had some of the greatest false finishes of all time, and your call complimented the moment perfectly. My question is - the Outer body experience call - was that a work or a straight shoot? What was that feeling like if it were a straight shoot? What happened for you during that moment? Many thanks JR, Elliott
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Nothing planed. One simply gets lost in the story and reacts organically and naturally. 

    Posted in: 

Upcoming Appearances

  • RINGSIDE with Jim Ross

    Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 8:00pm
    StandUpLive
    Phoenix, AZ
  • RINGSIDE with Jim Ross

    Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 2:30pm
    Improv Comedy Club
    San Antonio River Center
  • RINGSIDE: An Afternoon with Jim Ross & Friends

    Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 2:00pm
    Plaza LIVE Orlando
    425 North Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL
  • RINGSIDE: An Afternoon with Jim Ross & Friends

    Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
    Plaza LIVE Orlando
    425 North Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL