Wife Of WWE Legend Jim Ross Suffers ‘Catastrophic’ Brain Injury In Accident

The wife of WWE legend Jim Ross was involved in a tragic car accident this week and is reportedly fighting for her life.

Ross says his wife Jan, who is originally from Pittsburgh, suffered a “catastrophic” brain injury when the Vespa she was riding was struck from behind by another car in Oklahoma.

Jim says his wife was not wearing a helmet and suffered multiple skull fractures.

In a blog post Jim says:

“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.”

Jim and Jan are both die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fans who frequently travel to games.

On Jim’s latest blog post he also said:

“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.”

Jim Ross joined the WWE in 1993 and worked for the company for nearly two decades mostly as a play-by-play announcer.

Photo Credit: Jim Ross/Twitter



WWE LEGEND JIM ROSS MY WIFE'S ON LIFE SUPPORT... 'Catastrophic Brain Injury'

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross says his wife is "being kept alive via life support equipment" after a bad car accident earlier this week ... and is now describing her brain injury as "catastrophic."

As we previously reported, Jan Ross was riding her Vespa home from the gym Monday night when she was struck from behind by another car. She was not wearing a helmet and suffered multiple skull fractures.

Jim says Jan is still hospitalized in Oklahoma and her life is in serious danger.

"We hope that the swelling of Jan's brain will subside soon as it must for her to survive," Jim explained in a blog post ... "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."

Jim added, "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."

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


WWE announcer Jim Ross provides a heartbreaking update to his wife's health

Jim Ross was recording his podcast when an unfortunate series of events occurred.

His wife was riding her Vespa from the gym without a helmet when she was suddenly hit by car. As a result, she has suffered a “catastrophic brain injury including multiple skull fractures.”

On Wednesday, Ross described the pain he is going through as he watches his wife battle her injuries. In a blog post on his website, the wrestling commentator also discussed the first time he met his wife.

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.

Ross asked readers for prayers and said there is hope that the swelling in his wife’s brain will “subside soon as it must for her to survive.”

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