The Greatest announcer in any sport…EVER. As one message board junkie once said, "Jim Ross could call someone making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and I'd be entertained." Even to this day, when I choke-slam my God-Son Gabriel, I use Jim Ross' commentary...
Jim Ross's Hall of Fame - the first few times I watched this I would have a hard time not tearing up - when Ric Flair says you are "great" at something in wrestling, then you are great. Even if you don't watch all the videos, even if you didn't watch wrestling in the mid-to-late 90's, you will love this video.
Actually, you will probably watch this entire match, it's insane, it also happened at the old Civic Arena, so there's a Pittsburgh element to it; My brother Matt and I were watching this match one time alongside one of his longtime girlfriends, who not surprisingly knows zero about wrestling, and even she commented, "That announcer is awesome." When you ask my dad, now nearly 60, what are the top 4 sporting events you've ever seen LIVE? Without blinking an eye he'll say the Penguins winning the Stanley Cup in Detroit, The Pirates Wild-Card Playoff Game, the Mankind-Undertaker Hell in a Cell Match, and the Steelers winning the Super Bowl against Arizona…In that order…the man is damn near 60 years old, he's seen a lot (until last year the Wild Card Game wasn't even an option). As a result of the match, Mankind would suffer a dislocated jaw & shoulder, a bruised kidney, two broken ribs, one and a half missing teeth, a concussion, and 14 stitches beneath his lower lip --- it took him two months to recover; as you will easily note, Jim Ross' commentary is flawless - The Hell in a Cell Match could have it's own Wrestling Wednesday, but this is Jim Ross' finest hour as a commentator.
Although I don't watch wrestling all that much anymore, it would be a lot more entertaining if Jim Ross was on the call rather than the monotone Michael Cole - Michael Cole could put someone to sleep in the middle of the Main Event… God does he suck.
Good Ol' J.R. --- although my Wrestling Wednesdays aren't incredibly popular, (even my mom texts me randomly and asks "what does studio wrestling have to do with Pittsburgh?")…you must pay homage to Jim Ross - the best there has ever been.