Grilling JR

Grilling JR

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!... Show More

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Join Conrad Thompson as he visits with the driving force behind VICE TV's "Dark Side of the Ring," Producers Evan Husney and Jason Eisener to discuss Episode Two: The Life and Crimes of New Jack.

The guys discuss getting New Jack to agree to do the show, how the location became a bit of a problem, what New Jack requested on set, trying to figure out where Jerome Young ended and New Jack began, the element of race as it p...






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March 31, 2020 85 min

Join Conrad Thompson as he visits with the driving force behind VICE TV's "Dark Side of the Ring," Producers Evan Husney and Jason Eisener to discuss Episode One: Benoit.

The guys discuss the way season one came together, how it was almost shelved, working with VICE, when they wanted to make an episode about Benoit, how they got to know David through the process, who declined to participate, whether or not to address the...





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March 26, 2020 125 min

WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross and Conrad look back at JR's first WrestleMania, WrestleMania IX! JR shares his thoughts about the turbulent time in the industry, wearing a toga on TV for the first time, and the surprising main event.

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March 19, 2020 134 min

WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross and Conrad discuss the formation of the Clash, working with Tony Schiavone on a major event for the first time and the massive main event featuring Flair and Sting. Plus, JR shares stories of how the company's rivalry with the WWF was heating up and the overall impact Clash Of The Champions 1 had on the industry.

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March 12, 2020 123 min

On this episode of Grilling JR, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross and Conrad Thompson sit down and watch RAW IS WAR from March 13, 2000 for the first time since it was recorded twenty years ago. JR shares behind the scenes stories of what was happening in the company. He is also candid about the development of the episode and how pitting The Rock against unbeatable odds was the only way to bring back the chairman.

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March 5, 2020 136 min

On this episode of Grilling JR, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross and Conrad Thompson discuss the hiring, highlights and departure of Ken Anderson aka Mr. Kennedy in the WWE. JR shares some never before heard stories and insight as to why Mr. Kennedy's meteoric rise in the company ended and what he thinks the future holds for this great talent.

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February 27, 2020 133 min

On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross and Conrad Thompson, the topic is No Way Out 2000. But it's what happened surround the PPV that will have you on the edge of your seat. JR and Conrad discuss the arrival of The Radicalz, the launch of Vince McMahon's XFL version one and so much more. No Way Out 2000 was headlined with what some believe to be one of the greatest Hell in the Cell matches of all ti...

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February 20, 2020 137 min

On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the guys set their sights on Wrestle War 1990. The duo discuss the star studded card and a main event between the Nature Boy Ric Flair and Lex Luger that had the jammed packed area on their feet. The show also takes a serious turn, as JR shares a story he's never told before that changed his life and could possibly change yours too.

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February 13, 2020 101 min

On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, it's time for the listeners to take control and ask the questions, it's time for ASK JR! Subjects, questions, and answers span the multiple decades of this Hall Of Famer's career, including talk about the NWA, UWF, WCW, WWE, AEW, announcing and commentary, Vince McMahon, Tony Khan, Steve Austin, and so much more!

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February 6, 2020 130 min

On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the topic is Clash of The Champions X! Headlined by Arn Anderson joining his Horsemen brethren Ric Flair and Ole Anderson to take on The DragonMaster, Buzz Sawyer, and The Great Muta! But The Horsemen kicked out Sting earlier in the evening in one of the best segments in history; Sting would be sure to try and come collect some revenge, with unfor...

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January 30, 2020 111 min

On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the topic is WWE Royal Rumble 2005! Hear all about a card which included Triple H defending the World Heavyweight Championship against the recently dethroned Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels vs. Edge, JBL putting the WWE Championship on the line against former champions Kurt Angle and The Big Show and more! In the main event, the Royal Rumble match end...

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January 23, 2020 165 min

On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the topic is one of the most fondly remembered WWE PPVs of all time, the Royal Rumble from the year 2000, which took place in New York City's Madison Square Garden! In the midst of WWE's now runaway victory over WCW, they had to figure out what to do with the top of the card, without Stone Cold Steve Austin, who would still be out of actio...

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January 16, 2020 133 min

On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the topic is WCW Clash Of The Champions XXII! Taking place in January 1993, this was JR's last Clash with WCW, so get ready for some stories about his last days under that umbrella, as well as thoughts on the big Cage Match main event featuring Sting, Dustin Rhodes, and Cactus Jack vs. Vader, Paul Orndorff, and Barry Windham! Plus WCW Tag Team...

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January 9, 2020 82 min

On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the topic is something wrestling fans never thought they would see...the return of Bret Hart to Monday Night Raw, and a WWE ring! Over twelve years after the infamous Montreal Screwjob that changed Vince McMahon and his character forever, and left Bret headed for WCW, Bret returned on the January 4, 2010 Raw, head to head with Hulk Hogan's deb...

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December 19, 2019 110 min

On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the topic is WWE TLC 2009! Former recent World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk opened the card against R Truth, with the Straight Edge Society and Goldust at ringside! The Undertaker continued his feud with Batista in a chairs match! A young upstart named Sheamus got his first shot at John Cena and the WWE Championship! All this plus DX vs. Chris Jer...

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December 12, 2019 161 min

On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the topic is maybe a dark horse in the history of WWE PPVS, Armageddon 2004! From Wrestlemania XX in 2004 to Wrestlemania 21 in 2005, the WWE was going through a period of transition, and trying to find their way, with the departure of Brock Lesnar, the title runs of Chris Benoit and Eddy Guerrero, while looking for the stars of the future and get...



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December 5, 2019 93 min

On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the topic is one of the most controversial personalities in the history of pro wrestling, former WCW President Eric Bischoff! There's a lot of ground to cover here, and JR starts with his dealings with Eric in WCW, through the Monday Night Wars, and Eric's WWE run from 2002-2005, including how talent felt about his joining the company, his...



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November 28, 2019 136 min

On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the topic is legendary WWE Hall Of Famer and The King Of Memphis, Jerry "The King Lawler! Hear all about JR's experiences with The King through the years, his thoughts on Jerry's place in Memphis Wrestling, his transition to WWE, Jerry working with Bret, Warrior, Jake and more, working with him on commentary for many years on WWE Raw a...



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November 21, 2019 137 min

On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, the topic is WWE Survivor Series '95! The WWE was beginning to try and understand the changing times in wrestling. WCW Monday Nitro was giving fans an alternative against RAW, and ECW was giving fans an alternative to the alternative from South Philadelphia! The WWE Champion was Diesel, but history has shown he was the lowest drawing champion ...


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November 14, 2019 94 min

On this week's Grilling JR with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross & Conrad Thompson, JR discusses one of the most highly regarded Clash Of The Champions of all time, New York Knockout! With a beyond legendary and memorable main event of Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk, plus appearances on the card from The Freebirds, The Road Warriors, Doom, Eddie Gilbert, Tommy Rich, The Midnight Express, Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace, Dr. Death Steve...


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