• Boomer Sooner Asks: JR, USA Today came out with their rankings of winners and losers coming out of this year's National Signing Day for College Football recruits, and they list the Sooners as #2 on the list of the Big Losers. saying OU only signed three blue chippers from Texas. Apparently the top Texas player are staying on their side of the Red River this year. What do you make of this? Do you think the new class is that bad? Did Coach Stoops, having to prepare for the playoffs, not have enough time to recruit this time out? Boomer Sooner!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      OU had 11 seniors and therefore had fewer scholarships to award this year than usual. They filled their key needs at  linebacker and wide receiver plus they fortitued the offensive line.I don't get too overwhelmed with how many stars a player has coming out of high school. Sam Bradford won the Heisman and he was a two star QB. This class is much beter than the 'experts' are reporting.  

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    • caseypelsinger Asks: JR. Interesting question for you... In your experience over the years... In spite of the fact that wrestling is fictional... How has reality effected booking when you tried to bring in outside talents? What made me think of this is the idea of Ronda Rousey at WM32. Whether it should or not, what she did, how she did it, and other things could effect perceptions and her buy rates in her real world fighting career. For instance, if it looked at one point like she was being dominated by someone like Stephanie, would the public see it as her looking weak? Do questions like that tend to complicate things when you are trying to put a match together? Second loosely related question... Have you ever considered Dana White as a guest on The Ross Report?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      No one with any intelligence would ever book Ronda Rousey to look weak with any other woman in WWE whatsoever. Rousey would be in 'trouble' because of the hurdles that would be put in her way by Stephanie. I'd love to have Dana on my show if his schedule ever permitted it.

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    • brunobull23 Asks: It feels like Lucha Underground is a glimpse into the future of the pro wrestling industry. In a way, it harkens back to the good ol' days in that it takes kayfabe to another level. Would you like to see WWE (or perhaps one of their offshoot shows) adopt a similar approach to their on-air product? I actually feel a character like Bray Wyatt would make much more sense in Lucha's environment.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I have no idea if Lucha Underground is a look into the future or not but it s a unique show that many fans have found and embraced.

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    • csorrells2013 Asks: Do you have any memories that come to mind when you hear the town Lake Charles, Louisiana spoken of?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Don's Seafood....hard nose cops who were the security at Mid South Wrestling Matches....someone giving a star wrestler a Safeway Grocery bag full of pot.

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    • Leo Damon Asks: Hi JR, do you see Sunny being removed from WWE HOF for partaking in adult film industry. HHH in his podcast mentioned how it would be difficult to induct Chyna due to the same circumstances. HHH mentioned how when kids search for these individuals online they would find these things. I agree with HHH on this and feel personal conduct outwith the business is as important as accomplishments in the business when being inducted. Do you feel Sunny could be removed.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      My take would be no but that's new ground for me to even think about. Allowing someone into the Hall that is perceived to have a dubious past is one thing but banishing an existing member from the Hall is another matter all  together.  

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    • Viking Asks: Hi Jr. Do you think Texas will ever have independence and leave the United States.After there has been some small talk of Texas becoming it own country,but is that very like too happen in time too come.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Hmmm.....nope.

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    • johndawsonmusic Asks: Triple H and an NXT invasion after Vince sells him out. Could it work?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      As in any fictional presentation it is all about crafting a believable story and then executing it. Therefore virtually any, not all,  storyline can 'get over' if it's within reason and is executed precisely. There are many ways to do something right within the world of pro wrestling.

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    • JohnnyD Asks: I loved your potential booking of Vince turning on Triple H. My extension of that is a kind of "invasion" angle where Triple H and the NXT roster face off against Vince and a stable of some kind. Too much?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      It's not a bad suggestion but I'd likely not water the story down with too many others and better position Reigns to get over which was the goal of the turn, etc.

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    • spuzzlightyear Asks: Hi JR, a bit of an unusual question.. When you were at the NXT school, you had taught some classes on what you should do if it all doesn't work out and if you're released from your NXT contract. Well, who in your mind of people that you know of made the best of turning a negative into a positive when they were released? Derrick Bateman maybe?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Yes, I'd say Derrick Bateman aka EC3 has done exceptionally well after being released.

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    • Tad Asks: When you were with the wwe was there ever any talk of opening a brick and mortar wwe experience. I was at the new college football hall of fame a few weeks back and I could not help but think how great a wwe/hall of fame / wwe experience would be. They need a physical hall of fame! Got to do it for Pete Rose! give the fans a chance to call a match, have a physical hall of fame, have a ring with guys coming in doing shows. have legends seminars. oh man I could go on for hours. I might call Vince and propose this! What's his number?!!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      There has been casual talk for years about constructing a brick and mortar Hall of Fame but I think that matter may have been tabled for now.  

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