The road to Jeddah and the Greatest Royal Rumble; plus Conrad Thompson calls inThe Jim Ross Report add
The Greatest Royal Rumble is upon us! As JR heads to Saudi Arabia for what promises to be an amazing night of rastlin', he dismisses the haters in this week's 'Pet Coon Goofy' segment. Plus: JR wishes a happy birthday to John Cena, congratulations to Dwayne Johnson on the birth of his daughter, and a heartfelt tribute to the late-great Bruno Sammartino for this week's 'Slobberknocker' award. Additionally: the incredible Conrad Thompson calls in to tell us how he got involved in all his wrestling podcasts, his Mt. Rushmore of pro-wrestling--which might surprise you, and why he thinks its important to be involved with his fans.
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JR talks Superstar Shakeup '18, the late/great Bruno Sammartino, plus more with Brother Love!The Jim Ross Report add
This week JR discusses WWE's latest 'Superstar Shakeup', HBO's 'Andre The Giant' documentary, and he'll pay tribute to the late/great Bruno Sammartino. Plus: who'll be crowned 'Slobberknocker of the Week' and why JR says some members of the media deserve his 'Pet Coon Goofy Award'.
We'll also hear part two of JR's conversation with Bruce Prichard--aka Brother Love! Bruce details the night he says JR was truly accepted into the fold by Vince McMahon.
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The return of Good ol' JR!The Jim Ross Report add
Jim Ross makes his triumphant return to the world of podcast with this debut episode of 'The Jim Ross Report'!
The show is new and better than ever as JR debuts new features including the 'Slobberknocker of the Week' award, the 'Pet Coon Goofy' award, his 'This Week In Wrestling History' segment, and the brand new 'Mailbag' feature where fans can submit ideas/questions for JR to answer in the show! (TheJimRossReport@gmail.com)
Plus: Jim's catching up with long time friend Bruce Prichard, aka Brother Love.
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Bruce Prichard and PostWrestling.com's John PollockThe Jim Ross Report add
Bear witness (with your ears) as Brother Love himself - Bruce Prichard - returns to THE ROSS REPORT! Join JR and Bruce as they recall Houston wrestling memories, Bruce bringing the Undertaker into the WWE, 25 years of Monday Night RAW as well as the success of Bruce's podcast, SOMETHING TO WRESTLE WITH.
Later in the program, its Part 2 of JR's chat with John Pollock from PostWrestling.com, covering the possibility of Conor McGregor in the WWE, Brock Lesnar's future in MMA and pro wrestling, the potential return of the XFL and much more!
PostWrestling.com's John Pollock and Ron HarrisThe Jim Ross Report add
Join JR this week as he gives his thoughts on New Japan's Wrestle Kingdom 12. JR then welcomes PostWrestling.com's John Pollock to the show to discuss John's latest venture in wrestling journalism as well as the future of Impact Wrestling and the possibility of Ronda Rousey competing in the WWE.
Later in the podcast, JR is joined by former WWE and WCW star Ron Harris (Disciples of Apocalypse, the Bruise Brothers) to fill us in on his new lucha libre promotion Aro Lucha.
Author Pat Laprade and Sean WaltmanThe Jim Ross Report add
Happy New Year! JR is coming to you live from Los Angeles as we ring in 2018 with a loaded edition of The Ross Report. Up first, JR is joined by author Pat Laprade (SISTERHOOD OF THE SQUARED CIRCLE) to discuss his latest book, MAD DOG: THE MAURICE VACHON STORY, a look back at the life and career of WWE Hall of Famer Mad Dog Vachon.
Later in the show, JR talks with Sean Waltman aka X-Pac about his new podcast on Afterbuzz TV (X-PAC 1-2-360) as well as getting clean, his educated feet, the appeal of New Japan in the US and much more!
Josh Barnett and Kevin NashThe Jim Ross Report add
Happy holidays everyone! Joining JR on the show this week is former UFC Heavyweight champion and JR's New Japan on AXS TV broadcast partner Josh Barnett to preview WrestleKingdom 12. JR and Josh also cover the possibilities of Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor crossing over into pro wrestling, Billy Robinson, Davey Boy Smith Jr. and training in the New Japan Dojo.
