Wrestling

  • kcwrestling Asks: Long time fan. First time I have registered and submitted questions. We know wrestling has several hall of fames. Do u think Archie "The Stomper" Gouldie will ever get in any of them? During your career did u have any interactions with him? On a more personal level. While illegal substances are getting the most attention one of the causes of Carrie Fisher's death was sleep apnea. I struggle with sleep issues and I know u have. But I was stunned to hear it could contribute to death. Any thoughts about her or that issue. My prayer is you are doing well in that regard.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Hopefully The Stomper gets a Hall of Fame nod somewhere sooner than later. He;s certainly a deserving, territory wrester. Untreated sleep apnea can ut such a strain on one;s heart that it can kill you from a heart attack much like NFL HOFER Reggie White. 

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  • NikitaSantaMaria Asks: This may be a dumb question but I'm curious anyway. In this present dsy of social media, does wwe tell the superstars what to tweet or is it all up to the wrestler themselves to tweet anything related to the storyline they're involved in ??
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I don;t know but likely not telling the talents what to get out there but there's obviously times when talents tweets ae storyline oriented. 

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  • SoCalAex Asks: Hey JR, someone shared a link to me of an untelevised Flair Vs. Steamboat match from Landover, MD back in '89 (https://youtu.be/Ub6efQnQwgo) that they claim is better than their televised trilogy of matches I'm more familiar with. Unfortunately the video has no commentary so I was wondering if you've ever thought about recording your own commentary for this match. I feel like hearing you call the match would complement it perfectly. Thanks
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I've never seen it nor do i plan on adding an audio track to it. Our work in '89 will stand the test of time. I'm thinking.  I'd suggest tht Ric and Steamboat never had a 'bad' match. 

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  • fred.reich75 Asks: Hey JR. Had WWE ever considered bringing back Wargames and the double ring? Blessings and thank you.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    While I was there, never seriously. I don't; know lately but I'd suggest not. 

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  • Eric1969 Asks: Hi jr.i would like to buy your new book but I need it in audio.where can I order or buy it in audio form ???
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I don't have that info but it will be available in a few weeks I'm assuming. Thanks.

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  • the tennessee stud Asks: JR, Jim Cornette at the end of his last podcast did another ten minute rant on Vince Russo, saying that he'd murder him if he thought he could get away with it and challenging him to a shoot fight. Russo responded saying Cornette is fat and out of shape and jealous that the numbers show that he's the better success in the business. Maybe you should invite both of them to come to OKC and appear on podcast, a neutral site, to either have it out or end this feud. If anyone can get between them and settle this after all these years, surely JR can! Plus you'd do great ratings numbers for the show that week!
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I have less than zero interest in the on going trials and tribulations between JC and Russo. Thanks, nonetheless. 

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  • clrj3514 Asks: I'm a 90s baby (1993) but I love watching wrestling from the 80s, especially NWA. One thing that bothers me though is how a lot of the matches end with inside cradles or something similar instead of with a finishing move. Why was this done so much? Was it to protect finishers or give it a more "shoot" feel like it could end at any time, or just what? It's definitely not enough to make me stop watching, I just hoped you could shed a little light on the subject.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Hmm...so you  are conflicted that a wrestling match actually ends with a wrestling hold and not a trapeze oriented maneuver? Wrestling then was much more reality based which lends to the finishes quite often. 

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  • Spazzksjo Asks: Hi JR Any possibility of buying your new book slobberknocker autographed? Thanks for your time Mark
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Autograph copies of our book will be available and details will be forthcoming. 

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  • seanlang Asks: Hello Jim, If you could sit Vince down and not get the political answer but the true answer he really believes and asked him who he felt is the greatest WWF/WWE star of all time who do you think he would really say?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I have no idea. Could be many talents but John Cena would certainly be in the conversation. 

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  • cjs Asks: Would Conrad Thompson potentially make a great wrestling announcer? He's quick-witted, is great at selling/marketing, has a genuine passion for the industry, knows how to make the mundane interesting, and has a proven record of getting his co-hosts over. I'd take an announcer like him 100 times out of 100 compared to bland, "TV-ready" talent.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Conrad is a talented guy without question and I'm sure that his communication skills would fit into a variety of roles where being able to express one's self is imperative 

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    Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:00pm

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    DC Improv
    Washington, DC
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    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

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    Gotham Comedy Club
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