It Came From YouTube: Jim Ross is cranky on LiveWire!

15 Submitted by on Sun, 02 November 2014, 02:00

Someone posted this on The Fan Forum and I had to share it here.

It’s Jim Ross answering caller questions on WWE’s call-in show from 1996 “LiveWire”.

And boy oh boy, Jim Ross must’ve been having a really bad morning that day!

Maybe his cowboy hat was on too tight?

Could this Blade’s inspiration for his “Angry Jim” character?

P.S- Nice Cosby sweater, Jim.

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15 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Jim Ross is cranky on LiveWire!"
  1. John C says:

    JR was annoyed because Vince wanted him to introduce fake T.L. Hopper and fake Freddy Joe Floyd to join up with fake Diesel and Razor as the WWF’s version of the NWO.

    • Darryl Stewart says:

      I was too distracted by Russo’s mullet to notice much else but I wish WWE still believed they didn’t need people Jim Ross’ age then (mid-late 40s) wrestling. At some point, it would be nice if they would actually build around youth instead of part-timers coming back every WrestleMania to remind people who the “real” stars are.


  2. Brad says:

    Imagine if Livewire was on now? People would call in to insult Cena and namedrop Chris Benoit on a regular basis just to see if it made it on the air lol

    • Jinx says:

      “Hey this is Jim Ross and you’re on LiveWire.”
      “Cena Sucks!”
      “Next Caller, LiveWire.”
      “Ummm…uhhh… J.R. I just wanted to get your uhhh…opinion on…uhhh….”
      “On why…Cena sucks!”
      “Next Caller…”

      I would actually pay to see that. It’d be like that public access show where people called in and pretended to discuss the topic of the episode at first and then insulting the hell out of the host lol.

  3. Rose Harmon says:

    I agree. It seems like WWE does a lot of coasting on past successes.

  4. Mike says:

    I remember seeing this live as a kid and even at the time I thought, “Wow. This is harsh.”

  5. the14thListener says:

    Apparently someone outside the company was quick enough to get “” in a classic “Screen Name” squatting move.

    • Jinx says:

      Not really… AOL at the time (and for a while after) had a 10 character limit when it came to usernames and WWFLiveWire has 11 characters in it. So 1 letter in that username for them had to go. I guess WWFLiveWir just doesn’t work as much as WWFLivWire heh.

      • the14thListener says:

        I had no idea, my AOL screename was only seven characters long and never tried to create another. I think I would also with WWFLivWir instead of WWFLiveWir.

  6. The Doctor of Style says:

    Who wouldn’t be cranky wearing that sweater?

    • the14thListener says:

      Bill Cosby wouldn’t be cranky, well until all the accusations started coming out. I’d guess Blade can’t use him as a character unless his name gets cleared.

  7. Mister Forth says:

    Between JR’s sweater and Russo’s hair, if you didn’t already know it was the 1990’s, this was the indication.

  8. anon says:

    J.R. Huxtable

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