WWE

  • English Aussie Matt Asks: Hey there J.R. I've noticed in the online comments regarding Maria and Mike Kanellis' debut that so many people have taken issue with Mike using Maria's last name. My thought is that a name is just a name and that I'm sure WWE has a reason for not using Mike's last name. My question is why do you think fans now days make such an issue over such small things? In my opinion names don't take away talent so it really doesn't matter. Thanks for your time.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Social media has made many regular wrestling fans into 'experts' and the idea behind the Kanellis creative is to put heat on Mike using Maria. Pretty simple. They are villains and we are not supposed to 'like' them. 

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  • Jackson1256 Asks: How did you like working with Honky Tonk Man on commentary in the WWF? Would you ever get him on the Podcast?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Honky is a talented dude with a wonderful gift of gab and I had fun with him on commentary on th South African show. He has a standing invite to come on my podcast when schedules permit. 

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  • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR Do you think WWE Should have more of a handle on the superstars social media? I know the days of Verne Gagne buying out 2 floors in a hotel one for the heels and one for the faces are gone but... Like that picture Titus O'neil posted with Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman together without all the tape and everything on in Italy. Also now apparently Alexa Bliss hurt herself fooling around making a Youtube video backstage booty bumping with Nia Jaxx.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    It starts with the talents making good decisions and not the company babysitting adults who are learning a good living. 

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  • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR Did you see any of the Wrestlers Read Mean Tweets on Edge and Christian's WWE Network show? Also what do you think of that concept in general. Celebrities read mean tweets athletes read mean tweets etc?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Didn't see it but 'veve seen it on Jimmy Kimmel and it is funny stuff. 

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  • JakeAlexander1995 Asks: Could we see more Paul Heyman Guys down the road? Just curious, who do you think would make a good pair with him?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    No one that I see compares with Brock but Paul would enhance anyone's career. Nonetheless Paul has the skills to enhance any talent in WWE.  

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  • Jackson1256 Asks: Have you ever had Mean Gene on the Podcast? Were you in touch with him and the Brain after they went to WCW?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Gene has not been on my show yet but he will hopefully be soon. We're great friends and have kept in touch over the years.

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  • theoriginaldnh Asks: Hi JR. Brock Lesnar destroyed Randy Orton at last years Summerslam. Typically you would expect a rematch, a chance for Orton to get revenge. yet they haven't gone near each other since. Any idea why that was? Many thanks
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I don't know other than that was simply not the creative direction the WWE decided to travel. 

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  • Hotty Toddy Asks: JR, it really upsets me that WWE doesn't even provide healthcare to it superstars. They risk their bodies every day of the week to entertain the masses. There is no excuse for that.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Independent contractors in America have the option to provide their own health insurance just as I do, for example. Plus, WWE pays for all their talent's medical bills as a result of on the job injuries. 

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  • RicardoD957 Asks: Dear JR, First of all I am glad to see you back home at the WWE. I will admit I have not been a fan of wrestling for anymore than 2 years (I'm 25) my family tried to steer me away but ultimately failed! I was watching Rock vs Austin at Wrestlemania 19, and I know from surfing the web and YouTube that he was taken to hospital the night before, and you were the one Austin contacted when it got bad and needed to go to the hospital. Did you know it was his last match at Wrestlemania 19? Cause from listening to the commentary of that match, I know you're a massive fan of Austin, but you really got into that night. Being a fan of soccer/football (Luton Town Football Club) I've experienced commentators get very emotionally into the game as us fans do, and when you called Austin the toughest son of a bitch on the WWE as he walked down the ramp, I had to hold back tears cause I knew what this man meant to not just you, but the entire world, it was heartfelt. On a little side note, look up Simon Pitts Luton, and you'll get what I mean when I say I've experienced commentators get really into it. May God bless you and grant you happy days. Yours faithfully Richard Hines From Luton, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Yes, I was aware that WM19 was Austin's last match and I tried very hard to put that out of my mind. It did not work. 

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  • Longtime guy Asks: JR I enjoyed the Finn Balor piece. He mentioned during the first ever Universal Title match with Seth, he injured his shoulder. He contemplated letting the doctors stop the match, but decided to keep going. I know these guys are tough, but what happens when the determined winner of the title match cannot continue? Do they have a plan B, or how do they handle it? Thanks as always.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    The safety of the athlete is and should always be the top priority and if someone can't finish they generally have a plan B to consider. 

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Upcoming Appearances

  • Ringside with Jim Ross (Special Event)

    Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:00pm

    VIP TICKETS / DOOR TIMES: A limited number of VIP tickets are available. VIP ticket holders can attend a meet-and-greet with J.R. (including photo opportunities) from 6 p.m.

    DC Improv
    Washington, DC
  • Icons of Wrestling Convention and

    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

    2300 Arena
    Philadelphia, PA
  • RINGSIDE with Jim Ross

    Friday, August 18, 2017 - 7:30pm

    Ticket Sales: Start on 06/27/2017 10:00 AM
     
    VIP Tickets: Includes Meet & Greet from 5:30PM-6:45PM & Admission to show at 7:30PM 
    $75 

    Gotham Comedy Club
    New York, NY