• Hotty Toddy Asks: Hello, JR. Kind of a sensitive subject but I just wanna ask if you don't mind, where were you and what were you doing on April 19, 1995 during the Oklahoma City Bombing? A very sad moment that day. Thank you.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I believe I was at work in WWE Stamford offices. Not 100% sure. 

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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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    • undertaker4ever Asks: Hey JR Hope you're happily well at this time. One Joe Louis Arena that comes to my mind.....1991, SSeries. Taker defeating Hogan for his 1st WWF/E world title. This was before you came to WWE. What are your memories of the Joe Louis Arena? This would make a great blog topic if you wanna go in that direction instead of answering the question here. Up to you, Jim :)
      J.R.'s Answer:

      legednary venue that was the site of the SNME I did upon my return to WWE airwaves. Loved the Hockey town themed restaurant. 

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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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    • HiteshKK Asks: Hi JR, first of all I want to tell you how greatful I am to have had you as an announcer growing up. Amazing. Recently I've gotten very interested the first golden age of wrestling on TV. I was wondering other than Gorgeous George who were the other main stars people were really drawn to at that time? How did promotions work in terms of tv at the time?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      There are many stars worth studying including Ed Lewis, Jim Londos and dozens more. Lots of info online about this topic. 

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    • dakethesnake1 Asks: Hello again Mr. J.R. Hope you are fairing well. I'm getting old but I don't recall if you ever announced for a promotion where The Assassin/Joe Hamilton wrestled. But if you did what kind of guy was he backstage and in person? Was he likeable or unlikeable? Thanks and keep up all the great work.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Joe was a brilliant worker and a smart fellow. Plus he was a great guy tome and a valuable member of our tem without question. A HOFer for sure.  

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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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