JR Comments on Jeff Hardy’s Arrest, Speaks on Paul Heyman

Nick Paglino

Jim Ross has updated his blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:

"The news of Jeff Hardy’s apparent arrest on drug charges is disturbing. I have spoken to no one about this matter and only know what info that I have read that was distributed by the police in North Carolina. I hope that there is better news on this matter forthcoming from Jeff or his attorney.

Hopefully, Jeff has retained sufficient counsel to help him address these issues. I know that Jeff Hardy is a good young man with endless talents who finished his stint in WWE in grand fashion. Jeff, as are none of us, isn’t perfect and I only hope this matter can be resolved quickly and efficiently so Jeff can move on with his life in a healthy and positive way. Jeff Hardy is innocent until proven guilty as there is likely much more to this matter than we know at this time." My thoughts exactly regarding the need for legal counsel. I’m surprised Hardy has been tweeting since his arrest. I understand the desire to set the record straight and I respect the fact that the guy is commenting to his fans, but I can’t imagine a lawyer being okay with the approach he’s taken."

"Paul Heyman is 44 today (Friday) and we send out best wishes to ‘Happy Heyman.’ There is a misconception that Paul and I have lingering issues that prevent us from having an amicable relationship. If this is true, I am unaware of it. Paul is a unique and controversial individual, without question, but is also one of the brightest creative minds around.

Paul’s TV persona was that of a classic antagonist and his ‘on air character’ was terribly easy to dislike. Paul and I both have gotten caught up in the moment while broadcasting where our natural passion got the better of us even to the point that I wanted to strangle him. Perhaps he might have felt the same but I can’t speak for Paul. However, to me that verbal sparring was good TV and two polar opposites made an intriguing and effective broadcast team. Paul is and always will be one of my all time favorite broadcast partners."

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