A Personal Thanks to Everyone...My Angel Needs a Miracle and Your Prayers.

Thanks for stopping by our site. This has been a week that has changed my life forever. 

Monday night at approximately 9:30 pm while I was recording the Ross Report about 30 miles from our home, my wife Jan was riding her Vespa home from the gym when when was struck from behind by an automobile driven by a 17 year old young man. Jan suffered a catastrophic brain injury including multiple skull fractures. My little Angel was unfortunately not wearing a helmet which arguably would have prevented the extreme nature of her injuries.

I will fully admit that there has been no experience in my life that could have prepared me for this life changing week. To see one's life partner and love of one's life being kept alive via life support equipment is tragically heartbreaking.

Jan and I started seeing each other in my WCW days and she remained steadfast at my side during my 21 year WWE run, of which she dearly loved and always felt like we were a member of a family there,  no matter the various challenges that confronted us along the way including my three bouts with Bells palsy. She never wavered.  

Jan and I had memorable success together when I was managing WWE's Talent Relations Department. We were a team in WWE. I was a "coach" and Jan was the best coach's wife ever. She loved the talents and their spouses, invited them into our home, cooked for them and even did some of their laundry that they would bring over. Some of the Attitude Era's biggest stars were made to feel welcome in our home over the years thanks to my wife.

She helped me battle thru multiple bouts of depression as a  result of the multiple, Bells palsy attacks, my dependence on Ambian, and nursed me to back health after serious, colon surgery that threatened my life and she never complained one time.

This woman loves me more than I'll ever deserve and simply knowing her has enriched my life to levels that I can never repay.

We hope that the swelling of Jan's brain will subside soon as it must for her to survive. It's that simple. Nonetheless my little, Italian angel who loves her Steelers and all things Pittsburgh is fighting for all's she worth to save her life. 

My wife would be so moved to know how many of you are praying for her.

This update has been written through many tears and shaky hands but please know that your support and love for Jan, and me, is both comforting and appreciated.

God Bless you all.


