346 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 • 5.2K 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 266: Judgment Day 2009

    Episode 266: Judgment Day 2009

    On this episode of Grilling JR, the voice of professional wrestling, Jim Ross and host Conrad Thompson take us back to 2009 for Judgment Day! JR shares stories and experiences surrounding the build up to the PPV and development of the storylines leading to the main event. This event features two championship matches, Edge defending his World title against Jeff Hardy, and Batista battling "The Viper" Randy Orton for the WWE title. All this plus, the very latest in the world of professional wrestling.
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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Episode 265: JR Joins AEW

    Episode 265: JR Joins AEW

    On this episode of Grilling JR, JR and host Conrad Thompson discuss JR's transition from being the lead commentator for World Wrestling Entertainment to joining All Elite Wrestling. JR shares how he met Tony Khan, his immediate respect for Tony's knowledge of professional wrestling, and his thoughts on leaving his talent relations hat at the door. All that and so much more on this very candid conversation with the voice of professional wrestling, Jim Ross.
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 264: The Rock 1999

    Episode 264: The Rock 1999

    On this episode of Grilling JR, the voice of professional wrestling Jim Ross and host Conrad Thompson discuss the historic year of 1999 in Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's WWE career. From winning the title, battling Steve Austin at WrestleMania XV, to the formation of the Rock n Sock Connection JR and Conrad cover it all. The guys also discuss Tony Khan being attacked on AEW TV, him wearing a neck brace during the NFL draft and so much more on this edition of Grilling JR!
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Episode 263: Backlash 2004

    Episode 263: Backlash 2004

    On this episode of Grilling JR, the voice of professional wrestling, Jim Ross and host Conrad Thompson discuss what many consider a flawless PPV Backlash 2004. The guys also dive into the development of WWE 24/7, the mass exodus of main event talent after WrestleMania XX, and the rise of Randy Orton as a major star and tough SOB. All that plus, JR takes us through his experience being back behind the commentator desk with his pal Tony Schiavone for AEW Dynasty.
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    • 2 hr 1 min
    Episode 262: Becoming Goldust

    Episode 262: Becoming Goldust

    On this episode of Grilling JR, the voice of professional wrestling, Jim Ross and host Conrad Thompson take a deep dive into the legendary career of Dustin Rhodes. The guys discuss Dustin living in the shadow of his father, Dusty Rhodes, embracing the provocative character of "Goldust" and enduring the ups and downs of his hall of fame worthy career.
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    • 2 hr 25 min
    Episode 261: WrestleMania XL Fallout

    Episode 261: WrestleMania XL Fallout

    On this episode of Grilling JR, the voice of professional wrestling, Jim Ross and host Conrad Thompson have an intense catch up session discussing all the latest in professional wrestling. The guys take a deep dive look into all the happenings from WrestleMania XL, the upcoming AEW Dynasty ppv, and so much more! This edition is a great way to hear JR's thought on the current state of wrestling.
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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.2K Ratings

5.2K Ratings

Jraddd8 ,

Love JR

Been listening since episode 1 and I just wanted to thank you guys for helping me through many sleepless nights and long car rides for work. This podcast calls my nerves and anxiety and for that , I can’t thank you guys enough. 1 request if i could… more studio session throwback episodes, I love that old media. Thanks JR and thanks Conrad, Happy Easter gentlemen!

pizzaliverone ,

Love it

Love catching up to the stories of podcast of older times that when i was younger watching. Love learning the stuff that i didn’t know back then .

Steve4:20 ,

Jim Ross is the best commentator in pro wrestling that there is.

“Good ole JR” is the best at describing what is going on in the ring (as well as describing the details to Conrad). This comes from broadcasting matches with former Mid South promoter Leroy McGuirk, who was blind, as described in his book SLOBBERKNOCKER.
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