Wrestling

  • Niklas Asks: Hi Jim, I’ve got some questions for you. First, I have just litsned to your book and I really liked it. Will you be making a part two considering the timeframe of the ending? And if so when will I be able to enjoy it? And, now that Undertaker is retired will or have you tried to get him on the Ross Report? Would be a record breaking program. Regards Niklas Stockholm Sweden
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Thanks. How did you purchase my book in Sweden? We hope to do a sequel in the future. Taker is a private guy but we'll get him on the Ross Report some day.  

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  • JMorgs Asks: Hi JR. Enjoying the book so far. Question that my wife asked me is the roles of Paul O'Brien and Scott Williams in the coming together of the book. Would you mind clarifying?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Scott interviewed me in Oklahoma for dozens of hours over several months time and we turned those audio recordings into a giant, transcript. Paul took the transcript, put his own touch to it and then he and I reviewed every word and I continued to write additional material as the new edit required.   

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  • Tom101 Asks: Do you think it is possible for someone who loves wrestling, and dreams of calling matches, to be successful today without a broadcasting degree?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    In todays marketplace it is likely possible but not too probable. 

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  • seminara Asks: Good evening, Jim! Was curious to know, how do you think 80's Bobby Heenan would have fared as a manager in today's WWE? I know that with the exception of Heyman, managers haven't been used in WWE in years.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Excluding Paul Heyman, there;s not a better talker in the biz than Bobby Heenan and he would have killed on global TV without question. His timing is timeless.  

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  • the tennessee stud Asks: JR, Jerry Lawler was talking about Lance Russell on his podcast. He says Lance deserved/deserves to be in the WWE HOF. Even being in one territory he influenced a lot of wrestling broadcasters. It seems to me it would be a nice thing for Lance's family to see him honored and get a ring posthumously next year. Wouldn't you agree Lance is deserving of one?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Lance Russell absolutely belongs in every pro wrestling hall of fame in existence. 

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  • Boomer Sooner Asks: JR, we read an interview where Ric Flair is now promising to be sober and admits to regularly drinking 20 drinks a day during his career. Heard some criticism on Twitter that maybe some of his friends in the wresting business 'enabled him' over the years, i.e. encouraged him to drink and didn't get him to confront his alcoholism. You drank with him many times. Do you feel like you were an enabler even if of course you didn't mean to be? Do you think he can actually be sober at this point in his life? Seeing Naitch at an AA meeting would be like seeing JR at a Longhorns Booster Club event! Hope he can stay on the wagon!
    J.R.'s Answer:

    The thought that people enabled Ric is ridiculous IMO.  Ric enabled Ric. Ric can and is addressing his issues. I for one hope he succeeds. 

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  • David Salchow Asks: Hi Jim, I'm disappointed you're not bringing your one man show to Minnesota for the TLC PPV in October. Which of the three "C's" prevented a show in Minnesota? Cash, Creative or College Football? David Salchow
    J.R.'s Answer:

    That would be football...always the same this time of the year for me. 

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Upcoming Appearances

  • Radio Interview with Jim Ross - KATT

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 8:30am

    KATT - radio - 8:30am in studio

  • Radio Interview with Jim Ross - KOKH Fox 25 (FOX affiliate)

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:00am

    KOKH Fox 25 (FOX affiliate)  - in studio live interview at 9am

  • Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling - Book Signing

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Barnes & Noble
    13800 N. May Avenue Oklahoma, OK 73103 near Quail Springs Mall
  • Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling - Book Signing

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Barnes & Noble
    Westfield Old Orchard Mall, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL 60077 (outside of Chicago)