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Good Afternoon Jim. I would just like to offer my prayers and thoughts to you, Jan and your family and friends in the most sincere hope that Jan pulls through. I can tell you from my own experience miracles, no matter how small, do exist. Keep strong Jim and never give up hope. Sincerely Mark England UK
Jim- All of our prayers are coming your way and Jan's way. I'm a long time viewer both WCW and WWE, and my son, 12, loves all your work that he watched on dvd from the early 2000's. He wrestles, plays football and cooks, and Yes he has your cookbook. We are big fans of you and yours and we are sending you as much emotional support as we can. I had a skull fracture and subdural hematoma back in 08, and I wish Jan a strong comeback.
You and her are in my prayers, JR! We all love you!
My praying is with your wife Jan to healing quickly, sir.
JR - your entire family is in my family's prayers. Due to all the years of enjoyment you brought me and millions of others, I feel like I practically know you and like you are part of my family and I'm so saddened to hear about what has happened. Please stay strong and know you have millions of us out there supporting you and holding you up.
Sending my prayers to Mrs. J.R. We love you!
Prayers for your wife and yourself from St. Thomas, ON, we're all praying and pulling for Jan.
Hang in there JR. We are all pulling for you and Jan. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
My prayers are with you and your bride and the young man also. We had a boy (man - he was 29) killed in a car accident in 1999. As horrible as that was loosing a boy, he was off in his life and not a day-to-day life partner for either my wife or me. This accidents suck!
I'm so sorry to hear about this unfortunate incident. My thoughts are with you and your wife right now!!
Jim, Will be praying for you and your dear wife Jan during this time. Praying that the swelling will go down and that she has a full recovery! Also that The LORD will give you strength during this process!!! Mark & Pam Walters Muskogee, Ok.
Jan and I were good friends back in the WWE days. She has the biggest heart of anyone I have ever met and the soul of an angle. My kids adored her, as did I. I couldn't be sadder to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with Jan and JR. if anyone deserves a miracle it's Jan.
Jan and I were good friends back in the WWE days. She has the biggest heart of anyone I have ever met and the soul of an angle. My kids adored her, as did I. I couldn't be sadder to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with Jan and JR. if anyone deserves a miracle it's Jan.
Jim... wrestling is one of the things I love most and I can't imagine it without you. Thank you for your time over the years. Your wife truly sounds like an angel & the entire family is in my prayers. In case you & Jan don't already know, ya'll have MILLIONS of us out here thinking of you & praying for you. In Jesus' name we pray & may He bring comfort & strength. We love ya!
JR, I've watched you and I've listened to you and there was hardly a week that went by when you haven't mentioned your beautiful wife, Jan. My conclusion is that you are a man devoted to her and your life will not be the same without her. You asked for my prayers, and you will get them. Wholeheartedly. I wish nothing but the best wishes for her recovery. God is on your side, JR, and knowing this, you cannot lose!
So sorry to hear this, J.R. Your wife will be in my prayers for a speedy recovery.
Jim, you won't remember us, but my wife, Carol, and I used to sit next to you at the Hawks games many years ago. We found you to be a great guy and always enjoyed your stories not only concerning the wrestling business but about how much you loved broadcasting. My wife and I want to extend our deepest blessings. No words are ever adequate at a time like this, but please know that both your wife and you are in our hearts.
I was saddened to hear of this terrible accident and I thought it could be my loved one just as easy. I know your devastated and I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around her and heal her completely and may the love of the almighty give you comfort thru this ordeal.
My thoughts go out to you, your wife, and your family. Stay strong if you can, and know there is a world filled with people willing to help and lend strength should you need it.
Very sorry to hear about the accident. You and Jan are in my prayers. Wishing you both the best during this difficult time.
Sending much love and best wishes to you and family JR..will say a prayer for you all.
GODBLESS you JR.... My heart breaks for you and I am crying out to our LORD JESUS CHRIST for a Miracle to happen. Ms. Jan is in our prayers and we LOVE you Sir
J.R....my husband has been a lifetime fan of yours and a loyal WWE/WCW for his whole life. We have been together since 2001 (not nearly as long as you two lovebirds) and have enjoyed sharing our lives vicariously through the WWE family over the years. I want to say our hearts are sick with grief over this enormously overwhelming news. How horrific! J.R. I want to say that it is monstrously brave of you to open up to the world at such an incredibly stressful and vulnerable time. Noone can know exactly the sheer overwhelming helplessness you feel right now. How completely lost it may make you feel. Noone knows exactly what to say or how to help. It may even seem like those around you arent doing enough. People will ask what they can do to help and you wont't know what to say and that is okay. Just let them be there for you as much as you can tolerate. You will need that. She will need that. J.R. in 2014 I was involved in a horrible wreck. I was in the hospital for 3.5 months to start. I am here now able to type this to you. My husband was in your position when he stood in ER and by my side ever since then (and still is as I continue to recover). I sustained a polytrauma and traumatic brain injury among other things. It is a long journey back to life. My story www.hopetbi.com Please don't give up on yourself as you will have seemingly impossible decisions to make and deal with the touch and go uncertainty. We know that though not the same as being able to talk to her and have her talk back.....you are not alone. We support you. I hope you can gain some small comfort knowing that she will not remember all the pain you see her in now. Just keep talking to her. Her heart of hearts feels your presence. Our thoughts and prayers will remain with you both. Information helped my husband and family cope. We are not sure if this is what works for you and yours. The more information he had as time went by was helpful to give him something to focus on that would also help me eventually. We'd like to share a few things that may help. Please consider www.biausa.org and www.brainline.org also for information about Traumatic Brain Injuries. Womens head injuries also act differently in recovery than mens. There are no two head injuries that are the same J.R. - a place that has helped us thus far is www.pinkconcussions.com as a valuable resource as well to help you through this process. We wish we could help you more than links and prayers. Never give up HOPE J.R.! We love you guys! Thank you for the updates.
So sorry to hear about this, JR. Your precious wife is lifted up inn thoughts and prayers. May the Lord of all comfort surround you and yours during this most difficult time. We heard something on Tuesday night's Smackdown Live, but the announcers never specified what was wrong. We are sending our well wishes, love, good thoughts, etc to you, your wife, and family for the best outcome possible.
I hope that your lovely wife makes a full, speedy recovery...
Mr. Ross..As a longtime fan of yours, I can't tell you how sad I am after hearing the news about your wife, and almost equally as angry with the WWE for the way that the announcers merely mentioned your name and your wife "in passing"..However, it was enough for me to google your name to find out what they did not mention..It was, in my opinion, disrespectful to you, given all the time you've spent with the organization..You and your wife, family, friends, etc. are in my thoughts and prayers..You're a very strong man sir, in mind, body, and spirit..You must stay that way for yourself, as well as your wife's..God Bless you all..
