Rhode Island Red Asks: Mr. Ross, I started watching "Sports Entertainment" during my childhood (1980's) and, obviously, the business has changed a lot since then (to say the least).
I think I'll always be a fan, but there are times when I miss those days and I wonder if you ever do, too. In some ways, I enjoyed the product more when I was able to watch it through the eyes of a child.
I know most people would say the business has "evolved," and I know that it has, but do you think things were, somehow, better before the curtain was pulled back and the mystique was still there?
Thanks for your time.
Many speculate that it would have been better to never pull the curtain back and I can't disagree with that in general but after saying that, there are more people earning a living through pro wrestling enterprises, etc than arguably ever before.
chua0166 Asks: Hi JR, why don't heel vs heel matches work out well generally?
Usually it is because the fans don;t have a clear cut wrestler to cheer or to support in general. It can work it the issue is personal enough but there still needs to be a protagonist and an antagonist in the match.
shauny79 Asks: Hi Jim, Survivor Series used to be one of my favourite PPVs, and I while I still always enjoy the elimination matches, I feel this contrived 'rivalry' between the brands really gets in the way. Do you think Survivor Series would be better from a storyline perspective if they could come up with other reasons for the elimination matches?
I don't have any issues with the current structure and I can't judge it until I see it in play. I have high hopes for Survivor Series on November 19 in Houston.
jgera5 Asks: JR, with Playboy having their first transgender Playmate, what are the chances WWE will sign a transgender wrestler in the near future? This would be male or female. All jokes about Chyna aside, this is a legitimate question.
I can't see that being transgender would preclude WWE from hiring said individual if the person was talented and cojuld become a viable member of the WWE team.
DBob Asks: Do you think the massive push for Asuka is a bit insulting to the RAW women? The ladies have been busting their stuff for years and while Asuka is a big thing she seems to be coming in to steamroll through the division.
Nope, not at all. She's a star and will make the other women be perceived better too.
MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR Is there any truth to the story That The American Badass character came because Hall And Nash were Pushing and Pushing The Undertaker to go to WCW and knowing he wasn't going to be The Undertaker over there so he tried out a new character and he convinced Vince to let him do it? At the last minute though he decided to resign with WWE but Vince liked it so much he kept it?
Total BS IMO
Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: Do you have any plans to invite Cm Punk (Philip Jack Brooks) or Daniel Bryan to your Jim Ross Podcast, to your Jim Ross Report, someday? Thanks.God Bless. Thanks.
Punk's been invited but has declined and I'd love to have DB on some day.
MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR With WWE Bringing War Games back at The Next NXT Takeover being you and not in WWE of course do you think the results of this match will affect them using it again? What I mean is seeing the 2 teams I see it being a painful to watch train wreck because of styles clashing Like the Ultimate Warrior Hercules Hernandez matches. If that ends up being the case and they stink up Houston do you think that is it for War Games or it doesn't matter?
I'm anxious to watch War Games in Houston. We all need to allow it to play out before we start tearing it apart, not that you are.
ymatsumoto Asks: Is it me or does Shinsuke Nakamura look a bit like Carlos Santana?
mattdestasio Asks: A lot of fans are torn on Brock Lesnar’s title reign right now. Do you think it’s helping the overall product to have the title reserved for only big events, or is it taking away from the product having the champion work such a limited schedule?
Lesnar is the biggest sta in WWE so it makes sense for him to be positioned where he is.