• Infanigma Asks: Hey Jim, I'm 23 I'll be 24 this summer. I'm married and I have two small kids. Within the next year I'm going to try to get my finances straight so there's a way I can move somewhere to pursue some form of wrestling training. I live in Roland Oklahoma. I was wondering where you would recommend a good credible wrestling school near the Arkansas/Oklahoma area?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Check out Jerry Bostic and Imperial Wrestling Federation in Ardmore, Oklahoma. It's affordable and you can see if you're a good fit for the biz. Good luck and it will be the hardest thing that you've ever attempted.

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    • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: College Football is in 5 months, and I have a question for you which is related to Heisman Trophy. There are only 8 players in College Football who are running to become a Heisman Trophy winner for next season. These 8 players are, Sam Darnold, JT Barrett, Lamar Jackson, Mason Rudolph, Mike Webber, Shane Buechle, Quinton Flowers, and Wilton Speight. My question is, who is your pick to win the Heisman Trophy? I have Lamar Jackson to win. Because there are no players since Archie Manning, who won the back to back Heisman Trophy. Please Answer Both Of My Questions. Thanks. Have A Great Weekend.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Firstly, there are no 'official' Heisman Trophy candidates as any school can create a campaign to promtoe their athletes in the Heisman race. Baker Mayfield is one of the leading candidates based on how he's fared the past two years. Your only eight players statement is factually inaccurate

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    • Jackson1256 Asks: Do you think that House Show results and matches should be discussed and brought into storylines on WWE TV Shows like Raw & Smackdown?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Sure...if it makes sense from a storyline perspective but it;s not automatic. 

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    • JWill44 Asks: Mr. Ross, I think WWE is sitting on a gold mine in Bobby Roode. I see him as a great mix of Arn Anderson and Mr. Perfect. I think he could be one of the great heels of all time! Looks beatable, but just too damn smart and cunning to get the pinfall on. Kinda like Flair in the '80s. IYO, should they move in that direction, or because of his age, do they keep him in NXT to share his knowledge with the younger talent? Thanks again for taking the time to read and respond to our questions.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Agreed..Bobby Roode is a special talent who's going to realize his mat dreams sooner than later in WWE.

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    • 5starmatch Asks: JR, you've done a lot at WWE over your career. I'm probably missing a bunch, but you were an announcer and head of talent relations at some point. Were you ever involved in creative/booking (I'm not sure the correct term)? If so, what was it like? If not, did you ever want to be? Also, I wanted to tell you that you are one-of-a-kind, your fans think the world of you and we are all happy to see whatever good fortune the future holds for you.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I;ve been involved in booking and creative many times over the years in a variety of companies. Challenging gig...too many cooks in the kitchen can be challenging 

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    • brudog56 Asks: I know we've beaten turning Roman Reigns heel to death, but right now, intentional or not, his heat could rival Roddy Piper's in the mid 80's! Would you agree that it's time to strike while the iron is hot?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I'd simply steer the course with Reigns as organically as possible. He's evolving into a star which is more important than declaring him a face or a heel, IMO. 

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    • JWill44 Asks: Mr. Ross, Do you think that the Briscoe Brothers of ROH have ever been on WWE's radar? I love the their personas and matches and think they would be a great asset to the tag team division. Kind of a more athletic version of the Sheepherders (Bushwackers)!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I'd suggest that the Briscoe Brothers in ROH have been on WWE's radar for quite some time. 

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    • cmweber01 Asks: Hello Mr. Ross. My name is Chad Weber (41) and I'm from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I don't have a question and this isn't WWE related. I just listened to your podcast with Ric Flair and Goldberg while vacuuming the house. As difficult as that was to record I admit it choked me up more than once. Never have been in the position you are in I don't know if you are tired of receiving condolences but my heart breaks for you and your family. I'm truly sorry for your loss. My good friend Brandy King, her husband is Nicholas King (ring name Marcellus King) has told me what a wonderful person Jan was and how she was always so kind to the both of them. I know there is nothing I can do for you personally but my thoughts are with you and want to remind you (not that you need it) that thousands of people really do legit care about you. I'm thankful you are back with WWE where you belong and are continuing your podcasts. Take care sir and I will continue to do something nice for others without expecting anything in return. All my best, Chad Weber
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I appreciate your kind worlds Chad and they help a great deal. Wife Jan was one in a million and I miss her terribly. 

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    • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: Any chances for you to attend at this year's WWE Summerslam? Thanks.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I sense that you ask questions for questions sake. The pure volume of your questions is more than I could ever think of addressing. Of course there is a chance that I could be any any  upcoming WWE event considering that I am a contracted talent.   

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    • Boomer Sooner Asks: JR there was an article in the NY Post today about the Mauro Ranallo situation, basically saying that he and others have been bullied and ribbed by John Bradshaw Layfield. That Ranallo claims to have been bullied by JBL over his bipolar disorder. The article quotes former ring announcer Justin Roberts and the Hardy Boys, Mark Henry and Miz as all saying they were (in their view) cruelly ribbed by JBL. . The article has a big picture of JBL and the headline 'how llong can the WWE ignore bullying?" When you were in charge, were you tolerant of guys who were hardcore 'ribbers' on the road? when does a wrestler cross the line with their ribbing?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Bullying in any environment is unacceptable. I was not tolerant of coarse ribbing and certainly not bullying.  

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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