Available now, for the first time in decades, exclusively on AdFreeShows.com, fans are able to listen to the interview archives from the “Wrestling with Jim Ross” radio show with the release of “Studio Sessions with Jim Ross.”
Long before he was a recognized Hall of Famer, and before his current role as senior advisor and lead announcer for All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Ross manned the radio airwaves and hosted “Wrestling with Jim Ross.” The hour-long program that ran on WSB Radio in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday nights, from 1991 to 1993, gave listeners an inside view to the world of wrestling and had a who’s who of wrestling legends as guests.
“Studio Sessions with Jim Ross,” is a peek into the past of professional wrestling, and will give listeners a chance to hear interviews between The Voice of Wrestling™ and industry icons like Ric Flair and Jesse Ventura, as well as riveting conversations with wrestling royalty that has since passed such as Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Dusty Rhodes and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.
“I’m excited to be able to provide these archives to our Ad-Free Shows family, and have the ability to revisit what was a very interesting time in our industry,” said Ross. “These tapes are like stepping in a time machine. I hope our listeners enjoy being able to hear some familiar voices in a setting that was very unique for the time. And also we get to hear some folks who are no longer with us, but have played a huge part in where the wrestling business is today.”
“What people might not realize about the tapes on ‘Studio Session with Jim Ross,’ is that, in the early 90s, fans didn’t have nearly the access to the wrestlers as they do today. Social media obviously didn’t exist, and fans couldn’t hop on the internet and see details about their favourite wrestlers,” added AdFreeShows.com founder and podcast host Conrad Thompson. “The business was much more protected, so to speak. These interviews were a rare chance for the wrestlers to let their guard down a little and not necessarily be in full character. This format was really ahead of its time and a precursor to a lot of what we see today.”
A new “Studio Sessions with Jim Ross” will drop weekly on AdFreeShows.com.
Watch an extract here: StudioSessionsWithJimRoss
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