Hi J.R.: I re-watched the 1998 King of the Ring match between Taker and Mankind and wanted to get your thoughts on calling a match like that, as well as if most of what happened to Mick was planned. Thanks, Patrick
I've addressed this match dozens of times. Obviously it was very memorable and I had no idea what was going to transpire. Everyone involved dodged a bullet or so we hope at the end of the day. What you heard from me was just as real as if I were calling an NFL game or a MMA fight.
JR, what are your thoughts on the release of what I felt was one of WWE's future prospects, Percy Watson? I feel WWE dropped the ball by releasing him, but think he is still WWE bound and will return someday. Do you foresee the possibility of him ever returning?
Releases are never easy and talents can work their way back if they address what the perceieved isues were. Percy is a fantastic athlete and I hope that he steers the course. Nice guy too. No balls were dropped by the way.
Hey JR Like you, I'll never understand why people are so obsessed with bloodshed. It makes m wanna throw up just thinking about it LOL. Not only does it prevent a match fro being a classic IMO, but its also unhealthy for the wrestlers. And now with all the kids in the arena, how would they react to seeing bloodshed and how would that make WWE as a company, as a business look in the public's eyes? If they want blood, they can get it in horror movies or elsewhere because the fact of the matter is there have been a ton of classics that did not involve a ounce of blood. A few examples being Taker vs HBK I and II, HBK vs Jericho, Austin bs HBK and Bret vs HBK at WM12. While Austin vs Bret at WM13 had blood, people were talking more about the double-turn than Austin's bloodshed. Another point is this is a different time and society. And in a society where the population is more self-aware about their health, bloodshed simply doesn't work. Maybe fake blood in TV or movies, but not when athletes shed real blood in WWE.
Nice email...a little long but common sense info. Thanks.
Greetings from England sir. I clicked on the American Soda link to order some of your Hot BBQ sauce & all 5 flavours of your Jerkey to dip into the hot BBQ sauce & enjoy through WWE programming. Unfortunately the link appears to be down & instead is saying we're out of stock or the website isn't found etc. I just wanted to bring this to your attention on hope it will be resolved. Thanks!
Thanks for checking as it will be back up ASAP but the English officials won't allow Jerky to be imported at this time.
Not exactly a sports question, per-se. But I was wondering, what does your diet/exercises consist of, do you keep track of the number of calories that you consume/burn and are there any foods that you have chosen to cut out? You looked slimmed down last you appeared on Monday Night Raw. Keep up the hard work! [:
I don't calorie count...too complex for me. I do 45-60 minutes of cardio a day at the gym, have eliminated virtually all fried foods, dairy, sugar and basically try to use common sense with what I eat. Dieting w/o exercise doesn't work at least not for me.
Hi J.R. First of all i wanted to apologize if i seemed rude expecting you to answer all my Q's i think your the very best announcer WWE has ever had. I just love hearing your opinions on wrestling. With that being said, what was your favorite rivalry of 2012 in WWE?
Anything involving CM Punk...
What did you really think about Lance Storm's catchphrase "if I can be serious for a moment"?
Thought it was funny and well delivered time and again.
Hey JR Man. I wanna ask you about Charles Woodson. As far as things seem now it looks like my Giants are about to get into a bidding war with The Bills to sign him. All I know about him is he is leacving Green Bay. What kind of player is he now? He he worth the huge amount of money it seems like he will be getting from them or Buffalo?
Aging superstar who has to stay healthy to contribute. Depending on the investment, Woodson might be somewhat risky. He's likely got one or two years left in him. If he can be acquired for a good value, he's worth a risk.
Hey JR, quick and simple question does the Gorilla Position have stairs leading up to the stage or no? Only reason is if/when I go to the WWE as a manager I want to come out of there since I'm in a wheelchair
Hi JR, is November the earliest that Wrestlemania 30 tickets go on sale? Can't find any info on wwe.com or the wider net, cheers.
I honestly don't know when they will be on sale but i think that WWE has a travel club or something to that affect that allows one to purchase travel packages, etc earlier.