Why Jim Ross Wouldn’t Say No To A Movie About His Life

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Legendary wrestling announcer Jim Ross is open to the idea of a movie about his life and has explained why he feels that way.

It was 50 years ago in 1974 when Jim Ross got involved in the pro wrestling business. Like many people, Ross started at the bottom and worked his way up until he became recognized as one of the best wrestling announcers ever.

The peak of Jim Ross likely came during his WWE run that started in 1993 and lasted about 25 years with a few twists/turns along the way. Man fans think of good ol’ JR and Jerry “The King” Lawler as arguably the best announce team in wrestling history.

When AEW launched in January 2019, one of the biggest names they hired right away was Jim Ross, whose WWE run ended and he became one of the lead voices in All Elite Wrestling in the first few years of the company. JR is still in the company after battling health issues in recent years, but he’s there more on a part-time basis.

Jim Ross Would Welcome A Movie About His Life

On a recent episode of his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross admitted he would be open to a movie about his life even though it would be a massive undertaking to cover his story.

“Sure, if it’s going to make some money and be an interesting project to consume, but those things take a whole life of their own. There may be years of development, so I’ve never looked at it really seriously, but saying I’d turn it down would be a falsehood. It would be fun, but it is a massive undertaking. Massive.”

“I saw something online the other day where some show was getting ready to be produced, and it had been in development for four and a half years. Hell, I don’t know if I have four and a half years left to babysit it. Then you get into the creative process. I was surprised, pleasantly so, that the Von Erich movie did as well as it did creatively. They all seemed to be on the same page. That’s probably because there weren’t too many cooks in the kitchen. Kevin Von Erich seemed to be the point man as far as the family is concerned. That makes it easier.”

“I can only imagine how it would have been if it was all the brothers. It’s just a major undertaking, and it’s a young man’s business. Maybe someday, somebody will have the idea to do something based on my three books. The next book is imminent.”

The Von Erich movie that JR referred to is called The Iron Claw and is now out on streaming services after being in the movie theatres in late 2023.

H/T Fightful