Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website. He discusses Raw 1000 in detail, including meeting backstage with legends such as Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, Harley Race, JBL, & Mae Young. In the excerpt below, JR explains the conspicuous absence of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin:
-We all missed Steve Austin not being there but with Steve under going major knee surgery just a few weeks ago and still hobbling around on crutches, it just wasn't in the cards. I can assure you from talking to him on numerous occasions that he wanted to attend but it simply wasn't physically feasible. Steve's knee was in deplorable shape from the years of wear and tear on the football field and in the ring. Flying in an airplane for a few hours isn't the smartest thing a guy can do in that condition especially so soon after surgery and before rehab has commenced. Most fans understand while a handful of jackasses who go into business for themselves don't.
-For anyone to truly think that Stone Cold Steve Austin, a man who defined Monday Night Raw during its biggest years, wouldn't want to attend the very broadcast that he helped put on the map is pet coon goofy.
Click here to read JR's latest in its entirety.