Jim Ross

American professional wrestling commentator, professional wrestling referee, and restaurateur

James William "Jim" Ross (born January 3, 1951) is an American professional wrestling commentator. He is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW). He is also known by his nicknames Good Ol' J.R. or simply J.R.. Ross is a restaurateur, former professional wrestling commentator and former company executive. He is most well known for working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as a play-by-play commentator. He was born in Fort Bragg, California.[1]

Jim Ross
Birth nameJames William Ross
Born (1951-01-03) January 3, 1951 (age 73)
Fort Bragg, California, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Jim Ross
Good Ol' J.R.
Billed fromWestville, Oklahoma, U.S.
1993 (WWE)

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest commentators in wrestling history.[2][3]

On April 3, 2019, Ross signed a three-year contract with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).[4]

Personal life change

Ross has Bell's palsy.[5] In October 2021, Ross tweeted that he was diagnosed with skin cancer.[6] Two months later, Ross tweeted that he was cancer free.[7]

References change

  1. Ross, Jim (January 5, 2008). "J.R.'s Blog " Happy New Year Everyone! Lots of Feedback Answered Today... Life Goes On... and So Does Work." JRsBarBQ.com. Archived from the original on March 30, 2019. Retrieved 2008-01-06. I was born on January 3, 1952 in Fort Bragg, California.
  2. "Pro Wrestling's Best Commentators; A Fan's Take". Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on 11 May 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  3. "Ring Posts:The best and worst wrestling announcers". The Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on 23 April 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  4. "Jim Ross is joining AEW: "I'm back in the game"". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  5. "J.R. suffers third Bell's palsy attack". WWE. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  6. "Jim Ross on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-10-23.
  7. "Jim Ross on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-12-29.