Jim Ross WWE, Bio, Net Worth, Wife, Age and AEW |

Jim Ross


Jim Ross (James William Ross) an American professional wrestling commentator as well as a talent relations executive. He is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as a commentator, senior advisor as well as an analyst. He is as well-known for a long and distinguished career as a wrestling commentator for WWE. Many people refer to him as Good Ol’ JR.

Jim Ross Age

Jim was born on January 3, 1952, in Fort Bragg, California, United States.

Jim Ross AEW

Jim was announced on April 3, 2-19, to have signed a three-year deal with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). There he would work as a commentator and senior advisor.

Jim Ross Boxing

Jim May 26, 2014, made in Fox Sports 1 his debut calling boxing for Golden Boy Promotions.

Jim Ross Podcasting

Jim began in February 2014, hosting his own podcast The Ross Report for PodcastOne. The podcast was later relaunched in as part of the Westwood One podcast network in 2018 as The Jim Ross Report. He partnered in April 2019, with Conrad Thompson(wrestling podcaster/mortgage lender) to revamp his podcast as Grilling JR. This was with a new format of reminiscences about Jim’s history in wrestling.

Jim Ross WWE

WWE ( World Wrestling Federation) hired Jim. He made his on-screen debut at WrestleMania IX. He had taken over for Gorilla Monsoon on WWF Wrestling Challenge. He worked alongside Bobby Heenan until Bobby lefty in December 1993. Jim originally worked as the main voice of the WWF’s pay-per-view events. He called on both WrestleMania IX and the King of the Ring alongside Heenan and Randy Savage in 1993.

Vince starting with SummerSlam 1993 took over his position at pay-per-views. Jim suggested the idea of Radio WWF to Vince. The idea was given a trial. Jim was made host alongside Monsoon. He was joined by co-hosts such as Johnny Polo in his role where they talked to various WWF wrestlers and fans. Jim and Gorilla called SummerSlam and Survivor Series at the end of 1993 as well as the Royal Rumble for Radio WWF.

Jim was fired on February 11, 1994. This was after suffering his first attack of Bell’s palsy on January 30, 1994. Jim subsequently became an announcer for Smoky Mountain Wrestling as well as the NFL’s Atlanta Falcon. Jim was reunited with former NWA/WCW announcer Bob Caudle in Smoky Mountain Wrestling.

The promotion featured many former NWA/WCW wrestlers such as The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, “Dr. Death” Steve Williams as well as Eddie Gilbert. It was owned by longtime NWA Manager Jim Cornette. Vince was indicted in 1994 by the United States federal government. With this, he was unable to continue commentating on WWF Monday Night Raw.

Jim was rehired by WWF, after a few weeks of Gorilla Monsoon on play-by-play. He was to fill in for Vince. He was to work alongside Randy Savage throughout that summer. Vince was acquitted. After he was acquitted, Jim was let go by the WWF. It was said that Jim had leaked some information to journalists.

Jim briefly returned to Smoky Mountain Wrestling. In December 1994, the WWF hired him. He relocated to the syndicated WWF programming for the majority of the next two years. He joined in the summer of 1996, the primary announcement team. Jim turned heel in September 1996 in WWF storylines for the first time in his career.

Scott Hall and Kevin Nash’s departed for World Championship Wrestling from WWF. With this Jim proclaimed on television that he was still in touch with Razor Ramon and Diesel (Hall and Nash’s WWF personas, respectively).

He claimed that he would bring them back to WWF soon. Jim was ordered to cease mentioning them on air and that they were under contract with “another organization”. I one of the episodes of Monday Night Raw, on September 23, 1996, Jim delivered a worked-shoot promo.

He ran down WWF Chairman Vince McMahon. He debuted his “new” Diesel and Razo. He claimed that while working in the WWF “front office” he had been the man responsible for so many people leaving the company as part of his “revenge” against the WWF for how they treated him in the past.

Jim portrayed himself to be bitter and spiteful while he was kept on air by Vince. He “New Diesel-New Razor” was poorly received by fans. Jim went on to host various WWF programs which include Shotgun Saturday Night, Superstars as well as Action Zone.

Jim took a break at the end of 1998 from Raw Is War. This was again due to another attack of Bell’s Palsy. Jim has been informed earlier in the days that his mum had died. Jim returned to Raw Is War on March 8, 1999, as part of a storyline alleging that Vince fired him because of his condition. Jim confronted his replacement, Michael Cole, in the ring. Despite the fact that Michael told him that he was not trying to steal his job, Jim kicked him in the crotch.

He attempted to return to the announce table. However, Terry Taylor ended up commentating for the rest of the night. This went very high as Jim set up his own announce table in front of the official announce table labeled “JR Is Raw”. Fans ended up cheering Ross and booing Cole. Jim was suspected of being intoxicated while hosting a WWE 2K14 roster announcement panel with guests on August 16, 2013. Jim officially announced his “retirement” from WWE on September 11, 2013.

The contract had expired and was not to be renewed. However, it was suspected that he was fired due to his actions at the roster announcement. Ross returned again to WWE on April 2, 2017. He provided commentary for the main event No Holds Barred match between The Undertaker and Roman Reigns. It was announced again that Jim had signed a two-year deal with the company. After electing not to renew his contract Jim left the WWE on March 27, 2019.

Jim Ross Net Worth

Jim has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

Jim Ross Awards and Achievements

  • Cauliflower Alley Club: Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award (2010)
  • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame: Lou Thesz Award (2011)
  • National Wrestling Alliance: NWA Hall of Fame (Class of 2016)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated: Stanley Weston Award (2002)
  • World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE: WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2007)

Jim Ross Height and Weight

Jim stands at a height of 5 ft 11.4 and weighs 240 lbs which is equivalent to 110 kg.

Jim Ross Early Life and Education

Jim enrolled at Westville High School where he used to play first base on the Westville baseball team. He was also two-time all-conference football player for the Westville Yellowjackets in the years 1968 and 1969. Jim was President of the Student Body( a 4-year letterman in basketball). He also served as State Vice President of the Future Farmers of America. He was also State Speech Champion in 1968. Jim was on the 1969 High School All-State Football team Honorable Mention by the Tulsa World as a center.

Jim Ross Family

Ross informatio about his parents are unknown to the public and it is also not known if he has any siblings. We, however, know that his maternal grandparents owned a general store in Westville, Oklahoma. His maternal grandparents owned a general store in Westville, Oklahoma

Jim Ross Wife

Ross was previously married to Jan Ross. The duo tied the knot in 1993. Ric Flair claims he introduced Ross to his late wife, Jan. Ric was present when Jim first met Jan who was a flight attendant on an airplane. His wife, however, died on March 21, 2017, after she was involved in a vehicle accident after suffering serious head injuries. Jan was put on life support and died two days later.

Jim Ross Children

Jim has two daughters named Kasi and Amanda from his two previous marriages and two granddaughters.