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Top 15 Shocking Things You Didn't Know About Jim Ross

Jim Ross has been referred to as the greatest play-by-play announcer in the history of North American professional wrestling. Those of you who are old enough were likely first introduced to Ross during his days as an announcer for either Mid-South Wrestling, Jim Crockett Promotions or World Championship Wrestling. Ross, as anybody who has followed mainstream wrestling over the past 20 years knows, eventually made his way to the WWE, and it would not be a stretch to suggest that Ross was one of the most important figures of The Attitude Era.

Think about all of the iconic moments that Ross was part of throughout his legendary career. The crowning of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin as the WWE Champion. Undertaker and Mankind going at it in the classic Hell in a Cell match. The official end of WCW and the conclusion of the awful “Invasion” storyline. John Cena winning the WWE title for the first time. A plethora of WrestleMania contests that involved some of the greatest wrestlers who have ever lived. Ross has seen it all throughout his decades in the business and anybody even remotely interested in getting involved in pro wrestling would do well to listen to what Ross has said about his experiences.

It is truly a shame that Ross and the WWE do not have a working relationship as of the spring of 2016. No offense meant to anybody working for the company, but just think about what Ross could contribute to those going through the WWE developmental system and attempting to establish themselves in NXT. Ross and the WWE parted ways in 2013 for what was, as far as we know, a silly reason and it now appears that we will never again hear Ross call a live or new WWE show. Thankfully, we are able to go back and listen to Ross' best WCW and WWE calls via the WWE Network. Thanks for everything, good ol' J.R..

15 Ross the Californian?

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14 Jim Ross the Athlete

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13 Jim Ross the Referee

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12 Why Jim Ross Left WCW

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11 Jim Ross Gets Revenge

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10 Rocky Relationship

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9 Jim Ross and Bell's Palsy

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8 Jim Ross and UFC

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7 Jim Ross' Cowboy Hat

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6 Jim Ross' Heartbreak

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5 Jim Ross' Enemies

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4 Jim Ross and Jeff Jarrett

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3 Jim Ross and TNA

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2 Jim Ross is Fired

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1 Jim Ross' Autobiography

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If you are anything like us, you may have missed this announcement. Ross announced in November 2015 that he had been working on an autobiography and that the release date for his autobiography was set for “late 2016.” As of March 2016, there was no official release date for his autobiography. One can be sure, however, that Ross will likely have some interesting stories to tell. The hope is that Ross will not have to worry about burning any bridges and will be able to be completely honest about whatever it is he wants to put in his autobiography. The book could make for a great Christmas gift for the wrestling fan in your life.

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