• Steviejay99 Asks: Hi JR As usual your blog got me thinking, which is a good sign.. You talked about talents leaving the ring for no reason and I agreed. However I do think that leaving the ring can be used as an asset if done right.. For instance I remember in the 1991 WWF era babyface would get momentum at the beginning of the match and the heel would scurry outside/pretend to leave e/talk to the manager. this used to generate heat and slow the match down. and be part of the story,, the commentators would then support the story. Could this approach work today?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Of course it would work today. Any thing that can be executed that plays upon a person's natural emotions will always resonate to the masses. Old school logic isn't outdated.   

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    • clrj3514 Asks: I know there are some obvious differences between wrestling & "regular television shows", but with your creative experience in wrestling, would you consider an opportunity in television? Maybe as a creative mind or producer.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Absolutely if it fit within my schedule compatibly. I am currently working on a couple of reality TV projects and two different movie projects that people have approached me on where I would do some consulting, producing and likely act in a manageable role.

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    • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR About LeBron James saying before he retired led love to be on on a team with him Carmelo Anthony Kevin Durant and Dwayne Wade? Do you think this could ever happen? Like is there a team that could afford to pay all of them? I know not the Knicks because they are begging anybody that has the least interest in him to take Carmelo because his contract is killing them.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I'd use a Monsoon-ism and say "Highly Unlikely." 

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    • fahlgren Asks: JR, when you were the head of talent, was there ever any effort to sign The Great Muta? I know that you worked around him in his younger days and were a big fan of him, so I've always wondered if there was ever a time when him coming to WWE was a possibility (exclusing his appearence in the 1994 Royal Rumble).
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Not really as Muta had a great gig in Japan plus he was having knee issues as well. 

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    • Rezon701 Asks: Two quick questions asking you to use your experience in your former life as a WWE Management member. First) I live in Fargo ND and was curious if that is a viable place to do a RAW or Smackdown from in your view or does being right in between Winnipeg and Minneapolis make that unlikely? Second) If you were in charge of the brand split rosters would you put Sasha and Bayley on different shows and build to a long term, marquee clash between the two at a Major WWE PPV? Thanks for your time. You are the greatest PBP guy ever IMO
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I am unfamiliar with the available venues in Fargo so I can't answer your question. It quite possibly could be a TV venue if need be. The talent split is going to be interesting. I don't know if all the women will be on one brand, of which I don't encourage or expect, or not. Lots of right ways to handle this piece of business that many fans will find fault with no matter the disposition of the roster compilation.    

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    • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR. Please forgive me I don't remember the number of the Wrestlemania or the matches before or after it but The Jazz Trish Victoria match why was it so high on the card? I was on a message board today and for whatever reason they were talking about that particular match bombing. That was one of the few Wrestlemanias my parents let me buy. I do remember they were the 2nd to last match and the match before set the arena on fire. I think it was one of the best Divas matches ever buy putting it that high on the card put them in a no win situation.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      The women were placed on the card there to provide what WWE refers to a "let me up match" generally placed between two, main event bouts. The women delivered as I recall.  

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    • kryceksangel Asks: Fans are finally happy with the WWE Champ. Why should the fans suffer for the fact that Reigns can't get over? Ratings went up by 17%. Let Ambrose be the leader of the locker room!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      It's not a matter of "letting" anyone become a locker room leader, first of all, and, secondly, no team can ever have enough leaders. Fans don't need to "suffer" over any TV program as long as they can find their TV remote. 

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    • astern Asks: JR - Regarding the upcoming roster split - I've been personally hoping for a brand split for several months, mainly due to the health and safety of the wrestlers (and the fact that the numbers have made it possible). Do you think WWE, with what will be two main-level traveling rosters, will reduce the booking schedule of the athletes, even if not in half, but enough such that they will have more time to recover and spend with their families -- even if that means a slight reduction in overall compensation? With all that is going on on the legal side of the company (various lawsuits re: health and safety), plus the sheer number of injuries emanating from what is arguably a stiffer/more aggressive working style, I would hope the company is at least taking that under advisement.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I'm of the mindset that with strategic time off provided all talents that the 4 days on and 3 days off isn't a bad schedule. I do think that talents need some down time planed for their schedules. Travel/schedules today are arguably the best that it's ever been. 

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    • clrj3514 Asks: I was hoping to make it to ROH's 'Best in the World', but unfortunately will not be able to. Have you had the chance to attend one of their live events, and if so, what did you think overall?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      attended a ROH live event in OKC and enjoyed it. Their crew works hard. 

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    • Longtime guy Asks: JR I also expected KO to win MITB, but am excited to see Ambrose get his well deserved opportunity, and I hope his reign will last. I look forward to Owens challenging him at some point. Would you book Ambrose to even get through this conflict with his former Shield members or does it end rather quickly.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I'd let it play out and see how Ambrose "gets over" before deciding on what creative direction to take. 

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