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  • theoriginaldnh Asks: Hi JR. Regarding the Fake Razor/Fake Diesel story. What were your thoughts going in? Did you think it would work? I, like most, hated them + was surprised how long they actually stayed around
    J.R.'s Answer:

    The genre is  reality-fiction based and sometimes the casting and creative works and at other times not. It was an assignment and I did it the best that I could. End of story.  

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  • TA23 Asks: How do you think Asuka will do in the main roster? She has done very well as the Nxt Women's Championship. She is one to the few superstars to put herself over even though she limited on the mic.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Asuka is a star and will kill it at the next level without question. 

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  • cm_peep Asks: J.r. do you have a preference on the money in the bank match being a stand alone ppv or a match a wrestlemania? Personally I think it should be at mania, there's no better way to introduce your next possible main eventer than at the biggest show of the year. Thanks
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I do not but having a designated event entitled TLC may be iffy in today;s market for some. 

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  • PatrickHop Asks: People criticize WWE for not signing big names from WCW after the success of the Invasion PPV. They argue that WWE made more than enough from that PPV to buyout big name contracts. I do not believe that is remotely true and ignores the other (non-financial) reasons the big names were not brought in right away. As a person who was dealing with that at the time, could you give some insight on this? I've seen some blame you for Jeff Jarrett's contract issue at the end of his WWE run (expired before the PPV he was to drop the belt at). I'm assuming it is inaccurate to blame you for that.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    It;s really simple...many of the big names you refer to did not want to walk away from being at home and still making big money from Time Warner. I accept the blame because that seems to be important in today's world for the Jarrett debacle. I felt he was staying with us because that is what he told me. Shame on me for taking someone at their world inside the rasslin biz.  

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  • Eamonn1983 Asks: Hello, JR. Found myself a YouTube rabbit hole recently and came across a match between the Undertaker and one of those "enhancement talents" I think is the term, from 1994. McMahon on commentary says fans could see the Undertaker unveil the coffin he was making for Yokozuna on the WWF network. I gave up Googling after 5 pages. Did he just mean WWF programming or did he have a short lived go at a tv channel back then?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    He may have been referring to the WWE Syndicated TV Network. 

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  • Taker1993 Asks: Hi Jim, I realize that this may be a long shot but people seem to be having mixed opinions on it but do you believe that the undertaker could possibly return for another match? Thanks alot
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I have no idea. I;d guess it wis less than a 50/50 chance that Taker will be back but. again, I do not know. 

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  • Natural13 Asks: Two questions quick would we ever see jim ross on an episode of table for 3 and would you even remotely consider doing a podcast for the wwe network similar to steve austin and chris jericho
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Certainly possible on my end as I'm always interested in doing new projects and having new experiences. 

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  • theoriginaldnh Asks: Hi JR. I'm a huge Bobby Heenan fan + loved to hate him + the other male managers back in the late 80's/early 90's. Do you see male managers ever making a comeback? A perfect role for Enzo in my opinion
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Heenan is a once in a lifetime talent. The role of a manager is daunting to say the least. Seems like it is a dying skill set.  Someone will likely get a shot in some similar role but that;s an iffy assumption. 

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  • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR. Why do you think The Punjabi Prison Match doesn't work on a higher level? I like it. I like things that are different. The thing with the doors,the two cages. I was really excited about Jinder and Randy Orton being in it. I preferred the first 2 more,there were some clunky parts but it wasn't nearly the dumpster fire people are making it out to be. Why does nobody like that match?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Might be the lines of sight that are restricted, the somewhat confusing rules and the fact that it's arguable that there hs ever been  Punjabi Prison match that was well received by the masses or so it seems. 

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  • mvpjoe16 Asks: Question regarding building talent versus utilizing talent. I imagine it's easier said than done, but it seems that we (fans) are in a cycle of seeing everyone not-Roman being used to build other talent, rather than seeing talent elevated and performing "on top". I'm not a Roman guy, but I get it, and think he has vastly improved over the past couple of years, and on some level, I just want WWE to put the belt on him and let him have a run already. By run, I mean extended time with the belt, or otherwise longer than PPV to PPV. I feel the same with Charlotte, AJ, and a number of others. Run with the horses that are leading the race, so to speak. However, a number of would be top-stars, such as AJ, Becky Lynch, and Finn Balor, are being used more and more to build other talent. Hell, AJ was taking risky bumps to get the Ellsworth angle over not long ago. Two questions, and I know you can't answer them completely in a line or two. Should we see more "on top" people at this time? How do you make, or hard is the call to make, whether to ride someone for all their worth, or use their worth to push the next guy?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Very involved question with likely a litany of correct answers. Talents who are being pushed have to get on some semblance of a roll, without question. I always looked at it on a case by case basis because most talents are, or should be, different.

    This process is all a matter of timing and instincts but will always be subjective no matter who is calling the shots and what talent's are involved.   

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