Brokenrachellehman Asks: Hello JR!
I've never written you, but after hearing you this evening I feel compelled to thank you for what you do; you made me fall in love with wrestling and my life has never been the same.
I met my fiancée six years ago and he introduced me to wrestling. Begrudgingly I watched old VHS tapes and archive videos-- until one day, I watched one match that changed my life-- Mankind vs the Undertaker. Not only did that match make my heart skip a beat, the commentary suspended my disbelief-- it made me feel lost in the action, grasping for anything that would keep me in the moment. After years of being educated in wrestling history, I realized it was you who made me fall in love with this sport.
I feel so incredibly lucky to have been able to hear you commentate tonight, JR. You make this sport what it is and I don't think it will ever be the same without your voice. You create the environment in which these incredible athletes get to be larger than life, in which they get to become heroes, or villains.
So thank you. Thank you so much for opening my eyes. You are so much more important than you know. I appreciate everything you've done and I hope you know how many lives you've touched.