• Oldtymefan Asks: Hi JR, I can't explain what a joy it was hearing you behind the mike again. The Norwich special and that epic UK title match at Takeover were made better by your commentary with Nigel. The two of you kept the 'sport' in sports entertainment. You sir, have not lost a step or dropped a syllable, whatever cliche works for announcers. On a side note, have you ever experienced the type of crowd reaction Dunne-Bates generated. Spontaneous standing ovations during a match are rare indeed.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Thanks for the kind words and the two lads Dunn and Bate had a helluva night as did my partner Nigel McGuiness. I was honored to tag along with them. 

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    • Longtime guy Asks: JR I enjoyed the Finn Balor piece. He mentioned during the first ever Universal Title match with Seth, he injured his shoulder. He contemplated letting the doctors stop the match, but decided to keep going. I know these guys are tough, but what happens when the determined winner of the title match cannot continue? Do they have a plan B, or how do they handle it? Thanks as always.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      The safety of the athlete is and should always be the top priority and if someone can't finish they generally have a plan B to consider. 

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    • waterlily Asks: Hi JR. What about July 1st & 2nd. Isn't it going to be exciting? Can't wait. Will your Sunday commentary be aired very soon after or will we have to subscribe to new japan world? Enjoy yourselves at Long Beach
      J.R.'s Answer:

      All my content will air on AXSTV including live on Saturday July 1 and the Sunday show will air the following Friday only on AXSTV and not New Japan World. 

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    • Parlay_King Asks: How important is social media to you? I know the WWE likes to tout its social media trends during the match, but if you're tweeting constantly, are you really paying attention to the match?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      For any business learning to market themselves via social media is imperative in this day and time. That includes pro wrestling. 

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    • cm_peep Asks: J.r. so in wcw some wrestlers had creative control in their contracts, what happens if you have two guys who refuse to lose? How do you get around that?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      The creative control stipulation is a joke and should never be in any contract, IMO. 

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    • jakefromstatefarm_116 Asks: What's Rip Rogers like as a person? He is certainly a great trainer but kinda like Ole Anderson where he can throw an F-bomb in every sentence out of his mouth.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Classically trained, old school pro wrestler with a high skill set and lots of pride for the genre. Great trainer.

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    • breiley Asks: I'll keep plugging for your Chipotle Ketchup. A rack of ribs last night. Cooked in the oven at low temperature. Your ketchup was applied. Four hours in the oven, another heavy coating of your ketchup, then ultra high heat on the grill to get that good sear!!! The hardest part was flipping them over. The bones kept coming out. But the taste of perfectly cooked ribs with your ketchup was the best I've ever had. My stomach was very happy.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Great feedback..thanks.!

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    • johnt Asks: I heard Dave Meltzer's podcast where he said Triple H has huge trust in William Regal and wants to bring him along to every level and essentially be Triple H's right hand man in the years to come. Meltzer said it appears Regal is going to have a massive role in the company alongside Triple H in the future. I'm curious your thoughts on what this means and the types of things Regal might be doing in the years to come.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Regal is a valuable asset to WWE specifically in the talent evaluation and scouting department which is where he will likely contribute the most. 

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    • Dustin Asks: Forgive me if this has been asked/answered - I try to keep up with the Q&A's/Blogs but I may have missed this. Will you be recording an audio version of your autobiography?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Yes, it is our intention for me to read and produce the audio version of our book. 

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    • seanlang Asks: Does it take a lot of extra effort to call matches on video, like you do on AXS and WWE UK compared to being there live and not knowing the finish?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Perhaps a bit more but I';ve never shyed away from 'effort.' 

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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