Wrestling

  • MarkHaynes1085 Asks: Hi jim, greetings from Manchester, England. Few quick questions, Have you any plans to bring back your ringside Q and A to Manchester again, if only to sample our fine chinese food again as heard your a big fan. Secondly, is there any plans in the works to have Haku/Meng on your podcast as his stories are legendary (chuck norris like) but apparently very true would make a good podcast to get his take on his career and what he's doing now. lastly, great World of Sport you did so hope it gets picked up as the UK is crying out for free to air wrestling on a lazy saturday afternoons like the good old days, Keep up the good work JR (you do wrestling proud).
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Thanks for the kind remarks and I look forward to my next booking in Manchester but nothing is scheduled at this time. Stay tuned.  

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  • waterlily Asks: Hi JR. Love your NJPW commentaries. Our problem is with the interviews before a match. IT'S ALWAYS THE WINNER!!! It spoils the match because we know who is going to win. Have you any influence is stopping the interviews before the matches? Hope you can help. Look forward to every Friday evenings
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Sorry but I can;t help with this matter but I do appreciate you watching the show on Friday nights.

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  • RudesBrood Asks: Greetings Jim, I see a little bit of Chris Jericho's WCW character now in his "List" character, which he's having tremendous success with. Is there a current star in wrestling that's drifted away from an initial character that you would enjoy seeing that person return to? Example; John Cena the rapper or Big Show as the dominant "Giant".
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Taker fits your bill over his career and he made all incarnations work.  

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  • Natural13 Asks: Clash of the champions sting wrestles ric flair to a time limit draw and people say sting was a made man what about the two guys behind the headset J.r. and Tony schiavone I watched that match and the excitement you two put into your voice real or not could make any man a believer. Is that part of whats missing in today's shows?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Tony and I were not heavily produced in WCW and allowed to be our true selves plus we both were legit fans who were the dream. Perfect landscape for us. We had great talents who wer a step or two ahead of many of today;s stars as it relates to the in ring component.   

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  • WHAT24 Asks: JR, thanks for turning me on to the Fite app, it is great! Watched a lot of The Hardyz, good stuff, unique to say the least. I never knew that Smoking Joe Frazier was also a fighting kangaroo! Ordered your show also and I was entertained! I AM A WRESTLING FAN!
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Agreed..the FITE App is a no brainer for any wrestling fan as it;s free and has tons of free, pro wresting content available each week. Thanks!

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  • undertaker4ever Asks: Hey JR Hope you're happily well at this time. One Joe Louis Arena that comes to my mind.....1991, SSeries. Taker defeating Hogan for his 1st WWF/E world title. This was before you came to WWE. What are your memories of the Joe Louis Arena? This would make a great blog topic if you wanna go in that direction instead of answering the question here. Up to you, Jim :)
    J.R.'s Answer:

    legednary venue that was the site of the SNME I did upon my return to WWE airwaves. Loved the Hockey town themed restaurant. 

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  • HiteshKK Asks: Hi JR, first of all I want to tell you how greatful I am to have had you as an announcer growing up. Amazing. Recently I've gotten very interested the first golden age of wrestling on TV. I was wondering other than Gorgeous George who were the other main stars people were really drawn to at that time? How did promotions work in terms of tv at the time?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    There are many stars worth studying including Ed Lewis, Jim Londos and dozens more. Lots of info online about this topic. 

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  • dakethesnake1 Asks: Hello again Mr. J.R. Hope you are fairing well. I'm getting old but I don't recall if you ever announced for a promotion where The Assassin/Joe Hamilton wrestled. But if you did what kind of guy was he backstage and in person? Was he likeable or unlikeable? Thanks and keep up all the great work.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Joe was a brilliant worker and a smart fellow. Plus he was a great guy tome and a valuable member of our tem without question. A HOFer for sure.  

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  • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR. Did you get a chance to see the first IMPACT under new ownership? It was everything people say is bad about WWE turned up too a BILLION. Jeremy Borash and Josh Mathews screaming at each other destroying the matches,the onesthey stayed quiet on were so over booked it reached almost comical,making EC3 look like an idiot and whenever somebody had a mic in their hand all they did was manure on all the wrestlers that were there pre new owners. Don't even get me started on the idiotic way they wrote out The Hardys.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I assume that you don't read my blogs here on the site because I covered my thoughts on Impact there.

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  • roadpigjohn@gmail.com Asks: Hi. JR What anecdotes you have while working with Billy Gunn? Are you able to invite him to your podcast? Thanks.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Athletic freak, funny guy, reliable and durable in ring hand who had a superb WWE run. He can still hang with most of today's talents.  

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