Jim Ross Discusses His One Man Show, The Possibility of CM Punk Attending His Chicago Show, More
Posted by Larry Csonka on 05.30.2014
See what JR has to say…
- Jim Ross will be at the House of Blues in Chicago this Saturday for his one man show, "An Evening with Jim Ross". He recently spoke with chicagonow.com about his show and more. Here are the highlights…
On His One Man Show: My show is directly targeted to wrestling fans, plain and simple. I have a very unique history with wrestling that covers 40 years. We talk about the early beginnings and how I was a fan and transformed into an announcer. There's a lot of interesting stories out there that I love telling. I have plenty of relationships that have covered 4 decades and the stories are endless. The most fun part of the presentation is fielding their questions. No questions are refused and if I don't know the answer I won't lie just to give an "answer". My show has some elements has some humor, philosophy, motivation and information. The audience really makes every show different. They are the focus and every group has their own interests.
On His Future in Announcing: It's foolish to close any door. I'm not looking to do anymore pro wrestling broadcasting, but if the right opportunity arises then I will listen. I'm not soliciting companies but I will always keep my ears open. It would be stupid for me to say it's over. I have my Podcast that is doing a lot of great things and I'm writing for FOX. So I'm staying busy but again I'm a wrestling fan, but as an entrepreneur. I am willing to try MMA or football if it's the right opportunity. But I can be selective right now and pick the opportunities that I feel are right for me.
On Surprise Guests and CM Punk Possibly Showing Up: We will just have to wait and see. The problem is just because I have surprise guests at previous shows, people automatically think more are lined up for the future locations. These kind of things happen with timing and geography. I don't book a show because I want to bring in surprise guests. If the opportunity presents itself, sure I would love for them to be a part of the presentation. I don't know what's available for Chicago but the obvious one is CM Punk. There are no plans for CM Punk to be at my show but stranger things have happened. I honestly don't know but he knows how I think of him. I hold him as high regard as a performer and more importantly as a man. The stars of the show are the fans in the audience. They are allowed to ask questions and pick my brain about anything. That's who has carried my career for a very long time and I'm happy to give back to them in this manner.