According to repeated statements on his official blog, the move away from management proved beneficial in terms of decreased work-load, giving him more time to focus on his health, his family, and his entrepreneurial endeavors. - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History, Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho, WWE: Satan's Prison - The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber, The Best Pay Per View Matches of the Year 2009-2010, WWE: History of the World Heavyweight Championship, Hulk Hogan's Unreleased Collector's Series, WWE: The Best of SmackDown - 10th Anniversary 1999-2009, WWE Summerslam: The Complete Anthology, Vol. His maternal grandparents owned a general store in Westville, Oklahoma and his paternal grandfather Dee Ross owned an off-sale beer store and was a carpenter. On December 31, Ross was on commentary for the pilot episode of World of Sport Wrestling on ITV.  Ross was also President of the Student Body, a 4-year letterman in basketball, and State Vice President of the Future Farmers of America where he was State Speech Champion in 1968. | Maxwell Jacob Friedman • Lawler whipped Cole on his behind with the same Belt, which prompted the Anonymous RAW General Manager to make the Tag Match between the four at that Sunday's Extreme Rules a Country Whippin' Match, the second of Ross' career. Luther • Ross released two other books, Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling and Under the Black Hat, in 2017 and 2020 respectively. After that, he joined the announcer's table alongside Josh Mathews and Booker T to call the "I Quit Match" of John Cena and The Miz.  Ross is best known for a long and distinguished career as a play-by-play commentator for WWE. 240 lbs (110 kg) The site is 1.64 a... This is reflected in his entrance music, which is "Boomer Sooner" (the Sooners' fight song). Jim Ross, Oct 09, 2015 10:07 pm Jim Ross, Mar 29, 2016 8:00 am Billy • 1974. 3, WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. Ross was then made host of Radio WWF, alongside Gorilla Monsoon (the man he replaced at WrestleMania), which lasted under a year. , On January 4, 2015, Ross and Matt Striker served as the English language commentators for Global Force Wrestling's presentation of New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom 9 in Tokyo Dome pay-per-view. The challenge was yet again scheduled for the November 14 episode, and was slated to kick off that night's episode. Seven days later, on October 20, Ross suffered his third Bell's palsy episode en route to Columbia, South Carolina for a SmackDown taping. On the November 15, 2010 Old School Raw special, Ross made a guest appearance on commentary with Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole, calling a match between Daniel Bryan and Jack Swagger. The first World Title match he called was between Ric Flair and Ted DiBiase.  October 6, 2009 was his last broadcast as a full-time announcer for WWE. Q.T. | Peter Avalon • Jim Ross, Sep 15, 2016 2:49 pm On March 1, 2013 he appeared on WWE Smackdown to interview his long-time friend Jack Swagger, and Swagger's new advocate, Zeb Colter. On April 8, 2009, Ross announced on his WWE Universe blog that with the departure of Tazz from World Wrestling Entertainment, he would assume the role of SmackDown's color analyst, with ECW announcer Todd Grisham moving over to the brand as the play-by-play announcer. , During his tenure in college, Ross had spent some time commentating on college radio. ", "Jim Ross is joining AEW: "I'm back in the game, "Good 'Ol J.R. 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Three years later, he appeared in another 30 for 30 documentary, this time about Ric Flair. Jim Ross, Sep 09, 2016 11:27 am John Silver • Jim Ross, or famously referred to as "Good Ole J.R.", has been one of wrestling’s most influential figures, both as an executive and as the most recognizable announcer in the business.  Ross continued to hone his skills as JCP became World Championship Wrestling (WCW), following the purchase of the regional promotion by Ted Turner. The Jim Ross Law Group, P.C. After recovering, Ross helped produce the Raw announcers from backstage, and was brought back for Saturday Night's Main Event XXXII in 2006, then the Raw-brand matches at WrestleMania 22 and Backlash before taking back his play-by-play job on Raw on May 8, 2006, after Styles quit Raw in the storyline, declaring his hatred for "sports entertainment". Alberto Del Rio ran down the ramp and into the ring and gave Jim Ross his cowboy hat back, which Jack Swagger originally knocked off. At the end of 1998, Ross took a break from Raw Is War, due to another attack of Bell's Palsy he suffered whilst broadcasting a PPV (Capital Carnage) in London, England. Also during this time, Ross served as an Executive Vice President of Talent Relations for the WWF/WWE, a codified extension of his long-time backstage role as a key individual in charge of hiring new talent. , In 2007, encouraged by sales of his line of barbecue sauces and beef products, Ross opened up J.R.'s Family Bar-B-Q in Norman, Oklahoma. Outside of professional wrestling, Ross has developed his own brand of barbecue sauces and cookbooks. 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