WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross spoke with Tulsa World and admitted he considered throwing in the towel on his autobiography following the death of his wife Jan. “I was thinking about not finishing the book,” Ross said.
However, Ross recalled his late father’s stance against the idea of quitting his freshman football team. “Quitting is the easiest thing in the world to get good at,” Ross recalled his father saying. “It just popped in my head. So I finished the book, and I’m sure as hell glad we did because, not only is it selling well, but people are seeing it’s not a wrestling book. Nowhere in the book do I talk about my 10 favorite wrestlers. … It’s a story about me going from the farm in Westville to the Garden in New York City. It’s that kind of journey.” Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.
Powell’s POV: It’s amazing the way lessons taught early in life stick with us. The story focusses on his autobiography and his history in Oklahoma. You can order the Slobberknocker” autobiography at Amazon.com. I listened to the audio version, which is narrated by Ross, and truly enjoy it.