Sports

  • the tennessee stud Asks: JR now that Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregoe is official, whats your prediction for this fight? In pro wrestling you could sometimes see a bad matchup stylewise do big money, but Im not sure how seeing Mayweather run from Conor and win every round helps either boxing or MMA. Will you pay $100 to watch this on ppv 8/26?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    This event will easily go north of 2M PPV buys IMO. I will watch it in some form likely, with others. I bought many Tyson fights knowing they would Ikely end in less than 3 minutes.

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  • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: There are some people who questions Lebron James overall NBA Finals losses, they always forget his performances during playoffs. People mentions that he is not going to be as better than Michael Jordan, but these people forgot how much value Lebron James has for his team, instead of comparing, they should appreciate what he has done in the NBA. He took an average Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals back in 2007. He had an insane performances in the 2015, NBA Finals, and also when he won the NBA Championship in 2016. I have nothing against Michael Jordan, and I do believe that Michael Jordan was a great player, but Lebron James and his value for his team it speaks for itself. To me, Cleveland Cavaliers needs Lebron James which is more than Lebron James who needs the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lebron James has nothing left to prove, because he was supposed to win a Championship for the city of Cleveland, and he full-filled his accomplishments and dreams. Any Thoughts? Thanks. Have A Great Weekend.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    This topic is worn out and irrelevant IMO. It's a matter that discussion can't solve. 

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  • Hotty Toddy Asks: Do you believe Demetrious Johnson is the best pound-4-pound champion in mixed martial arts right now? I mean his winning streak and his catch wrestling & submission abilities tell it all. I feel like he DOESN'T get the credit he deserves in MMA.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I don't have the skill set to make this an educated call but Johnson is an amazing fighter without question. Is the he best pound for pound fighter in UFC? That's certainly possible. 

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  • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: I am sure you heard about the news coach, Bob Stoops is retiring. As a fan of Texas Football I want to congrats coach, Bob Stoops for his success in Oklahoma. Did you have a chance to congrats him for his success as a coach? Thanks.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Come on, man, of course I heard about Coach Stoops retiring. I live in Norman plus Bob is a close friend. Steer fans (Texas) should be relieved. 

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  • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: Since NBA is kind of known as all stars and superstars league. Do you think in sports all leagues they should have more all stars, and superstars to build their 32 teams, and have some competition? Thanks. Have A Great Weekend.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I'm more of a team guy than not. The NBA is still a team game and if it becomes something else then the league is going to be in trouble. 

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  • jakefromstatefarm_116 Asks: Are you still gonna do some boxing commentary for CBS Sports?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I'm contractually able to do so if the assignments come my way. 

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  • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR. Forgive my lack of knowledge of basketball I'm sure the least fan knows this but does the commissioner of the NBA or whatever he is called have to approve signings like in baseball? 9 times out of 10 it goes through but I've seen it happen he say no? Ok my point if he does how did he approve Golden State signing Kevin Durant? The little bit I do know is for the next 2-3 years it'll be The Cavaliers and Golden Ste in the finals because unless they raise the salary cap they are just better then every one else. That said this series is proving Golden State is way better The Cavaliers. So how can next years playoffs get any kind of viewership knowing it is going to be the same thing all over again as in what the finals will be. Like what people say with wrestling there are so many more things to watch.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Warriors broke no rules when signing Durant. Nonetheless things have a way of leveling out a bit. 

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  • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: I hope your doing well, and I hope you are having a great week. My question to you sir, who is your pick to win the NBA Championship, it is between the Cleveland Cavaliers vs the Golden State Warriors? I have the Cleveland Cavaliers to win in 6 games. Thanks. Have A Great Summer.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I'm pulling for Cleveland but GSW likely to win. 

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  • Longtime guy Asks: JR if you were an NBA GM and you, and your team of evaluators ran a risk assessment on the drafting of Lonzo Ball, as good as he is....is it worth all that comes with it? Thanks as always
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Some teams will obviously think that Lonzo's Daddy's baggage is worth it. Those issues can be easily dealt with. 

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  • Robertmcq Asks: Is the ufc slowly creeping more towards the entertainment side of sports? Seems like it's about selling ppv's by using guys that sell and not necessarily the champ vs number one contender Anymore
    J.R.'s Answer:

    UFC is gong through a transition period with new ownership at the helm. Not unlike WWE, UFC is challenged to develop new stars tht will 'move the needle.'

     

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Upcoming Appearances

  • Ringside with Jim Ross (Special Event)

    Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:00pm

    VIP TICKETS / DOOR TIMES: A limited number of VIP tickets are available. VIP ticket holders can attend a meet-and-greet with J.R. (including photo opportunities) from 6 p.m.

    DC Improv
    Washington, DC
  • Icons of Wrestling Convention and

    Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Folks coming up this August 12th I'll be returning to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as I join my friends John Poz and Chad over at The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast for an afternoon of meet

    2300 Arena
    Philadelphia, PA
  • RINGSIDE with Jim Ross

    Friday, August 18, 2017 - 7:30pm

    Ticket Sales: Start on 06/27/2017 10:00 AM
     
    VIP Tickets: Includes Meet & Greet from 5:30PM-6:45PM & Admission to show at 7:30PM 
    $75 

    Gotham Comedy Club
    New York, NY