• dylanbolger Asks: How's it going JR?! Hope all is going well. The brand split has so far been fairly successful I believe. However, I think one of the key detriments is that both shows are on the same network. I'm sure business wise it is working for WWE in terms of ad revenue but I feel like if the two shows were on two different networks it would be more helpful in differentiating the brands, rather than having one show the night after the other. I just want to know your feelings on the shows both being on the USA network. Cheers!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I like it as it allows both shows to cross promote with each other.

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    • pjbenedict Asks: You comment semi-regularly about botched/dangerous moves (e.g. Cesaro's recent suicide dive that ended in a head spike on the floor). Are there people in WWE who give this feedback to their wrestlers? Did you do this when you worked there? Are some wrestlers more open to this than others? I pretty regularly shake off injury and compete to my own detriment, and there's no money involved... I can't imagine the challenge for guys/gals who may view their moveset as connected to their paycheck.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I don't speak for WWE nor do I know how they communicate with their talents these days as I'm not there as you know. Wrestlers often times have to be protected from themselves, however. 

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    • Joeymurphy97 Asks: Do you see undertaker in a match at next years maina ?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      That is my assumption...time will tell. 

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    • bigdan316 Asks: J.R, Would you jump at the chance to get Vin Scully on your podcast? That would be one hot ticket IMO.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      of course!

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    • chaseterry Asks: Hey, JR! How difficult do you think it is these days for superstars to be a heel? And how can they get heat? It seems some of the heel competitors are so talented, people refuse to boo them (i.e. Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins). Jericho is having a fun heel run, and I think Miz is the best heel in WWE. Thanks!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Pethaps it's a bit more challenging but certainly doable if talents work to be a true villain and not be cool. It's a skill set that is still highly marketable 

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    • rwmulkey Asks: I've been watching the episodes of NWA Saturday night on TBS wrestling i grew up on. I've heard that Dusty Rhodes's angle where Road Warrior Animal "spiked" his eye landed him in hot water with management. Is it true some thought this was too much for television (the blood, etc.)
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Upper mgmt thought it was too graphic. 

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    • RW Asks: Hi Jim, I read Mick Foley's twitter this morning, telling people unhappy with the finish of the Cesaro/Sheamus match at Clash of Champions to "kiss my arse". I read your thoughts, diagnosing negative reaction to Roman Reigns as being that of "overt attention seekers" , booing Roman because it's the "thing to do". Is it possible maybe, alternatively, that the paying customers are simply unhappy with the product they're being presented with? I find the attitude to some in the industry toward their audience to be very condescending at times. I know wrestling fans can a bit much at times themselves, but this kind of dismissive and assumptive reaction to any criticism can be very off-putting. I know you can't speak for Mick, but both reactions seemed of a piece.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Of course that's possible but chanting "You can't wrestle" to anyone on tv feels forced and disingenuous. 

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    • MrKerosene Asks: Like most true fans, the "IWC" annoys me. ESPECIALLY when the "smarties" rip Hogan, Cena, Reigns, etc. for using the same moves. Have they ever watched a match of their faves Flair, Steamboat, Michaels, UT, Austin, Rock, Punk,etc.?! Thoughts?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I don't take any thing that I see online on any topic too influencing. We live in an outspoken siciety & we all need to make our own decisions. 

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    • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: Presidental Debate will take place on Monday at 9pm ET on ABC. My question is, do you have any plans to watch the Presidental Debate, or if you can't watch it, do you have any plans to record it so that you could watch it when you are free? I never saw any Presidental Debates in the past, however, I am planning to watch it on Monday Night. Thanks.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Unlikely that I will watch as I'm busy doing podcast production on Monday nights. I'm not interested in what either candidate has to say. 

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    • 79bcbeck Asks: How soon do we see Rousey vs Cyborg? Do you think it will be a record breaker?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      There is too much money on the table for there not to be a Rousey vs Cyborg match in the future. When is anyone's guess. 

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