Jim Ross is often called the greatest pro wrestling announcer in history, with many not batting an eye before putting him right on to the Mount Rushmore of wrestling announcers. Now, Jim Ross is revealing his own personal Mount Rushmore of wrestling announcers.
Speaking on the Top Rope Nation Podcast, Jim took some time to heap praise on those that paved the way for him and some that he was lucky to work with over the course of a career that spans across multiple decades.
The following quotes were passed along by Ryan Droste.
"Gordon Solie, Bob Caudill, Lance Russell, Gorilla Monsoon would be four off the top of my head that I would put on there,” Ross revealed. “If you included color guys, color commentators, that would certainly include Bobby Heenan, who may be the best all-around performer I've ever worked with, as far as being an outstanding wrestler, a great heel, a manager, a host, a color guy. He excelled in everything he did. And nobody in that era was better or that area was better than Bobby, in my view. So Bobby Heenan would be on that list, Paul Heyman would be one, Jerry Lawler would be one. Lawler, Heyman, Cornette (was a) great color guy....When you ask the announcers, I just assumed it was like my role as a play by play guy. So those four I mentioned I think would be there quite easily. There's a very subjective list like everything else, but there's my favorites."
Hear the entirety of Jim Ross' interview with Top Rope Nation, including thoughts on Austin's heel turn at WrestleMania 17, how AEW and WWE are different to work with, his current relationship with Vince McMahon, the process of writing his new book, and so much more.