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Jim Ross Reveals He Will Be At Wednesday’s Dynamite Despite Treatment

AEW commentator and Senior Advisor “Good Ole’ J.R.” Jim Ross took to Twitter several weeks ago, where he posted a photo of his ankle, while also revealing he had been dealing with a skin cancer issue for over a year now. The WWE Hall of Famer then confirmed he has to start doing radiation treatments soon and he has 22 radiation treatments to do. JR also said he does not plan on missing any work time with AEW despite having a grueling treatment schedule in the month of November.

“Good Ole’ J.R.” Jim Ross took to his “Grilling JR” podcast and provided another update on the issues he has been dealing with as well as what his next plan of action is, but also revealing that he’ll be at Dynamite this coming Wednesday night, despite having to undergo treatment.

This is what Jim Ross said:

“Next week’s going to be a touch and go week for me, on Monday morning I’m supposed to get two cancer spots cut out of my back.” “They say it’s only a few stitches but I’ve got to get ready to get on an airplane and they say it’s going to be bandaged. I can’t scratch them, I can’t touch them. Then after that on Monday, I have to go to my oncologist and they make me a boot. And the boot is what you slip on so the radiation machine has a target. I don’t know if it attaches or whatever, but it’s there to not give you any more radiation than you need and only on the spot that isn’t infected. I plan on going to Chicago, and on Wednesday, we’re going to kick ass.”

Jim Ross also talked about how he admires former AEW World Champion Jon Moxley for having the courage to do what he did and go into an alcohol rehabilitation program, which wrestling legend “Latino Heat” Eddie Guerrero wasn’t able to do back then because he didn’t want to go down that route, but now that it is more accepted and not a sign of weakness as people felt back then, Eddie would would have maybe gone for treatment.

JR then talked about how he will always have respect for Jon Moxley for what he has done and everyone should too, but that he will always love Eddie as well, though they made a decision based on what the company felt was right at the time due to the circumstances.

This is what Jim Ross said:

“I admire Jon Moxley for what he’s done.” “The courage it takes to stand in front of your peers, your world, the fans, your family, your wife, friends, everybody is extraordinary. I’ll always have amazing respect for Jon Moxley and we all should. Eddie didn’t want to go that route, but in today’s world, he probably would’ve because it’s more accepted. Then, it was a sign of weakness. We made the only decision that we could make because he didn’t want to change. I told him, ‘As long as you don’t want to change, we’re not going to be able to use you.’”

“The things he did required finite execution and it was very easy for Eddie to get hurt or hurt somebody because he’s just a little bit off. He wasn’t a mat wrestler, but all that high-flying stuff he did, he could’ve either hurt himself or hurt his opponent. I love Eddie, I still love Eddie. Ironically, the anniversary of Eddie’s death in Minneapolis was this past Saturday when we were in town. It was brought to my attention that he died in the Marriott, one block away from where we stayed. I know it was made specifically that we are not to stay at the Marriott because it would’ve been a hard pill for people to swallow. We made sure that Marriott was not in the picture.”

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