• slaktarens Asks: Your prediction for Nelson vs Hunt this saturday? Are you going to watch?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I will be in Morgantown, West Virginia for the OU vs. WVU Big 12 football game and won't be able to see the fight. Can't see it going the distance.   

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    • rossgraham Asks: Not a question but an observation. Since becoming vegetarian, I actually enjoy food more because I have to substitute meat being the centre piece of a dish and make up those flavours elsewhere and I enjoy the challenge as a keen cook at home and a chef at work. It's true when you say that JR'S seasoning is all purpose, because it really is. You know what it goes well with? Sprinkled on fries. A healthy alternative are home made potato wedges, a little olive oil mixed with JR'S seasoning. Rub on your wedges and give em 30 minutes in a hot oven. Cheers!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Good ideas as usual. Thanks. 

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    • TLA Asks: In a follow up question asked by another fan about good guy managers, I believe the most successful were Paul Ellering, when he managed the Road Warriors, Arnold Skaaland, when he managed Bob Backlund, and Paul Bearer, when he managed the Undertaker during his face run. Do you agree?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Yes, all had nice albeit short baby face manager runs except Arnie who was around seemingly forever but he was in a somewhat restricted role.  

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    • MDD81 Asks: Hi J.R. Firstly a quick note to say that of the bottles of your sauce I received last week, the chipotle ketchup is already nearly finished and I'll need to order another soon! Secondly, I saw a question within the last couple of days regarding internet rumours of Steve Austin wrestling again. As usual, the original report was mangled and re-written so it missed the point. The story was that Austin and WWE might be working together soon - nothing to indicate another match was being discussed. I would expect it might be Network content. I know WWE is cutting costs but surely they should be trying to create as much original content for the Network - if they're filming in their studios, it can't cost all that much to produce, can it?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Happy that you enjoy JR's products especially our ketchup as it's one of my favorites too. The Austin rumors are an annual thing. I'll believe it when I see it. I agree that smart, original programming will help WWE Network.  

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    • bhowell24 Asks: JR, Watched the triple threat tag match match and WC match on Impact last night and was thoroughly impressed, hope lots of folks saw them also. Roode/Lashley was awesome, better than any match I have seen on Raw recently, except for Jericho/Wyatt cage match. Roode is great, should be in WWE but Lashley has Lesnar type athleticism, would you agree with that? Why did he leave WWE, good or bad terms and did you recruit him also? Seem to remember his mic skills werent great, another similarity with The Beast. Podcast was awesome as always, the cowboys is just like you described him, loud, type A and his laugh fits him to a tee! Thanks for the interaction with us it is appreciated and admired.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Thanks for the feedback and thanks for listening to the Ross Report. If more folks would subscribe for free at iTunes it wold help us, and they would not miss a show. Your support is greatly appreciated. 

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    • caseypelsinger Asks: JR. You have talked several times on The Ross Report about how you dislike the idea of talents being given creative control. I agree, by and large, because you can't have everyone trying to call the shots. However, do you feel the same way when we are talking about veteran talents with established characters? For instance, I can't imagine Austin or Sting putting pen to paper on a deal where they didn't have some level of creative control or veto power at the very least. I am not suggesting these guys are prima donas. However, they have so much and so long into building their persona that I can't picture them chancing some idiot in creative casting them in a way that doesn't fit.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Everyone should have some level of 'say' in their own creative but no one should have full, creative control. Totally illogical. 

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    • Skypod Asks: Hi JR! I was just wondering when you were somewhat involved with creative/booking in 1997, were most midcard feuds planned out or booked on the fly? It seems these days a lot of feuds seem to induce repeat matches every week and go nowhere. Who was meant to benefit from Fandango vs. Layla and Summer Rae? Or Titus vs. the bunny? How many times have Miz and Dolph wrestled over the IC title? I was just wondering if this was a new laziness or if WWE has always lacked interest in the midcard. To me it seems in the year 2000, ALL talents throughout the show had something to do and move forward to. Surely everyone and everything should build to something positive?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      We booked as far in advance as possible and there weren't as many cooks in the kitchen that facilitated constant, almost daily changes. 

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    • RAWisROLLIE Asks: You recently addressed the idea of re-recording commentary to classic matches you didn't originally call, but thought the legal issues would be the death sentence. After Mystery Science Theater 3000 went off the air, they faced a similar conundrum by not having the rights to films, but they were able to continue legally and successfully by recording audio-only and leaving it up to listeners to sync up the tracks. Would you consider that model?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      It likely would be more trouble than it would be worth as I'd expect a legal issue to develop plus how does one seriously monetize such a project? I surely wouldn't want to do them for 'practice' or because I've got nothing better to do. 

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    • Ethan B. Asks: Who was the big jacked security guy in the crowd at every show during the attitude era? Was he legit security or part of the show?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Jim Dotson and he was legit security.

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    • BigBohonkus Asks: Again, no question just another big thank you for the podcast with Cowboy Bill Watts. Growing up in Northwest Arkansas, we didn't get Mid-South Wrestling though I followed it in the wrestling magazines. My bread and butter was WTBS (starting with Georgia Championship Wrestling) and the occasional show from Central States Championship Wrestling. When Watts formed the UWF, we got the Saturday morning show on our cable system. It quickly became my favorite and it still holds a special place in my wrestling heart. To this day, Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy is still my favorite wrestler. Thanks again for all you do and best of luck to you in your MMA debut.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Thanks for the email and enjoy my MMA debut on PPV on Friday Oct 3. I grew up near NW Arkansas in Westville, Oklahoma. 

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