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For over forty years Jim Ross has been the Voice of Wrestling. From starting as referee in the regional territories to becoming the Executive Vice President for WWE, nobody has a story quite like Jim Ross. From recruiting and hiring some of the biggest superstars in the industry to providing the soundtrack for the most important moments in wrestling history, "Good Ole JR" was there for it all. Join us every Thursday morning as Conrad Thompson grills JR like you've never heard before, uncut and uncensored!

For over forty years Jim Ross has been the Voice of Wrestling. From starting as referee in the regional territories to becoming the Executive Vice President for WWE, nobody has a story quite like Jim Ross. From recruiting and hiring some of the biggest superstars in the industry to providing the soundtrack for the most important moments in wrestling history, "Good Ole JR" was there for it all. Join us every Thursday morning as Conrad Thompson grills JR like you've never heard before, uncut and uncensored!

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For over forty years Jim Ross has been the Voice of Wrestling. From starting as referee in the regional territories to becoming the Executive Vice President for WWE, nobody has a story quite like Jim Ross. From recruiting and hiring some of the biggest superstars in the industry to providing the soundtrack for the most important moments in wrestling history, "Good Ole JR" was there for it all. Join us every Thursday morning as Conrad Thompson grills JR like you've never heard before, uncut and uncensored!

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English


Episodes

Episode 106: SuperBrawl 1

5/6/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad revisit the very first SuperBrawl - SuperBrawl I from May 19th, 1991 at the Bayfront Arena, in St. Petersburg, FL. In it, we'd see a title vs. title main event between WCW Champion Ric Flair and the NWA Champion Tatsumi Fujinami with both world championships on the line. Plus, Bobby Eaton vs. Arn Anderson for the TV Title, The Steiner Brothers vs. Sting and Lex Luger for the Tag Team Titles, Ron Simmons vs. Butch Reed inside a steel...

Duration:02:33:43

Episode 105: Backlash 2001

4/29/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad revisit Backlash 2001, which took place on April 29, 2001 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Il. In it, we'd see a "winner take all" main event tag team match featuring WWF Champion "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Intercontinental Champion HHH taking on the WWF Tag Team Champions, The Brothers of Destruction, Undertaker and Kane. Plus, Shane McMahon vs. Big Show in a Last Man Standing match, Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle in an Ultimate...

Duration:01:57:50

Episode 104: John Cena 2006

4/22/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss the face of the WWE for over 10 years, John Cena and his 2006. This week, Cena turns 44 years old, and what a way to celebrate it by discussing what he did as a 29-year-old, including main eventing WrestleMania AND SummerSlam that year! That and so much more! Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it can be hard work. You know what’s easy? Bundling policies with GEICO. GEICO makes it EASY to bundle your homeowners...

Duration:02:43:44

Episode 103: Mike Rotunda/IRS

4/15/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, we celebrate "Tax Day" by profiling the career of Mike Rotunda, best known to WWF fans as the tax collector himself, Irwin R. Schyster - IRS! Skip the meat on foam trays at the grocery store and enjoy craft meat without leaving your house. Porter Road has you covered from weeknight staples to weekend cooking projects and everything in between. Right now, Porter Road is offering our listeners $20 off your first order of $100 or more if you go to...

Duration:02:32:12

Episode 102: WrestleMania 27

4/8/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad revisit WrestleMania 27, which took place on April 3, 2011 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. We'd see the return of The Rock after a 7-year absence as WM special guest host. It was also the only WrestleMania in history where no titles changed hands. In it, we'd see a main event featuring The Miz vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship. Plus, Undertaker vs. HHH in a No Holds Barred match, Randy Orton vs. CM Punk, and believe it or not,...

Duration:02:29:50

Episode 101: Mankind 1996

4/1/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad celebrate the 25-year anniversary of the debut of Mankind, and the introduction of Mick Foley to the WWF! Mick Foley was never expected to be in the WWF because of his look, his death match style, and the inability to see him as a major player. But, as we're about to learn, Mankind will not only make his WWF debut in 1996, but debut as a top guy going up against one of the biggest stars ever, The Undertaker! Do you own or rent your...

Duration:02:26:05

Episode 100: WrestleMania 17

3/25/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, JR and Conrad revisit a record-setting WrestleMania 17, which took place on April 1, 2001 from the Astrodome in Houston, TX. WrestleMania X-Seven was loaded with talent, including Stone Cold vs. The Rock in a No DQ main event for the WWF Championship. Plus, Shane vs. Vince in a street fight, Undertaker vs. HHH, Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit, the 2nd TLC match between the Hardys, Dudleys, Edge & Christian, and much more! Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do!...

Duration:02:45:20

Episode 99: Ask JR Anything

3/18/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, it's Ask JR Anything! We put JR in the hot seat to answer listener questions with topics ranging from NJPW, WrestleMania 37 tickets, Big E, pre-game rituals, foreign talent relations, Jim Barnett, and much more! Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it can be hard work. You know what’s easy? Bundling policies with GEICO. GEICO makes it EASY to bundle your homeowners or renters insurance, along with your auto policy. Visit GEICO.com today. For a...

Duration:02:27:03

Episode 98: WrestleMania XX

3/11/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, LISTEN as JR and Conrad revisit WrestleMania 20, which took place on March 14th, 2004 “where it all began” at Madison Square Garden. In it, we'd see HHH defend the World Title against former best friend, Shawn Michaels and the winner of the 2004 Royal Rumble, Chris Benoit. Also, the infamous Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg match with Stone Cold as special guest referee, Undertaker vs. Kane, Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship, and so much more on...

