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17. Jim Ross Recalls His Drug Addiction Issues

During a recent interview with The A.V. Club, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross was asked about his autobiography “Slobberknocker: My Life In Wrestling” and his drug addiction issues being discussed in it. Below is what JR had to say:

“You’re going to hear about my addiction to drugs. I was addicted to Ambien and Xanax, together, with Crown Royal. I was on Uranus, and Pluto, and Neptune, and everywhere else late at night. Because I had severe sleep apnea – and still do – I stopped breathing 99 times in an hour in a sleep test. So I wasn’t in real great shape with that deal.

Ambien is a temporary medication for insomnia. Temporary. Not ten years. …It’s not a revolutionary story, it’s eye-opening, and shows it can happen to anybody. It was like smoking, I just decided one day to quit smoking, and stopped. Done, I’m done.”

Also during a recent interview with The A.V. Club, JR was asked which dream match he thinks has the feasibility of happening. While picking out the choices, Jim Ross noted that he won’t consider The Rock in this as he doesn’t think “The Great One” will return for one more match:

“I think The Rock is probably gonna be out of the equation.”

JR then noted that if The Rock runs for President, then that’s the only time he’ll return to WWE for a match:

“If he runs for President, he may come back for one more match to reconnect with that audience.”

JR then said that he would like to see “The Monster Among Men” take on “The Beast Incarnate”:

“I’m a different cat though, man. I’d like to see Braun Strowman – in a big build-up – against Brock Lesnar. I think that’d be a nice car crash.”

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