The Jim Ross Report

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Jim Ross is considered the voice of Wrestling. He’s a member of three halls of fame including WWE and is a multiple-time New York Times best-selling author. From ringside to the boardroom JR has built a 40+ year career that will never be duplicated. Enjoy his candid opinions, special guests, and sense of humor on a fresh presentation on the all-new The Jim Ross Report exclusively on Westwood One Podcast Network.

Episode Date
RIP to Big Van Vader...plus: Filthy Tom Lawlor talking MLW Battle Riot and UFC 225 reactions!
01:55:02

Jam packed show today…we couldn’t get started without JR paying tribute to the late Big Van Vader who tragically passed away Monday at the age of 63.

Later in the show, Filthy Tom Lawlor calls in to talk about his rise in professional wrestling, MLW’s upcoming Battle Riot event in NYC, and his thoughts on CM Punk’s fight at UFC 225.

Plus: why AJ Styles took home the coveted ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ award and how the FIFA World Cup played into this week’s ‘Pet Coon Goofy Award’.

And--as always--JR is taking YOUR questions in this week's mailbag...submit comments to TheJimRossReport@gmail.com!

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Hit JR on Twitter: @JRsBBQ

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Jun 20, 2018
JR’s predictions for #MITB…plus: talking IMPACT v ROH, NJPW, and ALL IN with the ubiquitous Don Callis
01:42:10

Impact Wrestling’s co-executive vice president Don Callis calls in to talk Dominion and upcoming NJPW G1 Special at the historic Cow Palace in San Francisco…he and JR discuss Kenny Omega’s career trajectory, Cody Rhodes’ upcoming All In event, and Chris Jericho’s Rock N Wrestling Rager At Sea.

Plus: JR breaks down several upcoming match ups at this weekend’s Money In The Bank PPV, recaps CM Punk’s fight at UFC 225, and pays tribute to his late friend ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes for ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’.

And--as always--JR is taking YOUR questions in this week's mailbag...submit comments to TheJimRossReport@gmail.com!

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Hit JR on Twitter: @JRsBBQ

Find JR on Facebook/Instagram: @JimRossBBQ

Jun 14, 2018
Rey Mysterio talks Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, NJPW, and Expo Lucha coming to the US…plus: what makes Smackdown a better show than RAW?
01:29:01

Future WWE Hall Of Famer Rey Mysterio jumped on the phone to catch up with JR.  Talking Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide upcoming show at Madison Square Garden, originally signing with JR at WWE, and upcoming 6-man tag match at NJPW’s Dominion event this weekend in Osaka.

Plus: on the anniversary of a legendary match, JR taps an old friend for ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’; a race to the bottom in this week’s ‘Pet Coon Goofy Award’; and why JR thinks Smackdown Live has surpassed Raw as the WWE’s premier weekly show.

And--as always--JR is taking YOUR questions in this week's mailbag...submit comments to TheJimRossReport@gmail.com!

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Hit JR on Twitter: @JRsBBQ

Find JR on Facebook/Instagram: @JimRossBBQ

Jun 07, 2018
Super-sized JRR featuring WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre!
01:44:14

Last week JR boldly claimed that Drew McIntyre will be a future champion in the WWE.  This week Drew called in to talk about his return to the company, which superstars he’s most excited to work with in the future, and the reaction within the locker room to the FOX TV deal.

Plus: Roseanne easily takes home this week’s ‘Pet Coon Goofy Award’, an uplifting story about a future broadcaster for ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’, and JR lists some of his favorite villains of the last decade.

And--as always--JR is taking YOUR questions in this week's mailbag...submit comments to TheJimRossReport@gmail.com!

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Hit JR on Twitter: @JRsBBQ

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May 31, 2018
JR pays tribute to the late-great Owen Hart…plus: Eric Bischoff calls in to talk ‘83 Weeks’
01:22:29

JR called Eric Bischoff to get his inside-take on chart-topping podcast 83 Weeks, what advice he has for Cody Rhodes and the ALL IN crew, and how he continues to evolve in the content business.

JR also pays tribute to the late-great Owen Hart on the anniversary of his tragic death in our Slobberknocker Of The Week segment…why the NFL earned this week’s Pet Coon Goofy Award…and a new RAW rivalry reminds JR of the Attitude Era pairing of Stone Cold and Vince McMahon.

And--as always--JR is taking YOUR questions in this week's mailbag...submit comments to TheJimRossReport@gmail.com!

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Hit JR on Twitter: @JRsBBQ

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May 23, 2018
Cody Rhodes talks ‘All In’ sell-out, John Cena earns ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ for an appearance outside of the ring, and: who JR thinks may go down as history’s greatest female wrestler
01:09:56

We were so excited to see Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks sell-out their upcoming ‘All In’ show in Chicago, we had to get Cody on the phone to talk about it!  The confirmed leader of the Bullet Club tells us how he’s learning to put on a show and about some of his other Summer plans; which hopefully will include a trip to the Cow Palace in San Francisco this July.

Plus: how an appearance outside the ring earned John Cena the coveted ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ award…and: why JR thinks Charlotte Flair just may go down in history as the greatest female wrestler of all time.

And--as always--JR is taking YOUR questions in this week's mailbag...submit comments to TheJimRossReport@gmail.com!

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Hit JR on Twitter: @JRsBBQ

Find JR on Facebook/Instagram: @JimRossBBQ

May 16, 2018
Why 'Backlash' fell short, The King calls in, and a NJPW superstar takes home ‘Slobberknocker of the Week’!
01:20:42

JR breaks down why he thinks last Sunday’s Backlash show fell short in the eyes of viewers at home.  Which NJPW superstar earned our coveted ‘Slobberknocker Of The Week’ crown?  Why a 76ers employee earned this week’s ‘Pet Coon Goofy Award’, a little love for the Celtics, and a great story about Lebron’s rookie season. 

Plus: JR’s Hall-of-Fame partner Jerry “The King” Lawler calls in to talk about his recent health scare ahead of Wrestlemania, their epic trip to Saudi Arabia, and upcoming JR and The King shows going on sale this week!

And--as always--JR is taking YOUR questions in this week's mailbag...submit comments to TheJimRossReport@gmail.com!

