Jim Ross was part of the World Wrestling Federation/Enterteinment (WWF/E) between 1992 and 2013 and again between 2017 and 2019, also serving as executive vice-president between 1999 and 2005. In March 2007 he was introduced to the WWE Hall of Fame for the first time.
He was also the lead announcer for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) on AXS TV from 2015 to 2018 and occasionally does play-by-play for boxing and mixed martial arts. Ross also hosts his own weekly podcast, "The Jim Ross Report"
Outside of wrestling, Ross is known for his barbecue sauce and beef jerky. On the latest of his podcast, JR talked about Jim Cornette’s controversy as of late: “Look, I know he had a run here lately with NWA, and there was some issues about that, whatever.
He’s very outspoken. He speaks from the hip, and when he doesn’t have somebody to vet him a little bit — [there’s] no filter, baby. So, and I got used to working with that. But he could work with anybody right now and be a great commentator, no doubt about it.
Because he understands wrestling. And you may not agree with his philosophy of wrestling; that’s your prerogative. But he’s a very, very, very talented guy. And like [Terry] Funk was just a perfect fit as a color guy”.