253 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!

Grilling JR Cumulus Podcast Network

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    • 4.8 • 6 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 175: Jim Ross Debuts In Smoky Mountain Wrestling

    Episode 175: Jim Ross Debuts In Smoky Mountain Wrestling

    The classic TV episode of Smoky Mountain Wrestling's "Night of the Legends" features JR's return to announcing and debut for SMW after being let go by the WWF. Bob Orton Jr & Dick Slater take on The Mongolian Stomper & Ronnie Garvin in a legends match, the Gangstas cut a promo, and the classic grudge match between the Heavenly Bodies taking on the Thrillseekers. Plus, the Rock 'n' Rolls take on Brian Lee & Chris Candido, and then the return grudge match - hair vs. hair! Classic wrestling with some classic JR! We'll also discuss how working for SMW happened, Jim Cornette and more!
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 174: SummerSlam 1996-97 MEGASODE

    Episode 174: SummerSlam 1996-97 MEGASODE

    JR is on the road this week, so we are taking you back 25+ years for a Megasode of SummerSlam 1996 and 97! Enjoy over 4 hours of classic Grilling JR!
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    • 4 hrs 50 min
    Episode 173: WCW Saturday Night 08.08.92 Watch Along

    Episode 173: WCW Saturday Night 08.08.92 Watch Along

    The classic WCW Saturday Night episode and the crowning of Ron Simmons defeating Vader for the WCW Title! Plus, Dustin Rhodes takes on Dick Slater, Beautiful Bobby and Arn Anderson team up, George South takes on Flyin' Brian, Vinnie Vegas and DDP team up together, and Jake Roberts debuts!
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Episode 172: The Rise Of Brock Lesnar

    Episode 172: The Rise Of Brock Lesnar

    The guys discuss the rise of the 'Beast Incarnate' Brock Lesnar! From Minnesota University and his NCAA career, to OVW, to getting called up to the main roster and becoming the 'Next Big Thing.' Winning King of the Ring and the Intercontinental Title in such a short time, becoming Undisputed Champion by SummerSlam with a win over The Rock, and his run with The Undertaker, to the crowning and disastrous moment at WrestleMania 19 against Kurt Angle. All that and much more! 
    PEACOCK - WWE is turning up the heat at SummerSlam. Witness "The Beast" Brock Lesnar challenge "The Head of the Table" Roman Reigns in a Last Man Standing match for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. It’s going down at the biggest party of the summer, which means all your favorite Superstars will go head-to-head, including Becky Lynch, Riddle, Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, Bianca Belair, Drew McIntyre, Liv Morgan, and many more. SummerSlam streams LIVE Saturday, July 30th at 8pm Eastern, exclusively on Peacoc
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Episode 171: Triple H 1997

    Episode 171: Triple H 1997

    Hunter Hearst Helmsley has finally been given the chance to run with the ball. It begins early on in 1997 as he feuds with Rocky Maivia and Goldust, the debut of Chyna, winning the King of the Ring over Mankind, SummerSlam's cage match, the switch from the Blue Blood, forming DX, and much more as HHH rises in the WWF ranks 25 years ago!
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 170: Great American Bash 1992

    Episode 170: Great American Bash 1992

    On this episode of Grilling JR, it's all about GAB 1992, which took place on July 12, 1992 at the Albany Civic Center in Albany, GA. Bill Watts is fully in charge and the NWA World Tag Team Title tournament comes to an end. Plus, Sting defends the WCW World Title against Big Van Vader!
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    • 2 hrs 36 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

AjParam ,

GEICO : Shawn Michaels 1997-98

This was a very good episode and as you rightly said, Montreal Screwjob can be a separate episode but another good episode that can come out related to this one or as a follow up will be Steve Austin : Attitude Era

Nitish Joshi ,

I missed JR’s voice post Attitude Era

Now I can listen to the voice of my childhood anytime I want to. He got me more excited about Stone Cold hitting the ring than I actually was. JR went with the audience and always spoke our mind. Thank you for making WWF/WWE so interesting for us Sir, you will always have a special place in our hearts forever. Ba Gawd!

nanu2223 manya nu maan baksho ,

Good listen

I like it that your Wrestling Podcast is a little different from other guys.

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