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Hit JR on Twitter: @JRsBBQ

Find JR on Facebook/Instagram: @JimRossBBQ

May 09, 2018
Greatest Royal Rumble recap, Boomer Sooner love for Baker Mayfield, and the infamous Plane Ride From Hell!
01:15:45

Slobberknocker audio is in full effect yet again this week on the Jim Ross Report...JR gives his full debrief of last weekend's 'Greatest Royal Rumble' event in Saudi Arabia, plus @ThePaulyKover chimes in with a fan's perspective of the historic show.

Updates on upcoming 'JR and The King' live shows, JR's planned UK trip with 'Inside The Ropes', and a preview of this week's 'New Japan Cup Final' airing Friday [5/4/18] on AXS TV.

Plus: JR heaps his praise on the NFL's newest superstar for 'Slobberknocker of the Week' and takes aim at a future NBA hall-of-famer for this week's 'Pet Coon Goofy Award'.

And--as always--JR is taking YOUR questions in this week's mailbag...submit comments to TheJimRossReport@gmail.com!

Remember to rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  New episodes every Wednesday.

Hit JR on Twitter: @JRsBBQ

Find JR on Facebook/Instagram: @JimRossBBQ

May 02, 2018
The road to Jeddah and the Greatest Royal Rumble; plus Conrad Thompson calls in
01:27:21

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.

Remember to rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  New episodes every Wednesday.

Submit questions/comments for our 'Mailbag' feature: TheJimRossReport@gmail.com

Hit JR on Twitter: @JRsBBQ

Find JR on Facebook/Instagram: @JimRossBBQ

Apr 25, 2018
JR talks Superstar Shakeup '18, the late/great Bruno Sammartino, plus more with Brother Love!
01:34:05

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.

We got several emails asking when JR will be heading to the UK...those dates are revealed within!

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Apr 18, 2018
The return of Good ol' JR!
01:21:13

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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Apr 11, 2018
Bruce Prichard and PostWrestling.com's John Pollock
01:38:30
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!
Jan 17, 2018
PostWrestling.com's John Pollock and Ron Harris
01:48:34
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.
Jan 10, 2018
Author Pat Laprade and Sean Waltman
02:00:08
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!
Jan 03, 2018
Josh Barnett and Kevin Nash
01:33:55
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.
Dec 27, 2017
Konnan and WWE Clash of Champions with Pro Wrestling Torch’s Wade Keller
01:31:37
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.
Dec 20, 2017
Jeremy Borash, Q&A with John Hennigan and a Special Surprise
01:29:14

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!

Thank you for supporting THE ROSS REPORT for 200 episodes! We really appreciate you downloading and listening to the show each week.

Dec 13, 2017
Matt Riddle and John Hennigan (aka Johnny Mundo / John Morrison)
01:29:44
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!
Dec 06, 2017
Santana Garrett and Jerry “The King” Lawler (part 2)
01:42:14
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.
Nov 29, 2017
Jerry "The King" Lawler (part 1) and Dave Bautista (part 2)
01:44:14
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!
Nov 22, 2017
Dave Bautista (part 1) and Chris Jericho
01:39:49
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!
Nov 15, 2017
Magnum T.A. and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell
01:43:44

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!

Nov 08, 2017
Mick Foley and Impact Wrestling's Jeremy Borash
01:49:07
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!
Nov 01, 2017
Rory Karpf, Director of ESPN's Ric Flair 30 FOR 30
01:46:53
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!
Oct 25, 2017
"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase
01:42:54
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!
Oct 18, 2017
WWE Hell In A Cell with ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell
01:16:58
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!
Oct 11, 2017
Paul O'Brien, Co-Author of SLOBBERKNOCKER: MY LIFE IN WRESTLING
01:34:22
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!
Oct 04, 2017
Chris Jericho
01:48:34
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.
Sep 27, 2017
Hurricane Helms plus A Tribute to Bobby Heenan with "Mean" Gene Okerlund and Tony Schiavone
01:43:37
In honor of the great Bobby "The Brain" Heenan's passing this past weekend, JR reflects on the legendary manager and commentator's illustrious career with two of Bobby's colleagues: WWE Hall of Fame announcer "Mean" Gene Okerlund and former WCW announcer Tony Schiavone.

