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Jim Ross at hospital after G1 Special incident

During the G1 Special in San Francisco this past Saturday, Jim Ross was knocked to the floor following a spot where Jay White suplexed Juice Robinson into a ringside barricade. The barricade knocked the announce table into Ross, who was knocked to the ground.

As he was brought to his feet by the ringside crew, his broadcast partner Josh Barnett exclaimed, “You done fucked up now!” He then proceeded to chase White around the ring for a time.

It was unknown for a while whether or not this was a work. It would be odd to put the 66-year-old legend in such a predicament at that moment, but not completely out of place in professional wrestling.

However, both Ross and Barnett have gone on Twitter to state that the incident was not staged or part of the intended broadcast and Ross suffered real injuries. F4WOnline reported that Ross was checked into a local hospital, where it was revealed he had bruised ribs and lungs. Ross has had to cancel a handful of commitments due to the injury this week.

You can see the incident again in the footage below.

Ross can be heard asking for his hat and reassuring the crowd and audience at home that he’s alright. Barnett, however, is having none of it. Again, it’s unknown whether or not this is as legit as they say it is. Barnett could’ve been sticking up for his friend who was injured by the carelessness of Jay White and Juice Robinson, or they could be working towards a match between White and Barnett somewhere down the line.

That being said, we would still like to wish JR well.


  • Will Henderson

    if this was a shoot accident brought on by carelessness, then they may have to turn this work into a shoot and have Barnett vs. Switchblade in a grudge match at All In or a future NJPW event.