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Jim Ross Calling Championship Match During NXT TakeOver: Chicago

WWE Hall of Famer, Jim Ross has announced via his personal twitter account that he will be joining Nigel McGuinness in calling the United Kingdom Championship match between Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne at NXT TakeOver: Chicago.

Here’s his announcement:

Rumored Lead Announcer For WWE Women’s Tournament, UpUpDwnDwn Episode Taped At Performance Center

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Based on reports, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is the leading name rumored to be lead announcer for the upcoming WWE Women’s Tournament.

– Xavier Woods took to Twitter to note that he filmed new episodes of UpUpDownDown at the WWE Performance Center on Wednesday with Ember Moon, Brennan Williams and Zack Ryder:

Jim Ross Blogs On The Current WWE Championship Scene & Jinder vs. Randy Orton Feud Build

Jim Ross released a new blog on is website where he talks about the current Randy Orton vs. Jinder feud, the current WWE Championship scene & More.

Here are some highlights:

Regarding the current WWE Championship scene:

“A good thing that I see in the current WWE Title business is that several talents are being vocal about their desire to be WWE Champion. That is a storyline that should be a fixture more weeks than not on both RAW and SD Live.”

Jinder Mahal & Randy Orton feud build on Smackdown Live:

“Strong build continues for Jinder Mahal as he prepares to main event against Randy Orton for the WWE Title at Backlash. I am enjoying this build for multiple reasons not the least being that it is a new match with a solid story behind it. There is no reason that this match should not deliver in a big way when these two meet. The six man tag on SD Live delivered the way a show closing bout should and Mahal beating the champion in a tag match was timely and made sense.”

Check out the entire blog here.

Jim Ross And Nigel McGuinness Set To Do Play-By-Play Commentary For The WWE UK TV Shows

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross announced via his website that he along with Nigel McGuinness will be announcing the play-by-play for the WWE UK TV Show set to debut later on this month. The first shows have already been taped on Saturday and Sunday in Norwich, England.

The series will be aired on the WWE Network.

Here is the announcement:

 “I’m excited to announce that I will join the talented  Nigel McGuinness to broadcast the recently taped, WWE matches from Norwich, England and these bouts will air on the WWE Network soon. Happy for this opportunity to call bouts involving new wrestlers, for me, and a new broadcast partner which freshens up all facets of the process. Stay tuned as to when these specials will be broadcast on the WWE Network which is still the best value in the land for only $9.99 per month.”

Jim Ross Praises Braun Strowman – Says He Has A Major Part In WWE In The Future

WWE hall of famer Jim Ross posted a new blog on his site where he talks about the feud between Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns. In Jim Ross’ mind he believes that Braun will have a major part in WWE in the future.

Here’s what he had to say:

“Another strong outing on a major event for Braun Strowman who is being creatively managed quite well by @WWE. Strowman is a major part of the future of WWE or so it seems to me. Curious to see how WWE deals with Strowman’s popularity considering that he is being booked as a nasty, badass villain. Defiant, young males love to live vicariously through stars that they often times see on TV and if that logic is somewhat accurate, what’s there to dislike about Strowman? Braun is a monster with no apparent reverse gear.”

Read the entire blog post here. 

Jim Ross Talks The Challenges Of Braun Strowman Being A Heel & Dash Wilder Breaking His Jaw

During the latest edition of the Ross Report, WWE Hall of Famer discussed several topics surrounding WWE. Here are some highlights:

Braun Strowman being a heel, and potential challenges:

“I wonder sometimes, just asking out loud here, is Strowman such a strong character that there will be a pocket of fans that live through that vicariously as a big monster, therefore it might be challenging him to be that traditional big heel that we have been used to seeing over the years. Is that a bad thing? I’m just talking out loud here with my talking points, but I like Strowman, but I just think it might be challenging with the way he is working, and his look, with his destructive mission, which might be challenging for him to be this monstrous villain because what is there really to hate?  Especially working with Roman Reigns, who is controversial as well, so Braun Strowman beating up Roman Reigns does not make him a heel, so it’s going to be challenging. I believe both guys are going to be big stars, which is what you want, for them to be big stars.”

Dash Wilder’s suffering from a broken jaw:

“Wilder has a fractured jaw and will be out a couple of months. Here’s how I perceive this: Dash Wilder and his partner, in times of somewhat rehabilitation, let’s say, they are going to come back better than they left because they are going to study and put the mental pieces back together, take it apart and put it back together. I feel badly that Wilder is hurt, but I believe he will come back a more viable talent than ever before he left because he has two months to study his game and heal the rest of his body, which isn’t a bad thing.”