Later in the show, JR is joined by "The Hurricane" Shane Helms to discuss his own thoughts on Bobby Heenan, Shane's recent stint as a creative team member with Global Force Wrestling and what the likelihood is of him returning to the WWE.
Sep 20, 2017
Celeste Bonin (formerly WWE's Kaitlyn)
01:38:32
Celeste Bonin, known to wrestling fans as former WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn, joins JR this week on the podcast to discuss her current entrepreneurial pursuits with her fitness apparel company Celestial Bodiez (www.celestialbodiez.com) as well as her time in WWE. Celeste shares how she was hired, what it was like jumping right into the mix with the 3rd season of NXT, winning the Divas championship from Eve Torres, her relationship with AJ Lee, her thoughts on TOTAL DIVAS and much more!
Sep 13, 2017
The Brooklyn Brawler, Steve Lombardi
01:30:59
The legendary Steve Lombardi aka the Brooklyn Brawler joins JR this week to catch up with some old stories from his storied career with the WWE. Hear about the Ultimate Warrior, Genichiro Tenryu, pinning HHH, prepping the Rock and John Cena for the big time, his new Michigan-based wrestling promotion and so much more. And don't forget to check out the Brawler's new e-book AND audio book BRAWLER UNFILTERED on Amazon!
Sep 06, 2017
PWI's Dan Murphy and ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell
01:45:45
Its PWI 500 time this week on the Ross Report as JR welcomes Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Senior Writer Dan Murphy to the show to discuss this year's much anticipated and highly debated edition of the PWI 500! Later in the show, JR is joined by ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell to discuss all of the latest news in pro wrestling and MMA including Mayweather/McGregor, the build to WWE's NO MERCY, the WWE Mae Young Classic and the Sexy Star incident at AAA's TripleMania.
Aug 30, 2017
PWInsider's Mike Johnson on WWE SummerSlam, NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, Mayweather vs McGregor and more!
01:56:10
JR this week is joined by Mike Johnson from PWInsider.com to break down all of the action from WWE SummerSlam in Brooklyn including the dominance of Braun Strowman in the Fatal 4-Way, Shinsuke Nakamura vs Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship and Brock Lesnar's stellar work in the main event. JR and Mike also discuss NXT Takeover with JR's turn at the announce table for Itami vs Black, expectations for Mayweather vs McGregor as well as questions from social media regarding Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt and WWE's PG direction. All this plus news on ROH, Jim Cornette in GFW and much more!
Aug 23, 2017
Glenn Jacobs PKA WWE's KANE
01:45:43
First time guest Glenn Jacobs, also known as KANE in the WWE, joins JR this week to discuss his political aspirations as a mayoral candidate in Knox County, Tennessee. Glenn shares what led him into politics, the status of his in-ring career, the worldly perspective he's received from working with the WWE, what might be next for The Undertaker, thoughts on Braun Strowman and rumors of him and Brock Lesnar in an arm-wrestling match. Also, JR looks back at a great weekend in DC and Philadelphia and looks ahead to this weekend's "Ringside with Jim Ross" in NYC with guest Paul Heyman as well as WWE SummerSlam on Sunday!
Aug 16, 2017
Tony Schiavone
01:53:58
Former WCW and WWE announcer Tony Schiavone joins JR this week to look back on fond memories of working together in the NWA/WCW, including the first Clash of the Champions, Great American Bash 1988 and countless TV tapings. JR and Tony also talk about about Tony's new podcast, WHAT HAPPENED WHEN, Tony's post-WCW career, whether or not he'd come back to work for WWE, the greatness that is Bobby Heenan, what Larry Zbyszko's goal in life is, Tony's love of baseball, Ric Flair's ESPN 30 FOR 30 and much more!
Aug 09, 2017
Sunny
01:36:37
WWE Hall of Famer and legendary wrestling personality, the one and only Sunny, joins JR on the podcast this week for the first time. Sunny and JR get into all sorts of topics including how Sunny broke into the business, her thoughts on Sable and Marlena, what she thinks of the WWE Women's division today, who were her pro wrestling crushes, learning under Jim Cornette and her epic first encounter with Sherri Martel! Also, JR discusses Jon Jones vs Brock Lesnar, the Fatal 4-Way for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam, what's next for Paige and much more!
Aug 02, 2017
WWE Battleground 2017 with Pro Wrestling Torch's Bruce Mitchell
01:30:45
Bruce Mitchell from the Pro Wrestling Torch joins JR this week on the podcast to discuss all of the action from WWE Battleground, including the Punjabi Prison match, the Flag match between John Cena and Rusev, Xavier Woods stepping up in the tag title match and why Natalya is a great challenger for the Smackdown Women's title. JR and Bruce also look at the impact of the Mae Young classic, the fond memories from this past weekend at the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame and listener questions about the state of the WWE Cruiserweights and New Japan in the US.
Jul 26, 2017
Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer on the WWE Mae Young Classic, Kurt Angle's New Son, Mayweather/McGregor and more!
01:40:23
Pro wrestling journalist extraordinaire Dave Meltzer from WrestlingObserver.com joins JR this week to discuss a number of topics, including the WWE Mae Young Classic, reactions to the reveal of Jason Jordan as Kurt Angle's son on WWE Raw, the WWE Universal Championship scene and thoughts on the Mayweather/McGregor press conferences. All this plus listener questions addressing New Japan, Global Force Wrestling, match ratings and much more!
Jul 19, 2017
Lita and Madusa Preview the WWE Mae Young Classic
01:39:10
JR is in Orlando, on-site at the WWE Performance Center and he's joined by TWO incredible WWE Hall of Famers - Lita AND Madusa. The ladies sit down with JR on the podcast this week to look ahead to the first-ever WWE Mae Young Classic and its impressive crop of competitors, breaking down the stories behind some of the finest women wrestlers in the world. Also, JR gives his thoughts on WWE's Great Balls of Fire including why Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe are not finished with each other, the importance of the time limit in the RAW tag team championship match and the upside of Braun Strowman. All this plus so much more!
Jul 12, 2017
Stone Cold Steve Austin and PWInsider's Mike Johnson
01:30:52
Its a loaded show this week as Stone Cold Steve Austin stops by to chat with JR about his experience at the New Japan shows in Long Beach this past weekend as well as what he thinks makes Kenny Omega a stand-out talent as well as who else on the NJ roster impressed him from the event. Then, later in the show, Mike Johnson from PWInsider gets on the line with JR to further discuss the New Japan event, give some backstage news from Global Force Wrestling's Slammiversary event, preview the Joe/Lesnar bout coming up this Sunday at WWE's Great Balls of Fire PPV and offer up his takes on JR's forthcoming book!
Jul 05, 2017
Jim Cornette
01:24:57
The incomparable James E. Cornette returns to the Ross Report this week as JR and Jim catch up on some old-school memories involving Bill Dundee, Jerry Lawler and Jerry Lee Lewis as well as discuss a few current pro wrestling items. Jim has got a lot to say about The Revival, Joe vs Lesnar, his return to the WWE at this year's Hall of Fame and the upcoming New Japan event in Long Beach. Also, Jim talks about his recent podcasting adventures, what ROH needs to succeed, young John Cena in OVW and so much more!
Jun 28, 2017
ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell on WWE Money In The Bank, Ring of Honor, Impact Wrestling and more!
01:29:32
Joining JR this week on the podcast is ProWrestling.nets Jason Powell to discuss all of the developments from the WWE Money In The Bank event including the controversial result of the first-ever Women's Money In The Bank match, the rather abrupt ending to the Smackdown tag team title match as well as the big money potential the WWE has in a match between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura.

Also, JR and Jason talk about this week's WWE Raw and the return of Braun Strowman, the important task ahead for Cody Rhodes at the New Japan event in Long Beach, how significant the upcoming Slammiversary event is for Impact Wrestling as well as Ring of Honor's television future.
Jun 21, 2017
Matt Mitrione and Adam Cole
01:32:31
Bellator heavyweight fighter Matt Mitrione joins JR on the podcast this week to discuss his upcoming Bellator PPV fight on June 24th against Fedor Emelianenko in the historic Madison Square Garden; confronting the mystique of Fedor; predictions for other fights on the card including Chael Sonnen vs Wanderlei Silva and the influence of pro wrestling on Matt's promo style.

