WWE

  • TA23 Asks: Do you think that the Miz could be given the push and regain the WWE championship? It seems that since he last had the title, he has not been given another chance to regain the title.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    It really doesn't matter what I think but Miz has upped his game since he was the WWE champion and I'd guess that some day that he will be WWE or Universal Champ again.  

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  • Natural13 Asks: Ricky and Robert the rock n roll express are getting their long over due deserving hof induction if it was up to Jim Ross does James E Cornette do the honors presenting them? if you ask me I wouldn't have it any other way.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Cornette is the best choice in my opinion as he will be funny, entertaining and no one knows RnR better than JC who's a great talker as we all know. 

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  • El_Diablo Asks: Howdy J.R.- How do you view the booking of Shane McMahon vs AJ Styles at WM 33? Is it to "save" AJ for bigger, more captivating matches at future WMs, yet still include him on the WM card this year? Also- AJ has been having trouble getting over as a heel (he keeps getting huge pops, due to his awesomeness lol)... Therefore, is Shane vs AJ an attempt by the WWE to solidify AJ as a bad guy (offering up Shane, arguably one of the most popular characters on the roster, as a "target")? Personally, I think the whole affair is a waste of what each of them could potentially bring to WM (and how in the hell is Shane EVER supposed to have ANY chance against the best wrestler in the world today??!!)... In asking you these questions, I'm trying to draw some value from the booking, thanks.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I've blogged about it here on the site and I;ve addressed it on our podcast. I hope that you enjoy both of those entities. I am not upset regarding this booking and feel that it will likely overachieve and outperform expectations. Plus, it gets AJ on Wrestlemania which can't be a bad thing. 

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  • Funkydr79 Asks: You mention there are a few things Seth Rollins needs to change to become a better babyface. Can you give some examples?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Refine how to sell as a 'face and to slow down at key times about a half a gear. 

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  • Scorsese2015 Asks: After attending the final RAW in Detroit on March 13th, I was wondering what would you consider your top 3 favorite memories from The Joe, either televised or backstage shenanigans :) Thanks for your time.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    For me the SNME show was big as it marked my return to the airwaves and I think there was a classic Austin moment perhaps on the zamboni machine that sticks out. 

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  • Boomer Sooner Asks: JR, last night Roman Reigns said he was going to 'retire' the Undertaker. Do you think they are actually planning for this to be 'Taker's last match and for him to go out getting pinned by Reigns? I realize that even the biggest stars in wrestling go out on their backs in their last match, but this might upset 'Taker's fans and cause Reigns to be resented. but again if it really is 'Taker's last match, does the company have anything to gain from him winning? How would you handle this match? would you have Reigns lose?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Simple, storyline bravado. When Taker retires, as I;ve said dozens of times, we will all know about it in advance. 

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  • WHAT24 Asks: I might be wrong but I disagree with turning Reigns heel. He is a heel in todays world and I think WWE is content with him being the next John Cena. What$ not to love about that?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Thanks for sharing your opinion. 

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  • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: Did you ever consider to sing the national anthem at the WWE WrestleMania? Thanks.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Seriously, Dude? 

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  • TakerMania Asks: Good day, I see a lot of online wrestling writers are unhappy that WM33 will be dominated by Part-Time and ageing wrestlers in main event matches. Taker, Goldberg, Lesnar & HHH etc. They seem to be suggesting that these spots should be going to full time young talent. However looking at the full time WWE roster right now... who is really hot? I know the blame will go to WWE for failing to create stars and 50/50 booking etc. However at what point does talent take initiative and UP their game? look at Jericho... senior guy but re-invented himself with the List and the scarf. Taker even as he was already a made man, he introduced Hell's Gate, cut down on supernatural stuff etc. So the point is the current guys also need to bring it. The guys have boring entrances... not everyone will have a Taker entrance but look at HHH spit/water entrance = Unique. A guy like Taker... Unique entrance, Unique pin position, Unique inring mannerisms... the seating up, the cold stare eyes and kneeling victory pose and even the raising of the right arm by the ramp as he exits. This is ONE GUY with so many elements to his character even before in-ring work. What are these current guys doing to make their characters stand out? yes some have fancy inring work but it gets stale with no strong persona to back it.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    If  wrestler is truly good enough and has distinguished themselves with their work in the ring and professionalism outside the ring, they will generally find their way onto the WM card. This argument becomes more prominent every year at this time it seems. 

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  • Gabriel Justice Asks: Why Dr. Death Steve Williams was released from WWE in April 1999, after Wrestlemania XV? I Know the plans for the Doc was he competing with Steve Austin for the WWE Championship if he won the Brawl For All, This didn´t happen, But Dr. Death Surely would fit perfectly in the Hardcore Division, Rivalizing with the likes of Bart Gunn, Hardcore Holly, Steve Blackman and Al Snow, and he would be great in The Corporation, but why he was released/ or left in that time?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Injury issues necessitated Doc's release. 

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