Jim Ross Explains Why He Missed SmackDown! Taping

Matt Boone

The following is an excerpt from WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross’s blog on the WWE Universe website:

This has been a unique week for me. Most importantly, my Pittsburgh native, Italian wife, Jan and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary on Monday. Yes, indeed, I out punted my coverage when we married on October 12, 1993 in Las Vegas. Three months later on Super Bowl Sunday 1994 I suffered my first bout of Bells palsy and a couple weeks after that I was moving from Connecticut back to Atlanta.

My bride never waivered and remained supportive of me and my passion for the biz that I’ve now been associated with for over 35 years.

Yes, indeed, I’m one lucky Okie.

So, this week I asked for my first day off a TV taping in 16 years with WWE to celebrate our anniversary. I enjoyed being at home and doing husband stuff and not having to board an airplane even though I would have loved to have visited Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky again. 

Raw’s "vintage" announcer, Michael Cole, will join soon to be married Todd Grisham (Todd gets hitched this Saturday) this week on Friday Night Smackdown. Thanks, Michael, for helping out. I’m anxious to watch the show Friday night on the omnipresent MyNetworkTV and see how Grish and Cole mesh.

Plus, I hear that Smackdown is an interesting show that determines the SD team that will face the Raw team in the 7 on 7 tag bout at "Bragging Rights" one week from this Sunday night in Pittsburgh’s Mellon Arena.

Call me cynical but I might suggest that if one is making a friendly wager to take the Raw "Magnificent Seven" and lay the points. No team with DX leading it is likely to lose at a PPV inside the boundaries of the United States. 

But, then again, I could be wrong.

Check out the complete blog at this link.

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