Later in the show, JR is joined by pro wrestling's hottest free agent Adam Cole (BAY-BAY)! Adam talks with JR about his experience as a headliner in Ring of Honor, the charm of Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, how Jim Cornette helped him in ROH, his dentist / pro wrestler girlfriend, predictions for WWE Money In The Bank this coming Sunday and most importantly, what's next for Adam Cole (BAY-BAY)!
Jun 14, 2017
The Fight Network's John Pollock on Extreme Rules, Impact Wrestling and the MMA Scene in 2017
01:39:19
John Pollock from the Fight Network and Live Audio Wrestling joins JR this week to discuss all of the news coming out of WWE's Extreme Rules including Samoa Joe's win in the Fatal 5-Way and his forthcoming match with Brock Lesnar; whether or not the concept of the Extreme Rules event needs to be revised; how the Miz has elevated his game since pairing with his wife Maryse on WWE television; the confusion over the rules of the tag team cage match; and the surprising yet positive effect of Alexa Bliss varying her moveset in her women's title match against Bayley. JR and John also discuss the upcoming events for New Japan including the rapidly approaching card in Long Beach, CA on 7/1 and 7/2; the connection between the Fight Network and Impact Wrestling, how Impact Wrestling needs to upgrade its domestic TV presence outside of PopTV and the state of MMA in 2017 specifically the lack of bonafide stars in the current scene.
Jun 07, 2017
Paul Ellering
01:15:03
WWE and Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer Paul Ellering joins The Ross Report to share his experiences of his recent return to the WWE and NXT as the manager of the current NXT Tag Team Champions, the Authors of Pain. At over 60 years of age, Paul jumped at the chance to bring his old-school mentality to one of the hottest pairs of talents in the business today. Paul shares epic stories about managing the legendary Road Warriors throughout the 80s as well as memories of working in Mid-South with Cowboy Bill Watts and JR! Plus, Paul discusses breaking into the AWA and their grueling camps, his daughter Rachael and her recent entry into the business, the Junkyard Dog, The Last Battle of Atlanta and what happened to Rocco!
May 31, 2017
PW Insider's Mike Johnson on Backlash, NXT, WWE UK and more!
01:34:59
PW Insider's Mike Johnson returns to talk WWE UK, NXT, WWE Backlash, and Monday Night RAW. Hear Mike & JR breakdown Jinder Mahal vs Randy Orton and what that means for Jinder's WWE future; AJ Styles vs Kevin Owens and what that sets up; Dolph Ziggler vs Shinsuke Nakamura and why you should care; Luke Harper's break from the Wyatt Family; Samoa Joe's main roster position; and Impact Wrestling's upcoming Slammiversary 2017 show. They also cover ROH, NJPW, and Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore, and they take questions from the fans.
May 24, 2017
Roddy Strong
01:22:30
Roddy Strong returns to The Ross Report, and this time not only as a member of NXT (and a future WWE main roster member), but also as a new dad! We'll hear how Roddy's enjoying fatherhood, and whether his fiancee MMA fighter Marina Shafir has plans to return to the octagon in the near future. Roddy also talks about the day-to-day at the NXT Performance Center, learning from the great Shawn Michaels, and who's on his Mt. Rushmore of Pro Wrestling. Plus, he's weighs in on Shinsuke Nakamura, Samoa Joe, and taking apron bumps!
May 17, 2017
Patrick LaPrade & "Sisterhood Of The Squared Circle"
01:24:58
Author Patrick LaPrade wrote "Sisterhood Of The Squared Circle: The History & Rise Of Women's Wrestling," and is sharing some of the stories he chronicled in his book about trailblazers like Mildred Burke (and her promoter husband Billy Wolfe), The Fabulous Moolah, and Mae Young. Hear about the politics, real-life grudges, scandals and beatings they endured and overcame to make women's wrestling popular and dominant in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Patrick also discusses the women's division today, Ronda Rousey, and Shimmer's effect on it all.
May 10, 2017
Ted DiBiase & WWE Payback Review with Jason Powell
01:58:02
The Million Dollar Man, Ted DiBiase, has Andre the Giant stories, Ric Flair stories, and Dick Murdoch stories. He learned a heck of a lot about the squared circle from the Funks and Harley Race, and believes Paul Heyman owes the Funks a debt for the success of ECW. Ted also explains why he left WWE (twice), what he makes a great heel, the problem with high-flying, and why Cowboy Bill Watts is on his Mt. Rushmore of Pro Wrestling. Plus, Jason Powell of Prowrestling.net joins to break down the WWE Payback event.
May 03, 2017
Rey Mysterio
01:33:15
Rey Mysterio learned plenty of great lessons about the biz from the likes of Eddie Guerrero and Scott Hall, and is now trying to pass some of that knowledge along to his son, Dominic, who's training to be a pro-wrestler himself. Rey's got details on their training regime, thoughts on the Cruiserweight division in general, what scares him about today's young wrestlers and product. Hes talking about Roman Reigns, Kurt Angle, Konnan, and the Mexican wrestler who most influenced his career, Super Astro.
Apr 26, 2017
Shawn Daivari And Ken Anderson
01:36:19
It's a double-shot on The Ross Report with Shawn Daivari and Ken Anderson, co-founders and owners of the new pro-wrestling school, The Academy, in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. In addition to talking about the tools & training their school offers pro-wrestling hopefuls, the two are also speaking about their controversial careers at WWE. They both also spent time at Impact Wrestling and have thoughts about whether that promotion can truly right the ship! So give a listen to hear stories about Muhammad Hassan, Austin Aries, Hulk Hogan, Donald Trump, Chris Benoit, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Ken's departure from WWE.
Apr 19, 2017
Madusa
01:24:27
Debrah Miceli, you know her better as WWE Hall of Famer Madusa, has a podcast of her own, "Madusa's Full Throttle," and lots of strong opinions on the current women's division. She's also talking about her personal experience at WWE, including her departure, and her Monday Nitro debut when she famously threw the WWE title belt in the garbage! She has some words of encouragement for Paige, a last dream match, and a huge thank you for Paul Heyman.
