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Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Novel Audio

Date: October 2017

Duration: 10 hours 54 minutes

Summary:

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.

Slobberknocker is the story of how an Oklahoman farm kid, with a vivid imagination and seemingly unattainable dreams, became The Voice of Wrestling to record TV audiences and millions of fans around the world.

Jim opens up about his life as an only child on a working farm, who became obsessed with professional wrestling having first saw it on his grandparent's TV. Even though the wrestling business was notoriously secretive and wary of outsiders, he somehow got a foot in the door to start a historic career, one where he held almost every job in the business from putting up the ring to calling matches, from driving his blind, drunk boss towards revenge, to consoling two naked 600 pound brothers in the shower room after a rough match.

With all those adventures and 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, Brock Lesnar, and The Rock to name a few. Readers will finally get the opportunity to hear never-before-told stories about the politics, wackiness, 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 success did not come without significant costs and unforeseen challenges to JR, including multiple bouts of severe facial paralysis called Bell's Palsy.

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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  • Kevin W

    Amazing book, couldn’t stop once I started! However I’m left wanting more!

  • Ray C

    My first ever full length Audiobook and it was amazing from start to finish. I could of listened to double the amount of hours than it was. Jim Ross will always be the voice of wrestling for me. What an amazing story told great by JR & Paul O'Brien. I hope there will be at least one more book.

  • JOSH G

    Jim Ross is THE voice of professional wrestling for multiple generations. In Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling, Mr. Ross gives listeners a glimpse behind the curtain of sports entertainment as he recounts the colorful characters and wild tales that ultimately led him all the way to WWE’s Hall of Fame. This is a must listen for all wrestling fans, but the hilarious stories and valuable life lessons will be enjoyed by all.

  • Nick B

    Fantastic story and the narration is perfect since it's in Jim Ross's voice.

  • Matt D

    Jim Ross is one of the nicest people I've met and not just in the wrestling business. I have only met JR once at the only London Wrestlecon and I could have waited in the line to see him all day, just listening to Jim talk to everyone he saw at his table as if they were the closest of friends. actually meeting him was a day I won't forget. later that day Jim did photo ops with fans which lasted longer than any wrestler that day including HBK Shawn Michaels and Bret The Hitman Hart but afterwards he was seen leaving a backroom to go to his hotel room and was surrounded by fans all trying to talk to him, get more photos and autographs. Jim never showed any sign of frustration or displeasure in practicality being mobbed, he just kindly spoke to fans, posed for photos and gave autographs. Jim being one of my favourite parts of wrestling started early as I was born in 1989 and started watching wrestling young and Good Ol JR was the soundtrack to my childhood of wrestling so as you could imagine when I heard Jim Ross was writing a book I was so excited. This is a 6 star book but I unfortunately can't rate more the 5 so that's that. Thank you Jim, God bless. We love you.