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Jim Ross writes blog about Jerry Lawler

Jim Ross wrote a long and heart-warming blog about his good friend and
former broadcast partner Jerry Lawler on his 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

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)

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