Jim Ross is an American professional wrestling commentator and talent relations executive, who is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as a commentator and senior advisor. Ross is best known for a long and distinguished career as a wrestling commentator for WWE.
He has also worked for the National Wrestling Alliance and WCW. Outside of wrestling, Ross is known for his barbecue sauce and beef jerky. Ross worked for WWE, as a commentator, and for Fox Sports, where he writes commentary on professional wrestling for FoxSports.com.
He was also the lead announcer for New Japan Pro-Wrestling on AXS TV and occasionally does play-by-play for boxing and mixed martial arts. As of February 2014 Ross began hosting his own weekly podcast, The Jim Ross Report. On the latest Grilling JR, Ross reflected on what McMahon is like as a person: “I think he’s a workaholic.
I think he’s obsessed with the company he’s built. I think he wouldn’t say it, but there’s nothing really more important or — more prominent. More important may be the wrong word. But more prominent, it seems to me like, than WWE in his life.
I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. But I think it’s a thing that is there. He’s hard-headed. We’ve had some of the most amazing conversations when we were by ourselves than I’ve ever had with any other human being in my life.
So it’s just the fact that I figured out how to communicate with him, and he me. And we always did better, the two of us”.