• HiteshKK Asks: Hi Jim I hate it when people use flipping dave meltzers match list ratings to say this legend wasn't so great how many dave meltzer 5star ratings has he got. Or this person sucks in the ring. This is what i heard from people criticising Hogan, Alexa Bliss, Miz, Goldberg among others. Yet it was great characters and storylines that have always brought the most success not in ring. Do you think internet dirtsheets by meltzer and keller (who have never booked a wrestling company or worked a single match in their life) have brain washed people into their way of thinking and spoilt the industry? I mean ironically Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, Ric Flair and so many others would never give out star ratings, doesnt that tell you something.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Don't think that anyone is being brainwashed to any significant degree. Fans, like society, are highly opinionated and somewhat defiant. 

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    • Robertmcq Asks: I'm anxious for Slobberknocker. Since you've been in the business so long do you plan to cram everything into one book or do you plan to do a few books over different eras like chris Jericho did
      J.R.'s Answer:

      No way to do our story justice with one book.There will be others or so we think. 

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    • Robertmcq Asks: Who do you think will induct Jim Cornette when he and the midnight express gets inducted? I would think Heyman.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I have no idea. Could be several but Heyman would likely be a long shot. 

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    • bigdan316 Asks: J.R, Just read the newest blog and I felt when you mentioned Charlotte Flair you had the same kind of pride you would if it was your own daughter regarding her success seeing as you're somewhat an honorary member of the Flair family. I also would like to say I'm looking forward to your book now if we could only get one from the Undertaker someday.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      We've worked diligently on our book, SlobberKnocker, and hope that you will enjoy it. Charlotte is like a family member as I've known her for her entire life. 

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    • RatedRstar Asks: Hello J.R.! What is your favourite team in The NFL?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Pittsburgh Steelers

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    • jakefromstatefarm_116 Asks: Would you recommend Full Sail University to a high schooler applying for college? I hear that it's a beautiful campus.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      If you are looking for a career in TV, Film, etc in any role imaginable then Full Sail is a terrific option for anyone.  

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    • El_Diablo Asks: Howdy J.R.- I was in attendance at WM 33 in Orlando and consider your entrance and approach to the announcer table to be a great example of how "dealing with adversity and choosing to move forward with life" can be achieved. For anyone who has been through difficult circumstances, your resolution to overcome tragedy and continue to be productive, both creatively and professionally, should serve as healthy inspiration. I'll save my wrestling question for another day... I just wanted to speak up and give something back to you, as you have done so much for the fans over the years, especially via this unique interaction opportunity here on your website. Best wishes to you regarding your new WWE run and future successes.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Thanks for the kind words but I can never replay the fans for what they have gifted me the past 40+ years. 

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    • Boomer Sooner Asks: JR, it was reported in the Hollywood Reporter that Sony/Tri Star wants to option 'Pandemonium", a proposed life story of Vince McMahon. Obviously it could make a hell of a movie. Who would you recommend they consider casting as Vince? and assuming the movie goes to at least a bit into the Attitude Era, who should play Good Ol'JR? Surely the scene where Vince brings mild mannered Jim Ross the black cowboy hat and says, "I want you be JR!" is is a dramatic big screen movie moment :) Boomer Sooner
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Excited for the VKM film as it should be a classic story. Anxious as the next guy  to see who is cast. Any average, stocky guy can play "JR" 

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    • Jason B Asks: Hey JR. My question has to do with the celebrity effect in WWE. Basically, I feel like there are so many celebrities that are wrestling fans, a lot of them with huge followings that would draw more casual viewers, and put more eyes on the product, that WWE misses out on because they always go back to the same people. Lebron James comes to mind right off hand, Dwayne Wade is another one.. huge wrestling fan, but you never see those guys used in angles. Am I wrong thinking they are missing the boat?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Do we know that the people that you mentioned actually want to get involved in a WWE storyline or if their contracts would allow for physicality?

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    • WHAT24 Asks: For our upcoming autobiography "SlobberKnocker: My Life in Wrestling" I am elated that we will have contributions from Vince McMahon, Steve Austin, The Rock and Mark Cuban. Well JR you cant get much better than that! Happy for you and hope you are doing well and I also sincerely hope that you are finding your way through your grief. I have never been through anything such as you are going through but I would imagine talking to a counselor or someone that had a similar scenario would be helpful. Good luck, you are in my thoughts and well wishes daily.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      We are proud of our work on SlobberKnocker and hope that our fans will enjoy it too. I have not attended grief counseling but certainly would if I felt that I need it. 

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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