• metalrain888 Asks: We know your a huge fan of Oklahoma Sooners football, but what I'm wondering is if there is a specific baseball team you're a fan of.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      No real, MLB favorite team. Grew up a Yankees fans due to Mickey Mantle.

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    • rwmulkey Asks: i agree with you on the many times you have said the authority angle is stale in pro wrestling. as soon as i hear the music and see the authority heading to the ring on today's product, i check out. i know it will be a LONG and boring promo. i would love to see a move back to in ring competition that is not constantly manipulated by an authority figure. in other words, if cena's team loses sunday - i am going to check out for a while.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      That sounds a little drastic.

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    • rossgraham Asks: I was watching trailers for the GWF NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9 and AJ Styles had some very kind words to say about how he will finally get Jim Ross to call one of his matches. It makes me all the more hyped for this event. Having said this, two former WWE guys in Yoshi Tatsu and Luke Gallows (festus) have flourished in New Japan since leaving WWE. These guys were under-utilised but do you think it's simply that a different territory is a better fit for those guys? Gallows especially does a great job as a monster heel in the bullet club.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      They simply found a team that put them in the right position to find success.

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    • Oldtymefan Asks: Hi JR, I've watched the first couple episodes of Lucha Underground and have been impressed with the play-by-play work of Matt Stryker. What I enjoy most about him is his obvious love for wrestling, it comes across in his commentary. What was he like to work with in WWE?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Matt is  conscientious and was easy to work with. He's a very bright guy...student of the game.

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    • Bill Holtz Asks: Hi JR. The son is getting a $2 Steak T-Shirt as part of his Christmas stuff. I saw you said Macho was difficult at times to work with. Who else fell into that category? Thanks.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Lots of guys could be difficult but I like to avoid going into detail on negative maters. No one wins those debates

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    • Tampa_wwe_fan Asks: I've noticed the current broadcast team doesn't usually call by name most submission holds and other moves unless they are specifically given a name (like the accolade when Rusev arrived). With MMA still popular and more fans learning to watch for subtle position changes and being able to see a submission developing, you would think people would still want to hear commentary describing the actions. why don't they actually call moves like they used to instead of "[Superstar] with the submission maneuver!" or "Rusev with another big kick!" It used to be a big deal when the anounce team couldn't tell the difference between Jericho's Liontamer and WoJ, but they don't call more than a handful of moves by name now so it sounds like they're ignorant of the actual action. Any thoughts?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      The WWE announcers are following instructions on how they present the matches on TV. I'm not a big fan of the style but they are merely doing their jobs.

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    • Vocey Asks: Firstly. Thankyou for being the voice that got me into wrestling. Happy to see you back on the mic! Do you feel that the wwe could debut more superstars at ppv like they used to (kane, taker, rock etc.) it seems the shield aside it is never done now, and it certainly helped them seem big players from the off.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Absolutely it's an underutilized way to put someone on the map.  

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    • John Giammarino Asks: In your opinion, where does Seth Rollins fit in as far as his money in the bank contract, when it comes to booking WM31? If the main event features Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar, then is a cash-in going to happen right away? What about Brock getting a little payback for the curb stomp at NOC?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Rollins MITB contract will help no one if it isn't impactful and a surprise. If those two elements can be established, the MITB will continue to mean something. I forget that he has it at times which might be a good thing.

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    • jbshew Asks: J.R., huge fan of yours since I was a little kid. Your passion calling matches is unmatched and never will be. Just curious if you've seen any of the videos/promos "The One Man Thrill Ride" Jimmy Preston has put out. He's an independent wrestler in the Northeast trying to establish his name through social media and Youtube. His promos are both smart and hilarious. Your thoughts on him if you're familiar.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I have not seen them but will try and remember to look for the videos. I wish him the best of luck. Talking is key in the genre.

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    • cjalger Asks: As a huge fan of the Tag Teams that were a matching pair I am pretty excited about the Fatal Four way this weekend at Survivor Series. Although I think Stardust is under utilized I do enjoy his in ring persona. Is it just me or would more of these types of matches allow young inexperienced wrestlers get more TV time. It seems as if the WWE just bills their main event and the rest is just filler. Remember the days when we cared about every match and the Tag titles mattered?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      The tag titles in WWE must like the IC and US Titles are cold but aren't beyond rejuvenating. WWE needs me teams and to get one one a roll and eliminate so much 50-50 booking.  

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