354 episodes

For over forty years Jim Ross has been the Voice of Wrestling. From starting as referee in the regional territories to becoming the Executive Vice President for WWE, nobody has a story quite like Jim Ross. From recruiting and hiring some of the biggest superstars in the industry to providing the soundtrack for the most important moments in wrestling history, "Good Ole JR" was there for it all. Join us every Thursday morning as Conrad Thompson grills JR like you've never heard before, uncut and uncensored!

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    • 4.7 • 818 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 274: UMAGA REMIX

    Episode 274: UMAGA REMIX

    On this episode of Grilling JR, the voice of wrestling Jim Ross and host Conrad Thompson take us back in the archives for a look at the historic life and career of the late, great Umaga! Born into the Anoa’i wrestling family, Umaga (Eddie Fatu) was part of lineage of famous wrestlers - uncle to The Usos; cousin to Yokozuna, The Rock, Rosey, and Roman Reigns. And Umaga carried on that legacy to an incredible WWE career of his own! 
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    • 2 hrs 24 min
    Episode 273: AEW Forbidden Door Reaction

    Episode 273: AEW Forbidden Door Reaction

    On this episode of Grilling JR, the voice of wrestling Jim Ross and host Conrad Thompson discuss AEW Forbidden Door. JR talks about being back in the saddle for the PPV, calling the mat classic between Will Ospreay and Swerve Strickland, the return of Doctor Brit Baker and so much more. They guys also discuss the upcoming Money In The Bank and the WWE superstars to look out for. All that plus so much more on this week's edition of Grilling JR!
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 272: Dustin Rhodes The Saga Continues

    Episode 272: Dustin Rhodes The Saga Continues

    On this episode of Grilling JR, the voice of wrestling, Jim Ross and host Conrad Thompson continue their journey through the career of one of professional wrestling most iconic talents, Dustin Rhodes. The guys pick up after Dustin's aka Goldust's epic battle against Rowdy Roddy Piper at WrestleMania. Now what happens next drew national backlash and had viewers at the edge of their seats. Sit back and enjoy this wild ride as we continue to tell the tale of the legendary "Natural" Dustin Rhodes.
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    • 2 hrs
    Episode 271: State of Professional Wrestling

    Episode 271: State of Professional Wrestling

    On this episode of Grilling JR, the voice of wrestling., Jim Ross and host Conrad Thompson step away from the show's normal format to discuss the state of professional wrestling. JR shares his thoughts on AEW's upcoming event Forbidden Door, Who Killed WCW, and so much more on this special edition of Grilling JR.
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Episode 270: Ask JR Anything LIVE 06.14.24

    Episode 270: Ask JR Anything LIVE 06.14.24

    We are so excited to welcome back "The Voice Of Wrestling" Jim Ross for a special catching up session of Grilling JR LIVE! JR shares details on what his health status is, catching up on his thought of everything that's happening in AEW and answering all your questions.
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 269: Darkside Of Mid-South REMIX

    Episode 269: Darkside Of Mid-South REMIX

    LISTENER DISCLAIMER: Jim Ross and host Conrad Thompson discuss subjects that are disturbing and might be offensive to some audiences...listener discretion is advised.
    On this episode of Grilling JR, the voice of wrestling, Jim Ross and host Conrad Thompson discuss JR's beginnings in professional wrestling and the cast of characters he worked with along the way. JR shares his stories of how he started in the business, what happened that allowed him to move up the ranks in MidSouth Wrestling so quickly, and some of the evils that lurked along his journey. Jim Ross and host Conrad Thompson continue JR's time in Mid-South Wrestling. This edition is part two of one of our most popular topics to date. You can listen/watch it right now over at GrillingJROnYouTube.com or wherever you find your podcasts. Today, JR discusses his time working for Bill Watts and Leroy McGurik during the duos eventual split and the aftermath that unfolds. JR also shares stories of working with the infamous McGuire twins, Ernie Ladd, Dick Murdoch and so many more talents from the 70's and 80's.
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    • 4 hrs 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
818 Ratings

818 Ratings

123ollie123 ,

Good ole JR

Always an insightful listen, skip the ads.

Stephen779988 ,

Ads every few minutes

Unbearable due to the frequency of the ads

J-Dog92 ,

Great podcast!

Love the chemistry JR and Conrad have. I was a fan during the Ruthless Agression era, so it’s great to hear behind the scenes stories from Jim. Conrad is a great host as well and the podcasts he’s not in aren’t any where near as good, IMO.

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