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Former IMPACT Announcer Don West Diagnosed With Brain Lymphoma

Don West

Former IMPACT Wrestling announcer Don West has revealed that he has been diagnosed with brain lymphoma.

West who joined TNA in 2002, worked as colour commentator alongside Mike Tenay, before transitioning into other on-screen and backstage roles by the end of the decade. The announcer left the company in 2012, before briefly returning in 2017, calling the Slammiversary pay-per-view.

On June 15th NewsRadio 560 KPQ published a letter from West where he explained his diagnosis.

Posting on Twitter, Jeff Jarrett who worked with West in IMPACT, wrote that the former announcer was “in great spirits” and “ready to take on this challenge.”

You can read the full letter.

Hello everybody,

Don West here to tell you about how disappointed I am not to be talking about the Seattle Seahawks, the Mariners, the Wenatchee Wild and everything else that we love to talk about every day on the Don West Show.

Many of you have wondered where I have been and why the show is on hiatus. So I want to share this news directly with you. I have been diagnosed with a brain lymphoma and will begin immediate treatment.

I want to thank my wife Terri for her love and support, my family and everyone that works at Cherry Creek Media and KPQ. I also want to thank the Don West Show’s incredible sponsors and my friends for all the prayers that are coming my way. I am praying the chemotherapy will help me heal faster and hopefully I’ll be back on the radio soon.

I can’t wait until this is all over and I can be back with you all again, I love you all!

Don West

Inside The Ropes would like to offer our best wishes to Don West as he undergoes treatment.