You can listen to the entire podcast here. 

Jim Ross One-Man Show “Ringside With Jim Ross” On May 21st In Chicago

WWE issued the following:

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is coming to Chicago this May just in time for WWE Backlash!

J.R.’s one-man show, “RINGSIDE with Jim Ross,” will come to Zanies Rosemont in Chicago. The show features a Q&A with Ross about his over four-decade career in sports-entertainment, as well as an available VIP session with the chance to meet Good Ol’ J.R. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. at ticketfly.com.

The exclusive VIP meet-and-greet session will be at noon and will be available to only 50 people before the show starts at 2 p.m.

Jim Ross Talks About His New 2 Year WWE Deal & Talks How His Wife’s Death, Helped Others

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross was interviewed by FoxSports where he revealed that he and WWE have signed a 2 year deal. Here are some highlights:

More details on his new 2 year deal with WWE:

“It has a specific number of dates that I’m obligated to work, which I think is good for me,” Ross said. “So look at it this way: I got my jersey back. I got brought back to my home team, and my opportunities back in WWE, I’m sure, will be multi-fold.

“They’ve got a lot of things that I can contribute (to), and I’ve been so blessed in the business that I’ve done so many different things,” Ross continued. “I’ve been an administrator and a syndicator, a marketing rep, a VP of broadcasting, a head of talent relations. But the fun part is what I did tonight.

“I hope to have more ‘fun part’ assignments in the future, but I’ve got my jersey back,” he reiterated. “So if the team needs me to play, to work more than they anticipated because they need it, I’m in.”

On His Wife Jan & How Her Death Helped Others:

“Since she passed, four people have had their lives saved with her organs, and I feel so proud of her,” Ross said. “And it may not mean a damn thing to you or me if we don’t know someone who was a recipient of an organ from a donor, but because of this (those people) are alive, they’re productive, they have their family — they’re doing everything that all of us want to do.

“She was my whole life, and my life will never be the same,” Ross adds later, revisiting the topic after WrestleMania, “but — and I think this is what she would say — you’re challenged to work through this, come out on the other side whole, and do positive things.”

Read the entire interview here. 

Jim Ross Negotiating For Full Time WWE Gig

Source: Wrestling Observer

Dave Meltzer is reporting that Jim Ross is in negotiations with WWE for a full-time return to WWE. Meltzer doesn’t believe that Ross will be apart of weekly Raw or Smackdown shows, but could return for PPV’s or perhaps just the big four PPV’s.

Meltzer also believes that Ross’ deal with the WWE comes by way of the company not wanting Ross to be involved with the World of Sports project in the UK. WWE current deal with Ross should not impact his role broadcasting NJPW on AXS TV.

Jim Ross Talks Returning To WWE & His Late Wife, Jan.

WWE hall of famer, Jim Ross was recently interviewed by ESPN and spoke about coming back to WWE, losing his wife Jan & more. Here are some highlights:

Coming Back To WWE:

“She [Jan] and I started to talk about this weekend a long time ago. She was excited about the potential of me rejoining the WWE. She always believed that was our home. She had great friends and great relationships there from Vince and Linda, right on down. They loved her, especially Linda. Linda McMahon was one of my wife’s big heroes. I know Jan had done ample shopping because we had been invited to go to the Hall of Fame so we could walk the red carpet. She was really, really excited about that. Her other wish was to hear me get introduced and hear, ‘Boomer Sooner.’ Maybe she will.”

WWE talent knowing his wife Jan:

“So many of them knew my wife and many of them reached out endlessly in the last 10 days which has really been cool. They knew Jan well. When we’d have someone come off the road to Stamford to do stuff, we’d have them over. Steve Austin came there a lot and I think that’s where we bonded. He’d come in and bring his gear and he’d say, ‘Can I use your washer and dryer?’ Well, she wouldn’t let him use the washer and dryer, she just did his laundry, but she did that for others and she cooked. It was a female voice to talk to that cared. So as the ‘coach’s wife,’ she was the star of the team, much more than me, she was the star of the team.”

“I want to believe and I have no reason not believe that it’s going to feel good. I have seen my friends here and they’re my extended family. I spent 21 years with that company. I’d like to think Jan and I played a small part in helping retool the publicly traded WWE after staving off bankruptcy and some bad financial problems that we all battled through. It would be very cathartic. She wanted to go shopping and wear her good threads on the Hall of Fame red carpet, and she wanted to hear the crowd reaction if I got to come down to call a match. We can’t do anything about the Hall of Fame and the red carpet, but maybe we can do something about the other.”

Watch the interview here.