Over three years ago, WWE Hall of Famer and current AEW commentator Jim Ross tragically lost his wife following a motorcycle accident. Recently, JR was able to get back to work and is back calling matches on TNT for AEW.
While speaking on the Wrestling Observer Radio, Jim Ross recalls what it was like to lose his wife and how he tried to get over the pain by taking copious amounts of drugs.
On the matter, the legendary announcer had the following to say”
“Every room you go into, she painted the walls the color she wanted them painted. She did the hardwood floors, the carpet in the bedroom — everything was her. I got so weak at one point because I was over-medicating myself like an idiot and that’s what pissed me off about my own ‘stand up, get up, and move around, man, you’re disappointing,’ I was so ashamed I didn’t even want to look at myself in the mirror. You can’t drown yourself in ambien, Xanax, and Crown Royal. It’s not a good combination. Don’t do it.
“I had to change and the reason it was so hard is because I couldn’t get away from her. So, I stopped trying to get away from her, but I think that’s what helped me write this book.”
Of course, it is never easy to lose a loved one, so my heart really goes out to JR on this one. However, it is great to hear that he is doing significantly better now.