The Ross Report

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, considered the greatest announcer in wrestling history, brings his incredible celebrity roster of friends, his insight and analysis of today's wrestling stars and storylines, and YOU to his weekly discussion of everything squared circle. Join in the fun as Good Ol' JR takes your calls, makes a few of his own, and spreads the wrestling love around the globe. To access the entire Ross Report archive, go to PodcastOne.com.

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Glenn Jacobs PKA WWE's KANE

First time guest Glenn Jacobs, also known as KANE in the WWE, joins...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!   Show More

01:50:00 8/16/2017

Past Episodes

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!
01:58:00 8/9/2017
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!
01:41:00 8/2/2017
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.
01:35:00 7/26/2017
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!
01:45:00 7/19/2017
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!
01:43:00 7/12/2017
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!
01:35:00 7/5/2017
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!
01:29:00 6/28/2017
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.
01:29:00 6/21/2017
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)!
01:32:00 6/14/2017
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.
01:39:00 6/7/2017
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!
01:14:00 5/31/2017
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.
01:34:49 5/24/2017
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!
01:22:19 5/17/2017
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.
01:24:47 5/10/2017
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.
01:57:49 5/3/2017
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.
01:33:05 4/26/2017
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.
01:36:10 4/19/2017
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.
01:24:16 4/12/2017
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.
01:33:49 4/5/2017
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.
01:06:14 3/29/2017
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.
01:42:44 3/22/2017
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.
01:33:56 3/15/2017
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!
01:55:49 3/8/2017
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.
01:24:59 3/1/2017
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!
01:32:54 2/22/2017
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!
01:40:47 2/15/2017
Bruce Prichard aka Brother Love aka host of the "Something To Wrestle With" podcast brings his wicked Vince McMahon, Pat Patterson, and Jim Cornette impressions to "The Ross Report," along with some fantastic stories about the failure of the Invasion Angle, working with Stone Cold Steve Austin, his relationship with Vince McMahon, attending Wrestlers Court, his favorite Brother Love matches, and his experiences with now President Donald Trump. Bruce also has thoughts on Ronda Rousey's future, Brock Lesnar, and Hulk Hogan's possible return to WWE.
01:34:47 2/8/2017
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.
01:26:07 2/1/2017
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.
01:31:55 1/24/2017
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.
01:22:39 1/18/2017
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.
01:24:05 1/11/2017

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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!
01:50:00 8/16/2017
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!
01:58:00 8/9/2017
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!
01:41:00 8/2/2017
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.
01:35:00 7/26/2017
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!
01:45:00 7/19/2017

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