Wrestling

  • TheSmark Asks: I've been looking to start a career as a wrestling manager. It is something I think I can really excel at. But, have had some trouble finding a starting point to begin my dream. Any advice on how I can get the ball rolling?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Uphill struggle at best and you need experience and will likely have to get lucky in finding work and the money will likely not be good at all. Good luck but there is no formula on being discovered and subsequently becoming really good  in that role. 

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  • DaviddDaniels Asks: First off, I have to say that you are one of my wrestling heroes(second only to Bret Hart). The way you capture a match, both its moves and the feeling of it, is something I always have loved from childhood. My question is, what advice would you give to someone who wants to be at the table? What tips do you have for someone who wants to make a living calling matches?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Get as much on camera and radio like experience in any genre that you can before submitting a demo reel to WWE. 

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  • cm_peep Asks: J.r. if the whole purpose of pro wrestling is to suspend disbelief then how can wrestlers say wins & loses don't matter? I know its possible to look good in defeat but no one wants to back someone who constantly loses, just look Ryder, ziggler & cesaro for prime examples. Thanks
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Wrestlers who say that wins and losses aren't an issue or aren't important are ill advised and likely are losing more than they are winning. 

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  • harleyrider Asks: What are your thoughts on Skandor Akbar? Do you feel he was a Top 15 manager?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Ak was a great wrestling villain and a damn good manager. One of the best IMO. 

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  • Johnnyrecruiter Asks: Good day Mr. Ross. This is not a question for the Q&A section. I am looking for a way to get an email to Jerry Lawler. I went to his website and attempted to email him on there, from the spot that says, "Email the King", but it kicked back as undelivered. I am not some raving, psycho fan, trailer trash kind of guy. I took my family to the King's new restaurant on Beale St. in Memphis, and I would like to pass along a sincere assessment of my experience concerning our time there. I am a former pub owner, so i am somewhat knowledgeable in the operation of an eating/drinking establishment. Do you have any ideas for me as far as getting the email to him? Thank you for your time. Johnny
    J.R.'s Answer:

    You can try Tweeting Jerry at @JerryLawler or simply call his place and ask to speak to Randy Hales.  

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  • bigdan316 Asks: J.R, You must be thrilled about sharing the stage again with "Happy" Heyman. As much as I enjoyed you and Jerry Lawler as a broadcast team I equally enjoyed you and Paul E. just as much because they both knew how to be antagonists in different ways. King was the proverbial "high school freshman" and Paul was the prototypical "big mouth" you'd hear call in to a sports radio show. I can't wait to read about it on here he and you are legendary.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Indeed Friday night in NYC with Paul Heyman is going to be terrific. He's an amazing talent. 

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  • Oldtymefan Asks: Hi JR, Just curious about your opinion of the 'hot potato' status of the US title. Three title changes in a week seems a bit much to me.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I'm not a fan of frequent title changes in any pro wrestling genre.  

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  • nocturnal_neighbor Asks: Just listened to Stone Cold's podcast with you and it made my day. You are by far my favorite commentator of all time (Joey Styles is a close second). Your passion for wrestling and well for life is inspirational and heartening. I'm so happy you got to come back to the WWE and look forward to hearing you and Amy do the Mae Young Classic. I could go on stroking your ego but I'll conclude by asking my questions. Has anyone in the WWE or elsewhere approached you to come back in any other position (beside commentary)? I know you said you want to call the best matches of your life but do you have any itch to get involved behind the scenes or help out young talent in the wrestling business? Thank you and keep up the good work JR.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I have no itch and am pleased with my role within WWE at this time. Not looking to relocate or do heavy travel.    

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  • Robertmcq Asks: Did you or lawler not know that mankind was going to fall onto your table from the top of the cage? I would imagine someone would tell you to get Up and move.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    We were unaware but smart enough to pay attention and move. 

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  • cm_peep Asks: J.r. in your opinion who do you think was better on the mic, bobby the brain or Jim cornette?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    They were both excellent and there was never anyone better than JC and The Brain. 

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