• Brendan O'Leary Asks: If TNA do find a new network deal, do you think it would be more beneficial for them to have a yearly rolling contract with strict rating targets to keep the pressure on them?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      No...do a short term deal...get their ratings up and earn a larger rights fee. No one is going to work well or creatively with a gun to their head. Not good business. 

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    • srobison62 Asks: If the organizations could work it out, how effective do you think GFW, ROH, and TNA setting themselves up in a territory-esq setup would be? Imagine if they worked together to provide new content regularly by moving talent in between promotions. In my opinion this would do two things; Fans would follow their favorites across promotions, and talent would get the "old school" wrestling training they greatly need. Thoughts?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Pro wresting companies generally work in an alternative universe....so your idea may sound logical but they would never cooperate long term. It's not going to happen because wrestling promoters usually are not too trusting.  

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    • partypistol Asks: Hello Mr Ross. I hope the weather in Oklahoma is good, it's glorious in London. I wanted to let you know I loved part one of your interview with Sting, and great being a subscriber. I will have to check out American Soda for your sauce. If it's as good as your podcast I'll be onto a winner. I hope Sting gets to Wrestlemania and I look forward to the slow steady build up like the good old days. Can you recall a favourite match of his you called? For me it is his first title win.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Still partial to the Sting vs. Flair match at Clash 1 which really launched the Stinger.  Happy you liked the podcast. Some folks thought I talked too much and perhaps I did. I'm a conversationalist and not an interviewer. 

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    • FunakiFan Asks: JR, someone ran the numbers on this past Monday Night Raw only to find in 187 minutes, there was only 34 actual minutes of wrestling. In fact, the commercials lumped together were longer than the actual on-air wrestling. I found this to be a disappointing trend. I thought with the move to 3 hours that we would get a decent bit more wrestling, but it seems these days that's just not what WWE thinks is best for business. Any thoughts?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      If accurate only 34 minutes of bell to bell time in 3 hours isn't my cup of tea.   

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    • harleyrider Asks: Since you didn't mention it in your Raw thoughts, whatd you think of the Orton-Reigns angle? I thought it was refreshing to see the return of Orton's more 'deranged" character as imo he does it better than anyone. Plus he made the title seem important(which in todays WWE that's a rarity)like it should be.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I thought the match was solid. I enjoyed it but it's what should be occurring weekly between two, top guys who are both getting paid well.  

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    • kmoore59 Asks: HI JR, As a big fan of Stephanie McMahon, I love the fact that after a decade long hiatus she is returning to the ring, the part I don't get is fans gloating that Brie Bella is gonna easily destroy Steph. No disrespect to Brie, but as a kid of the attitude era, I've watched Steph take on the likes of Trish, Lita, Jacqueline, & s Sable, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Brie shouldn't underestimate Steph, because like you said before, The McMahons know how to fight.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Steph has added a great deal to the WWE presentation at a time when they are short on star power. 

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    • the tennessee stud Asks: JR, if Ronda Rousey decided to stop or cut way back on MMA due to injuries, and asked the WWE for a Brock Lesnar type deal, where she could do a few weeks on tv in between movies, would you consider it? She'd want a lot of money but Rousey's a proven ppv draw and with her personality, she could be a a great heel in my opinion. Of course some of the WWE divas might legit be scared to get in the ring with her
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Rousey would never come to WWE full time and her movie career will last long after her fighting days. I could see her possibly do a one off in WWE at a WrestleMania but that's about it. 

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    • Mattox Asks: How would you feel about Roman Reigns going over Brock Lesnar for the title at WM 31 in an absolutely brutal match only to have his celebration upended by a successful Seth Rollins cash in? Would it cheapen the moment or would it ignite a red hot feud to carry the WWE through the summer with two full time performers?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Any thing is possible but that one doesn't jump off the page at me. 

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    • hahacharade Asks: Hi JR - Paul Heyman seems to be genuinely happy with his role in WWE these days, and it seems his stock is higher than ever. Still, part of me thinks that the WWE would benefit if he were involved from a creative standpoint. Do you think this is feasible, or do you feel that would lead down the same path that caused issues before for him?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      It's possible if WWE wanted to do it but that arrangement usually causes friction between the two parties so why go there? I'm sure Paul contributes to his storylines as it is. 

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    • DiggityDuncan Asks: HI JR, Long time fan of yours since my youngin' days watching UWF and WCW. As far as I am concerned, the Voice of Pro Wrestling went from Gordon Solie to you long, long ago. I have a tremendous amount of respect for you and what you have accomplished, and could think of no better source than you to ask this question. I have recently begun training at a local school in Richmond, VA to pursue my lifelong obsession of Pro Wrestling. My day job has been for the last several years been in the entertainment field both on crew and in front of the camera. Our school also produces a monthly show which is taped for local television weekly, and considering my background, I have been trying to help out on the production end to create a more professional look. That all being said, I am at a loss as to how to light our building for premium television viewing and I was wondering if there was a name or a place you could direct me to that may have some insight in this area. Working with our limited budget, I am aware WWE style lighting is beyond our reach, but I have no contacts in my field who have ever worked a live wrestling event, which I am sure you are well aware, is a totally different beast than any other live event. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your years of calling my favorite sport and I wish you good health and good luck!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Check out Bandit Lights or Bandit Lighting. 

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