Apr 12, 2017
Wrestlemania 33 with Dave Meltzer
01:34:01
If you were surprised to see and hear JR calling The Undertakers final match at Wrestlemania 33, you weren't the only one! JR was surprised too, and tells the story of how that momentous moment came to be! He and Dave Meltzer also break down the matches, performances, and surprises, dole out MVPs, and predict what the future may hold for some of the WWE's biggest stars. They also discuss the future of Impact Wrestling, whether ROH is indeed for sale, and the effect of the global indie scene (UK, India, China) on the pro-wrestling biz in general.
Apr 05, 2017
Bill Goldberg on Wrestlemania 33! And Ric Flair Remembers Jan Ross
01:06:25
It's been an extremely difficult week for JR, and he's taking to the podcast to talk about the last 7+ days of his life, and the loss of his beloved Little Angel, Jan. Longtime pal Ric Flair also checks in to share stories about Jan, and the day JR met her. Plus, Bill Goldberg has a message for Brock Lesnar, some thoughts about Wrestlemania 33, and a few words about his future at WWE.
Mar 29, 2017
WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash! Plus, Christian Checks In!
01:42:55
WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash has more details about the upcoming "One Night With The Kliq" event in Orlando, Florida during Wrestlemania weekend! He's also talking psychology, the importance of protecting finishing moves, the Survivor Series match he had against Bret Hart, what he learned from the likes of Bruiser Brody, Stan Hansen, Dr. Death, and Pat Patterson. He's also got stories about filming the "Magic Mike" movies, and whether or not he'll be in the upcoming "Deadpool" sequel. Plus, Christian checks in to explain what exactly the "E & C Pod of Awesomeness" is really about.
Mar 22, 2017
Pete Gas of the Mean Street Posse
01:34:17
Pete Gas has THE Cinderella story of professional-wrestling! He went from fan to performing on Monday Night RAW in just three days! You'll hear how and why that happened, and how he ended up turning what was supposed to be a short, guest stint into a three-year career as the Mean Street Posse during the Attitude Era! Pete's got stories about taking the Stone Cold Stunner, doing a drive-by on X-Pac, and being on the receiving end of the first-ever Rock Bottom on Smackdown! He went to highschool with Shane McMahon, grew up around the McMahon family, and talks about his relationship with them today.
Mar 15, 2017
Shawn Michaels and Mike Johnson from PWInsider
01:55:00
Shawn Michaels and The Kliq are reuniting for one night only at WrestleCon during Wrestlemania weekend! Hear how that happened and how you can be part of it! Shawn's also talking about his acting career, coaching at NXT, and Goldberg's return to WWE. Plus, Mike Johnson from PW Insider joins to breakdown the WWE Fastlane PPV, Cody Rhodes' moonsault from on top the cage, and The Hardy Boys debut at Ring of Honor!
Mar 08, 2017
Teddy Long
01:23:41
Teddy Long is going into the WWE Hall of Fame! How'd he find out, who's inducting him, and who will be attending the festivities in Orlando with him? He's answering all those questions and many more on The Ross Report. Hear how he went from getting diet cokes for Dusty to setting up the ring to becoming a referee to finally getting a shot as an in-ring performer! He's also talking about his relationships with Ole Anderson, Vince McMahon, Andre the Giant, and Skandor Akbar.
Mar 01, 2017
Ryback
01:33:54
Ryback is setting the record straight about his alleged issues with CM Punk, John Cena, and even Paul Heyman! He's also talking about his departure from WWE, steroids and TRT, his new venture FeedMeMore.com, and whether New Japan Pro Wrestling and/or Belatore might be in his future!
Feb 22, 2017
Todd Grisham
01:40:38
JR's old WWE broadcast partner, Todd Grisham, joins the show! Todd's got plenty of tales about traveling with (and driving for) JR during their WWE tenure! He does a wicked Vince McMahon impersonation (and has some great stories to go with it). Plus, you'll hear how Todd ended up at WWE in the first place, and why he left, along with details on his latest gigs working for Glory Kickboxing and the UFC!
Feb 15, 2017
Royal Rumble Breakdown with Jason Powell + Impact Wrestling's Tyrus
01:26:38
ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell joins JR to break down the Royal Rumble - the good, the bad, the surprises (or not), and what it means for John Cena, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, and Wrestlemania. Then, Tryus from Impact Wrestling talks juggling wrestling & Fox News, TNA's new management & future, his time at WWE as Brodus Clay, his upcoming movie roles, and his one big pro-wrestling regret.
Feb 01, 2017
Mick Foley + Matt Striker
01:33:56
Mrs. Foley's baby boy, Mick, stops by to talk dropping 100 pounds and getting healthy, Jimmy Snuka, being GM of RAW, the upcoming Royal Rumble, new episodes of "Holy Foley," Kurt Angle vs Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle vs WWE Hall of Fame, Ron Starr, and Kenny Omega's future.
Jan 24, 2017
The Ross Report with Trish Stratus - Ep153
01:23:38
The lovely Trish Stratus returns to talk about her winning her first women's title at Wrestlemania 18, how she feels about WWE eliminating the word "divas," playing Mr. McMahon's mistress during her run, being physical in the ring with Bubba Dudley and Big Show, and her retirement in 2006. She also reveals her Mt. Rushmore of wrestling, and what she thinks about today's WWE women's division.
Jan 18, 2017
The Ross Report with Drew Galloway - Ep152
01:25:05
Drew Galloway is tearing it up at TNA after being surprisingly cut loose by WWE last Spring. Drew talks about his WWE experience and what happened, how he landed at TNA, and whether NJPW could be in his future. He's also talking Broken Matt Hardy, Cody Rhodes, Roman Reigns vs Kevin Owens, Ronda Rousey, and a rumored Conor McGregor WWE appearance.
Jan 11, 2017
The Ross Report with Alex Riley - Ep151
01:40:35
Kevin Kiley Jr., formerly known as Alex Riley at WWE, was surprisingly let go from the company last Spring, and is talking to JR about that event, and his plans for the future. He's also sharing stories about his early days in wrestling, what got him interested in the first place, who some of his biggest influences are, the lucrative job he gave up to originally sign with WWE, and his very last WWE match, which happened to be with Shinsuke Nakamura. He's also weighing in on Cody Rhodes, CM Punk, and Bill Goldberg defeating Brock Lesnar.
