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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!

Grilling JR Cumulus Podcast Network

    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 787 Ratings

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!

    Episode 167: King Of The Ring 2002

    Episode 167: King Of The Ring 2002

    On this episode of Grilling JR, it's all about King of the Ring 2002, as "The Next Big Thing," Brock Lesnar, takes the crown! Plus, Undertaker defends his WWE Title against Triple H, Hollywood Hogan takes on Kurt Angle, and Ric Flair vs. Eddie Guerrero. Steve Austin walks out and The Rock's return to the WWF cutting a promo on him. Undertaker working a very young Randy Orton, Chris Benoit returns, Eddie and RVD in the memorable ladder match from Edmonton, Flair's return to the ring, Shawn Michaels returns as a member of the nWo, and much more!
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    STARRCAST V - After a three-and-a-half year hiatus, STARRCAST, the wildly popular professional wrestling fan fest, is back and ready to rock the Music City. Often called “The Woodstock of Professional Wrestling,” STARRCAST V will take place at the world famous Nashville Fairgrounds from Thursday, July 28th to Sunday, July 31st. The event will also be made available worldwide, exclusively on FITE. Tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY at Noon ET on www.starrcast.com
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Episode 165: Beach Blast 1992

    Episode 165: Beach Blast 1992

    On this episode of Grilling JR, JR and Conrad look back 30 years at WCW's Beach Blast 1992! One of the first major events Bill Watts put together, we see The Steiners defending the Tag Team Titles against Terry Gordy and Steve Williams, The Dangerous Alliance taking on Dustin Rhodes, Barry Windham and Nikita Koloff with Ole Anderson as special guest referee, a 30-minute Iron Man match between Rick Rude and Ricky Steamboat, Cactus Jack vs. Sting in a Falls Count Anywhere match, and much more!
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    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 you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you. 
    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 for a limited time! 
    ZYN - ZYN Nicotine Pouches are a fresher, simpler way to enjoy nicotine that've helped millions of people achieve lasting change by offering smoke-free and spit-free satisfaction. If you’re thinking about making a change and want to learn more today, check out ZYN Nicotine Pouches at ZYN.com/FIND WARNING: This product contains Nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.
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    OMAHA STEAKS - Here's a little gift-giving wisdom from Omaha Steaks: Dads want steaks! And with Fathers Day around the corner there isn’t a better gift than Omaha Steaks. Visit Omaha Steaks.com type JR in the search bar and order the Dads Want Steaks Package!
    STARRCAST V - After a three-and-a-half year hiatus, STARRCAST, the wildly popular professional wrestling fan fest, is back and ready to rock the Music City. Often called “The Woodstock of Professional Wrestling,” STARRCAST V will take place at the world famous Nashville Fairgrounds from Thursday, July 28th to Sunday, July 31st. The event will also be made available worldwide, exclusively on FITE. Tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY at Noon ET on www.starrcast.com
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 164: JR ATTACKED! Raw 06.09.97 Watch Along

    Episode 164: JR ATTACKED! Raw 06.09.97 Watch Along

    On this episode of Grilling JR, JR and Paul are watching back Monday Night Raw from June 9, 1997! Live from Hartford, it’s the Raw after King of the Ring. The LOD and Ahmed Johnson team up to take on the Nation, and then a new Nation is formed. Also, Davey Boy Smith taking on Goldust, The Headbangers taking on Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon, Flash Funk takes on RVD, Paul Heyman and Tommy Dreamer appear, Steve Austin accepts the Hart Foundation's challenge for Canadian Stampede, Sid takes on Owen Hart, the last of Mankind’s interviews with JR, Rockabilly taking on Bart Gunn, Steve Austin is scheduled to take on Brian Pillman, and much more!
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    ATHLETIC GREENS - Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE one year supply of immune supporting vitamin D and 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is go to athleticgreens.com/JR
    OMAHA STEAKS - Here's a little gift-giving wisdom from Omaha Steaks: Dads want steaks! And with Fathers Day around the corner there isn’t a better gift than Omaha Steaks. Visit Omaha Steaks.com type JR in the search bar and order the Dads Want Steaks Package!
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    STARRCAST V - After a three-and-a-half year hiatus, STARRCAST, the wildly popular professional wrestling fan fest, is back and ready to rock the Music City. Often called “The Woodstock of Professional Wrestling,” STARRCAST V will take place at the world famous Nashville Fairgrounds from Thursday, July 28th to Sunday, July 31st. The event will also be made available worldwide, exclusively on FITE. Tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY at Noon ET on www.starrcast.com
    SAVE WITH CONRAD - If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, we can help you get out of that pinch and save money at the same time! Head over to SaveWithConrad.com for a quick quote. 
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    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Episode 163: Cactus Jack In WCW

