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JR Blog: Bret Hart/RAW, JR Health Update

Jim Ross is back with another blog update on Here are some of the highlights:

– The Bret Hart content on Monday Night Raw really added to the overall viewing experience of the program. I watched the show from start to finish and I felt like it was one of the better Raw broadcasts WWE has presented in several weeks.

– Since becoming ill in October, I can’t begin to tell you how many doctor’s appointments that I have had and how many times I have given blood for “more tests.” Well, the latest tests were not stellar but once again my primary physician feels that the specialist has over reacted to some degree regarding the diagnosis. Thus far I have been “diagnosed” with MS and borderline diabetes not to mention stress issues and high blood pressure. Living with these diagnosis hasn’t been the most fun that I’ve had but, as the King would say, one can’t grieve forever.

The good news is that I do not have MS, that my diabetes issues are reverseable with a strict diet and exercise regime of which I have immersed myself in, and that I have to do all I can to reduce unnecessary stress in my life.

I have been on a major diet for about 6 weeks and have become a regular at the gym. I’m “over the hump” regarding my diet and exercise program and have been feeling great. I still have my “issues’ with Bells palsy #3 but it’s improving. The right eye problems are prevelant but I’m dealing with them. Some days are better than others. It’s no hill for a stepper as my Dad used to say. Many, many other folks have it so much worse and my problems are minor, solvable and will allow me to get back in the saddle some day. When that day does come I am positive that I will be better than ever if for nothing else because I’m going to be much healthier.

In the mean time we are in the process of making some major changes that affect my stress level. They are going to be tough changes to make but are necessary for the long haul. We’ll have more on these matters over the next few weeks.

Bottom line, I am hopeful that my health continues to improve and that I am able to return to ringside sooner than later. Whether that is weekly, monthly or some other combination thereof is still to be determined but I am determined to get back in the game.

  • Ryan

    JR retiring could add more stress to his life. Some people can’t handle not doing what they have been doing for so many years and once they cant go back to it they break down. I dont think he just broadcasts. I believe he has other roles in the WWE as well. Maybe if he strictly sticked to broadcasting it would help his stress level

  • James Robert (a.k.a Jim Bob)

    I think JR, when he is ready to return, should become a PPV exclusive commentator. I believe Dusty Rhodes used to do something similar to this back with WCW. JR is one of the best commentators in wrestling history and, if capable, should continue doing what he loves. If he joins up with two other commentators to do PPVs on a full time basis, I think that would be sufficient for all involved.

  • cody

    Exactly what I was thinking. If he wants to cut down on stress then he should stay away from WWE. I can’t imagine how stressful it is working as part of the broadcast team. I would hate to see JR retire but retiring could for sure add several years to his life. Which is far more important than than returning to WWE.

  • kerry alan

    hey if he loves what hes doing then who are we to say he needs to quit..jr is one of the best if not the best commentator dude in history if you ask me…i wish jr well and hope he gets well really soon.

  • baddog_1_2k

    that being said he really needs to think about health and family he should be considering retirement

  • RPM

    Even if you don’t like Jr you have to admire his determination to get back to some form of broadcasting work and I hope he makes a good recovery and can live on for another 10-20 years.