WWE NXT star Bo Dallas has issued the following open letter to the WWE Universe via Facebook:
DEAR NXT UNIVERSE,
I’d like to apologize to all my Bo-Lievers for what took place on Thursday night, Feb. 27, 2014. In case you missed it, Adrian Neville found a way to defeat yours truly and capture my coveted NXT Championship. I’ve had several weeks to digest the events of this tragic day, and if it weren’t for all my loyal Bo-Lievers, I don’t think I would have made it this far. You have truly been the wind Bo-neath my wings. I will never forget that day as long as I live.
When I looked up and saw Adrian Neville holding my championship as he stood atop that ladder, I was filled with a flood of emotions. I was sad, heartbroken, alone and empty. I felt like a piece of me had been ripped from my soul and to make matters worse, I looked and saw each and every one of you. I saw children wiping their tears away, I saw husbands consoling their wives, wives consoling their husbands and even production crew members mourning the loss of their one and only true champion. It was in that moment that I realized a hero had fallen and that hero was me.
You know, they say a man is only as good as his accomplishments, and on Feb. 27, I feel like I failed. I chose to write this letter because I’ve decided I can’t allow myself to be a failure and I won’t allow you to have a failed hero. The desire and fire inside of me has never been stronger. I’ve realized that a true champion fights when the chips are down so you can celebrate when they stand back up. To quote my longtime idol and mentor, John Cena: NEVER GIVE UP. I, BO DALLAS, will never give up.
Bo-Lievers, on this day, I proclaim to you, you will never see someone fight as hard as I’m gonna fight and you will never see someone push as hard as I’m gonna push to one day once again become your NXT CHAMPION. Because I’m not only doing this for me, I’m doing this for the UNIVERSE.
I love each and every one of you and I promise to never let you down again.
P.S. Your Champion FOREVER…
Corrected Date for JR One Man Show in New Orleans
WZ has been sent a new press release for Jim Ross' one man show, taking place during WrestleMania week in New Orleans, and below is the corrected information:
Hall of Fame sportscaster Jim "J.R." Ross brings wrestling fans up close and personal for one night only at the House of Blues April 3rd, 2014 for
RINGSIDE: An Evening With Jim Ross
New Orleans, LA – March 19, 2014
Known to sports entertainment fans around the world as the Voice of Professional Wrestling, good ole J.R. has nearly done it all.
From sports entertainment executive to New York Times Bestselling Author, to concurring the struggle of Bell’s palsy and even playing the role of entrepreneur with his own barbeque sauce brand, Jim Ross has certainly worn many hats. But, come April 3rd, 2014, he will do his most famous hat: a 200X Resistol when he takes the stage for a one night only engagement at the House of Blues in New Orleans to share his life story…
As one of the most influential sports executives of the past 40 years, J.R. has been welcomed into the homes of millions of viewers each and every week. His cool yet dry Southern charm became the soundtrack for some of wrestling’s many memorable clashes and spectacular moments in the sport’s rich history. J.R.'s tales of the road and personal anecdotes feature some of sports entertainment’s most legendary stars.
After a successful run in the UK, he will bring his one-man show to US soil. J.R. will take center stage in New Orleans for 2 performances for one night only; sharing his stories with wrestling fans in the intimate setting of the House of Blues on April 3rd, 2014.
Tickets are currently on sale on Tickemaster.com and at the House of Blues Box Office. VIP tickets are available for each performance and include a chance to meet the legendary voice of sports entertainment personally.