Jim so sorry to hear about your wife. Definitely gonna be praying for you and your wife that the Lord guides her on the road to recovery and that he keeps you strong for the both of you. God Bless
Miracles do happen Mr. Ross and I'm praying with all my might that Jan pulls through.
Prayers sent your way Sir, you are both in my thoughts
JR our hearts and thoughts are with you and your family! We hope that you can find forgiveness for the young man who caused this situation. He is going to have to live with this for the rest of his life. He deserves to be punished but we've all been 17 before and made mistakes.
Prayers for you JR, and your family. I pray god guide the doctors and nurses to help heal her and pray for comfort and strength in this trying time.
Jim, you and your family and Jan's family have been in my thoughts and prayers since I first heard about this tragedy. We Shaler girls are tough so I know that with her Inner Strength and the strength of prayers and positive thoughts from your extended friends and family, God will show you all a miracle. I pray that her brain swelling subsides and that she will make a miraculous recovery. We are all with you.
Sorry to hear about the passing of yur beloved Jan. May she watch over you with her angels wings with have silver and gold steelers wing watching over u and yur family. My hart goes out to u and yur family during this difficult time. We all love u JR the years u gave wrestling fans ur passion. We luv JR
Although we lived next door for years you and I never officially met. Jan however would always say hello to me when I was walking my daughter, nephew and son. Sometimes she would even step away from her beloved red Mercedes to walk with us down Juhasz, through the old Trans Lux etc... She was a kind and descent human being, she even tried give me a heads up the time the Divas came over for a photo shoot. R.I.P
Like everyone else I would like to add my prayers and condolences to your family and to the family of the \ young man dan@dkraps95@gmail.com
Jim, I'm soo sorry to hear of this. I too have been with my wife for longer in my life than without her as we met in 1985 and married in 1990 and I can't comprehend a life without her. I can't imagine what your going thru and I'm so sorry. I have been a fan of yours since the JCP merger. Your smiling face on every wrestling show is how I picture you when I think of you & to know that this tragic event has happened to you is almost too much to bare. I have prayed for Jan to recover & and for you too. In 1997, I lost my nephew Bradley who was my wrestling buddy. He was only 11 & had a bad childhood from a drug addicted mother. My wife and I would pick him up every weekend to watch wrestling and we took him to his 1st WCW event Halloween Havoc 1990 in Chicago. He was the biggest little Stinger & every weekend he'd come over and run his little mouth cutting promos on me till we wrestled on the front room floor while watching WCW & WWF. I too was not ready when we got the call the night he passed. My life has never been the same and we all just bandaid over our pain still to this day. So sorry Jim! We fans all love you not only for what you did on wrestling, but because of the class act you are. Prayers for you and your family Jim!
prayers are with you during this difficult time sir
JR, I am so sorry to hear about your wife. I have watched and listened to you for many years. From my days in the U.S. Navy until you left ringside. I miss seeing you and the King on TV. I know that your wife's fight was one heck of a "Slober Knocker". My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know that she is watching down on you right now and will always and forever be right there with you. Love and Prayers. James Murphy - Goldsboro, NC
JR, I LOVE my bride and cannot imagine the pain you are feeling. Prayers for strength for all.
Created an account just to offer condolences and thank you for the entertainment you've provided and continue to provide us throughout your career. This is an awful tragedy and, as a fan, I just hope you find the strength to get through this terribly trying time for you and your family. RIP to Mrs. JR.
So sorry for your loss Jim. I cannot imagine what you are feeling right now as I know the love of a woman I never deserved. My thoughts and prayers are with you. You are a great person and one of a kind and we all love you for all that you have done for the entertainment business and wrestling business. Just know that you are not alone because we will all continue to support all that you do. Wish you nothing but the best and may your angel rest in peace. You will see her again one day. God bless.
JR just want to say I am sorry to hear about your wife's passing. Don't lose focus, you know your wife would want you to keep going. The more you interact and respond to your friends and family who care that have reached out is what takes your mind off. The ones you love who reach out is what helped me when my Mom passed. U know who cares and that makes you smile and when you smile it does help to ease your mind. God Bless JR!
Dear JR, Like so many others I am one of your surely millions of fans who grew up watching you on TV and later listening to your podcast, reading your blog or following you on Twitter. I've never met you and who knows if I will ever get the pleasure of doing so, but I am so sad and devastated on the loss of your wife and just wanted to write and express my sorrow and condolences to you, your family and Jan's family, and just to say you have so many people surely like me that revere you and support you from afar. Godspeed, R.I.P Jan, and here's hoping you can find strength in this terrible loss.
Jim, I just heard the news and I'm praying for you as you go through this trial. I'm praying for the Lord to give you His strength and comfort.
Dear Jim, My prayers and thoughts with you and your wife. İ know its hard to see your wife like this, ive been where you are right now. My wife got sick with pancreatic cancer, and was put on life support, the machines were the only thing keeping here alive. İ lost her in 2013 i sat beside her bed the last two weeks of her life. Jim i know its hard just trust in the Lord, he knows what to do, pray that she recovers from this. Much love to you and your wife.
Dear Jim, just hearing that your passed away, im so sorry. i didnt read all comments until after i posted my first one. My prayers are with you and your family. Pray that God gives you comfort. Your Angel is in Heaven and wstchjng over you now. She is no longer in pain. İ know hard it is for you and the pain you are going through. İ went through having to take my wife off life support in 2013, that was the hardest thing i had to do, but i knew it was what she wanted, Heather is still with me in my heart and Just know that Jan will always be with you. Sincerly Michael D. Liles Minneral Wells Texas. davidmliles90@gmail.com
My sincerest condolences, I know what it is to lose somebody close to you, be strong keep the memories and shed the needed tears, you have an international friend base supporting you, feel the love and prayers.
I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of your wife. When my wife gave birth to our son, she almost died from congestive heart failure due to an undiagnosed enlarged heart--a condition she probably had since childhood (possibly since birth). I will be praying for you and your family. The only practical thing I can suggest is to hold tight to your family & friends so that you might draw strength from one another, and support each other. I don't know if your a religious man, but I would hope you would also turn to God for strength. I won't insult you by spouting some nonsense like, "God needed another angel, so He took your wife." People who spew such bile are just finding a different way of blaming God when something bad happens. I do hope that, in your great pain, you do not lash out against God, as He does truly love you. May God comfort you and bless you.