Duration:02:18:10

Episode 97: Rick Steiner

3/4/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, LISTEN as JR and Conrad profile the career of the The Dog-Faced Gremlin, Rick Steiner! From becoming an amateur wrestling standout at University of Michigan, to competing in the AWA and NWA with the likes of Sting and Eddie Gilbert, to ultimately linking up with his brother Scott to form one of the most celebrated tag teams in history, The Steiner Brothers. That and so much more! Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it can be hard work. You...

Duration:02:09:59

Episode 96: No Way Out 2001

2/25/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, WATCH as JR and Conrad revisit No Way Out 2001, which took place on on February 25, 2001 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. In it, we'd see Kurt Angle vs. The Rock in the main event for the WWF Championship. Plus, HHH vs. Stone Cold in a "Three Stages of Hell" match, The Dudley Boyz vs. The Brothers of Destruction, and much more! For a limited time PAINT MY LIFE is offering 20% off your painting and FREE shipping. To get this special offer, text the...

Duration:01:57:27

Episode 95: Wrestle War 1991

2/18/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, LISTEN as Jim and Conrad revisit WCW's WrestleWar `91, which went down on February 24, 1991 from the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, AZ. In it, we'd see a WarGames match featuring The Four Horsemen and Larry Zbyszko vs. The Steiner Brothers, Sting and Brian Pillman. Plus, Vader vs. Stan Hansen, The Freebirds vs. Doom, Lex Luger vs. Dan Spivey, and more! Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it can be hard work. You know what’s...

Duration:02:15:49

Episode 94: No Way Out 2006

2/11/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, Jim and Conrad revisit WWE's No Way Out 2006! The Road to WrestleMania 22 stopped at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD on February 19, 2006 for the 8th annual No Way Out event, a Smackdown brand PPV. In it, we'd see a main event featuring Kurt Angle vs. Undertaker for the World Championship, Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio, Chris Benoit vs. Booker T, and more! Plus, the guys discuss the recent passing of the late, great Butch Reed. Do you own or rent your...

Duration:02:09:54

Episode 93: Ron Simmons

2/4/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross and host Conrad Thompson look at the historic career of Ron Simmons. From his time as a college football star to his legendary rise to championship gold Simmons story is one for the ages. Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it can be hard work. You know what’s easy? Bundling policies with GEICO. GEICO makes it EASY to bundle your homeowners or renters insurance, along with your auto policy. Visit GEICO.com today. For...

Duration:02:33:03

Episode 92: Hardcore Holly

1/28/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, LISTEN as Jim and Conrad profile the life and career of Bob "Hardcore" Holly! Incredibly, Holly had a 16-year run in WWE, and the guys cover it all, including portraying a NASCAR driver-turned-wrestler, being a part of the infamous Brawl For All, his evolution into "Hardcore," the Matt Cappotelli incident on Tough Enough, and much more! Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it can be hard work. You know what’s easy? Bundling policies with GEICO....

Duration:02:33:28

Episode 91: NITRO 01.19.98 WATCH ALONG

1/21/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, it's JR and Paul Bromwell bringing you the second half of our special crossover event! A few days ago, Eric sat down to watch the Jan 19, 1998 edition of Monday Night Raw. And on today's episode, we flip the switch and have JR watchalong what was happening on the other channel - the January 19th edition of WCW Monday Nitro, which went down in front of second largest crowd in company history inside the Superdome in New Orleans, LA! Do you own or rent your home?...

Duration:02:24:54

Episode 90: Royal Rumble 2001

1/14/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, LISTEN as Jim and Conrad revisit Royal Rumble 2001, which took place on January 21, 2001 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA. Kurt Angle is our world champion. Stone Cold has just returned from surgery. The Undertaker is the American Bad Ass. And WCW is just about to go out of business. Welcome to 2001 folks! Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it can be hard work. You know what’s easy? Bundling policies with GEICO. GEICO makes it EASY...

Duration:02:07:55

Episode 89: RAW Roulette 01.07.08

1/7/2021
What better way for us to kick 2021 off than a WATCHALONG edition of Grilling JR, as Jim and Conrad revisit WWE’s attempt to bring back Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal in 2008. It's a special edition of Raw - RAW ROULETTE - which aired on January 7, 2008 from Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino! Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it can be hard work. You know what’s easy? Bundling policies with GEICO. GEICO makes it EASY to bundle your homeowners or renters insurance, along with...

Duration:02:12:51

Episode 88: Ask JR Anything

12/31/2020
On this episode of Grilling JR, The Voice of Wrestling Jim Ross and Conrad answer your questions! It's time for another edition of "Ask JR Anything". JR opens with a few words about the late Brodie Lee, plus his promise to Brodie Jr. Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it can be hard work. You know what’s easy? Bundling policies with GEICO. GEICO makes it EASY to bundle your homeowners or renters insurance, along with your auto policy. Visit GEICO.com today. Gifts that say I...

Duration:01:54:53

Episode 87: STARRCADE 1990

12/24/2020
On this episode of Grilling JR, LISTEN as Jim and Conrad revisit Starrcade 1990: Collision Course, the eighth annual Starrcade event, which took place on December 16, 1990 at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO. In it, we'd see a main event steel cage match between Sting and The Black Scorpion for the NWA Championship. Plus, Doom vs. Arn Anderson and Barry Windham, The Steiners vs. Konnan and a young Rey Mysterio, Lex Luger vs. Stan Hansen, and much more! Do you own or rent your home? Sure...

Duration:02:49:08