Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling Read Online Free - There are few people who have been in the wrestling business longer than Jim Ross. And those who have made it as long as he has (half a century to be exact) probably made enemies or burned bridges. But that’s just not JR.
Known as the voice of the WWE, Slobberknocker is the story of Jim Ross’s life―probably the most notable person connected to the sport who has never wrestled. He opens up about his life growing up on a farm in Oklahoma and his discovering of wrestling to somehow getting a foot in the door to the business that started a historic career, one where he held almost every job in the business―from putting up the ring to calling matches, to finding talent, to booking programs, to handling payroll. With all those responsibilities, he’s also recognized as the man who built and nurtured a once-in-a-generation talent roster that took the WWE to new heights, including “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and The Rock to name a few. Readers will finally get the opportunity to hear never-before-told stories about the politics and personalities of all the biggest stars.
But this isn’t just a wrestling story. It’s a story about overcoming adversity and achieving your dreams. As someone who has suffered multiple bouts of Bell’s Palsy, Ross has never given up on a dream that is still going strong.
Currently the host of the podcast The Ross Report, any fan of wrestling―from the territory days to today―will be enthralled with stories from the road and behind the scenes. Slobberknocker is the first time Ross tells his story―and you don’t want to miss it!
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October 06, 2017
Slobberknocker is the biography of wrestling announcer Jim Ross.
My first exposure to Jim Ross was during that shot time when a St. Louis station carried Bill Watts' UWF syndicated show. After that, I listen to him call matches in WCW and finally, the WWF/WWE. When I saw he was working on a book,...
January 22, 2018
I grew up with my head in the clouds of professional wrestling. For the last 25 years I’ve been saturated by it in the best possible way, using it not only a source of excitement and entertainment, but as a crutch too, a walking stick to life in general. While some folks watch and soak up the atm...
December 25, 2017
Light on details
If you're looking for a light read, this book is for you. It gives an overview of his early life up through 1999. However, if you're looking for a detailed look into his life, this isn't it. The chapters are short and read more like blog entries.
January 06, 2018
Big fan of Jim Ross and always enjoy reading wrestling biographies. A nice look at his early life and career up to the height of the Attitude Era in 1998. Hopefully, there will be a follow-up to fill in the last 20 years of his career as well.
August 18, 2017
I received an Advanced Reading Copy of this book. As expected with Jim Ross, who has been in the wrestling business since the late 1970s, there is tons of good stories in here. Ross talks about working his way in Bill Watts's Mid South Wrestling all they way to the WWE. There are stories about st...
November 09, 2017
I've been looking forward to SLOBBERKNOCKER since Jim Ross teased an autobiography years ago. He's one of the greatest minds in the wrestling business, and I knew any book he wrote would overflow with great stories of the industry's characters, promotions, and changes. The stories met my expectat...
December 11, 2017
Very early in the book, JR talks about how he forgot to close the pen and his dad's prized breeding dog got knocked up by one of her pups. When it had the inbred puppies, his dad put them in a sack, gave JR a hammer, and told him to go the dump and take care of it. JR talks about how sad he was h...
January 05, 2018
Growing up, one of my favorite things in life was professional wrestling. I watched broadcasts of the local circuits in the Oklahoma region like WCW or Mid-South but also watched telecasts from other regions such as Georgia Championship wrestling on TBS, CWA out of the Memphis area, and even a li...
October 16, 2017
For wrestling fans beginning the 1980s, there are few names more synonymous with the sport than Jim Ross. He is many fans' favorite play-by-play guy and the playing of Boomer Sooner as his introduction brings fans to their feet. Like all of us, he has a story, and it begins in Oklahoma.
December 13, 2017
I have been anticipating JR's autobiography for quite awhile. I am not disappointed the book only goes through his return to announcing at Wrestlemania XV in 1999 because that leaves plenty to work with for a second book, and if Chris Jericho and Mick Foley both can have four autobiographies (as...