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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!

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 130: BRET RETURNS - RAW WATCH ALONG 10-21-96

10/14/2021
On this watchalong edition of Grilling JR, JR and Conrad watch back an historic episode of Monday Night Raw from October 21, 1996 ! This episode is most remembered for Bret Hart‘s long-awaited return to the WWF for the first time since WrestleMania 12! The guys also discuss this being the first live Raw on TSN, Bret's negotiations with WCW, Mr. Perfect, feud with Steve Austin, and much more! VEGASWINNERS.COM - Just be among the first 1,000 right now at VegasWinners.com for your $1,000 of...

Duration:02:09:02

Episode 129: AUSTIN WINS! - RAW Watch Along 10.08.01

10/7/2021
On this watchalong edition of Grilling JR, JR and Conrad watch back the October 8, 2001 episode of Monday Night Raw! This episode is most remembered for Stone Cold Steve Austin winning the WWF Championship from Kurt Angle. The guys also discuss the first Lingerie match, Jericho-Stephanie feud, the passing of Chris Adams, RVD, the Alliance angle, and much more! BLUECHEW - Bluechew gives you confidence in bed every time. Visit BlueChew.com and get your first order free when use promo code JR....

Duration:01:58:22

Episode 128: Chris Jericho 1999-2000

9/30/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss Chris Jericho's first two years in the WWF! The guys discuss Chris' first meeting at Vince's house, being offered less money than WCW, his debut interrupting The Rock, winning his first Intercontinental Championship, his WWF Title match against Triple H, and so much more! PLANET FITNESS - Workout your stress and start feeling great at Planet Fitness. Join the judgenent free zone for just $10 a month. Don’t wait join any of our...

Duration:01:50:10

Episode 127: Unforgiven 2001

9/23/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad revisit Unforgiven 2001, which took place just weeks after the 9/11 attacks on September 23, 2001 at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. We recently covered the Unforgiven PPV - and the main event featuring Kurt Angle vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin - over on The Kurt Angle Show. Other notable matches between the WWF and the Alliance included The Rock vs. Booker T and Shane McMahon in a handicap match, Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Jericho, Rhyno...

Duration:02:15:48

Episode 126: Gerald Brisco

9/16/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss the career of legendary wrestler, talent scout, Hall of Famer, and AdFreeShows.com personality, Gerald Brisco! Listen as the guys discuss Gerald's amateur career at Oklahoma State, being trained by his brother Jack, Brisco Brothers Body Shop, discovering Hulk Hogan, becoming Vince McMahon‘s Stooge, and so much more! AURA - Aura provides digital security protection to keep your online finances, personal information, and tech safe...

Duration:02:06:16

Episode 125: SMACKDOWN After 09/11/01

9/11/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as Jim and Conrad discuss the 20-year anniversary of what is one of the crowning achievements in the mind of the WWF - the first public mass gathering after the September 11th attacks - with a live SmackDown in Houston, TX on September 13, 2001. ROCK AUTO - Rock Auto is a family business, serving auto parts customers online for 20 years. Go to RockAuto.com to shop for auto and body parts from hundreds of manufacturers. Type GRILLINGJR in their “How did...

Duration:01:35:30

Episode 124: Bash At The Beach 1996

9/9/2021
Watchalong with JR and Paul as they revisit the main event of Bash at the Beach '96, which would prove to be one of the most important moments in wrestling history! The guys discuss WWE's reaction to Hogan turning heel, a funny story involving JYD and Randy Anderson, Pat Patterson's influence on the match, other monumental heel turns, Sting as a potential heel, and so much more! ROCK AUTO - Rock Auto is a family business, serving auto parts customers online for 20 years. Go to RockAuto.com...

Duration:01:41:33

Episode 123: Clash Of The Champions XVI

9/2/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad revisit Clash of the Champions XVI from September 5, 1991 at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center in Augusta, GA. In it, we'd see a main event featuring The Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) vs. Rick Steiner and Bill Kazmaier for the Tag Team Championships. Plus, Steve Austin vs. Z-Man, Ron Simmons vs. The Diamond Studd, Sting vs. Johnny B. Badd, and more! The guys also discuss TBS rejecting the original card, Hunchbacks,...

Duration:01:51:51

Episode 122: SMACKDOWN 08.26.99

8/26/2021
On this watchalong edition of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Paul Bromwell watch back the August 26, 1999 episode of Smackdown! This is the DEBUT episode of Smackdown, and The Voice of Wrestling is here to call the action. The guys also discuss returning to Kemper Arena, WWF going public, Eric Bischoff, Al Snow's dog Pepper, Jericho's in-ring debut, and much more! There’s a new sports drama series on STARZ starting August 15th set in the world of indie wrestling. “Heels” follows a...

Duration:02:05:01

Episode 121: SummerSlam 1996

8/19/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad revisit WWF SummerSlam 1996 from August 18, 1996 at the Gund Arena in Cleveland, OH. The main event is Shawn Michaels vs. Vader for the WWF Championship. The guys also discuss Kevin Kelly's debut, Mark Henry signing a 10-year contract, Brian Pillman's Time Bomb segment, Iron Sheik, Wrestle Vessel, Jake Roberts vs. Jerry Lawler, Mankind vs. Undertaker, and so much more! There’s a new sports drama series on STARZ starting August 15th set...

Duration:02:34:57

Episode 120: Terry Taylor

8/12/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, listen as JR and Conrad discuss the career of one of the more polarizing figures in wrestling through the years, it’s Terry Taylor! Listen as the guys discuss Terry breaking into the business in Florida, working in Mid-South Wrestling and becoming Mid-South TV Champion, The Red Rooster gimmick in WWF, The York Foundation, becoming an agent in WCW and WWE, and so much more! There’s a new sports drama series on STARZ starting August 15th set in the world of...

Duration:02:19:09

Episode 119: Ask JR Anything

8/5/2021
On this episode of Grilling JR, it's Ask JR Anything! Listen as we put JR in the hot seat to answer your questions. Topics include the XFL, booking venues, talent relations, Vince McMahon, JR as a manager, the Von Erich's, and much more! CHILISLEEP -ChiliSleep makes customizable, climate-controlled sleep solutions that help you improve your entire wellbeing. Head over to chilisleep.com/JR to learn more and check out a special offer, available exclusively for GRILLING JR listeners and only...

Duration:02:26:51

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