The Dude Of The Week: 3/26/17
"The Dude Of The Week" first started on my Facebook page in March 2009, because I didn't know what to do with that text box that they added underneath your profile picture. Finally, I thought the perfect way to utilize that useless addition would be to present the latest "man crush" that I've developed over the past seven days. I did it for six years straight, week after week without interruption - until I stopped. Now, with the success of The Keystone Statement, I bring DOTW back from it's Internet depths. So without any more verbal garbage, here it is.
So it's customary here at DOTW to induct a wrestler or wrestling personality the week of WrestleMania, and I'll make it no different, right here, on The Keystone Statement (cheap Foley pop). Unfortunately, this year's induction comes with a great deal of sadness and heartbreak, but at the same it reflects true love, adoration and courage.
Jim Ross, aka the greatest play-by play wrestling commentator of all (or at the very least, this generation), faced an unexpected tragedy when his wife Jan (a Pittsburgh native) was hit off her vespa in a car accident. She passed away on Wednesday due to head injuries.
The wrestling world and it's fans reached out to JR in what was a heartfelt display of unity, kindness and love for Jan and J.R., who kept everyone updated through such a difficult time, thanking everyone for their prayers and well wishes.
J.R., even though he's not currently under the employ of WWE at the moment, had some show appearances scheduled in Orlando for WrestleMania, and in what is such a display of courage, love, and strength decided to keep to those commitments.
And in her own display of courage, love and strength, J.R. let everyone that Jan was an organ donor:
My heart goes out to J.R. throughout such a difficult time and I want to show the respect and love that he's owed with prayers and best wishes.
R.I.P. & God Bless, Jan Ross.