Jim Ross confirms personal loss due to coronavirus and wants people to stay safe


Former WWE commentator Jim Ross shared devastating news of a family member passing away due to the coronavirus

Jim Ross is still in the wrestling business and calling matches of AEW. The former WWE commentator is considered as one of the greats in the business and several top matches have been called by ‘Good old JR’.

While most of the world has been under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, wrestling is still going on.

Jim Ross is one of the greatest commentators in WWE history
American commentator Jim Ross looks on prior to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl between the LSU Tigers and the Oklahoma Sooners at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

WWE and AEW have been holding shows under closed doors, and the number of personnel in and around the arena is also being kept to a minimum.

That is one sort of entertainment that has kept sports fans going, but JR revealed that his family had also been hit by the coronavirus.

Cody Rhodes opened the show to an empty stadium
Cody Rhodes opens an AEW show with no fans in the arena (AEW)

The former WWE commentator claimed that the other grandfather of his grandchildren was affected by the virus and passed away recently.

Ross also said that this tragedy took place on Easter Sunday and wanted people to stay home and stay safe.

Condolences for JR

The wrestling legend also said that this could happen to anyone and condolences came from all around the globe.

Apart from wrestling fans and performers, some UFC stars also shared their messages of support to JR as the entire family goes through a tough time.

The coronavirus pandemic has swept across the world, and the United States has been one of the countries hit the hardest.

The United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and Italy are the other European countries having to deal with the issue that originated in China.

WWE has dealt extremely well with the situation and so has AEW. JR and his family need some privacy at the moment, and all we can do is offer our condolences to the family too.

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