WRESTLING legend Jim Ross has revealed vile fans wanted him to DIE after he slipped up on commentary for All Elite Wrestling.
Hall of Famer JR was closing out an episode of AEW Dynamite when he accidentally referred to the show as “WWE Dynamite”.
The BBQ-loving commentator, who became an icon at ringside throughout the Attitude Era in the 90s, is the voice behind some of the biggest moments in Vince McMahon’s company.
Good Ol’ JR spent 22 years with WWE before he joined rivals AEW two years ago as their lead announcer.
And fans of Tony Khan’s promotion were brutal and unforgiving in their criticism of the 69-year-old for his on-air blunder.
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On the Grilling JR podcast, Ross – who has already publicly apologised – has revealed he has been sent death threats for mentioning WWE on AEW TV.
The former voice of RAW also admitted that others claimed he’d had a stroke due to his previous battles with Bell’s Palsy
He said: “I don’t know much more I can say when I addressed it.
“I made a mistake, it was inadvertent and I’m very sorry I did it obviously, it’s embarrassing.
“All of a sudden out of that one or two second bite, here’s what comes out of that for some wrestling fans and I say some wrestling fans because I’m still a devotee of our business, I have great respect for the fans.
“They have supported my efforts undeniably for years, through (wife) Jan’s death, leaving WWE. Whatever it may be, they’ve always stood fast.
But man I got everything on that thing from people wanting me to die
AEW commentator Jim Ross
“I think the criticism I’ve received has been from a vast minority of defiant young males and some females who ascertain these points.
“[People said] I’ve had a stroke, by the way I’ve never had a stroke but that’s been diagnosed on the internet from my faupaux, I’ve had a stroke.
“I’ve had a battle with Bell’s Palsy, I’ve actually had three bouts with Bell’s Palsy. That I have onset dementia, which wouldn’t surprise me, it’s going to happen to everybody some ways or another.
“But man I got everything on that thing from people wanting me to die.
“Here’s what’s sad about that deal, it’s not about my mispronouncing, this is a much bigger issue in my opinion. That’s all this is folks, my opinion.
“It’s the flavor of the country right now, it’s just where we are and it’s sad, I don’t even know what you call it, the cancel culture.
“It was a little rugged. The thing about it is people misquote information, without any thought, there’s no conscious involved.
“It’s not the fact that I might get this right if I say JR has onset dementia, but then what if you’re wrong? How do you pull that back in? Well, it’s out there so you don’t pull it back in.”