Also on the show, WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash stops by to give an update on his recovery after knee surgery. JR and Kevin catch up on a variety of topics including Vince McMahon's recent Alpha Entertainment venture, the importance of the WWE Network and not taking unnecessary risks in the ring. Plus, Kevin shares this thoughts on stocks and how to invest in your future after pro wrestling.
Konnan and WWE Clash of Champions with Pro Wrestling Torch’s Wade KellerThe Jim Ross Report add
The immensely creative and prolific Konnan joins JR this week to discuss his latest Aro Lucha venture as well as his current role with Impact Wrestling. JR and Konnan also get into a bit of college football, praise for Rey Mysterio, why Konnan thinks WWE's Elias is super entertaining and which lucha libre wrestlers should be considered the greatest of all time.
Also on the show, Wade Keller from the Pro Wrestling Torch gets together with JR to cover all the action from this past weekend's WWE Clash of Champions, ROH's Final Battle, the recent XFL revival discussion and thoughts on Jericho vs. Omega coming up for New Japan.
Jeremy Borash, Q&A with John Hennigan and a Special SurpriseThe Jim Ross Report add
Its the 200th episode of THE ROSS REPORT and to celebrate, JR has a loaded show featuring Impact Wrestling's Jeremy Borash to talk about the recent creative changes with Impact Wrestling as well as his upcoming RINGSIDE WITH JIM ROSS gig in Boston this weekend. Then, later in the show, its the 2nd half of JR's interview with John Hennigan (aka John Morrison) featuring YOUR questions from social media. And if that's not enough….keep your ears open for a special audio surprise from the GREATEST OF ALL TIME!
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Matt Riddle and John Hennigan (aka Johnny Mundo / John Morrison)The Jim Ross Report add
MMA fighter turned top-flight pro wrestler Matt Riddle joins JR on the show this week to discuss his hard-hitting in-ring style, his experience thus far in the independent wrestling scene as well as a preview of his match against Tom Lawlor at MLW’s NEVER SAY NEVER.
Then on the back half of the show, JR talks with John Hennigan - aka Johnny Mundo aka John Morrison - about his upcoming tag match at MLW’s NEVER SAY NEVER as well as John's recent time with AAA and Lucha Underground and his film BOONE: THE BOUNTY HUNTER!
Santana Garrett and Jerry “The King” Lawler (part 2)The Jim Ross Report add
JR is joined this week by one of the brightest female wrestlers in the scene today, Mae Young Classic competitor Santana Garrett! Santana lets us know all about her upcoming match with Laurel Van Ness at MLW’s Never Say Never on 12/7 in Orlando as well as her training with WWE Hall of Famers Scott Hall & Larry Zbyszko.
Later in the show, its part 2 of JR with Jerry “The King” Lawler! Join us for tales from the WWE Raw announcing desk, Jerry’s wild independent schedule, football discussion and all the info on Jerry’s new podcast, DINNER WITH THE KING.
Jerry "The King" Lawler (part 1) and Dave Bautista (part 2)The Jim Ross Report add
WWE Hall of Famer and JR's old Monday Night RAW announcing partner Jerry "The King" Lawler stops by the show for the first part of an epic conversation between two old friends. Join us as Jerry tells us all about his new Memphis restaurant, his latest wrestling venture (that you're going to LOVE!), road stories with JR and much more! Part 2 of the interview will run next week.
Then, in the back half of the show, its part 2 of JR's chat with "The Animal" Dave Bautista as he addresses a number of big topics including his relationship with Vince McMahon, his interaction with The Rock in Hollywood and what his plans are for an in-ring return to the WWE Universe!
Dave Bautista (part 1) and Chris JerichoThe Jim Ross Report add
Former WWE World Champion and now Hollywood action movie star Dave Bautista joins JR on the podcast to discuss the his wild ride from the squared circle to the silver screen. Dave covers his aspirations as an actor, breaking into the WWE via Ohio Valley Wrestling, learning from Fit Finlay, thoughts on Donald Trump in the WWE and much more! Join us next week for part 2 of JR's conversation with Dave Bautista.
