Jim Ross Blogs About Returning After Being Hit With Bells Palsy, 2012 Break Out Performer
|By Raj Giri||June 30, 2012 | Comments|
Source: JR's BBQWWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with his latest blog, here are some highlights:
Returning after being hit with Bells Palsy: "Looking back at some significant moments in my career I can tell you without question that leaving the 'Gorilla Position' at WrestleMania 15 in Philly that I was terrified. I've never been more afraid of anything in my professional life. I made the mistake of looking into a mirror that was near 'Gorilla' and I did not like what I saw. My face was hanging on one side, drool coming out of my mouth, one eye was larger than the other, my tongue was numb and I was mere seconds away from hearing my entrance music, Boomer Sooner, play before a sold out crowd and a worldwide PPV audience at our Super Bowl. I just knew that folks were going to gasp and that small kids would be startled a the sight of what I perceived to be a circus freak.
"Lucky for me, I received a surprising, standing ovation from the fans in Philadelphia which was the best medicine that I could have ever been prescribed. I walked to ringside, passed Michael Cole in the aisle. tipped my hat to him and rejoined The King at ringside to call the first, Austin-Rock WrestleMania main event. I used one hand to hold the afflicted side of my face up so that my enunciation would be somewhat legible and just hoped that I could do the main event justice. Both athletes were special to me personally and it was, after all, WrestleMania. I may have slurred some words that night but I never allowed Bells palsy to define me. My passion for my job and the business that I love 'submitted' the Bells on that March night in 1999.
"Working through our personal adversities is an option that we are all blessed with as long as we don't turn in our jerseys, IE quit. Bottom line is one can't be on any 'team' in this unpredictable 'game' of life without a jersey which signifies that we are still in the 'game' and that we are still 'competing.'"
Break out performer so far in 2012: "Who is the break out performer in WWE so farin 2012? Is there really any debate? It has to be AJ who has taken the opportunities provided her, the creative input she's received and has made her role bigger than I'm sure many perceived that it would ever become. Obviously, AJ waited for her opportunity and maximized her minutes no matter how few or how insignificant that they may have seemed at the time. "
Tyson Kidd: "Happy to see Tyson Kidd's success on Smackdown Friday night. Tyson has seemingly found his personality, so to speak, to go along with his significant in ring skills. I love his in ring persona, which will/should only get bigger and better, and the skill set that the Calgary Kid brings to the table. A recent NXT bout vs. Michael McGillicutty gave me all that I needed to see on both young athletes who have wrestling DNA running in their veins. "
Much more is contained in JR's latest blog, including his thoughts on the greatest football player turned wrestler, Bells Palsy awareness, his thoughts on Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva and more. You can check out the full entry by clicking here.
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