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Jim Ross Blogs on His Health, Tonight’s Raw, More
Posted by Larry Csonka on 06.09.2014

Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry, here are the highlights…

On His Recent Health Scare: I was treated for stroke-like symptoms for two days in the hospital in their stroke care unit. I don't remember Tuesday morning whatsoever including driving myself to the OKC airport, my wife as in Vegas already as I had to stay behind and record a podcast, nor do I recall boarding the plane in OKC for Vegas. After enduring multiple MRI's and numerous tests on my brain and heart it was determined that my prolonged use of Ambien as a sleep aid to combat my insomnia was the primary culprit of my issues. Ambien is a 'temporary' solution to insomnia but I have been taking it for years. Not good. The side affects of Ambien are scary, read about them, of which now I know. If you are taking it, I strongly suggest that you consult your physician. My meds have now been all adjusted and I am back on a healthy path of diet and exercise and, obviously, NO Ambien. The hallucinogenic issues with the drug are scary and I will never use that medication again. One interesting thing that the MRI showed was that I actually did have a stroke years ago that went undetected. As is said in WWE, one can be sick at work just as easily as one can at work. I took one vacation there in 20+ years so I obviously loved my work. Old school work ethic can be both a blessing and a curse. That's all on me as I could have taken a vacation any time that I had chosen.

On Tonight's Raw: Anxious to see how much WWE re-shuffles the deck tonight on RAW as a way to freshen things up and to get folks talking. I wholeheartedly support "re-casting" from time to time and to try new things and provide opportunities for new talents to see what's in their tank. Many talents complain about not getting their ever loving 'PUSH" until they get it and then it's discovered that many can't handle the pressure of being a potential, top tier talent. Nonetheless, one doesn't know until it's tried. Throw 'new' in the game and see how they perform. Give it a few weeks or more and if they don't succeed then.....next.

On His Podcasts: We got great response on our Eric Bischoff podcast the past week or so as the Ross Report stayed in iTunes Top Ten Sports Category all week and that's with one episode while the other top rated Podcasts had multiple episodes. I'm very proud of how you folks have helped us grow this brand and the best is yet to come. I am grateful to each of you for many reasons. My podcast talk, and it's a dandy, with @MDMTedDiBiase drops this Tuesday at 6 pm pacific time. One of our most enjoyable interviews/podcasts to date. All our podcasts are available at podcastone.com and via iTunes. They are FREE to download and I encourage you to subscribe. It costs nothing. Tuesday evening I'm talking with Kurt Angle for a Ross Report that airs in a few weeks. Check the home page of this site for the air date. I'm VERY excited to be able to re-connect with one of our greatest ever signees. He's like a son to me.


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