And to start the show, Chris Jericho calls in from Vienna, Austria to fill JR in on the latest about the Jericho Cruise, life on the road in the rock-n-roll business and of course, his much-anticipated match with Kenny Omega for New Japan at WrestleKingdom in January!
Magnum T.A. and ProWrestling.net's Jason PowellThe Jim Ross Report add
This week, JR is joined by former United States champion and Crockett-era NWA favorite Magnum T.A. to discuss his step-daughter Tessa Blanchard's rising status in the sport as well as give his takes on the current wrestling scene, answer a few questions and tell a few stories from his days in the NWA and in the Mid-South territory.
Also, Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net stops by the podcast to recap the events from Impact Wrestling's Bound For Glory event in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada!
Mick Foley and Impact Wrestling's Jeremy BorashThe Jim Ross Report add
Its a loaded show this week as JR is first joined by Jeremy Borash of Impact Wrestling to talk about this Sunday's BOUND FOR GLORY pay-per-view event in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Then, its New York Times best-seller and WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley as he and JR discuss the 20th anniversary of the epic Mankind/Undertaker Hell In A Cell match in 2018 and Mick's big tour planned next year to commemorate that moment. All this plus updates from Mick on his recent fundraising efforts for Puerto Rico and his latest book, SAINT MICK, which is out now!
Rory Karpf, Director of ESPN's Ric Flair 30 FOR 30The Jim Ross Report add
Director, producer and documentarian Rory Karpf (DALE, I HATE CHRISTIAN LAETTNER) joins JR this week to discuss his latest work for ESPN, a 30 For 30 documentary on WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair entitled NATURE BOY. Join us as Rory discusses the process of procuring interviewing with legendary personalities for the documentary as well as a few surprises, his memories of pro wrestling, working with Tom Cruise and Paul Newman and spending numerous hours with the legendary Nature Boy!
"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiaseThe Jim Ross Report add
WWE Hall of Famer, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase joins JR on the podcast this week to talk about the new film THE PRICE OF FAME which chronicles the ups and downs of Ted's journey through professional wrestling and his personal life. JR and Ted also look back on working in Mid-South for Cowboy Bill Watts, how the Million Dollar Man character carried over into daily life, Ted's World championship aspirations, the legendary angle between Ted and Dick Murdoch, memories of "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, JYD, Ernie Ladd and much more!
WWE Hell In A Cell with ProWrestling.net's Jason PowellThe Jim Ross Report add
This week, JR is joined by frequent Ross Report contributor Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net to discuss all of the action from this past weekend's WWE Hell In A Cell. Stick around for analysis of the hard-hitting HIAC main-event between Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens and why Sami Zayn's participation is a positive development, what's possibly next for AJ Styles after losing the United States Championship and some of the issues with Shinsuke Nakamura's main roster run. All this plus news on Ring of Honor, Impact Wrestling and much more!
Paul O'Brien, Co-Author of SLOBBERKNOCKER: MY LIFE IN WRESTLINGThe Jim Ross Report add
On the podcast this week is JR's co-author of SLOBBERKNOCKER: MY LIFE IN WRESTLING, Paul O'Brien, to discuss the process of bringing this book to fruition amidst tragedy. JR and Paul look back at this emotional journey, preview some of the non-wrestling portions of the book and catch up with Paul and whats new with BLOOD RED TURNS DOLLAR GREEN, Paul's fictional wrestling novel. All this plus JR previews WWE's HELL IN THE CALL coming up this Sunday!
Chris JerichoThe Jim Ross Report add
For the first-time ever, the Ayatollah of Rock N Rolla, Y2J himself, Chris Jericho makes his debut appearance on The Ross Report. Join us as JR and Chris look ahead to Chris Jericho's Rock N Wrestling Rager (http://www.chrisjerichocruise.com/) taking place in October 2018 as well as Chris's thoughts on Roman Reigns, Kenny Omega, his in-ring status, the first meeting he had with Vince McMahon, his favorite era in pro wrestling and the time Hulk Hogan told Chris that he was right.