• Collin ''The One'' Wing Asks: With Hogan gone a man who formed the bussiness who mainstreamed, who's matches you comintaed, and relized that he made a mistake and me and thousand of others do saported him though this but is't it going way too far they erased him though all his acolpmkshmints, history moments, Video games, and Vince who also said The N word has no conditions towards him, i don't get it i'm stuned But have you ever had a probilem with Hogan at all backstage or At WCW, Or anything at all?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      As I said in my blog on this website, I never knew of Hogan to be a racist. He's not unlike many top level stars, he can be problematic at times doing business but that goes for many, many talents.  

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    • bhowell24 Asks: Can WWE sell 100000 tickets without Austin and now Hogan? i would assume the full court press is on for Austin. Going to be very interesting few months, cant wait to see what they come up with.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I think that they can and who said neither would definitely NOT be a part of the presentation? Hogan, I get, but Austin in a non wrestling role has not been eliminated.

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    • chua0166 Asks: Hi Jim, I am a big fan of yours all the way from Singapore. WWE visited our shores just this past week and really put on an awesome awesome live show. Do you foresee that one day WWE will be holding big PPVs like royal rumble, summerslam, elimination chamber outside of the US (p.s what happened to the UK based PPV Insurrection?) There is a wealth of untapped global potential here given the huge growing support of the WWE universe outside of the USA. I think that added level of the intrigue of major titles possibly changing hands during a live event held outside of the United States would be mind blasting (in a good way)! Just look at the reception that Finn Balor got when he won the NXT title from Kevin Owens in Japan. Plus with the WWE network now going live, the possibilities to further reach out to the global audience has no limits. Just want to know your thoughts on this. God bless your family, thanks for treating us listeners as your friends. Patrick from Singapore
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Happy that you enjoyed WWE and hopefully you enjoy our podcasts as well. I would have no way of knowing WWE's future plans for touring or PPV, TV locations. Sorry.   

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    • JackFunk Asks: Hey JR. Long-time fan, and I love the podcast and the blog. I have a question regarding Taker and other similar performers like Bray Wyatt. Taker rarely appears publicly, which I'm glad of, as it helps maintain his mystique. However, I am sure he loses out on monetary opportunities that come with doing autograph signings and endorsements. Does WWE make up for that with his pay? Is that something that is negotiated? Also, I am reading the updated "Death of WCW" book, and it states that Jim Barnett was not allowed to be a member of the NWA in the 60's and 70's because of his sexuality. Do you know if this is true?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Taker does enough big money, Wizard World appearances annually to more than make up for other lost income that you describe.

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    • jfortay Asks: Hey J.R. I'm a long time fan of your work, products and one man shows. I have a serious question to ask for once...Isn't the Hogan situation reaction a little hypocritical given the fact that they still work with Austin who had domestic abuse issues whether they are true or not or got swept under the proverbial rug and Flair (who will probably be Hulk's replacement on Tough Enough and other ventures that they had planned for Hogan one may assume) even though he has been seen as being homophobic in the past? I am a fan of all of those Legends and will continue to be. Am I out of line here for comparing those situations? Thanks for your response but I understand if you can't. One more thing...your beef jerky is the best I've ever had and I'm somewhat of a beef jerky jerk. You should probably promote it more but that is just my opinion. Thanks again for your time and as a customer of all of your projects and podcast know or think that I know that you are really cool to the fans that don't piss you off. Peace
      J.R.'s Answer:

      You're not out of line ever for expressing your opinion here. Whether I agree or not is another issue but that's subjective too. I believe in forgiveness and that people can change including Hogan who never had the rep as a racist until this matter arose.

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    • Oldtymefan Asks: The good ship Kayfabe left port a long time ago but has the basic premise of wrestling changed from the simple black hat/white hat formula? Case in point, if the Bellas are wrestling BAD, they are faces, but if they wrestle Paige, Becky and Charlotte, they're heels. They spent a lot of time and effort to get Lesnar over as a face, but now he's taking on the Undertaker and there's no way in hell he'll be the face in that matchup. I've been a wrestling fan a long time, and I've always believed the participants need a reason to be 'fighting.' If there's no reason, then you might as well be watching a Cirque du Soleil act. Your thoughts?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      There should always be some reason why any match is taking place and one can always be called into action. Cold matches, with no, sold agendas are useless and lazy book/announcing.

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    • computertech0 Asks: i have a question jr you have been around for years the way i see it the bellas are getting boring especially nikki as champion. do you not think its time she drops the belt to one of the new nxt divas. BEFORE she breaks aj lees 295 day reign i can not believe wwe would screw aj over on account of things cm punk says answer please thanks
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I don't really hae any take on the Divas in WE at this time other than to say that the NXT additions will help the main roster greatly and the winning streak of Nikki Bella is a non issue to me personably. If the streak helps the overall product I say roll with it.

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    • Bjornsson Asks: Jim, two questions here- one on BBQ, and one on wrestling. BBQ wise, do you have any plans on release an organic version of your products. They're the best, but I'm really trying to avoid gmo ingredients, corn syrups, sodium benzoate / man-made preservatives, and soy. Not that your products use all of those ingredients, but it seems like everything these days uses some, and nobody uses none. I'd use an organic main event mustard and hot Jr's BBQ every day of the week, twice on Sundays, and 5x (5x, 5x sucka) when I go back and hear you call Austin / Rock at WM 17. Next question is on Hogan. I saw that you agreed with WWE's response. You don't think they were a bit hasty to give him the "Benoit" treatment? I don't agree with what he said at all, however I do agree that it was illegally recorded and the right to privacy has to still count for something, otherwise heaven help all or any of us. It's naive, in my opinion, for people to act this fearful of words, much less be surprised by them. I've said the word, Vince has said it, Cena has said it, you've said it, the guy down the street has said it, anyone over 12 has probably said it once etc, and I don't know any of you guys, but I'm human, you're human, and to assume otherwise would be ignorant on my part. Also can't imagine Vince saying the word in a 2005 promo with Cena and Booker, Cena's rap about Mexicans to Guererro, or DX blackface etc isn't worse if we're going to call the PC police for every potentially offensive scenario these days, considering those were planned for public display, and Hogan's situation was a remark in the privacy of his bedroom. Just my two cents. Hogan should be taken out of the immediate spotlight sure, however he didn't parade around in public saying these things, privacy isn't dead (yet), and his legacy shouldn't be erased. Considering all of this- third question- when the hell did people get so sensitive?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      WE have plans to expand our line but first we needs to grow into grocery store distribution to crate more working capital. In other words we need to grow the brand we have before we move on but doing a healthier version of all ur products is in our plans. Regarding Hogan, it seems as if any thing I say constitutes more controversy and disapproval, no matter what I say. I don't see WWE utilizing Hogan going forward but to eliminate him from their past will be hard to do and likely unnecessary.

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    • brunobull23 Asks: What's biggest misconception about you and your career? In other words, what's something about you that many fans assume is true, but isn't actually accurate?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      That I have a contentious relationship with WWE which isn't true. I don't always agree with what they do philosophically but that doesn't mean anything other than that.

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    • brunobull23 Asks: A lot has been made about how homogeneous and overexposed the WWE product has become due as of late as a result of having too many TV hours to fill each week. What would be your guess as to why a less formulaic show structure hasn't yet been implemented or even experimented with? I think some storyline asymmetry could keep Raw and SD fresh.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I honestly have no idea. I don't work there nor do I stay in touch that often. It may be that they have a comfort zone that they want to operate in and call it a day. Again, I don't know.

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