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Jim Ross wrote a long and heart-warming blog about his good friend and former broadcast partner Jerry Lawler on his JRsBBQ.com website, detailing the moments he realized that King was in trouble and mentioning that both of his parents died of heart attacks at the age of 64.
Ross spoke highly of the EMTs and the WWE medical team that attended to the fellow Hall of Famer on Monday, saying that if Lawler was somewhere else – restaurant, driving, or even wrestling at an indy show – the outcome would have been different due to the lack of immediate help.
JR also said that he doesn’t think he and King are over and can still see a road trip and calling more matches together, describing him as his favorite broadcast partner of all time.
Ross also had words of praise for Michael Cole and how he handled the situation on live television. “There aren’t adequate words to express the stellar job that Michael Cole did sitting at the broadcast desk,” Ross noted. Cole had to sit at the table for another hour, giving updates and looking like an emotional wreck in the process.
JR closed his blog by calling the work of Punk, Cena, and Hart, “nothing short of extraordinary” considering the circumstances.
“I am proud of each man and the entire WWE team for responding in the face of immense adversity that faced them in Montreal.”