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Jim Ross is considered the voice of Wrestling. He’s a member of three halls of fame including WWE and is a multiple-time New York Times best-selling author. From ringside to the boardroom JR has built a 40+ year career that will never be duplicated. Enjoy his candid opinions, special guests, and sense of humor on a fresh presentation on the all-new The Jim Ross Report exclusively on Westwood One Podcast Network.

Jim Ross is considered the voice of Wrestling. He’s a member of three halls of fame including WWE and is a multiple-time New York Times best-selling author. From ringside to the boardroom JR has built a 40+ year career that will never be duplicated. Enjoy his candid opinions, special guests, and sense of humor on a fresh presentation on the all-new The Jim Ross Report exclusively on Westwood One Podcast Network.
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Jim Ross is considered the voice of Wrestling. He’s a member of three halls of fame including WWE and is a multiple-time New York Times best-selling author. From ringside to the boardroom JR has built a 40+ year career that will never be duplicated. Enjoy his candid opinions, special guests, and sense of humor on a fresh presentation on the all-new The Jim Ross Report exclusively on Westwood One Podcast Network.




AEW breakdown with Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin

Following Tuesday’s news-laden All Elite Wrestling press conference, JR brought in Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin to break down everything that went down in Jacksonville…Kenny Omega’s future, Chris Jericho’s role in the new company, and how AEW could—eventually—serve as a potential alternative to WWE. Plus: JR pays tribute to fellow Okie—the late Mae Young, discusses the upside of NXT’s “King of Bros” Matt Riddle, and how The Elite can take lessons from Territory Era bookers. Remember to...


Impact Wrestling’s Josh Mathews + JR’s tribute to “Mean” Gene

Happy New Year! Sadly, we’re kicking off 2019 paying tribute to WWE Hall of Famer “Mean” Gene Okerlund who tragically passed away early Wednesday at the age of 76. Plus: ahead of this Sunday’s ‘Homecoming’ PPV, JR is joined by Impact Wrestling’s Josh Mathews! They’ll break down what should be a fantastic show, look back at Josh’s career in sports entertainment—including a stint at WWE, and look at the future of the business after this week’s All Elite Wrestling news. Remember to submit...


Live at Hilarities Cleveland with JR & The King

Recorded in front of live audience at Hilarities 4 Street Theater in Cleveland, Ohio! JR & The King share stories from their careers from their time in the territory era all the way through the Monday Night Wars and beyond. Moderated by Nathan Zegura—host of Browns Daily on the Cleveland Browns Radio Network—served as moderator of the fan Q&A. We’re happy to share this special Holiday episode of The Jim Ross Report and hope all of our fans and subscribers have a safe and happy New...


The incomparable Jim Cornette

JR first met James E. Cornette back in 1983 when "Cowboy" Bill Watts brought him to Mid-South Wrestling along with The Midnight Express...35 years later the two remain close friends. Cornette stopped by to tell us about his anniversary tour with Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey, working with another long-time friend--Tony Schiavonne--at NWA 70, and why he's stopped partaking in a former long-standing holiday tradition. Plus: Asuka's win in the first ever women's TLC match Sunday was enough to...


Bully Ray Dudley: the last “Real Heel”?

Nearly 30 years of in-ring experience has given WWE Hall Of Famer Bully Ray—or is it Bubba Ray???—Dudley plenty of perspective on sports entertainment…he and JR discuss the current state of talent development, lessons learned from VKM, and why he considers himself the last “real heel” in the business. Plus: Bully has had some experience with TLC matches in the past—The Dudleyz, Edge & Christian, and The Hardy Boyz helped invent it after all…find out what advice would he give competitors at...


