WWE

  • Jackson1256 Asks: Do you think that House Show results and matches should be discussed and brought into storylines on WWE TV Shows like Raw & Smackdown?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Sure...if it makes sense from a storyline perspective but it;s not automatic. 

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  • 5starmatch Asks: JR, you've done a lot at WWE over your career. I'm probably missing a bunch, but you were an announcer and head of talent relations at some point. Were you ever involved in creative/booking (I'm not sure the correct term)? If so, what was it like? If not, did you ever want to be? Also, I wanted to tell you that you are one-of-a-kind, your fans think the world of you and we are all happy to see whatever good fortune the future holds for you.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I;ve been involved in booking and creative many times over the years in a variety of companies. Challenging gig...too many cooks in the kitchen can be challenging 

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  • brudog56 Asks: I know we've beaten turning Roman Reigns heel to death, but right now, intentional or not, his heat could rival Roddy Piper's in the mid 80's! Would you agree that it's time to strike while the iron is hot?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I'd simply steer the course with Reigns as organically as possible. He's evolving into a star which is more important than declaring him a face or a heel, IMO. 

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  • cmweber01 Asks: Hello Mr. Ross. My name is Chad Weber (41) and I'm from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I don't have a question and this isn't WWE related. I just listened to your podcast with Ric Flair and Goldberg while vacuuming the house. As difficult as that was to record I admit it choked me up more than once. Never have been in the position you are in I don't know if you are tired of receiving condolences but my heart breaks for you and your family. I'm truly sorry for your loss. My good friend Brandy King, her husband is Nicholas King (ring name Marcellus King) has told me what a wonderful person Jan was and how she was always so kind to the both of them. I know there is nothing I can do for you personally but my thoughts are with you and want to remind you (not that you need it) that thousands of people really do legit care about you. I'm thankful you are back with WWE where you belong and are continuing your podcasts. Take care sir and I will continue to do something nice for others without expecting anything in return. All my best, Chad Weber
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I appreciate your kind worlds Chad and they help a great deal. Wife Jan was one in a million and I miss her terribly. 

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  • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: Any chances for you to attend at this year's WWE Summerslam? Thanks.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I sense that you ask questions for questions sake. The pure volume of your questions is more than I could ever think of addressing. Of course there is a chance that I could be any any  upcoming WWE event considering that I am a contracted talent.   

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  • Boomer Sooner Asks: JR there was an article in the NY Post today about the Mauro Ranallo situation, basically saying that he and others have been bullied and ribbed by John Bradshaw Layfield. That Ranallo claims to have been bullied by JBL over his bipolar disorder. The article quotes former ring announcer Justin Roberts and the Hardy Boys, Mark Henry and Miz as all saying they were (in their view) cruelly ribbed by JBL. . The article has a big picture of JBL and the headline 'how llong can the WWE ignore bullying?" When you were in charge, were you tolerant of guys who were hardcore 'ribbers' on the road? when does a wrestler cross the line with their ribbing?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Bullying in any environment is unacceptable. I was not tolerant of coarse ribbing and certainly not bullying.  

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  • Matt_W Asks: Hi JR. Not really a question this time, just a "thank you" for the excellent call that you provided for the Undertaker - Roman Reigns bout. In the past, you have shared how critical you can be of your own broadcasts, but let me assure you that you were spot on. You gave one of the greatest talents ever a fitting send off. In the years to come, I'm sure that Taker will be grateful that you were able to narrate his last match, particularly when he watches replays of it (assuming that Grim Reapers regularly stream the WWE Network, that is!).
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Thanks for the kind words. It was a great honor to be a part of the presentation at WM Orlando. I have yet to see the bout back but I will soon I'm sure. 

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  • HiteshKK Asks: Hi Jim I'm a huge Rock fan. I was always kind of upset when he went to hollywood and quietly retired at 30 years old, I thought he'd go 10 years the top guy like Cena or Hogan. But now looking back, and knowing how demanding, physical and stressful wrestlers lives are and the amount of young wrestler deaths, cocussions and injuries. I respect Rock, and understand why he left. Do you think more wrestlers should actually follow him, in trying to branch out and having a shorter career for the bennefit of their own health? Also do you think there should be an off season in wwe, and is that economically possible?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    If more talents followed The Rock's career arc, his financial planning and the myriad of diverse projects on which he's involved, the business would be much better off and talents would have significantly less issues went their in ring careers wind down. 

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  • joshmobley19 Asks: Hi Jr, I hope you are having a great day! I always notice on here you giving Charlotte a ton of praise, whether it be for matches, or just her overall althleticism, but I notice you never speak about Naomi, The Smackdown Woman's Champion. You talk about the shake up being an avenue for Charlotte to be the central focus of the smackdown women's division, but kinda act like Naomi is not there. Naomi is the supreme Athlete in the Women's Division, and it's sad that nepotism has blinded people to that. So Jr: What are your thoughts on Naomi? if you don't feel like she is the best, what do you feel like she needs to improve on?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Apparently you've missed my takes on Naomi. I;m a big fan of hers since her days in FCW in Tampa. 

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  • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR What did you think of The Superstar Shakeup? I was kind of bummed they didn't make more of a big deal out of it. Like they do with The Draft. I was expecting a Live Show Recap and "Word on a trade is coming in,Dean Ambrose is traded to Monday Night RAW for...." No people were showing up "Hi I'm Here Now I Guess"
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I have no issues with it and am willing to wait to see how it evolves. 

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    Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
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