JR Discusses His Availability For Raw’s 1000th Episode, His Role On The Revamped NXT, Those Who Make Fun Of His Bell’s Palsy, More

Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website. Below are some highlights:

-WWE is approaching the 1000th episode of Monday night Raw in St. Louis on July 23. I’ve got to believe that this will be a hot ticket in St. L. I’ve cleared my calendar in case I’m called upon to be a part of the festivities. The best years of my WWE career were spent doing the live, Monday Night Raw broadcasts when, often times, the chips were down during the Monday night wars. Being a part of WWE’s franchise broadcast was a honor. I hope that those that are engaged in today’s Monday night process fully realize how special it is to be along for the ride on Monday nights and never approach the gig as merely a job. 

-I got tons of tweets this week from fans who enjoyed the new, NXT. I worked on all of the first four broadcasts and appear in the main event segments in the next round of four shows. Partnering with William Regal was an enjoyable experience as we tried to make the show about the talents by using objectivity and honesty and not being the “Battling Bickerson’s.” The job of every broadcaster in this genre is to enhance and better represent the talents in ways in which the viewer will emotionally invest and not roll their eyes in absurd disbelief.

-Amazing how some jerk-offs on Twitter are either making fun of me for having Bells palsy or blaming me for what appears regarding it on TV. If it doesn’t bother me at this point in time in my life then why should it bother others?  I have long since stepped away from my issues with Bells and refuse to allow it to dictate any phase of my life to me. It will not define me. When I’m told to “grow a set” I’d suggest to those tools that I grew “a set” long ago specifically when I walked to the ring to broadcast a Wrestlemania main event with half my face hanging and I had to hold it up to speak to where I could be understood. I can only surmise that those making these cowardly remarks are younger, defiant males and if that assumption is true I am truly worried about the future with those individuals as potential leaders in our world. However, perhaps I shouldn’t be worried as people like this are rarely successful or viable contributors in any society. My life is too blessed to worry about what turds say on Twitter about me or what occurs on a satirical skit in an entertainment based, TV show. Lighten up, Francis!

Click here to read JR’s latest in its entirety.

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  • Noah

    Can’t be a good show with out jr

  • nefty131

    Omg a well written piece concerning JR’s bells palsy. Much respect to that man. It definitely puts the ridiculers in place. As well as acknowledgeing VKM smark skit towards him. Those that want to keep making it a topic need to grow up, ailments and health conditions are a part of life. It’s how we overcome and handle them that is the true story worth telling.

    • Anand

      Without a doubt JR is the best announcer the wwe has seen or probably ever see. I heard/saw that WM match. Doing commentary at such a health condition requires more than a pair and hats off to him for that. Anyone who wants to make fun of his condition can GTH…

      We miss you JR. Hope to see you on the 1000th episode of RAW

    • Blazeking

      I said it before that JR & Vince must go toe-to-toe with jokes about each other. It's great when you can make fun of each others flaws and just laugh about it. JR still has a job in WWE no matter what and might I add that he looks bada** with a goatee!

  • Bignut72

    Love the “Stripes” reference at the end. One of the funniest movies ever!

  • CJ ROB

    Who would have the insane idea that good ol’ JR’s bells palsey is something that simply growing a pair can get you over. The simple fact of the matter is that if one has a disease that could very easily take away a dream life doing what you love doing, and one doesn’t allow it to even infringe upon said dream life then that man has a set of balls much larger than mine, and I’m in the military and have VOLUNTEERED to deploy to Iraq on two seperate occasions. Thank you JR. You are the true voice of the WWE Universe

  • Thumpa

    JR and Regal were awesome together, calling the moves, putting the talent over in the ring to make the viewer invest a bit more in everything, the other commentators in WWE could learn a thing or 2 about this pairing!

  • AnacondaVise

    I love JR! Raw just isn't the same with out him.

  • eric

    Jr is the best I have alot of respect 4 him keep up the gud work

  • stoney

    I hate Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara for creating the Oklahoma character

  • Mike L

    JR and Regal should do Raw.
    Josh Matthews and King should do Smackdown.
    Booker T and Matt Striker should do NXT.
    And Michael Cole should do the unemployment line. :)

    • Seb

      JR is a legend hall of famer in this industry, no doubt. But his time at the RAW Announce Booth has come & gone and we have to move on to the future, enough living in the past WWE Universe! Here's my announcing suggestions..
      RAW: Michael Cole & Matt Striker
      SMACKDOWN: Todd Grisham (I wish), Booker T & JBL.