Former WWE announcer Jim Ross has posted a new blog on his website, primarily focused on the comments made by news moguls, Nancy Grace and Colin Cowherd. Both Grace and Cowherd took to their respective TV programs following Ultimate Warrior's untimely death Tuesday, making comments and/or accusations that many have found inappropriate, misinformed, or downright disrespectful.
Nancy Grace's segment on Warrior centered around steroid use in pro wrestling, insinuating that Warrior's death and many other wrestlers who died too young were a result of past rampant steroid abuse.
Jim Ross had the following to say about Nancy Grace:
The polarizing Nancy Grace of HLN really was made to look ill informed and poorly prepared by her staff Wednesday night on her report of the death of the Ultimate Warrior. So much erroneous info was reported as fact that I actually felt bad for her. I'd like to believe that Ms Grace is not a mean person but she let down by her producers and research people notwithstanding those who wrote her script for her teleprompter.
For Ms Grace to implicate Owen Hart into any drug or steroid scandal is egregious and appalling.
Colin Cowherd was a little less abrasive with his attack on Warrior specifically, although he also mentioned steroids in his short rant on the issue. The biggest reaction to his comments stem from his personal attacks toward the wrestling business in general, and specifically the people/fans that watch it. Ross had the following to say about Cowherd:
"Same goes for Colin Cowherd of ESPN who has had the basic same stance on pro wrestling since he became a shock jock-like TV character on ESPN. Cowherd plays the role of a broadcasting antagonist on television, IE a heel, and he can't be positive about 'rasslin' or show compassion for a dead man's family as it would apparently adversely affect his show biz persona.
Cowherd is a talented guy and likely a decent man but his pro wresting bias act is getting old and stale and comparing today's product to the tragedies of a decade or two ago isn't good journalism and make Cowherd look like he's grasping for ratings with heat seeking remarks."