Jan 04, 2017
The Ross Report with Kenny Omega and David Lagana - Ep150
02:04:37
How 'bout a two-fer to end 2016 of The Ross Report!! JR welcomes NJPW's Kenny Omega to talk about the upcoming Wrestle Kingdom PPV, and the state of Japanese wrestling. Then, former WWE creative team member David Lagana joins to talk about his time at WWE, his recent stint at TNA and why he resigned, and what it was like working at ROH with talent like Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, and Daniel Bryan. Plus, David weighs in on Linda McMahon and Trump, John Cena, and Brock Lesnar vs Bill Goldberg.
Dec 28, 2016
The Ross Report with Jim Cornette - Ep149
02:01:22
Jim Cornette returns to The Ross Report for a nice long chat about politics, the President-Elect, and the election process! And of course he's talking wrestling too. Hear Corney's take on the recent ownership change at TNA, Broken Matt Hardy and the Total Nonstop Deletion, and the Brock Lesnar-Bill Goldberg business. He's also telling more stories from his territory days managing the Midnight Express, working with Bill Watts, and what might have helped UWF's survival.
Dec 21, 2016
The Ross Report with Lance Storm and Don Callis - Ep148
01:31:50
"Killing The Town's" Lance Storm and Don Callis (aka Cyrus) have two of the best minds in the squared circle biz, and plenty of opinions on Brock Lesnar vs Bill Goldberg, the Broken Matt Hardy re-invention, Ring Of Honor titles, the best workers at WWE, John Cena's future, the role of NXT, and TLC matches. They also have ideas about what makes good storytelling, how to cut a proper promo, and what WWE as a company needs to do to get over with fans. Plus, they're sharing their own stories from ECW, and what they learned from Paul Heyman.
Dec 14, 2016
The Ross Report with Chael Sonnen - Ep147
01:48:15
Chael Sonnen is dogmatic and relentless and all over JR about Marcus "Buff" Bagwell! He's also weighing in on CM Punk, the possibly over-hyped Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar's UFC 200 payday & outcome, Dana White's promoting skills & success, and Bill Goldberg's WWE return. Chael's also talking about "Submission Underground 2" coming up on Sunday, December 11th, and the main event grappling match between Jon Jones and Dan Henderson.
Dec 07, 2016
The Ross Report with Broken Matt Hardy - Ep146
01:28:55
Broken Matt Hardy makes HIS first appearance on The Ross Report to spread some knowledge about the upcoming "Total Nonstop Deletion" event taking place December 15th on the Hardy compound. He's also talking about the new TNA ownership and the future of the struggling promotion. He's issuing a warning to Tommy Dreamer and his House of Hardcore, a few words of wisdom to the "spot monkeys" out there (including his own Brother Nero), and mulling over a possible return to WWE at some unknown date in the future.
Nov 30, 2016
The Ross Report with Mike Johnson from PWInsider - Ep145
01:24:23
PWInsider.com's Mike Johnson returns, and has a few thoughts about the surprising Goldberg-Lesnar finish at WWE Survivor Series, the NXT Takeover event, the Cruiserweight Classic and WWE's Cruiserweight division in general, Nakamura and Samoa Joe, and why now is a great time to be a wrestling fan! Plus, he's weighing in on Joey Styles' recent controversy, and the Broken Matt Hardy character & storyline at TNA.
Nov 23, 2016
The Ross Report with ROH's Kevin Kelly
01:34:57
Kevin Kelly is currently the voice of Ring Of Honor, but he was with WWE for the Attitude Era, and has some great stories about working with The Rock and some of those legendary interviews! You'll find out how Kevin came to WWE, his role in the controversial Brian Pillman/Steve Austin live gun angle on Monday Night RAW, and why he loved hanging with Mae Young and Moolah! Plus, Kevin's got details on ROH's upcoming "Final Battle" PPV, Cody Rhodes' ROH debut, and if there's any hope for TNA's future.
Nov 16, 2016
The Ross Report with Mike Elgin and Shane Douglas
01:33:38
Mike Elgin returns, and this time he's talking up NJPW, and why he loves his gig, the lockerroom, and the Japanese culture! Hear his thoughts on tagging with Hiroshi Tanahashi, Shinsuke Nakamura's NXT signing, and why AJ Styles' WWE success is no surprise at all. Mike also joins JR in a little fantasy booking of Wrestle Kingdom coming up January 4th, shares his Mt. Rushmore of pro-wrestling, and comments on comparisons to Dr. Death Steve Williams. Plus, JR catches up with Shane Douglas!
Nov 09, 2016
The Ross Report with Dalton Castle and Hillbilly Jim
01:40:10
ROH's Dalton Castle sets the record straight on what inspired his gimmick (think glam rock), if he considers himself a heel or a babyface, the role that his "boys" play, and who's on his Mt. Rushmore of pro-wrestling. He's also talking about Cody Rhodes upcoming ROH debut, CM Punk's MMA debut, and if Dalton would ever consider a jump to WWE. Plus, Hillbilly Jim checks in from Baltimore!
Nov 02, 2016
The Ross Report with Bill Goldberg and Stacy "The Kat" Carter - Ep141
01:33:15
Bill Goldberg checks in with JR to talk about his return to the WWE, his upcoming match against Brock Lesnar, and his current training regime! Plus, Attitude Era star, Stacy "The Kat" Carter, has stories about meeting & marrying Jerry "The King" Lawler, getting hired & fired from WWE, and her friendship with Chyna.
Oct 26, 2016
The Ross Report with JJ Dillon - Ep140
01:24:19
One of the most knowledgeable folks in the pro-wrestling business, JJ Dillon, returns to The Ross Report to talk about taking an errant chair shot as the referee at the infamous match between Killer Kowalski & Bruno Sammartino at the Boston Garden in '69. He explains how he parlayed that referee experience into a successful squared circle career of his own! He's also sharing stories about the Four Horsemen, Dory Funk Jr, and the Mongolian Stomper. You'll find out how JJ Dillon got his name, what it was like being Dusty Rhodes' assistant, and he's got plenty of thoughts on today's product - including Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, and TNA's uncertain future.
Oct 19, 2016
The Ross Report with Jason Powell - Ep139
01:19:44
Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net returns to The Ross Report to discuss Sunday night's WWE "No Mercy" pay-per-view, this week's Monday Night RAW, and Paige's latest (and somewhat controversial) suspension. They also talk about the future of TNA, Bill Goldberg's return to WWE, Chris Jericho's reinvention, and a possible match between Goldberg and Lesnar.
Oct 12, 2016
The Ross Report with Joe Laurinaitis aka Road Warrior Animal - Ep138
01:31:45
Road Warrior Animal aka Joe Laurinaitis has a son who plays linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, a calling to coach, and a lot of respect for CM Punk. He's also got some incredible stories from his Road Warriors tag team days, his time at WWE as Legion of Doom, and his matches against Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express. He weighs in on the "Road Warrior Pop," Hulk Hogan's incredible popularity, and he remembers his longtime partner, Michael "Hawk" Hegstrand. And Joe's sharing his thoughts on today's product and wrestlers, including Brock Lesnar, John Cena, and Dolph Ziggler.
Oct 05, 2016
The Ross Report with Bobby Lashley & John Pollock - Ep137
01:18:35
Bobby Lashley checks in to talk a little TNA & Bellator octagon action. Then John Pollock joins to break down the WWE Clash of Champions pay-per-view. He weighs in on the cruiser weight class, New Day vs Gallows and Anderson, Jericho's victory, Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins, and the crowd boo'ing Roman Reigns. Plus, John & JR discuss TNA's future & potential sale, Chael Sonnen's recent signing to Bellator, and whether Brock Lesnar may compete in another UFC fight.
Sep 28, 2016
The Ross Report with ROH World Champ Adam Cole - Ep136
01:39:03
Ring of Honor World Champion Adam Cole returns to The Ross Report to discuss the upcoming ROH pay-per-view where he'll be defending his title against Michael Elgin! He's also talking about the ROH influence at WWE, his former roster mates who've gone on to successful WWE careers (Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn), and whether a run at WWE might be in his own future. Plus, you'll hear about his move to New Japan Pro Wrestling, who's on his Mt. Rushmore of pro-wrestlers, and what he thought about CM Punk's UFC debut.
Sep 21, 2016
The Ross Report with Chavo Guerrero Jr & Bull James - Ep135
01:16:33
It's another two-fer on The Ross Report! First up, Bull James (formerly Bull Dempsey at NXT) has plenty to say about his experience at the WWE Performance Center, working with Dusty Rhodes, and his current career on the indie circuit. And then Chavo Guerrero's talking Lucha Underground Season 3! He'll give a little tease on what to expect as this third season gets underway, and what he thinks about superstar Prince Puma (and his future), Johnny Mundo, Ivilesse, the announce team of Vampiro & Matt Stryker, and whether or not Chavo will get in the ring himself this season.
Sep 14, 2016
The Ross Report with Tommy Dreamer & PWI's Dan Murphy - Ep134
01:35:11
It's a two-fer Tuesday on The Ross Report! First up, PWI's Dan Murphy to talk about the Annual PWI 500! And then, House of Hardcore and Innovator of Violence, Tommy Dreamer, joins to talk about running his own promotion, share some stories about Dusty Rhodes and Terry Funk, reveal whether or not he'll ever return to WWE, and offer his own take on today's product.
Sep 07, 2016
The Ross Report with Finn Balor, Ricky Morton & Matt Sydal - Ep133
01:34:02
Finn Balor checks in with an update on his recent shoulder surgery, the prognosis, his rehab plans, and when he hopes to be back in action at WWE. And Ricky Morton, one half of the Rock N Roll Express, has thoughts on today's product, a couple of great stories from the good ole kayfabe days, and some info on his "School Of Morton" wrestling school. Plus, Matt Sydal is loving New Japan Pro Wrestling and the Japanese culture, and talks about tag teaming with Ricochet!
Aug 31, 2016
The Ross Report with Bryan Alvarez - Ep132
01:28:28
Bryan Alvarez from The Wrestling Observer joins JR to breakdown Summerslam - what worked & what didn't, who had the best matches, who had the most dangerous, and what really happened backstage between Chris Jericho & Brock Lesnar. They're also talking about Finn Balor's injury, Billy Corgan's new, expanded role at TNA, and Ring of Honor's Death Before Dishonor PPV.
Aug 24, 2016
The Ross Report with Quinn Moose Ojinnaka - Ep131
01:29:50
Quinn "Moose" Ojinnaka has quite a story and he's telling it on The Ross Report - from his late-blooming highschool football days to his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcolns, Indianapolis Colts, and New England Patriots to his start in pro-wrestling. He's got tales about Patriots coach Bill Belichick, quarterback Tom Brady, the TNA lockerroom, ROH, and what he learned by studying Brock Lesnar. Moose also weighs in on "Deflate-gate," and a possible run at WWE. Plus, JR's good friend Taz drops by to do a little Summerslam preview!
Aug 17, 2016
The Ross Report with Prince Puma aka Ricochet - Ep130
01:27:46
Trevor Mann aka Prince Puma at Lucha Underground aka Ricochet for New Japan Pro Wrestling is talking about ALL of his great characters and personalities with JR. You'll hear why he doesn't mind wearing the mask for Lucha, which character is more like his real-life self, what's changed about his in-ring style and move set over the last couple of years, and whether the WWE may be in his future. He's also got stories about childhood trampolines, his favorite wrestlers growing up, and tag teaming with Matt Sydal.
Aug 10, 2016
The Ross Report with Jay Lethal - Ep129
01:36:22
ROH World Champion Jay Lethal is defending his title against Adam Cole in the upcoming "Death Before Dishonor" pay-per-view on August 19th! He's talking about that joint event with New Japan Pro Wrestling, the card and matches, and what it means to be the main event guy! He also does a great Ultimate Warrior impression, as well as Ric Flair, and even shares Ric's reaction to Lethal's impersonation. And you'll hear about his finishing move "The Lethal Injection," his time in TNA, and whether he may have WWE aspirations!
Aug 03, 2016
The Ross Report with Bruce Mitchell - Ep128
01:34:44
Bruce Mitchell from PWTorch joins JR to talk all things WWE Battleground PPV - from what they liked to who they deemed standouts to Randy Orton's return to their overall rating of the show. They're also discussing the WWE draft and brand split, the new look of Monday Night RAW, and whether or not WWE should address the UFC's doping allegations against Brock Lesnar.
