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Podcast Review – The Ross Report

Ross Report review

It’s great to be a wrestling fan these days.

There’s a plethora of fantastic wrestling news sites out there. The WWE Network is on its way. And one of the most trustworthy forms of entertainment is the wrestling podcast.

We’ve written about our enjoyment of Konnan and Court Bauer’s MLW Radio (including their recent addition of Jim Cornette).

We’ve rejoiced over The Steve Austin Show.

Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho is terrific (is there anything that Jericho isn’t good at?). Seek out his two-episode show with Chavo Guerrero. It may be the single greatest wrestling podcast ever.

Even WWE is doing a podcast on the 30 years of WrestleMania, hosted by Rene Young.

And now, there’s the Ross Report hosted by Jim Ross.

The Ross Report Review

When I wrote about who could possibly be next in the wrestling podcast game, my first choice was Jim Ross. The greatest wrestling announcer should have a podcast. It seems natural. And based on his first episode with none other than Stone Cold Steve Austin, it is very natural.

JR’s a professional. He’s done football. Sean Grande has had him on Boston Celtics games recently. And he’d probably be really good at doing the UFC play by play. All podcasting is really is a back and forth conversation in the guise of an interview.

On his new show, the Ross Report, Ross keeps a similar sense of humor that you’ll read in his blogs and Q&A’s on his website. He’s honest about his time in WWE and while he doesn’t necessarily take shots at them, there is a little wink, wink humor, like him knowing the exact day that they asked him to stop working for the company (or however you want to put it).

Surprisingly, he forced Austin into a few tough conversations such as why he never had that classic match with the Undertaker, or why he never did the match with Hulk Hogan. As usual, Austin doesn’t pull punches with his answers and you get some real insight into the greatest ever WWE superstar.

My favorite part of the conversation is when they discuss why Austin would probably not come back to have another match. While Austin has talked about it before on his show, he’s more clear in his reasoning here. He doesn’t ever not want to be Stone Cold Steve Austin to his fans and has real fear over the type of performance he’d be able to give.

If Ross’ shows are anything like the first one, he’ll be a must listen every Wednesday.

You can listen to the show below:


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