Wrestling

  • papaj Asks: absolutely the best wrestling book ever. loved the mention of danny williams, who i stayed in contact with. there are a very few reels of Mcguirks tv shows at the station they were filmed. i didnt have the stroke to get them. and you had a sensational wife, as i did. Happy Birthday to Jan, eat a cupcake today for her today. I am !
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Thanks!  I;d love to see those old, WKY shows that were my favorite when I was a kid. These shows made me a fan for life. 

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  • kmoore59 Asks: Hi JR, as a long time fan of wwe, and part of the LGBT community, I've noticed their isn't too many openly gay wrestlers on active rosters. So I was wondering could a openly gay male have success in the world of pro wrestling. I've heard many gay wrestler kept their sexua orientation a secret, in fear of being bullied in the locker room or being kept off the card. I know Darren young is still apart of the main roster, but it seems since he came out, they have put him in an almost non existing role. So I have to wonder can a openly gay male have a successful career as a pro wrestler.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I'd suggest that an openly gay wrestler would have a much easier time in today's wrestling than they did years ago when being gay was looked upon negatively. 

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  • Neilo Asks: Hi Jim I’m waiting eagerly for the realease of your book over here in the uk, what date is it available ?? Plus any word of the uk and Ireland book signing ?? Thanks
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Did you try Amazon UK? Many have and they deliver quickly. Check out the barnes and noble website too.    

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  • El_Diablo Asks: Howdy J.R.- So about a week ago, Flair tweeted out his personal four choices for the "Mount Rushmore of Wrestlers" (Austin, Flair himself, Hogan, The Rock)... It got me thinking: Who belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Bookers? What do you think about Dusty Rhodes, Pat Patterson, Paul Heyman and Jerry Lawler? I realize I'm probably missing some lesser-known booking geniuses... I was hoping you could add a few more names that perhaps haven't received due attention for their booking skills? (And I do realize you've had The Book in the past... But you wouldn't put yourself on the Mount Rushmore with the guys I mentioned above, would you ?)
    J.R.'s Answer:

    No right or wrong answers. These types of lists are build for debate and discussion. Eddie Graham, VKM, Watts, and many others would be in the discussion.   

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  • JWill44 Asks: Hi Jim! Before I ask my question, I just wanted to say that I purchased Slobberknocker and it was a phenomenal book! I hope it brought you as much joy writing it as I had reading it. So as for my question, Daniel Bryan has made comments about Kurt being able to wrestle again and hoping he gets to again as well. As I feel like he’s playing with fire making those comments, I wonder why WWE can’t have him sign some form of release absolving them of any liability if he gets hurt or injured since this is entertainment and not a sanctioned sport? Especially if he has documentation from several doctor’s stating that he is good to go. Thanks in advance for answering and best wishes to you Sir!
    J.R.'s Answer:

    If WWE doctors do not clear an athlete to wrestle then it doesn't matter what other doctor's may say....the team doctor has the final say. Happy that you enjoyed SlobberKnocker! Thanks.  

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  • Pothole bunker Asks: Did Mr. Leroy run shows in hot springs Arkansas?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Yes, but not regularly. 

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  • brudog56 Asks: Whatever happened to the $4M Crockett agreed to pay for UWF? Did Cowboy ever receive any of that?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Yes, Bill got a portion of his money but I'm not sure exactly what he received.

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  • Ishan Asks: Thoughts on the Okada/Omega trilogy of matches and where they rank historically ? Also, how good is Kazuchika Okada ?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Comparable to Flair vs Steamboat in 1989 but I'm not qualified nor is any one else to accurately rank where either of those rivalries 'rank' in history. It's too subjective IMO.

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  • kbab Asks: Hi JR, for the record, Bischoff made a huge mistake not resigning you in 1994. You don’t leave John Madden a free agent in the prime of his career, just saying.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Going to WWE in 1993 was the best career move that I eve rmade. Worked out well for all.  

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  • kbab Asks: I really enjoyed your book. Will you write a book chronicling from 1999 to now? I think it would be a great read. I am glad you were not done calling Wrestling in 1999.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    A sequel to SlobberKnocker is being discussed. Better than 50/50 chance it will happen.  Thanks for reading SlobberKnocker

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