• BuStA607 Asks: There was a wrestler back in the 90s called Kurrgan who I always thought had a lot of potential as a big man but it never happened. What was your thoughts on him? I believe he is in acting now.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I could see an argument being made that Robert was underutilized in WWE but I rec all him being the consummate pro and a wonderful gentleman who had a great voice for singing country music.

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    • David Salchow Asks: Dear J.R. Yesterday, I watched Starrcade 1990 in which you did play-by-play and Paul Heyman did color. The Black Scorpion was revealed to be Ric Flair. Obviously, not the strongest PPV. My question involves the international tag team tournament with 8 different countries represented. The Russian team consisted of two strong, tough looking men who looked and moved like a couple shooters with just a modicum of pro wrestling training. The Steiners won the tournament. The Steiners were known for their toughness and amatuer wrestling background as well. My Question: Were the Russians and Steiners placed in opposite brackets intentionally for fear the Steiners would try to shoot on the Russians?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      The answer is no. No conspiracy theory.  The tournament was designed to get the Steiner's over.

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    • rossgraham Asks: Last year at the royal rumble, when Batista was brought in, fans expected him to win, he did and they crapped all over it. Fans are expecting Roman Reigns to win January's event. Do you think history will repeat itself?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      If you can guarantee how today's fans will react to every thing that they see, then you are a genius and future very wealthy person. In other words, I don't have any idea.

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    • AJKarra1892 Asks: Hey Jim If Lesnar were to leave WWE after WM31, what do you think is going to happen to Heyman? (Will he leave or will he stay?) Furthermore, if he were to stay, do you think he should be paired with a new "Paul Heyman Guy" and who, in your opinion, from the current crop would fit that mold best? Lastly, do WWE subsequently completely disassociate him from Lesnar?("my client broke the streak"aspect) Looking forward to your response. Regards from Cape Town
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Heyman will never at a lack for work as he's BY FAR the best in the business at what he does. Very valuable asset.

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    • RobHill Asks: Hi JR! Hope all the NJPW research is going well, and thanks again for taking the time to talk to your fans. This is probably a dumb question - but if during a show you've got a wrestler (or wrestlers) going through the announce table during their match, do you get any prior warning about it, or is it just a case of "be ready to move as fast as you can"?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      It's generally easy to figure out but no one gives us a "signal."

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    • jonhind Asks: What a great article on Darren Drozdov, puts things into perspective. Have a very Merry Christmas and a brilliant 2015.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Thanks....you too...hope we can get Droz some more Facebook followers.

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    • BigRedMachineKane Asks: Hey Jim, was listening to your podcast with X-pac and you went on to talk about how you weren't sure if Vince was getting tired of Sid, losing faith in Sid or wanted an opponent for Sid, and you went on to talk about Glenn Jacobs coming in but never really finished the story. Was Glenn originally brought in to feud or tag with Sid??
      J.R.'s Answer:

      It was thought that Sid would be leaving WWE and we needed another big man to work with Taker.

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    • Delroy the master Asks: First off JR, I saw your response to my last question and I had a good laugh out of it the way! Anyway, are you planning to visit the Philadelphia area anytime in the near future?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I will be in Philly on Sunday January 25 for a RINGSIDE with Jim Ross show at the Trocadero Theater at 3 pm. Tickets are on sale at www.axs.com

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    • Jackson1256 Asks: Based on your conversation with Jeff Jarrett, prior to his last day in WWE, when you were in contract negotiations with him, had you any indications he was unhappy with WWE and leaning towards going back to WCW, or were you taken by total surprise when he did what he did on his last day in WWE?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Yes I was surprised that he left WWE so abruptly as I thought we had made an agreement verbally to work out his issues. Water under the bridge now..we move forward.

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    • Danwhite Asks: Hi JR, I get frustrated at incomplete story lines such as the current Wyatt family. They were a close knit group who started to drift they disappeared from our TV screens for a few weeks. They then come back with no explanation as to why they are no longer a family with Harper and Rowan at each other. What do you put this down to?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I'd assume simply, inattention to detail.

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