Jim Ross Reveals Why He Will Go To Orlando For WrestleMania Week

– As noted, Jim Ross’ wife Jan passed away last week following a tragic Vespa accident in which she suffered multiple skull fractures. Jim Ross will still be headed to Orlando this week to fulfill his WrestleMania 33 Week commitments.

Ross took to his official website and posted the following blog:

For those who may be wondering why I’ve decided to go to Orlando and participate in Wrestlemania week it is simply because I truly think that is what Jan would have wanted. I will be able to be around friends and fans in a positive environment of which I feel that I need.
The alternative was to stay home and continue to be reminded of what I’ve lost, if that makes sense. Being around my old friends and the many fans that I hope to interact with in Orlando is a blessing that I need to experience. Jan loved Wrestlemania week I think as much as Christmas because she shopped, she loved Louis Vuitton, would get dressed up and could be entertained for hours simply conversing with the many people and friends that we connected with during our 21 year run together in WWE. That’s not including all our WCW friends we knew in Atlanta who will also be in Orlando for a variety of reasons.

Our talent relations department had an unprecedented run in WWE as evidenced by the stars that our team was able to sign, train and develop. Many of these talents are still major, WWE contributors today. Jan was a huge part of that team as her hosting ‘in home visits’ from a variety of talents over the years and feeding them home cooked meals, listening to them and being their friend, and their spouse’s friend with no agenda was a huge asset for our WWE team.

Jan’s organs have saved four lives thus far which is a bountiful blessing for our family and I know that Jan would have been proud that she could help so many folks get a new lease on their lives. If you aren’t an organ donor, please consider such as it is something that Jan and I believed in and I am also a organ donor thanks to my wife’s passion regarding the matter.

For those who have lost a loved one unexpectedly, you know of what I am experiencing as not an hour goes by that I don’t get taken back to reality that my best friend and soul mate is gone forever.

Jan and I have a four year old male, silver Persian cat named Mickey. Mickey can’t find his”Mom” aka my wife Jan. Little Mickey is distraught and won’t eat and is listless. I hope that he kicks out of his malaise, same as me actually, at some point but until then it’s heartbreaking to hear the little fella crying. I have no shame in saying that I’ve shed ample tears regarding Mickey’s reaction to his most devoted love one not being here any longer.

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WWE WrestleMania 33 and NXT TakeOver Live Coverage Details

On Saturday, ProWrestling.com will present detailed, live coverage of WWE’s NXT TakeOver starting at 8PM EST. The following is the complete match card.

NXT Championship
Bobby Roode (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Women’s Championship
Asuka (c) vs. Ember Moon

Tag Team Championship (Triple Threat Elimination Match)
The Authors of Pain (c) vs. DIY vs. The Revival

Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Aleister Black

On Sunday, ProWrestling.com will have a Live WWE WrestleMania 33 Viewing Party. We will be providing live ongoing coverage of WrestleMania, while you all can chime in with your thoughts throughout the show. Coverage begins at 7:30PM EST. The following is the updated lineup for this Sunday’s PPV.

– Goldberg defends the WWE Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar

– Bray Wyatt defends the WWE Championship against Randy Orton

– The Undertaker goes to war with Roman Reigns

– SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon battles AJ Styles

– John Cena teams with girlfriend Nikki Bella to face The Miz and wife Maryse

– Bayley defends the RAW Women’s Championship against Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Nia Jax in a Fatal 4 Way Elimination Match

– Alexa Bliss defends the SmackDown Women’s Championship against every available woman on the SmackDown roster

– Dean Ambrose defends the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Baron Corbin

– Chris Jericho defends the WWE United States Championship against Kevin Owens

– Gallows and Anderson defend the RAW Tag Team Championships against Enzo and Cass, Sheamus and Cesaro in a Triple Threat

– The 4th Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal with Mojo Rawley, Apollo Crews, Big Show, Curt Hawkins, Braun Strowman, Primo, Epico, Goldust, R-Truth, Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas, Jinder Mahal, Sami Zayn and other Superstars to be announced

– Triple H and Seth Rollins battle in a Non-Sanctioned Match

– Neville defends the WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Austin Aries on the pre-show

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Updated List Of 30 Participants In The Andre The Giant Battle Royal

– Check out the following unconfirmed list of participants for the 4th annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33 on Sunday.

Check out the list below in no particular order:

* Braun Strowman
* Sami Zayn
* Big Show
* Dolph Ziggler
* Apollo Crews
* Jey Uso
* Jimmy Uso
* Chad Gable
* Jason Jordan
* Mark Henry
* Titus O’Neil
* Goldust
* R-Truth
* Curtis Axel
* Primo
* Epico
* Bo Dallas
* Jinder Mahal
* Rhyno
* Heath Slater
* Mojo Rawley
* Curt Hawkins
* Tyler Breeze
* Fandango
* Simon Gotch
* Aiden English
* Kalisto
* Viktor
* Konnor
* Sin Cara

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