The voice of ROH Ian Riccaboni plus more with Dave Meltzer

Ahead of next Friday’s ‘Final Battle’ PPV, Ring Of Honor’s Ian Riccaboni called in to break down the stacked card. Ian reveals which ring-side announcers inspired his career, why April’s ROH/NJPW event at Madison Square Garden is so special to him, and what he sees on the horizon for the business in 2019. Plus: part two of JR’s conversation with Wrestling Observer Newsletter editor/founder Dave Meltzer. They discuss the evolution of Dave’s ‘Star-Rating System’, Gedo’s role in Okada’s...


7-Star conversation with Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer

One of the most credible wrestling journalists in the business today, Dave Meltzer called to discuss the overall creative shifts he’s seen during his 35 year career in sports entertainment. And: JR and Dave discuss the passing of the great Larry Matysik and how his work helped transform the St. Louis territory along with promoter Sam Muchnick. Plus: JR discusses the most recent developments in the supposed All Elite Wrestling promotion, WWE’s addition of Auska to the first ever Women’s TLC...


6-time TNA Knockouts champion Angelina Love joins JR for Thanksgiving Week “Extravaganza”

JR breaks down the amazing performances at last weekend’s Survivor Series PPV with an assist from one of the founders of TNA’s ‘The Beautiful People’ stable: Angelina Love. The great Lauren Williams recounts her amazing career, rising alongside TNA’s Knockouts division, and some of her more recent successes on the silver screen. Plus: JR looks back at some of the more memorable Thanksgiving week cards in sports entertainment history…including several years of MSW/UWF Superdome shows and the...


A Survivor Series pivot for Becky Lynch…plus: Nita Strauss’ incredible journey with WWE

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that Becky Lynch is the hottest superstar in the WWE right now…after her busted open performance on Monday night, she certainly solidified her place as a legendary champion. JR lays out the bright future he sees ahead for “the Man”, despite her removal from the card at this weekend’s Survivor Series PPV. Later: Nita Strauss stops by…one of Becky’s great friends—JR calls her “the greatest female guitarist on earth”—Nita will tell us about working with Vince...


Marty Scurll and Busted Open’s David LaGreca aboard the Jericho Cruise

JR is joined by our friend David LaGreca, host of Busted Open Radio on SiriusXM to talk about 10 years of Busted Open, what it means for ROH/NJPW to sell out MSG, and his history in the broadcasting industry. Later: hear how The Simpsons contributed to the rise of Marty Scurll’s Villain persona, the athletes he looked up to during his rise in the UK, and why Marty continues to prefer being a true independent contractor during this big-money era of the sports entertainment business. Plus:...


Ricky Steamboat, DDP, and Hurricane Helms in JR’s palatial suite on Chris Jericho’s Rock N’ Wrestling Rager At Sea

Last weekend JR set sail with Y2J and 2000+ wrestling fans and superstars on the Rock N’ Wrestling Rager At Sea…today we’re excited to bring you three conversations that went down in his suite with WWE Hall Of Famer Ricky Steamboat, DDP, and Hurricane Helms. They’ll give their opinions of the cruise and discuss the current state of the wrestling business. Plus: JR’s thoughts on last weekend’s WWE Evolution PPV and what he thinks is next for The Elite. Remember to submit comments to...


The bright future ahead of Jeff Cobb, ROH World TV Champion

He’s lighting it up on the indie wrestling scene, today Jeff Cobb called JR to talk about his rise through the ranks of NJPW, PWG, Lucha Underground, and Ring Of Honor—where he was recently crowned the World Television Champion. Jeff talks growing up a fan of Hulk Hogan, traveling around the world chasing his dream, and continuing to check items off his bucket list. Plus: JR gives his thoughts on speculation that’s been circulating in certain pro-wrestling circles and this week’s news about...


The return of Woken Matt Hardy!

As anticipation continues to build for his upcoming Halloween Special, we are joined again by the head of House Hardy: Matt Hardy! The future Hall-Of-Famer shoots on current state of the locker room and why having Attitude Era guys back is a good business move for WWE. Plus: the Woken One previews what is destined to be one of the most entertaining content-pieces in the history of the WWE Network. Remember to submit comments to! Rate/subscribe in Apple...


