• Jerry Whitworth Asks: Hey J.R., love the podcast. You're about the number one authority when it comes to wrestling and I was wondering, are we entering another age of wrestling? <!--break--> It just seems like there's a movement toward wrestling around the world that is making like a global spectacle of the sport. You have New Japan and its monumental Bullet Club (not to mention superstars like Nakamura, Tanahashi, Okada, and Ibushi), AAA and its upcoming Lucha Libre World Cup, the amazing Lucha Underground, Ring of Honor's work with NJPW and AAA, Jeff Jarrett's upcoming Global Force Wrestling (and its relationship with NJPW and AAA), and the indie scene seems to be blowing up, Chikara's King of Trios is like a stick of dynamite right now and they've only announced two entries so far (from Bullet Club and AAA)! Even NXT, a developmental territory, is so hot right now that it's touring! It almost seems like a global NWA is developing right now.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Wrestling will never die but fans are clamoring for new...especially new stars and with so many TV Wrestling shows featuring some new talents the business is picking up in interest and discussion.

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    • JShope19 Asks: Good day sir,and always appreciate your responses..After hearing the announcement Monday of the return of the Elimination Chamber event I question,and you touched on this in your podcast with Tazz,there is no big event between Mania and Summerslam..With the network content is key..That being said..Is the need to satisfy a rabid fan base constantly craving new content hurting the quality of the content?? To borrow the phrase quality not quantity..From my perspective it seems like with having the network WWE can afford "throw away" content or events like Payback,Battleground,the Elimination Chamber instead of doing fewer events that mean something and make the Network MUST SEE..Same could be said for some of the original content IMO..Am I off or is there a valid point to be made on that subject?? Thanks as always.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      WWE is simply using the Elimination Chamber to get more people to sample the WWE Network. It's a marketing strategy. Simple as that.

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    • showstoppa44 Asks: Hello JR hope all is well sir, I have a question, in your honest opinion, since WWE will do all it can to fill up Cowboys stadium next year at Mania, do you think Shawn Michaels still has what it takes to make a return to the ring next year at mania for a bout at cowboys stadium if he wants, or do ya think Shawn's current physical ability and will not allow such to happen ? For what its worth, I still desire a Michaels Vs Ziggler dream bout for next year's show! Good day sir....
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Shawn could certainly come back tomorrow and be better than 99% of the talents on anyone's roster but he's retired, has said he's retired, is going to stay retired and that's his story and I believe him.  

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    • kyledow Asks: Hey JR! I've read your opinion on the use of chair shots to the head in previous questions you've answered. I was wondering your thoughts on using that spot sparingly if it is protected. Many guys, including Austin, have never taken direct shots and used their hands and forearms to take the impact. If used at the right time (and frequency), it would make very memorable moments in matches, and could potentially create a finish to a match. It also looks much better than the superstar going right for their opponents back every time. It's a risy spot, but with the right guys, I think it could be very effective if used right. Your thoughts? Thanks!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I say stay away from the head shots at all costs. End of story.

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    • wrestlemania79 Asks: Hello Mr Ross. It's been a long time since i submitted a question,so i hope it gets answered soon. My question is,i seen online that WWE has plans to finally release an Owen Hart dvd,do you think they will finally go ahead with it or do you think some people will be opposed to the release?. Also, do you think that he will take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame along with the rest of his family?,i.e.,Bret,Stu. thank -you for your time,and greetings from Newfoundland.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I'd assume Owen will go into the WWE HOF someday w/o question but as to when I have no idea. His fans simply need to remain patient. WWE is doing the DVD even though Owen's widow isn't pleased with the idea but Owen's fans will be.

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    • Jacob Asks: Hello JR, I'm a huge fan of Bray Wyatt and have always been able to figure out the meaning behind them. As of late it feels he's becoming repetitive in his promos. Would you agree that Bray needs to change things up a bit after a big feud with The Undertaker?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I basically disconnected from Bray's interviews quite some time ago. I love the persona/talent but the promos don't work for me.

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    • jakefromstatefarm_116 Asks: We haven't heard you behind the mic in the announce table yet in 2015. Are there still talks going on for you put back the headsets whether it's MMA, wrestling, boxing, OU football, etc?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      We've been evaluating multiple opportunities. Whatever it is has to fit into what I've already got committed.

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    • bhowell24 Asks: Wow JR, if you have not seen this you need to watch, 6'6" 295lbs, athleticism at its finest. I think Okada would be a fan of his also! Quinn Moose Ojinnaka @MooseNation69 · May 6 First time watching this.... As you can see I'm a huge OKADA fan https://instagram.com/p/2Vxn-osOqN/
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Moose and I have talked about his career and I am very optimistic that he can have a productive career if he catches a break and continues to do all the things necessary to become a star.

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    • MrMondayNight Asks: Hi Jim. Do you recall how Vince felt when his son Shane was doing all those death defying stunts like when he jumped off the titantron through the table? Whos idea was this Shanes or Vinces? Shane sure as hell took his fair share of bumps through the years . Thanks for your time.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      All those decisions were group decisions and no one was forced to do any thing against  their will nor was any talent asked to do any thing that Vince wouldn't have done himself.

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    • JShope19 Asks: Good day Sir..Been catching up on your podcast..Tremendous work..Have a question..Perhaps no right or wrong answer..As a fan,over a decade,of pro wrestling/sports entertainment..I have grown as a fan..I really want to understand the business as best I can as a fan..I know in Mick Foley's bio "For All Mankind" he said he at one point,before he got in the business,really became a student of the game by watching and studying tapes..Can a fan still be a "student" of the game even if they don't make it physically into the sports entertainment world in some form?? Especially in this generation where the internet has made many "false intelligent" fans based on gossip,hearsay,ect..Thanks as always :)
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Wrestlers who dod not rea about the business or watch the work of their peers and more importantly their predecessors and cannot be as productive as they could be by doing the aforementioned things.  Study and practice are essential in  becoming successful in virtually every walk of life.

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