Wrestling

  • seanlang Asks: I dnt get AXS TV in my area, so will I be able to watch the same feed with you on NJPW World and do you know if the live broadcast will be commercial free?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I have no idea as I do not subscribe to New Japan World. Sorry

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  • Oldtymefan Asks: Hi JR, I can't explain what a joy it was hearing you behind the mike again. The Norwich special and that epic UK title match at Takeover were made better by your commentary with Nigel. The two of you kept the 'sport' in sports entertainment. You sir, have not lost a step or dropped a syllable, whatever cliche works for announcers. On a side note, have you ever experienced the type of crowd reaction Dunne-Bates generated. Spontaneous standing ovations during a match are rare indeed.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Thanks for the kind words and the two lads Dunn and Bate had a helluva night as did my partner Nigel McGuiness. I was honored to tag along with them. 

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  • waterlily Asks: Hi JR. What about July 1st & 2nd. Isn't it going to be exciting? Can't wait. Will your Sunday commentary be aired very soon after or will we have to subscribe to new japan world? Enjoy yourselves at Long Beach
    J.R.'s Answer:

    All my content will air on AXSTV including live on Saturday July 1 and the Sunday show will air the following Friday only on AXSTV and not New Japan World. 

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  • cm_peep Asks: J.r. so in wcw some wrestlers had creative control in their contracts, what happens if you have two guys who refuse to lose? How do you get around that?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    The creative control stipulation is a joke and should never be in any contract, IMO. 

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  • jakefromstatefarm_116 Asks: What's Rip Rogers like as a person? He is certainly a great trainer but kinda like Ole Anderson where he can throw an F-bomb in every sentence out of his mouth.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Classically trained, old school pro wrestler with a high skill set and lots of pride for the genre. Great trainer.

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  • Dustin Asks: Forgive me if this has been asked/answered - I try to keep up with the Q&A's/Blogs but I may have missed this. Will you be recording an audio version of your autobiography?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Yes, it is our intention for me to read and produce the audio version of our book. 

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  • seanlang Asks: Does it take a lot of extra effort to call matches on video, like you do on AXS and WWE UK compared to being there live and not knowing the finish?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Perhaps a bit more but I';ve never shyed away from 'effort.' 

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  • seanlang Asks: Do you think Tony Schvonie Should make one more run in the booth, With the indy boom, and the UK boom, it seems Tony could find a lot of work if he wanted. I would love to see it, your thoughts sir?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    That;s totally up to Tony but it seems like he's very content to be moving on from his pro wrestling career. 

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  • seanlang Asks: IF you call the matches on the NJPW shows in Long Beach will that be strictly for AXS or will it also be on the English feed on NJPW World, Seems crazy to think NJPW will have 2 sets of English Announcers or is a 4 man booth with you,Barnet, Cyrus, and Kevin Kelly possible?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Josh and I will be providing commentary for the July 1-2 shows for AXSTV only. Kevin Kelly and Don Callis will also be on hand to handle the New Japan World content.

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  • the tennessee stud Asks: JR, Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson was in the news today. Apparently he told GQ magazine that he is seriously considering the idea of running for President against Trump in 2020. Obviously if a big part of campaigning is intelligence, mic skills, charisma and being able to connect with an audience, he's got all of that. Rock's also not the type to do anything halfway, so if he does it he'd go all in and people would be foolish to underestimate him. What would you think of him getting into politics?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I'm not a fan of today's political scene but I have no doubt that Dwayne Johnson wouldn't;t be a strong president if he were to ge that opportunity. 

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Upcoming Appearances

  • Ringside with Jim Ross (Special Event)

    Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:00pm

    VIP TICKETS / DOOR TIMES: A limited number of VIP tickets are available. VIP ticket holders can attend a meet-and-greet with J.R. (including photo opportunities) from 6 p.m.

    DC Improv
    Washington, DC
  • Icons of Wrestling Convention and

    Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Folks coming up this August 12th I'll be returning to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as I join my friends John Poz and Chad over at The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast for an afternoon of meet

    2300 Arena
    Philadelphia, PA