Main Showroom

Jim Ross

Ringside with Jim Ross

A legend of professional wrestling shares amazing stories, AND answers audience questions. Featuring Chad Dukes from WJFK.

August 10

  • Price: $25 general admission, $75 VIP (preferred seating and pre-show meet-and-greet)
  • Showtimes: Thursday 8 p.m. (doors 7 p.m.). VIP meet-and-greet 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Featuring: Chad Dukes from WJFK
  • JR's website


To most fans, "Good Ole J.R." is the voice of professional wrestling. His career as an announcer and executive has spanned decades and continents. Now he's returning to the nation's capital to share more stories from his incredible life. You can get a ringside seat for an evening with one of the industry's most influential and unforgettable personalities -- and the night closes with a no-holds-barred question-and-answer session.

There are 100 VIP tickets available to this event. VIP ticketholders get preferred seating at the tables closest to the stage, as well as admission to a pre-show meet-and-greet / photo op / autograph session.


Jim Ross, or famously referred to as "Good Ole J.R.", has been one of wrestling’s most influential figures, both as an executive and as the most recognizable announcer in the business. Known to sports entertainment fans around the world as the Voice of Professional Wrestling, J.R. has nearly done it all. He has traveled the world and had a ringside seat for some of the most amazing moments in pro wrestling history, while being welcomed into the homes of millions of viewers each and every week.

In April 2017, J.R. signed a new contract with WWE, making a surprise guest appearance to call the Undertaker’s apparent last match at WrestleMania 33. Good Ole J.R. entertains fans with his weekly Ross Report podcast and is still a fixture on television through his broadcast work for New Japan Pro Wrestling on Mark Cuban’s AXS Network. He also calls the play-by-play for boxing on CBS, alongside Al Bernstein.

Over the course of his illustrious career, he broadcasted football games at nearly every level and league, including the NFL, high school and college, and was a football, basketball and baseball official. Outside of sports entertainment, Ross is a New York Times bestselling author, barbecue sauce entrepreneur and steadfast advocate for Bell’s palsy, a disease which has affected him since 1994, in addition to being the National Chairman of Headlock on Hunger. He is also an avid supporter of the Oklahoma Sooners football team, and can often be found along the sidelines of their games.

Nowadays, he spends time with his fans on the road, sharing his life story via his one-man show: RINGSIDE with Jim Ross. With his signature 200X Resistol hat and renowned southern charm, RINGSIDE with Jim Ross allows fans to get up close and personal with Ross and the world of sports entertainment. J.R. shares stories and anecdotes from his time with legends such as Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock and Mick Foley, to his recruiting and hiring of modern day superstars like John Cena and Brock Lesnar during his tenure as WWE’s EVP of Talent Relations. From ringside to backstage, over a span of four decades, Ross was present for nearly all of pro wrestling’s memorable clashes and spectacular moments, giving him an insider’s view on the sport, industry and its superstars. No stone remains unturned during his tell-all, intimate and interactive event.