Jim Ross

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Jim Ross
Birth nameJames William Ross
Born (1951-01-03) January 3, 1951 (age 71)
Fort Bragg, California, U.S.
Lives inJacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Jim Ross
Good Ol' J.R.
J.R.
Billed fromWestville, Oklahoma, U.S.
Debut1974
1993 (WWE)

James William "Jim" Ross (born January 3, 1951) is a professional wrestling commentator. 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]

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]

In October 2021, Ross tweeted that he was diagnosed with skin cancer.[4] Two months later, Ross tweeted that he was cancer free.[5]

References[change | change source]

  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. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  4. "Jim Ross on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-10-23.
  5. "Jim Ross on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-12-29.