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HALL OF FAMER LOOKS AT RAW, THE PASSING OF MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN, CENA AT NXT AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2012-09-04 17:28:29
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross posted his latest blog on his official website at www.JRsBarBQ.com, discussing a number of topics. While I advise you to check out the complete blog entry, here are some highlights:

The passing of Michael Clark Duncan: "So sad to hear of our pal Michael Clarke Duncan passing away this week. The Oscar nominated actor was a massive WWE fan and could be seen at many WWE events especially in Southern California. I loved talking wrestling with him as he was a genuinely nice guy. Michael apparently died of a heart attack and I can't help but wonder if he suffered from sleep apnea which, if untreated, puts a tremendous strain on ones heart."

Ross' own Sleep Apnea Issues: "I was diagnosed with sleep apnea after I moved to Oklahoma but suffered from it throughout my WWE administration career while living in Connecticut. It's likely that I had not had a good night's sleep IE rim sleep in approximately 20 years according to my doctors. When tested, I stopped breathing 40 times in one hour with the longest period of time being 45 seconds. After years of that sort of treatment to ones heart, the heart simply gives out and one dies"peaceably in their sleep." Getting a sleep apnea test at a sleep center is so easy and can extend one's life in a significant way. Think about it."

Eve Torres: "Congrats to Eve Torres on winning Star and Stripes on NBC and a huge check for the USO. I'm of the mindset that Eve Torres has ample range and can have a career in varying roles on WWE programming or outside of it. She's a MMA aficionado which garners great respect from yours truly. Plus, and most importantly, Eve is a grounded, good person who I feel WWE can depend upon to invest and build."

Raw: "Loved the Chicago crowd's interaction and contributions to the broadcast. An enthusiastic live audience can make the difference in a fair show becoming a good show. I'm still a fan who also enjoys reading the signs which I see as unique market research to some degree."

Ross goes into great detail with his thoughts on Raw and noted he was looking forward to the 9/20 NXT taping, which will feature John Cena. You can check it all out at www.JRsBarBQ.com.