Jim Ross is an American commentator, signed to All Elite Wrestling. A longtime professional wrestling commentator, he served with the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment between 1992 and 2013 and again between 2017 and 2019, also serving as Executive Vice President of Talent Relations between 1999 and 2005. In March of 2007, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
His maternal grandparents owned a grocery store in Westville, Oklahoma and his paternal grandfather, Dee Ross, owned a beer store and was a carpenter. While attending Westville High School, Ross played first base on the local baseball team.
Although Ross' career was predominantly as a commentator, he did participate in a few matches, with considerable success, including a win over Triple H in a no disqualification match.
One of the matches Ross took part in was a tag team match alongside Jerry Lawler against Al Snow and Jonathan Coachman at the Unforgiven 2003 pay-per-view, with the commentator job up for grabs. Ross and Lawler lost the match due to interference from Chris Jericho, but two weeks later the two regained it, after Jim Ross defeated The Coach in a Country Whippin match, using the Stunner. Ross participated alongside his longtime partner Jerry Lawler in matches with extreme stipulations. On 25 April 2011, Ross beat Michael Cole by disqualification after the latter's manager Jack Swagger attacked Ross.
His wife Jan died on 22 March 2017 following complications from an accident with her Vespa.