What’s next for Matt Hardy?

Over two decades ago, JR brought Matt and his brother Jeff Hardy onto the stacked WWF roster…today Matt calls the show to discuss his future in sports entertainment including his upcoming Halloween special coming soon to the WWE network. Matt also gives his advice to up-and-coming young talents and talks about some of the earliest moments in his career that stand out in his memory. Plus: Drew Brees’ record setting performance last Sunday earns the future hall of famer our coveted...


Super-Sized JRR with NJPW’s Kevin Kelly and part two of JR’s chat with “Cowboy” Bill Watts

Following a successful outing at Fighting Spirit Unleashed, JR got his broadcast partner Kevin Kelly on the phone to talk about the current state of affairs at NJPW. The two speculate about a potential headline match at Wrestle Kingdom this January, the rise of Jay White, and the rebirth of Tanahashi. (Fighting Spirit Unleashed airs this Friday 10/5 at 8/7 central on AXS TV) Plus: part two of last week’s conversation with the legend—and JR’s mentor—“Cowboy” Bill Watts. Cowboy dishes on...


“Cowboy” Bill Watts—one of pro wrestling’s founding fathers…plus: Cody on prep for Fighting Spirit Unleashed

In 1974, JR kicked off his journey in the wrestling business working for “Cowboy” Bill Watts…today Bill calls to reminisce about their time at Mid-South, OU football, and Bill’s legendary leadership strategies. Plus: putting over legends Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, and the great Ernie Ladd. But first: ahead of his IWGP United States Championship bout with Juice Robinson, “The American Nightmare” Cody discusses NJPW’s continued expansion into the US. We’re dissecting the stacked card at...


Post H.I.A.C. with RAW Announcer Renee Young

Happy Birthday to today’s guest—the first full-time female announcer at RAW’s iconic announce table: Renee Young! She called JR to discuss her ringside experience thus far, including last Sunday’s Hell In A Cell pay-per-view. Plus: being produced live by Vince McMahon, thoughts on upcoming women’s Evolution PPV, and who she thinks is an unsung hero at WWE. For our 'Slobberknocker Of The Week': JR pays tribute to all the first responders and rescue workers dealing with Tropical Depression...


Ahead of Hell In A Cell: founder/editor Jason Powell breaks down WWE’s current in-ring product

This Sunday in San Antonio, WWE superstars will take part in the most diabolical event of the year: Hell In A Cell! JR will break down the stellar card with a little help from’s Jason Powell. What can fans expect to see? Which match will close the show? Who has the most to gain? All will be discussed…plus: JR and Jason contemplate the future of the 'All In' crew…and: how Renee Young’s new full-time gig on Raw could transform the WWE’s announcer strategy going into next...


'Ringside with JR' special featuring Rey Mysterio and NWA Champ “American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes

Will we soon see Rey Mysterio back in the WWE? He gave us some insight this weekend at Starrcast during our intimate ‘Ringside with JR’ live event…Jim was also joined by the newly minted NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Cody Rhodes…the “American Nightmare” told us about the moment he knew his dad Dusty would be most proud of at All In. Plus: JR gives his honest opinion on the historic events Saturday night, including the resurrection of Joey Ryan. Remember to submit comments to...


Ric Flair talks Starrcast and All In…plus: an exclusive reveal of this year’s PWI 500 #1!

Today: Pro Wrestling Illustrated will release the 27 edition of their ‘PWI 500’ list…JR and senior writer Dan Murphy will surprise this year’s #1 with an early morning phone call! Later: we’re continuing our ride along with JR and The Nature Boy right here on The Jim Ross Report…we’ll hear part two of JR’s conversation with Ric…hear his thoughts on the brains behind Starrcast, his future son-in-law Conrad Thompson. Plus: JR awards ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ to the late Senator John...