As noted, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross appeared to have sustained some sort of injury during the NJPW G1 Special at The Cow Palace over the weekend, and it has subsequently been confirmed that the injury is legitimate, and Ross is currently hospitalized.
According to John Pollock, Ross remains in the ER and is awaiting further evaluation after suffering a rib injury at the event, and Ross is said to be in a lot of pain following the accident:
An update on Jim Ross – he is currently in the ER and awaiting results due to a rib injury sustained at the Cow Palace card on Saturday, said to be in a lot of pain.
— John Pollock (@iamjohnpollock) July 9, 2018
The injury came when Jay White suplexed Juice Robinson into the barricade on the outside of the ring, and the barricade flew into the announce table and injured Ross. JR’s announce team partner Josh Barnett also commented on the injury with the following Tweet:
Not a work
— Josh Barnett (@JoshLBarnett) July 8, 2018
Below is footage of the suplex which resulted in JR’s injury:
— AXS TV (@AXSTV) July 8, 2018
Ross admitted on Twitter that he was not warned ahead of time about the suplex spot and that it was definitely not “storyline driven”:
For the record, the ‘bump’ I took at ringside at #G1SanFrancisco was not storyline driven matter nor was it discussed.
I think I broke a rib.
Couldn’t put my roller bag in the overhead today after a sleepless Sat night. pic.twitter.com/E9hd2FDsXi
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) July 9, 2018