    Episode 163: Cactus Jack In WCW

    On this episode of Grilling JR, JR and Paul look back at Cactus Jack's run in WCW! Topics include Mick's early career in WCCW and Continental, debuting in WCW, Jim Cornette, issues with Ole Anderson, working Herb Abrams' UWF, return to the company, alliance with Jake Roberts, and much more!
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    OMAHA STEAKS - Here's a little gift-giving wisdom from Omaha Steaks: Dads want steaks! And with Fathers Day around the corner there isn’t a better gift than Omaha Steaks. Visit Omaha Steaks.com type JR in the search bar and order the Dads Want Steaks Package!
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    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 you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you. 
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    NHTSA - Seat belt safety so we can save lives. So, whether you’re going on a cross country trip or just up the street, please buckle up. Don’t risk it. And remember, Click It or Ticket.
    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 for a limited time! 
    BLUECHEW - Bluechew gives you confidence in bed every time. Visit BlueChew.com and get your first order free when use promo code JR. Just pay $5 shipping!
    STARRCAST V - After a three-and-a-half year hiatus, STARRCAST, the wildly popular professional wrestling fan fest, is back and ready to rock the Music City. Often called “The Woodstock of Professional Wrestling,” STARRCAST V will take place at the world famous Nashville Fairgrounds from Thursday, July 28th to Sunday, July 31st. The event will also be made available worldwide, exclusively on FITE. Tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY at Noon ET on www.starrcast.com
    SAVE WITH CONRAD - If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, we can help you get out of that pinch and save money at the same time! Head over to SaveWithConrad.com for a quick quote. 
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 162: Jake "The Snake" Roberts

    Episode 162: Jake "The Snake" Roberts

    On this episode of Grilling JR, JR and Paul look back at Jake Roberts run in WCW! From Grizzly Smith, to his run in the WWF, mastering heel psychology, joining WCW, his issues with Bill Watts, Jake's return to the WWF, getting clean and Jake Roberts today!
    OMAHA STEAKS - Here's a little gift-giving wisdom from Omaha Steaks: Dads want steaks! And with Fathers Day around the corner there isn’t a better gift than Omaha Steaks. Visit Omaha Steaks.com type JR in the search bar and order the Dads Want Steaks Package!
    ELYSIUM HEALTH - Go to trybasis.com and enter code JR at check out to save 10% off Basis prepaid plans as well as other Elysium Health supplements.
    INDEED - Get started RIGHT NOW with a FREE $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at INDEED.com/JR. Offer valid through JUNE 30TH. Terms and conditons apply
    SHEETZ -Energy drink or Milkshake? Imagine getting your favorite energy-bursting G fuel flavors whipped, iced, and milkshak-ified! Go to www.SHEETZ.com and grab a Focus Freak Milkshake for 3.99 or less! Use offer code ENERGIZE to save $1 when you order on the SHEETZ app! 
    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 you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you. 
    GEICO - Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And it’s hard work. But you know what’s easy? Bundling with GEICO. Go to GEICO.com, get a quote, and see how much YOU could save. It’s GEICO-easy! 
    NHTSA - Seat belt safety so we can save lives. So, whether you’re going on a cross country trip or just up the street, please buckle up. Don’t risk it. And remember, Click It or Ticket.
    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 for a limited time! 
    BLUECHEW - Bluechew gives you confidence in bed every time. Visit BlueChew.com and get your first order free when use promo code JR. Just pay $5 shipping!
    STARRCAST V - After a three-and-a-half year hiatus, STARRCAST, the wildly popular professional wrestling fan fest, is back and ready to rock the Music City. Often called “The Woodstock of Professional Wrestling,” STARRCAST V will take place at the world famous Nashville Fairgrounds from Thursday, July 28th to Sunday, July 31st. The event will also be made available worldwide, exclusively on FITE. Tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY at Noon ET on www.starrcast.com
    SAVE WITH CONRAD - If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, we can help you get out of that pinch and save money at the same time! Head over to SaveWithConrad.com for a quick quote. 
    GOLIATH LIFE - GoliathLife.com streamlines the life insurance purchase process by allowing you to get quotes from more than twenty carriers all at the same time and at the same place: GoliathLife.com.
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Episode 161: Judgement Day 2002

