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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 118: Triple H 1995-96

7/29/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss Triple H's 1995 and 1996! Hunter turns 52 Tuesday, July 27th, and what a way to celebrate it by discussing his first years in the WWF - including being trained by Killer Kowalski, asking for a one year deal in WCW vs. the two years he was offered, debuting as the "Blue Blood" Hunter Hearst Helmsley, his first WrestleMania vs. Ultimate Warrior, the curtain call, and so much more! RetroMania Wrestling is inspired by early 90s...

Duration:01:58:37

Episode 117: WCW/ECW Invasion

7/22/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad revisit WWF Invasion 2001 from July 22, 2001 at the Gund Arena in Cleveland, OH. This was the most successful PPV in company history that was not a WrestleMania. Topics the guys discuss include a 10-man tag team main event between Team WWF vs. Team Alliance, Steve Austin and Kurt Angle comedy, available WCW talent at the time, Booker T injuring Steve Austin, OVW developmental forming, Tough Enough, Buff Bagwell, Steve Austin defecting,...

Duration:02:09:34

Episode 116: RAW 07.15.02 WATCH ALONG

7/15/2021
On this watchalong edition of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Paul Bromwell watch back the July 15, 2002 episode of Monday Night Raw! This episode of Raw is most remembered for Eric Bischoff making his debut as the new Raw General Manager! Plus, we see Undertaker and Brock Lesnar vs. RVD and Ric Flair, Booker T vs. Big Show, and much more! Feals is a better way to feel better. Our premium CBD will keep your head clear and help you feel your best. CBD has been proven to greatly reduce anxiety,...

Duration:02:20:54

Episode 115: Great American Bash 1991

7/8/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad revisit WCW Great American Bash from July 14, 1991 at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, MD. This was supposed to be Flair vs. Luger for the WCW World Title in a steel cage match, however Flair left just before this for the WWF, with the Big Gold Belt! The main event is Lex Luger vs. Barry Windham for the vacant World Championship in a Steel Cage Match. Other matches include Rick Steiner vs. Arn Anderson and Paul E. Dangerously in a...

Duration:02:14:55

Episode 114: Lex Luger In The WWF

7/1/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss Lex Luger in the WWF! Listen as the guys discuss JR's debut at Wrestlemania 9 where he see's Lex for the first time since WCW, body slamming Yokozuna, the Lex Express, his Summerslam victory in 93, Wrestlemania 10, and so much more! RetroMania Wrestling is inspired by early 90s arcade wrestling action, and is AVAILABLE NOW for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Steam, and iiRcade. Check them out at...

Duration:02:03:52

Episode 113: Terry Funk

6/24/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss the career of Terry Funk! Terry turns 77 next Wednesday, June 30th, and what a way to celebrate it by discussing his career - including working for his father in Amarillo, travelling to Japan, becoming NWA champion, his "I Quit Match with Ric Flair", becoming the hardcore legend, and so much more! It’s time to reclaim your life from hearing loss. Go to MDHearingAid.com and use promo code JR to get their Buy 1/Get 1 $299.99 each...

Duration:02:43:46

Episode 112: King Of The Ring 1996

6/17/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad revisit King of the Ring from June 23, 1996 at the MECAA Arena in Milwaukee, WI. The 25th anniversary of this historic event takes place next Wednesday. The main event is Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog. Other matches include Ahmed Johnson vs. Goldust, Ultimate Warrior vs. Jerry Lawler, and, what we're really here for, Steve Austin becoming King of the Ring and the famous "Austin 3:16" promo! Get started RIGHT NOW with a FREE $75...

Duration:02:05:53

Episode 111: Magnum TA

6/10/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss the career of Magnum TA! Magnum turns 62 on this Friday, June 11th, and what a way to celebrate it by discussing his career, including training in Florida Championship Wrestling, working for Watts, joining JCP, his "I Quit" match with Tully, his career ending accident, and so much more! Summer is almost here which also means Father’s Day is around the corner! Go to OmahaSteaks.com type JR in the search bar and order dad the Get...

Duration:02:27:27

Episode 110: Mankind 1997

6/3/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss Mankind's 1997! Mick turns 56 on this coming Monday, June 7th, and what a way to celebrate it by discussing his continued run in the WWE, including his continued feud with the Undertaker, the "3 Faces of Foley", winning the Tag Team Championship, his feud with HHH, 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...

Duration:02:30:20

Episode 109: Lex Luger (NWA/WCW Years)

5/27/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss "The Total Package" Lex Luger! Lex turns 63 on June 2, and what a way to celebrate it by discussing his entire WCW run, including his CFL days, signing with JCP, becoming the "Total Package," his run as World Heavyweight Champion, and so much more! Summer is almost here which also means Father’s Day is around the corner! Go to OmahaSteaks.com type JR in the search bar and order dad the Get Out & Grill Assortment! It includes 20...

Duration:02:11:57

Episode 108: RAW 05.21.01 Watch Along

5/20/2021
On this watchalong edition of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad watch back the May 21, 2001 episode of Monday Night Raw! It went down the night after Judgement Day 2001 from the Compaq Center in San Jose, CA, and is most remembered for perhaps the best TV tag match in WWE history, if not wrestling history. It’s Austin & HHH vs. Benoit & Jericho in a tag title match 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...

Duration:02:21:01

Episode 107: Judgment Day 2001

5/13/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, Jim and Conrad discuss Judgement Day 2001 as we approach the 20-year anniversary in it, we'd see a main event featuring Stone Cold Steve Austin defending the WWF Championship against The Undertaker in a No Holds Barred match. Plus, Triple H vs. Kane in a Chain match for the IC Title, a Two-out-of Three falls match between Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit for Angle's 1996 Olympic Gold Medals, and much more! Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And I bet it can...

Duration:02:00:25

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