25 Facts About Jim Ross

1. Jim Ross can be spotted at every Sooners home game, and when the Sooners play top teams around the country.

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2. Jim Ross is an avid Oklahoma Sooners fan and a regular football season ticket holder.

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3. Jim Ross has two daughters from two previous marriages and two granddaughters.

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4. Jim Ross has participated in more match alongside Lawler, including a few with hardcore stipulations.

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

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6. On January 19, 2016, it was announced that Jim Ross had signed to become the new lead announcer for NJPW's weekly program on AXS TV.

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7. In 2013, Jim Ross began to coach and produce new announcers at the WWE Performance Center in Florida.

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8. Jim Ross served as presenter for the Match of the Year award at the 2012 Slammy Awards.

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9. On June 20, 2012, Jim Ross took over as a commentator on the revamped NXT alongside Byron Saxton and William Regal.

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10. Jim Ross made an appearance at Raw 1000, commentating the opening match.

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11. Jim Ross returned on March 14, 2011 to confront Cole, who had entered into a feud with Lawler.

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12. On October 21, 2009, Jim Ross announced that he would not be commentating the WWE Bragging Rights pay-per-view, but Grisham mentioned that SmackDown would give Ross the Bragging Rights trophy as a "get well" gift.

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13. On September 23, 2008 episode of ECW on Syfy, Jim Ross made an appearance on the ECW brand filling in for a sick Todd Grisham alongside Matt Striker.

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14. On March 31, 2007, Jim Ross was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2007 by Steve Austin.

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15. Jim Ross was the "voice of Raw Is War" throughout the Monday Night Wars alongside Jerry Lawler and cemented his legacy as one of the great wrestling commentators as WWE became the sole major wrestling promotion in North America.

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16. In September 1996, Jim Ross turned heel in WWF storylines for the first time in his career.

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17. Jim Ross worked alongside Bobby Heenan on the show until Heenan left the WWF in December 1993.

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18. Jim Ross left WCW after being taken off the air by Bischoff.

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19. Jim Ross worked his way up the WCW ladder to become head of broadcasting, but had a contentious relationship with WCW's newest commentator and future executive Eric Bischoff.

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20. Jim Ross was named Honorable Mention on the 1969 High School All State Football team by the Tulsa World as a center.

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21. Jim Ross was President of the Student Body, a 4-year letterman in basketball, and State Vice President of the Future Farmers of America where he was State Speech Champion in 1968.

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22. Jim Ross was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2007.

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23. Jim Ross is the lead announcer for New Japan Pro-Wrestling on AXS TV and occasionally does play-by-play for boxing and mixed martial arts.

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24. Jim Ross currently works part-time for WWE, as a commentator, and for Fox Sports, where he writes commentary on professional wrestling for FoxSports.

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25. Jim Ross is known for his barbecue sauce and beef jerky.

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