JR Speaks on His Commentary, Apologizes for Ledger Comments

Nick Paglino

Jim Ross has once again updated his blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some excerpts:

-JR on his new style of commentary: "My hybrid role as a quasi play by play guy/analyst is likely going to be the direction that I will be traveling in the future with WWE. I actually like it and had a good time with working in the new role at WM25. I will assume this role again this Friday on SmackDown, working with Todd Grisham, and it is a work in progress but I think that in time, hopefully Sooner than later, that I will nail it. The old school play by play role is considered obsolete in WWE these days as the broadcasters are more story tellers than play by play people or color commentators. I look at this repositioning as a challenge and one that I look forward to refining."

-JR on his comments made during Rey Mysterio’s WM entrance: "Heath Ledger fans took me to task about my poor choice of words during Rey Mysterio’s entrance at WM25 and for good reason. I had something else I wanted to say in reference to Rey’s attire and I fumbled. My bad. My attempt to make a topically, funny remark came out wrong but it’s on me. Sometimes on live TV things are said that one would like to have back but when one works without a net that’s what occasionally happens. Nonetheless I am sorry for offending any of you with my remarks."

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