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Jim Ross Talks The Challenges Of Braun Strowman Being A Heel & Dash Wilder Breaking His Jaw

During the latest edition of the Ross Report, WWE Hall of Famer discussed several topics surrounding WWE. Here are some highlights:

Braun Strowman being a heel, and potential challenges:

“I wonder sometimes, just asking out loud here, is Strowman such a strong character that there will be a pocket of fans that live through that vicariously as a big monster, therefore it might be challenging him to be that traditional big heel that we have been used to seeing over the years. Is that a bad thing? I’m just talking out loud here with my talking points, but I like Strowman, but I just think it might be challenging with the way he is working, and his look, with his destructive mission, which might be challenging for him to be this monstrous villain because what is there really to hate?  Especially working with Roman Reigns, who is controversial as well, so Braun Strowman beating up Roman Reigns does not make him a heel, so it’s going to be challenging. I believe both guys are going to be big stars, which is what you want, for them to be big stars.”

Dash Wilder’s suffering from a broken jaw:

“Wilder has a fractured jaw and will be out a couple of months. Here’s how I perceive this: Dash Wilder and his partner, in times of somewhat rehabilitation, let’s say, they are going to come back better than they left because they are going to study and put the mental pieces back together, take it apart and put it back together. I feel badly that Wilder is hurt, but I believe he will come back a more viable talent than ever before he left because he has two months to study his game and heal the rest of his body, which isn’t a bad thing.”

You can listen to the entire podcast here. 

Jim Ross One-Man Show “Ringside With Jim Ross” On May 21st In Chicago

WWE issued the following:

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is coming to Chicago this May just in time for WWE Backlash!

J.R.’s one-man show, “RINGSIDE with Jim Ross,” will come to Zanies Rosemont in Chicago. The show features a Q&A with Ross about his over four-decade career in sports-entertainment, as well as an available VIP session with the chance to meet Good Ol’ J.R. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. at ticketfly.com.

The exclusive VIP meet-and-greet session will be at noon and will be available to only 50 people before the show starts at 2 p.m.

Jim Ross Talks About His New 2 Year WWE Deal & Talks How His Wife’s Death, Helped Others

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross was interviewed by FoxSports where he revealed that he and WWE have signed a 2 year deal. Here are some highlights:

More details on his new 2 year deal with WWE:

“It has a specific number of dates that I’m obligated to work, which I think is good for me,” Ross said. “So look at it this way: I got my jersey back. I got brought back to my home team, and my opportunities back in WWE, I’m sure, will be multi-fold.

“They’ve got a lot of things that I can contribute (to), and I’ve been so blessed in the business that I’ve done so many different things,” Ross continued. “I’ve been an administrator and a syndicator, a marketing rep, a VP of broadcasting, a head of talent relations. But the fun part is what I did tonight.

“I hope to have more ‘fun part’ assignments in the future, but I’ve got my jersey back,” he reiterated. “So if the team needs me to play, to work more than they anticipated because they need it, I’m in.”

On His Wife Jan & How Her Death Helped Others:

“Since she passed, four people have had their lives saved with her organs, and I feel so proud of her,” Ross said. “And it may not mean a damn thing to you or me if we don’t know someone who was a recipient of an organ from a donor, but because of this (those people) are alive, they’re productive, they have their family — they’re doing everything that all of us want to do.

“She was my whole life, and my life will never be the same,” Ross adds later, revisiting the topic after WrestleMania, “but — and I think this is what she would say — you’re challenged to work through this, come out on the other side whole, and do positive things.”

Read the entire interview here. 

Jim Ross Negotiating For Full Time WWE Gig

Source: Wrestling Observer

Dave Meltzer is reporting that Jim Ross is in negotiations with WWE for a full-time return to WWE. Meltzer doesn’t believe that Ross will be apart of weekly Raw or Smackdown shows, but could return for PPV’s or perhaps just the big four PPV’s.

Meltzer also believes that Ross’ deal with the WWE comes by way of the company not wanting Ross to be involved with the World of Sports project in the UK. WWE current deal with Ross should not impact his role broadcasting NJPW on AXS TV.

Jim Ross Talks Returning To WWE & His Late Wife, Jan.

WWE hall of famer, Jim Ross was recently interviewed by ESPN and spoke about coming back to WWE, losing his wife Jan & more. Here are some highlights:

Coming Back To WWE:

“She [Jan] and I started to talk about this weekend a long time ago. She was excited about the potential of me rejoining the WWE. She always believed that was our home. She had great friends and great relationships there from Vince and Linda, right on down. They loved her, especially Linda. Linda McMahon was one of my wife’s big heroes. I know Jan had done ample shopping because we had been invited to go to the Hall of Fame so we could walk the red carpet. She was really, really excited about that. Her other wish was to hear me get introduced and hear, ‘Boomer Sooner.’ Maybe she will.”

WWE talent knowing his wife Jan:

“So many of them knew my wife and many of them reached out endlessly in the last 10 days which has really been cool. They knew Jan well. When we’d have someone come off the road to Stamford to do stuff, we’d have them over. Steve Austin came there a lot and I think that’s where we bonded. He’d come in and bring his gear and he’d say, ‘Can I use your washer and dryer?’ Well, she wouldn’t let him use the washer and dryer, she just did his laundry, but she did that for others and she cooked. It was a female voice to talk to that cared. So as the ‘coach’s wife,’ she was the star of the team, much more than me, she was the star of the team.”

