JR Speaks on Father’s Day, Tourney’s in Wrestling & Brisco

Nick Paglino

jim rossJim Ross updated his blog once again over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:

"Happy Father’s Day to all and to those that still have their Dads around I hope that you’ve already reached out to them today. Those cards and phone calls mean a great deal as I can personally attest. I originally had other Father’s Day plans but the change in the travel schedule has me leaving on Father’s Day for Green Bay. I’m grateful to have work in today’s climate but can’t say that I am overwhelmed about traveling on Father’s Day."

"I would like to see some sort of annual, TV tournament in wrestling that is held over an extended length of time for a prize or opportunity of significant value. Tournaments held over time are natural, episodic TV elements, much like two out of three fall bouts, which have value when producing weekly TV shows. People are likely thinking ‘King of the Ring’ but that seems to have run its course but I suppose it could be resurrected."

"Exchanged a few text messages over the weekend with Jerry Brisco who is in a positive state of mind after suffering three strokes and discovering that he has a hole in his heart and a faulty heart valve. Jerry’s wife Barbara had to confiscate his cell phone as many of Jerry’s friends were reaching out to him. The WWE Hall of Famer is respected by all that know him not to mention the fact that Jerry has helped so many men get their start in the business. Jerry told me that he will know more on Monday when he will have heart surgery as it was expected to be this week but that is not definite."

"I sure miss my late Dad especially on Father’s Day as he passed away at the age of 64 after being ill for all of 48 hours. J.D. Ross died the night that the Road Warriors appeared in the Manhattan Center on Raw…..my crazy life seems to always have a wrestling tie in whether it be the good days or the bad."

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