Jim Ross has a new blog up on his official website addressing his status with WWE and rumors that he intended on returning as late as WrestleMania 26 next year.
“Read on line where I was returning to WWE at Wrestlemania. This info was attributed to my friend and former broadcast partner Jerry Lawler. I don’t know if I confused the King when we last spoke or if he was simply misquoted which is more likely but the story is not accurate. When talking with Jerry about when I was going to return, I mentioned that there was NO time table due to not knowing when the facial nerve on the right side of my face was going to kick start. I mentioned that IF it was going to be close to Wrestlemania that it might be good just to wait and return at WM26. The facial nerve could ignite tomorow…or next week…or 2-4 months from now. No one knows. The last time that I had Bells palsy it hit me in December and I returned to Wrestlemania in late March and broadcast one match, Austin vs. The Rock but I had to hold one side of my face up to speak clearly. This attack isn’t as severe as that one in my opinion.
I do feel better other than the facial paralysis and some lingering issues with my right eye but all in all I truly believe that I am improving. I’m also making several life style changes that I think are timely and career enhancing.
My contract negotiations with WWE are still to be finalized but, as I feel in all things regarding my life. I remain confident and positive that those contractual issues will work out to every one’s satisfaction.
Doing weekly TV is a grind with all my other WWE responsibilities that I execute from my home office. The travel is something that I do not miss. Commercial air travel 50 or so weeks a year can’t be enjoyed, only tolerated. I never miss work as it relates to the hassles of travel but I do miss it when it’s time for the red light to go on.
So only time will tell how every thing will work out on several fronts. Nothing is set in stone. If you want to know exactly what is happening with my career I suggest you check out this site and my blogs because I can pretty much guarantee that I will know first unless one of my doctor’s is talking to a wrestling website.”
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