• Funkydr79 Asks: During the Cruiserweight tag on the Fastlane Kickoff, they cut to a commercial break mid-match to show two advertisements. Is there a TV production reason to do this? It seems silly to create an artificial break in the match. I would think they would get just as much mileage having those spots air right before and after the match itself.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      No specific reason for doing this that I am aware of other than to get in more promotional content. 

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    • WHAT24 Asks: I am certain it would be a great match but besides just the spectacle itself, HOFer vs HOFer, would there be a any upside to Taker vs Angle at WM34? Would you book it and how would you book it if you did?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Not sure of the finish but Taker, likely. No upside other than a once in a life time match for the fans of both men. 

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    • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR. If you ever saw it what did you think of The Wrestle Rock Rumble that rap video of AWA starts they made to advertise a big show they were having at the old Metrodome. Seeing Jim Cornette critique it on youtube was one of the greatest things I ever saw on youtube and I was just curious what you thought of it?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I don't recall ever seeing it. 

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    • undertaker4ever Asks: Hey JR Hope you're well. Jack Swagger on your podcast? Please ask him what his WWE experience was overall, who he learned from as far as being in the ring as well as seeking veteran advice, and his thoughts on wrestling The Undertaker on the April 19 2010 episode of RAW and his thoughts on Taker as a wrestler and as a person. Thanks :)
      J.R.'s Answer:

      He's always welcome but we haven't stayed in touch. 

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    • thor023 Asks: Hi JR, My question is what do you think about a brock Lesnar & Goldberg tag-team for the world tag-team titles. I think that would be good for business not only that neither one of them have to stay in the ring for the full match
      J.R.'s Answer:

      They wouldn't have enough available dates together to make that work IMO. 

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    • the tennessee stud Asks: JR, its hard to believe, but it was ten years ago this week that one of our all time favorites, The Big Cat Ernie Ladd, passed away. Ernie was one of those larger than life personalities, probably as charismatic as anybody who ever worked the business, and I'm sure even though he's been gone a decade, that you still remember him well and must have some good stories. One we heard maybe you can tell if it was true was that if Ernie didn't trust a promoter, he'd insist on being paid in cash before going to the ring and put the cash down his sock in his boot. Giving new meaning to the words, 'wrestling with a loaded boot' We sure do miss Ernie!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Ernie was an amazing character who was a great mentor to me. I loved him and still miss being able to pick up the phone and give him a call when I wanted to hear his voice on any topic.  

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    • Mr. X Asks: Raw will always be considered the "A" show. But since the brand split I think Smackdown has been the better product by far! Here are some reasons why. I think they have a better overall talent roster. The show is only 2 hours which makes it easier for the fans to watch. And the storylines and feuds are much better than Raw. A perfect example of this is the Wyatt/Orton business. They didn't rush it. You felt as if something was going to eventually happen and you had to keep watching each week so you would't miss it when it actually did. And the payoff with Orton burning Bray's cabin was MONEY! And the added bonus was the swerve of having Luke Harper distance himself from Bray and Orton first! This is one of the best pieces of WWE business in a good while. It is the kind of stuff you saw regulary during the Monday Night Wars. And it is this kind of stuff that made me even more of a fan during the 90's then I was growing up in the 80's. So my question to you is Raw or Smackdown? Which show do you prefer, and why?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I rarely watch either show live any longer due to other obligations and interests. RAW being 3 hours does them no favors. Each show has a different writing philosophy or so it seems. 

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    • JWill44 Asks: Thanks again for answering a prior question. I am a business owner and always look to emulate other successful business owners. As you have worked closely with VKM, what traits did or do you see in him that has made him so successful? If there is anything I can apply to my own business, I definitely would. Thanks again for your time and best wishes!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      McMahon is a workaholic IMO and outworks everyone in his organization. That's a start. Plan your work and work your plan. Always put your customers first .

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    • caseypelsinger Asks: JR.. As always around this time of year, a lot of fans focus on Taker. You know Mark better than most. My question is, do you think he week retire intentionally, or do you think his love of the business and earning potential will keep him going until he physically can't put on a performance he'd be proud of? The upside would be us getting to see one of the best to lace up boots perform longer. The downside would be he might end up going out with a sizzle instead of a bang.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I do not perceive that Taker will over stay his welcome, so that speak, if that's what you are asking. I also don't believe that Taker will retire without the appropriate fanfare that such a moment deserves. 

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    • theoriginaldnh Asks: Hi JR. Do you think the WWE will ever make an actual Hall Of Fame attraction that fans can visit? Any idea why that hasnt been done already? Has it been considered? Many thanks.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Likely if they perceive that it can be a profit center. 

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