Jim Ross Names One WWE Match He Wishes He Could Have Called

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Jim Ross has named the one match that he wishes he could have called, but unfortunately, he was off TV when it happened.

There are many wrestling fans that might name Jim Ross the greatest play-by-play announcer in the history of the business. For a lot of us, Good Ol’ JR was the voice of our generation as the lead play-by-play announcer on WWE TV during the Attitude Era in the late 1990s and throughout the 2000s.

In addition to his WWE broadcasting career which lasted about 20 years, JR also served as the Head of Talent Relations from the late 1990s into the mid-2000s when WWE had an incredible roster led by names like “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Undertaker, The Rock, Triple H, Mick Foley aka “Mankind” and many others.

During a recent episode of his popular Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross was asked if there was one match that he wishes he got to call. For that, JR went back to a match that aired on the January 4th, 1999 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw (it was taped six days earlier).

“Real easy, Foley’s championship when I was out with Bell’s Palsy. And Michael Cole handled that assignment, did well. So I’d say Foley, because the journey I’ve been on with Foley and the effort that it took to get him hired, first of all, would have been, always comes to my mind.”

“I sat home, watched it, was happy, tears in my eyes for Mick because he finally made it to the top of that mountain that he had been climbing for so long. So I would say Foley winning the title would be the match that if I could go back in time to lay my voice on would have been probably the one.”

Jim Ross signed with All Elite Wrestling in early 2019 as one of their biggest signings. After being on Dynamite for the first few years, he is on Rampage these days on Friday nights. After making his debut in pro wrestling in 1974, JR is still contributing to the business he loves nearly 50 years later.

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