Wrestling

  • Infanigma Asks: Hey Jim, I'm 23 I'll be 24 this summer. I'm married and I have two small kids. Within the next year I'm going to try to get my finances straight so there's a way I can move somewhere to pursue some form of wrestling training. I live in Roland Oklahoma. I was wondering where you would recommend a good credible wrestling school near the Arkansas/Oklahoma area?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Check out Jerry Bostic and Imperial Wrestling Federation in Ardmore, Oklahoma. It's affordable and you can see if you're a good fit for the biz. Good luck and it will be the hardest thing that you've ever attempted.

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  • JWill44 Asks: Mr. Ross, I think WWE is sitting on a gold mine in Bobby Roode. I see him as a great mix of Arn Anderson and Mr. Perfect. I think he could be one of the great heels of all time! Looks beatable, but just too damn smart and cunning to get the pinfall on. Kinda like Flair in the '80s. IYO, should they move in that direction, or because of his age, do they keep him in NXT to share his knowledge with the younger talent? Thanks again for taking the time to read and respond to our questions.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Agreed..Bobby Roode is a special talent who's going to realize his mat dreams sooner than later in WWE.

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  • JWill44 Asks: Mr. Ross, Do you think that the Briscoe Brothers of ROH have ever been on WWE's radar? I love the their personas and matches and think they would be a great asset to the tag team division. Kind of a more athletic version of the Sheepherders (Bushwackers)!
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I'd suggest that the Briscoe Brothers in ROH have been on WWE's radar for quite some time. 

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  • seanlang Asks: Glad to see you return at Mania , definite high spot of the show for me. SO will you still do any What Culture Events? Does this mean you wont be working for ITV's WOS now?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I have two dates left on my WCPW agreement and that is in August for the final two days of their World Cup Tournament. What Culture is a good company with which to work. 

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  • bigdan316 Asks: J.R, What are your thoughts on Kane's mayoral run? From what I've read about Glenn Jacobs he's one smart cookie not to mention one of the nicest people in the wrestling biz. Just imagine a town full of "Kaneinnites" to borrow from his famous 2002 promo with The Rock and Hulk Hogan
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Glenn Jacobs is one of the finest human beings that I've ever had the privilege of knowing and he will make a terrific mayor. 

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  • Shawn Asks: JR, when can we expect to hear Vince McMahon as a guest on your podcast? Perhaps all it would require is an invitation.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    That would likely be a long shot but VKM is always welcome. 

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  • zappadude 81 Asks: Greetings from Norway! A dream match I would love to see at a future Wrestlemania is a female match between Asuka and Mercedes Martinez. What is your female dream match at a future Wrestlemania?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Any dream match in the women's division at a future, Wrestlemania would include Ms Flair. 

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  • pjbenedict Asks: My condolences on your loss, J.R. God speed. You made a comment recently about someone being one of the hardest working people in wrestling. That made me wonder: Who would you say are five of the hardest working people you've been around? Talent, behind the scenes, whatever.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    It wouldn't be fair of me to single out five people who are 'hard workers'  as there are so many unsung heroes who largely exist off the radar. 

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  • spuzzlightyear Asks: Curiously, why did you choose to speak to, of all people, TMZ first after the accident?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    A friend from TMZ called and we spoke for maybe a minute or two. They perceived my wife's situation as a news story. Why do you ask? Did this matter not meet with your personal approval?

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  • Clarence E Welker Asks: Greetings from WIlmington, NC! Great job calling the Taker match it was good to hear you again. I could not agree more with your take on the WM RAW crowd, passion is one thing rudeness and disrespect for talent and other members in attendance should not be welcome. So with a book, a documentary and your new deal with WWE what else can we expect from the white meat babyface? As always thanks you so much for all you do for all of us! #gotarheels
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I'll stay busy until football season when I will pick my spots to travel/work. Thanks.

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    Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
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