    Episode 161: Judgement Day 2002

    On this episode of Grilling JR, JR and Conrad look back 20 years at Judgement Day 2002 with an unbelievably STACKED roster! The PPV was headlined by Hulk Hogan defending his Undisputed WWE Championship against the Undertaker! Also, Edge vs. Angle, HHH vs. Jericho, Austin vs. Big Show vs. Flair. Plus, the guys discuss the debuts of Randy Orton and Deacon Batista, WWF getting the "F" out, and much more! 
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    INDEED - Get started RIGHT NOW with a FREE $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at INDEED.com/JR. Offer valid through JUNE 30TH. Terms and conditons apply
    SHEETZ -Energy drink or Milkshake? Imagine getting your favorite energy-bursting G fuel flavors whipped, iced, and milkshak-ified! Go to www.SHEETZ.com and grab a Focus Freak Milkshake for 3.99 or less! Use offer code ENERGIZE to save $1 when you order on the SHEETZ app! 
    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 you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you. 
    GEICO - Do you own or rent your home? Sure you do! And it’s hard work. But you know what’s easy? Bundling with GEICO. Go to GEICO.com, get a quote, and see how much YOU could save. It’s GEICO-easy! 
    NHTSA - Seat belt safety so we can save lives. So, whether you’re going on a cross country trip or just up the street, please buckle up. Don’t risk it. And remember, Click It or Ticket.
    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 for a limited time! 
    BLUECHEW - Bluechew gives you confidence in bed every time. Visit BlueChew.com and get your first order free when use promo code JR. Just pay $5 shipping!
    STARRCAST V - After a three-and-a-half year hiatus, STARRCAST, the wildly popular professional wrestling fan fest, is back and ready to rock the Music City. Often called “The Woodstock of Professional Wrestling,” STARRCAST V will take place at the world famous Nashville Fairgrounds from Thursday, July 28th to Sunday, July 31st. The event will also be made available worldwide, exclusively on FITE. Tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY at Noon ET on www.starrcast.com
    SAVE WITH CONRAD - If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, we can help you get out of that pinch and save money at the same time! Head over to SaveWithConrad.com for a quick quote. 
    GOLIATH LIFE - GoliathLife.com streamlines the life insurance purchase process by allowing you to get quotes from more than twenty carriers all at the same time and at the same place: GoliathLife.com.
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    • 2 hrs 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
787 Ratings

787 Ratings

Kpa09876 ,

Awesome stuff.

Loving the insights, fascinating stuff. Only minor complaint would be JR moaning in the later episodes about the losers moaning about him online. Just ignore them JR and stop the “someone on Twitter is now gonna say...” stuff.

chris.fowler0912 ,

Far too many ads

I really love to listen to the people that Conrad has on his team but the ads have gone too far. I completely understand the need for ads but the amount in each podcast now is far too extreme and really affects the flow of each show. It’s at the point now that I can’t get invested in the stories that these legends are telling because the ads convolute each episode and I end up sitting here wondering what is going on. I don’t expect this will be looked at by the powers that be but please cut back on the amount of advertising and let these characters tell their stories without it leading to promoting something, it’s what we’re here for!!

Baz 1979 ,

Good but too many advert

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