WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has his most recent blog on JRsBBQ.com, where he talks about Mother’s Day, Global Force Wrestling and much more. You can read the full post by going here.

Here is an excerpt:


Happy Mothers Day to all the Mom’s who visit our site and to those who of you who are fortunate enough to still have their Mom’s in their lives, please honor them and let them know how special that they are. Mom’s are irreplaceable and a Mother’s love is unconditional and, take it from me, when they are gone that void is never filled but, thankfully, we have great memories that we can embrace for the rest of our days.

Melancholy day in our household as both my wife Jan and I have lost our Mom’s including Jan’s Mom from cancer a year or so ago. She was a Pittsburgher through and through with the toughness and integrity that many of us can only dream. My Mom died in December of 1998 while we were in London getting ready to broadcast the UK only PPV, Capitol Carnage. The McMahon Family was wonderful to us during those trying hours when I lost my Mom and then suffered my second Bells palsy attack while on the air broadcasting the PPV. I was given the option of opting out of the show and going home but I knew that my biggest fan, my Mother, Elizabeth Ann Sheffield Ross, would have wanted me to remain on my ‘post’ and do my job which is what I did. As mentioned in the opening, I still have so many great memories of my Mom and it was her that instilled in me that there was nothing that her only child could not accomplish if I put forth the the effort with all the passion and preparation that I could humanly muster. That spirit that was willed to me by my feisty, 5’0″-100 pound spitfire of a Mom and has served me well.

Thanks Mom….I miss you daily and I know that you are resting in peace making things interesting in Heaven. And to the late, Lois Grillette, thank you for being a wonderful mother in law and for, most importantly, giving birth to your daughter, my wife, who I love more each passing day.

This Saturday is our first ever RINGSIDE w/ Jim Ross Show in Baltimore and it will be @RamsHeadLive with the VIP meet and greet/photo op’s starting at 6, the doors for every one else opening at 7 an our show kicking off at 8 pm. We sold out the VIP tickets last week but the folks at Rams Head Live put a handful more VIP tickets on sale and they are available now, in limited quantity, at ramsheadlive.com where you can also get general admission tickets for only $22.50. General Admission Tickets will also be available at the venue the day of our show for $25. Plenty of general admission tickets remain.

I can’t thank my friends @MCWWrestling for all their amazing contributions in helping us promote the event. Danny McDevitt and his crew are friends and they operate an amazingly well organized and entertainingly exciting indie wrestling promotion, Maryland Championship Wrestling. Dan’s crew will have JR’s products available for those attending our Baltimore show this Saturday that you can pick up and take home with no shipping costs involved.

Our Ross Report with the captivatingly intelligent and entertaining @SamoaJoe is doing great numbers on our podcast this week at iTunes, podcastone.com and here on the homepage of our site. Download it for FREE at iTunes and you will never miss a show and you will be helping us with our numbers and building our audience.

This Tuesday night at 9 pm ET my guest will be my former broadcast partner and fellow podcaster Taz and we have a very entertaining show loaded with laughs and info for you. A new Ross Report drops every Tuesday evening at 9 ET and this one will be special as it’s two, old friends getting together to catch up on things.

Lots of talk regarding Global Force Wrestling this past week as they announced their plans to do multiple, TV tapings in the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for future airing on a network TBD. I had a wonderful experience working with Jeff and Karen Jarrett, Kevin Sullivan and the entire crew on the Wrestle Kingdom 9 PPV back in January in Tokyo and would enjoy working with them again if we can work out all the details. I have so many existing projects already scheduled plus some new options being discussed so I don’t know if there are enough days on the calendar to be able to work along side Chael Sonnen of which I know we would both enjoy. Chael and I had immediate chemistry when we broadcast the Battle Ground PPV last fall which is extremely hard to develop and replicate that quickly.