“I want to believe and I have no reason not believe that it’s going to feel good. I have seen my friends here and they’re my extended family. I spent 21 years with that company. I’d like to think Jan and I played a small part in helping retool the publicly traded WWE after staving off bankruptcy and some bad financial problems that we all battled through. It would be very cathartic. She wanted to go shopping and wear her good threads on the Hall of Fame red carpet, and she wanted to hear the crowd reaction if I got to come down to call a match. We can’t do anything about the Hall of Fame and the red carpet, but maybe we can do something about the other.”

Watch the interview here.

*SPOILER* WWE Hall Of Famer Calling Match At WrestleMania 33

Source: PWinsider.com

Based on reports, WWE hall of famer Jim Ross has signed a new contract with WWE and will be calling a single match at WrestleMania 33. The report indicates that Ross will be calling the Lesnar vs. Goldberg match for the Universal Championship.

No additional details have been released on his contract or if this is just a one time commitment. Hopefully we should have more details when available.

Jim Ross Says His Wife Would Have Wanted Him To Attend WrestleMania 33 Week In Orlando

As reported, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is heading to Orlando this week to fulfill his WrestleMania 33 obligations, despite losing his wife Jan last week from an accident. Jim will be announcing two ringside shows on Saturday and Sunday.

Ross took to his official website and blogged on why he’s still making the trip.

For those who may be wondering why I’ve decided to go to Orlando and participate in Wrestlemania week it is simply because I truly think that is what Jan would have wanted. I will be able to be around friends and fans in a positive environment of which I feel that I need.

The alternative was to stay home and continue to be reminded of what I’ve lost, if that makes sense. Being around my old friends and the many fans that I hope to interact with in Orlando is a blessing that I need to experience. Jan loved Wrestlemania week I think as much as Christmas because she shopped, she loved Louis Vuitton, would get dressed up and could be entertained for hours simply conversing with the many people and friends that we connected with during our 21 year run together in WWE. That’s not including all our WCW friends we knew in Atlanta who will also be in Orlando for a variety of reasons.

Our talent relations department had an unprecedented run in WWE as evidenced by the stars that our team was able to sign, train and develop. Many of these talents are still major, WWE contributors today. Jan was a huge part of that team as her hosting ‘in home visits’ from a variety of talents over the years and feeding them home cooked meals, listening to them and being their friend, and their spouse’s friend with no agenda was a huge asset for our WWE team.

Jan’s organs have saved four lives thus far which is a bountiful blessing for our family and I know that Jan would have been proud that she could help so many folks get a new lease on their lives. If you aren’t an organ donor, please consider such as it is something that Jan and I believed in and I am also a organ donor thanks to my wife’s passion regarding the matter.

For those who have lost a loved one unexpectedly, you know of what I am experiencing as not an hour goes by that I don’t get taken back to reality that my best friend and soul mate is gone forever.

Jan and I have a four year old male, silver Persian cat named Mickey. Mickey can’t find his”Mom” aka my wife Jan. Little Mickey is distraught and won’t eat and is listless. I hope that he kicks out of his malaise, same as me actually, at some point but until then it’s heartbreaking to hear the little fella crying. I have no shame in saying that I’ve shed ample tears regarding Mickey’s reaction to his most devoted love one not being here any longer.

Mick Foley Remembers Jan Ross

Mick Foley took to Facebook to remember the late Jan Ross, the wife of Hall of FAmer Jim Ross who passed away yesturday following an accident on Monday.

See his post below:

“REMEMBERING JAN ROSS

It seems impossible to believe that I will never see Jan Ross again. I can’t believe she’s gone. I can see her smile. I can hear her voice. So kind. Such warmth. I always enjoyed talking to her – in the hallways of too many arenas to count, at WWE charitable events, and on so many occasions in the green room before my shows, where she and JR thought enough of me to venture out into the night to hear my stories. She always asked about my children; knew each of their names, and truly cared. It’s truly a sad moment in time for our community. We have lost a beloved member, and Jim Ross has lost the love of his life. My deepest sympathies to Jim, Jan’s family, and everyone who loved her. My prayers are with all of you at this time.”

Jim Ross’ Wife Passes Away

As we’ve been reporting this week, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross’ wife was involved in a accident while riding her Vespa on her way home. She wasn’t wearing a helmet and was in critical condition upon arriving at the hospital. She underwent surgery, but remained in critical condition.

Jim Ross went to twitter yesturday and revealed that his wife has passed away. MOC sends out deepest condolences for his loss.

See his tweet below.

Several talents would send their condolences to Ross:

Jim Ross’ Wife Remains In Critical Condition Following Surgery

As reported yesturday, Jim Ross’ wife was involved in a series accident when her vespa was struck by a vehicle on her way home. She was not wearing a helmet at that time and suffered multiple skull fractures. Ross noted on twitter that she was in surgery and in critical condition.

In an update today, Ross say that his wife still remains in critical condition following surgery and thanked fans for the continuing support.

See his tweet below:

MOC sends our prays to him and his wife during this difficult time.