• WWE Hall Of Famer Says Some Fans Wanted Him Dead After Recent Slip Of The Tongue
We recently reported about Jim Ross accidentally saying ‘WWE Dynamite’ instead of ‘AEW Dynamite’, the actual name of the show he was calling.
You can check it out below:
J.R. addressed the situation on the newest episode of his weekly ‘Grilling JR’ podcast and revealed further details about the situation.
Here’s what the 2007 WWE Hall of Famer said:
“I don’t know much more I can say when I addressed it, I made a mistake, it was inadvertent and I’m very sorry I did it obviously, it’s embarrassing. All of a sudden out of that one or two second bite, here’s what comes out of that for some wrestling fans and I say some wrestling fans because I’m still a devotee of our business, I have great respect for the fans.
They have supported my efforts undeniably for years, through Jan’s death, leaving WWE. Whatever it may be, they’ve always stood fast. I think the criticism I’ve received has been from a vast minority of defiant young males and some females who ascertain these points.
[People said] I’ve had a stroke, by the way I’ve never had a stroke but that’s been diagnosed on the internet from my faupaux, I’ve had a stroke. I’ve had a battle with Bell’s Palsy, I’ve actually had three bouts with Bell’s Palsy. That I have onset dementia, which wouldn’t surprise me, it’s going to happen to everybody some ways or another.
But man I got everything on that thing from people wanting me to die. Here’s what’s sad about that deal, it’s not about my mispronouncing, this is a much bigger issue in my opinion. That’s all this is folks, my opinion. It’s the flavor of the country right now, it’s just where we are and it’s sad, I don’t even know what you call it, the cancel culture. It was a little rugged.
The thing about it is people misquote information, without any thought, there’s no conscious involved. It’s not the fact that I might get this right if I say JR has onset dementia, but then what if you’re wrong? How do you pull that back in? Well, it’s out there so you don’t pull it back in.
It was an interesting week, bottom line, guys I’ve been doing this a long time, I still work every week to get better at my job.
But I can tell you this was all on me and we had a hell of a show. That [Sammy] Guevara – MJF match was outstanding, one of the better matches I’ve called in years and years but the whole show was strong. The close of the show, those two young kids, both in their mid-20s, knew the responsibility of closing the show and how important it was. For everybody surrounding them, for our fans to deliver.
I had the sense that leading into that last match, I thought that we had a really strong show leading up to that main event. People were expecting greatness and I think that’s what those two guys delivered.”
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• Old School WWWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 97th birthday of Old School WWWF Legend Bobo Brazil (Real name: Houston Harris).
Bobo wrestled for several territories during his career, just like the World Wide Wrestling Federation, Big Time Wrestling, Jim Crockett Promotions, World Wrestling Association, and Championship Wrestling from Florida.
The former WWWF U.S. Heavyweight Champion and former World Negro Heavyweight Champion was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame (now known as WWE Hall of Fame) in 1994 by his friend “The Big Cat” Ernie Ladd.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE!
July 10, 1924 – January 20, 1998