Jul 27, 2016
The Ross Report with Terri Runnels - Ep127
01:33:07
Terri Runnels started as a make-up artist at CNN before joining WCW as an in-ring performer! She's telling her incredible story from her first days in the ring to her jump to WWE to her marriage to Golddust. You'll hear what inspired "Miss Alexandra York," the "Marlena" character, and who gave her the nickname "the She Devil." She's also talking about her old friend, the late, great Chyna, and sharing some stories about working with "The Rock."
Jul 20, 2016
The Ross Report with Eric Bischoff Pt2 - Ep126
01:19:55
Eric Bischoff returns, and this time he's talking about Ultimate Warrior's WCW debut, the WWE brand split between RAW and Smackdown & how he thinks it will fair with fans, Brock Lesnar's return to UFC, and whether or not Goldberg should appear at next year's Wrestlemania. He's also got details about his latest TV ventures, and what might be hitting the small screen in the not-so-distant future, along with an update on his close friend, Hulk Hogan.
Jul 13, 2016
The Ross Report with Eric Bischoff Pt1 & Jeff Hardy - Ep125
01:25:16
It's the first of a two-parter with Eric Bischoff who's talking about his start in pro-wrestling (which means a telling of his infamous broom story); the high-spot-itis affecting today's current pro-wrestling product; and what it was like working and traveling with the great Muhammad Ali. Plus, Jeff Hardy checks in with details about his famous ladder match with The Undertaker, the current state of TNA, and the upcoming Oklamania event!
Jul 06, 2016
The Ross Report with Mike Tenay - Ep124
01:33:17
Mike Tenay is back on "The Ross Report" by popular demand! And this time he's weighing in on why he left TNA after 13 years, what he believes to be TNA's biggest issues, and why WCW Monday Nitro was his favorite era of his career. He's also got thoughts on Brock Lesnar's return to UFC, the WWE brand split, the controversial Will Ospreay vs Ricochet match, and his relationship with Vince Russo.
Jun 29, 2016
The Ross Report with Jason Powell - Ep123
01:27:07
Jason Powell from ProWrestling.net joins JR to review WWE's "Money In The Bank" PPV - from star of the night, to best match, to biggest disappointment of the event. They're also talking about comedy in pro-wrestling, the WWE brand split, the tag team division, Jerry Lawler's future, who may be coming back to WWE, and Brock Lesnar at UFC 200.
Jun 22, 2016
The Ross Report with Kenny Omega - Ep122
01:35:47
Kenny Omega of New Japan Pro Wrestling's famed Bullet Club joins JR to talk wrestling in Canada, his time in WWE developmental and why that didn't work out, in-ring psychology, the Bullet Club, bringing the first-ever ladder match to NJPW, embracing Japanese culture, his social media feud with New Day, and working a match with a 9-year old girl!
Jun 15, 2016
The Ross Report with Chris DeJoseph - Ep121
01:27:10
Chris DeJoseph, co-Executive Producer of Lucha Underground, also spent a few years at WWE before starting Lucha on the El Rey Network, and he's sharing some of those memories with JR. Chris is covering everything from Big Dick Johnson to Donald Trump to Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels. And of course he's giving a true behind-the-scenes look at Lucha Underground - from their set & shooting style to the talent & vignettes to the supernatural feeling of the show. You'll hear about Prince Puma, Johnny Mundo, and Sexy Star... and if you listen really carefully, you just might pick up a couple of tidbits about Lucha season 3 debuting in early 2017.
Jun 08, 2016
The Ross Report with JTG - Ep120
01:30:15
Former WWE superstar and one-half of the Cryme Tyme tag team, JTG, is talking about life post-WWE with JR. He's telling the story about his recent release from WWE, what he has planned for the future, and whether pro-wrestling may be a part of it. He's also sharing great stories about his Cryme Tyme days, and his partner Shad, his early days in developmental at OVW and how that led to a WWE main roster spot, and what prompted him to start writing books, including his most recent release, "Damn Why'd I Write This Book Too (How To Play The Game)."
Jun 01, 2016
The Ross Report with Andrew Goldstein - Ep119
01:28:23
Former WWE creative team member Andrew Goldstein joins JR to breakdown the Extreme Rules PPV and whether the concept even makes sense in this PG world. They also discuss Cody Rhodes and Adam Rose's recent releases from WWE, how to book Roman Reigns, the "kiss" spot, AJ Styles, audience chanting, Ring Of Honor's cultivation of talent, Lucha's unique approach to the squared circle, and whether or not the stories of TNA's demise are greatly exaggerated. Plus, Andrew shares the lessons he learned from Dusty Rhodes.
May 25, 2016
The Ross Report with Dylan Swoggle Postl - Ep118
01:30:34
Dylan "Swoggle" Postl is talking about life after WWE. He spent nearly 10 years in the WWE ring as "Hornswoggle" and talks about some of his more memorable moments - Mae Young giving birth to him, working with El Torito, being Vince McMahon's illegitimate son, and the WeeLC. He also shares some behind-the-scenes stories from the making of "Leprechaun: Origins" and "Muppets Most Wanted." And he's setting the record straight about his WWE suspension and failing the Wellness Policy.
May 18, 2016
The Ross Report with Jonathan Coachman - Ep117
01:42:43
Jonathan Coachman aka Coach has taken multiple Stunners and Rock Bottoms in the ring during his time as a heel announcer at WWE, and he did prefer receiving one more than another. You'll find out which, and hear the how and why of his WWE departure for ESPN. Coach also shares stories about the short-lived XFL, his relationship with Vince McMahon, and why he loved Shane-O-Mac!
May 11, 2016
The Ross Report with PWInsider's Mike Johnson - Ep116
01:23:51
Mike Johnson from PWInsider.com join JR to talk about the latest in Hulk Hogan's legal battle, the future of TNA, Brock Lesnar's return to WWE and what might be in store for him, the rumors about WWE splitting into two separate brands, and what he thinks about the new "Camp WWE" show. He's also commenting on the Payback PPV - Enzo Amore's injury, Charlotte and Natalya's finish, and who should be named Payback MVP.
May 04, 2016