For those of us who grew up during the renaissance of professional wrestling known as WWE's Attitude Era, Jim Ross was the voice of Monday night. He was like having another Pappaw whose job was to banter with Jerry "The King" Lawler and shout color commentary.
"Good God almighty! It's a slobberknocker!" he'd drawl in Oklahoman.
We're happy to report that, after a brief retirement (or... something), Ross is again calling matches and, in fact, he's headed this weekend to the fictional home of another excitable J.R. -- J.R. Ewing.
On July 21, Southfork Ranch will host a Dallas-themed event by Ardmore, Oklahoma-based professional wrestling promotion World Class Revolution, founded and owned by wrestler Jerry "The Boss" Bostic. The card features other names fans might recognize:
- MVP: Current World Class World Heavyweight Champion, former WWE United States Champion and former WWE Tag Team Champion (with Matt Hardy)
- Scott Steiner: Former WCW World Heavyweight Champion and one-half of the Steiner Brothers, 11-time WWE Tag Team Champions
- Chavo Guerrero, Jr.: Nephew of late WWE superstar Eddie Guerrero, with whom he held the WWE Tag Team Championship, and member of El Paso wrestling family, Los Guerreros
- Marshall Von Erich and Ross Von Erich: Current World Class Tag Team Champions and third-generation members of the famous North Texas Von Erich family
The event also features special guest Charlene Tilton, who portrayed Lucy Ewing for most of the record breaking prime time soap opera's original run in the 1980s and '90s and again in its 2012 reboot.
Tickets start at $10. Children ages 12 and under are free with a paid adult.