• spuzzlightyear Asks: JR, Was it always the intention that Vince was going into more of a character role instead of announcing, and you going into the lead announcing role when you were first hired by the then-WWF?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I have no idea as that was never discussed with me when I came in but VKM did want to produce more if he thought he could make sure the announcer role was to his satisfaction. Best professional move I ever made was going to WWE in 1993 and I would not change a thing along the way even if I could.

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    • DougTheThug Asks: I want to say thanks for getting me interested in modern wrestling again. I recently tuned into my first ever NXT episode, mainly to get a look at Shinsuke Nakamura (he impressed me, by the way). I also really liked the smaller setting for the NXT show itself. It kinda reminded me of the of the old NWA Mid-Atlantic reruns, albeit with some modern-day flair. Is there any other NXT talent besides Nakamura who stands out to you right now?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      NXT has ample, future stazrs from wht I can ascertain. Jason Jordan has an unlimited upside. Unlimited. The next wave of Wrestlemania main eventers are likely in NXT or a mere step away from the brand.  

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    • Arkon Asks: Hi JR. Do you think WWE should de-active the US Title and bring back European Title instead? I know that the Hardcore Title would probably never come back but I do think the European Title has a place in WWE considering that it was originated in WWE, unlike the US Title, especially that the US Title is now considered a C-tier Title in comparison to the IC and of course the WWE World Title, your thoughts? Thanks so much in advance.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Seems like it's more a matter of semantics as a cold title is still a cold title. So, no I don't think deactivating the US Title is necessary and nothing that good, consistent creative wouldn't cure.  

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    • JMorgs Asks: From Lance Storm's recent blog when asked how his relationship was with WWE, WCW, and ECW: "Always great. I'm the consummate professional. I do my job to the best of my ability and pretty much never complain. I'm chronically early, absolutely reliable and a zero risk employee. No substance issue, no attitude issue. Tell me where I need to be and what you want done and it happens. This may sound like tooting my own horn a bit here but I think if you asked JR, who was talent relations in WWE when I was there he'd agree. " So, do you agree?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      He's 100% correct. WWE never had any one more professional in my 21 years there than Lance Storm. 

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    • WWEFan90 Asks: Hi JR Huge fan from the UK here. Me and my bro loved your time with Jerry Lawler in WWE. You was amazing. My question is about The Miz. I have been a fan of The Miz for years now. I am happy he is getting a good push now. I think he is one of the best HEELS in WWE. He is amazing on the mic. And good in the ring. I am wondering what is your opinion on The Miz. :)
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Miz is still a work in progress and I like the addition of Maryse to the presentation.    

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    • alcabongTV Asks: Hi Mr. Ross, I agree that when The Undertaker decides to end his legendary in-ring career it should take place at Wrestlemania. I think everyone would agree that The Undertaker is an old school, true salt of the earth badass. But isn't the old school mentality to put your opponent over and "go out on your back"? Done right (and with the right opponent) do you think Taker going out on a loss could be more enthralling maybe even fitting? Like a Clint Eastwood Gran Tarino final stand. Thanks.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      It is not set in stone that all wrestlers should lose their last match whatsoever. I would not book Taker to lose his last match and would not even consider it.

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    • El_Diablo Asks: Howdy J.R. - Recently, I was thinking of examples of in-ring talent who carry a reputation of possessing a high level of intellect. Raven (Scott Levy) is a member of Mensa. Kane (Glenn Jacobs) was cited in Daniel Bryan's retirement speech as being extremely intelligent. Both in-character and in shoot interviews, Ultimate Warrior consistently came across as superbly well-read, with a high-level vocabulary and a gifted command of the English language. Just curious, is there anyone you'd like to add to this list of legitimately intellectual "workers?"
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Hmm..not sure about the inclusion of Warrior in this list but its all subjective and based on snippets of what one reads or occasionally hears. There are many intellectual  wrestlers and to try an name one or two and leave others off a list isn't smart on my part.

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    • Jackson1256 Asks: When you first came to the WWF in 1993, you worked Wrestling Challenge with Bobby Heenan, replacing Monsoon. Was this the plan all along or did something happen with Gorilla that they decided to put you in that spot? Also did Monsoon like his role when he was President of the WWF, as opposed to doing commentary?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Gorilla's health was beginning to fail and WWE wanted to lighten his work load.

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    • Oldtymefan Asks: Hi JR, I'm calling for a tap out on political correctness. Here in California (insert crazy liberals joke here) a resolution to name May 26 John Wayne Day turned into a heated battle on statements attributed to Wayne years ago. Are you kidding me? John Wayne, politics aside, is the epitome of an American icon. The man died in 1979 and no one was talking about creating a holiday, just a simple resolution. Needless to say, the resolution was defeated. God I hate politicians.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Obviously, I'm very biased when it comes to John Wayne plus our world has gone nuts at times being so PC that logic and common sense are often times eliminated.   

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    • iTheSMK Asks: Hello J.R. I'm SMK 27 years old from Pakistan and I have been a wrestling fan for over 16 years and I've been thinking of opening a Wrestling Blog/Newsletter website and the only person I can think of getting a suggestion from is you, so far i came up with these 3 names 1- TheHeelArena.com 2- TheHeelWorld.com 3- TheHeelGimmick please let me know which one would you prefer or would you like to suggest any other please let me know I'd be very thankful Regards SMK
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Why the desire to include all the insider terms?  

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