Jim Ross worked as a referee for the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Football Conference for 16 years, prior to his career in professional wrestling.
Jim worked for WCW in the early 90s but was fired by Eric Bishoff.
He made his wrestling debut in 1973 but didn't debut in WWE until 1993.
He has two granddaughters.
He is the Former Senior Vice President of Talent Relations for the WWE. He stepped down in early 2004.
Jim won a No Disqualification match against the 12 time World Heavyweight Champion, Triple H, in his first ever wrestling match ever.
He has two daughters.
Jim Ross has been good friends with two different Steve Williams. One being "Dr. Death" Steve Williams and the other is also known as "StoneCold" Steve Austin.
He wears a pair of John Wayne's cuff-links every Wrestlemainia.
He is very good friends with The Undertaker, Mick Foley, Al Snow and Jerry Lawler.
He worked as a referee for the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Football Conference for 16 years, prior to his career in professional wrestling.
He suffers from Bells Palsy, a condition that is responsible for paralyzing half his face. He has had it since January 25, 1995.
Jim played a major part in bringing superstar Mick Foley to WCW and WWE.
Always wears the same cowboy hat on WWE TV.
Jim went to Westville High School in Westville, Oklahoma.
Jim's mother died in 1988.
Jim Ross is the host on the DVD, The history of the WWE championship.
In 2007, Jim Ross was inducted into the WWE hall of fame
Jim was once set on fire by Kane.
Jim was once chocked out by Muhammad Hassan and Daivari.
Jonathan Coachman "knocked Jim out."
Tazz cut Jims eye after he broke a window of a car that Jim was inside of.
HHH once "broke Jim's arm" on WWE RAW.
One "injury" Jim suffered on-screen was a punch in the face by HHH.
One of the on-screen injuries Jim suffered was by Bob Backlund. He was put into the cross-face chicken wing.
On November 24, 2003, during WWE RAW, Jim was the inadvertent winner of the "Capture the Midget" contest.
On September 29, 2003, during WWE RAW Jim beat Coach in a "country whippin'" match to reclaim his announce position with Jerry "The King" Lawler.
Jim weighs 250 pounds.
Jim is 5ft.10in. tall.
Jim wears a size 10 shoe.
On March 26, 2006, Jim interviewed Steve "Dr. Death" Williams and was interrupted by Mr. Ken Kennedy.
During March 2006, Jim returned as the host of a WWE 24/7 program featuring discussions with various wrestling legends.
On March 18, 2006, Jim returned for one night as a commentator along with Tazz and Jerry Lawler.
On October 24, 2005, Mr. McMahon aired a skit featuring himself performing surgury on JR's butt.
On October 17, 2005, Stone Cold called out Mr. McMahon to confront him about Jim Ross getting fired.
On April 18, 2005, Jim beat HHH in a NO DQ match when Batista knocked HHH out and placed JR's arm on his chest.
At New Year's Revolution 2005, Muhammad Hassan with Daivari beat Jerry "The King" Lawler with Jim Ross.
On January 3, 2005, Muhammad Hassan & Daivari attacked Jim & Jerry Lawler during a political debate.
On April 17, 2006, Jim interviewed Chavo about his decision to quit WWE and he stood by his choice.
On October 11, 1999, Stone Cold & Jim Ross vs HHH & Chyna ended in a No Contest.
In late 1997, Jim became the head play-by-play man when Vince McMahon became a heel.
Jim had an argument with WWF President Gorilla Monsoon. Jim was suspended but his lawyers got him reinstated.
In October 1996, Jim became an on-air heel and introduced a "Fake" version of Razor Ramon & Deisel.
In 1986, Jim became head play-by-play man and called his first World title Match between Ric Flair & Ted DiBiase.
Jim wears glasses.
In 1975, Jim graduated from Bill Kinnamon's Umpire School.
Jim is known for his black polyester hat.
At Wrestlemania 22, Jim returned to the announcing booth calling RAW matches along with Jerry Lawler.
Jim is married to Jan Ross.
The name of Jim's barbecue sauce is "J.R.'s Slobberknocker BBQ Sauce."
Jim was a commentator for the Atlanta Falcons in 1982.
Jim was physically forced by the Undertaker to join Mr. Mcmahon's Kiss My Ass Club.
Jim has his own selection of cookbooks out.
Jim has his own brand of barbeque sauce.
On March 13, 2006, WWE.com announced that Jim would be coming back to television to be a commentator for WWE's NBC Special, WWE Saturday Night's Main Event on March 18, 2006.
Jim underwent surgery to remove a blockage from his colon, which might lend credence to him being "fired."
Jim made his pro debut in 1975.
In 2000, Jim was voted Best Television Announcer by Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
In 1999, Jim was voted Best Television Announcer by Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
In 1998, Jim was voted Best Television Announcer by Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
To many of his peers, Jim is considered to be one of the best wrestling announcers in history.
In 1993, Jim was voted Best Television Announcer.
In 1992, Jim was voted Best Television Announcer by Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
In 1991, Jim was voted Best Television Announcer by Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
In 1990, Jim was voted Best Television Announcer Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
In 1989, Wrestling Observer Newsletter voted Jim Best Television Announcer.
Jim was voted Best Television Announcer Wrestling Observer Newsletter in 1988.
Jim is a member of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.
Jim is a WWE Executive Vice President of Business Strategies.
Jim is a former WWE Executive Vice President Of Talent Relations.
Jim is a WWE Pay-Per-View Play-By-Play announcer.
Jim is a WWE RAW Play-By-Play announcer.
Jim is a former WWE SmackDown! Play-By-Play announcer.
Jim is a former WWF LiveWire show host.
Jim is a former WCW Saturday Night Play-By-Play announcer.
In early 1999, Ross was absent from RAW because of the death of his mother.
Jim is a sufferer of Bell's palsy, which sometimes results in temporary paralysis of his facial muscles.
Jim is a former Extreme Football League Play-by-Play announcer.
Jim maked an appearance in the film about the life of Andy Kaufman, Man On The Moon.
Governor Brad Henry named January 24
"Jim Ross Day" in Oklahoma.
Jim was "fired" from his play-by-play job by Vince and Linda McMahon on the October 3, 2005 episode of RAW. Linda confimed it by kicking him in the groin.
Jim made his WWF debut at WrestleMania IX in 1993.
His nickname is "J.R."
Jim Ross: Business is about to pick up!
Jim Ross: Lita that darn Jezebel!
Jim Ross: It's gonna be a slobberknocker.
Jim Ross: The Stunner! The Stunner! He hit the stunner!
Jim Ross: He's tougher than a two-dollar steak... He's tougher than a waffle house steak!
Jim Ross: Kane has just delivered a chokeslam all the way to Hell!
Jim Ross: Through Hellfire and Brimstone, here comes Kane.
Jim Ross:(about Chris Benoit) Benoit's heart is beating, so he's still competing!
Jim Ross: This is Wrestlemania! And folks, it don't get no better than this.
Jim Ross: Good God Almighty!! Good God Almighty!! That...That...That...near killed him!!!
Jim Ross: The fat lady isn't singing, she's eating a doughnut!
Jim Ross: This looks like a series of car wrecks!
Jim Ross: Well, I hope Kane chokeslams Bishoff straight to hell!