Q&A: Jim Ross talks about a lifetime love of wrestling

WWE Hall of Fame announcer is in Oklahoma City attending the NCAA Championship with his friend and former Oklahoma State standout Jerry Brisco.
by Jason Kersey Published: March 20, 2014
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Who was your favorite wrestler growing up?

Oh, of course, (Dan) Hodge. When I grew up in Oklahoma in the early ’60s, Hodge was the guy. He was as famous in a lot of our circles as Mickey Mantle was because he had done so well in wrestling. Three national championships. Never lost a match. Then he became a Golden Gloves boxing champion in the United States. Think about today how marketable that guy would be.


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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