• LKrack Asks: hey jr just wondering do you ever see wwe bringing the 3 brands back as one and do you ever see a ppv comming to the quad cities area besids chicago??? thanks for comming here and to the wwe for not forgetting us i know we are a small market i just wish more people would come here to see the shows. thanks enjoyed my time at your restaurant.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I do not see the WWE merging their 3 brands back to one but that's simply a personal opinion. My guess is that promoting a PPV in the Quad Cities for the WWE is a long shot at best. From what I could tell, the Quad Cities hasn't seemed to have recovered as of yet from the flooding of earlier this year but the crowd that attended ECW/Smackdown on Tuesday was an entergetic bunch. Thanks for visiting our BBQ restaurant as we appreciate your business.   

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    • Mike McGrath-Bryan Asks: First of all, thank you for years of insightful and timeless commentary, and some of the greatest lines ever delivered that accentuated some all-time great moments. What do you, not as a WWE employee, but as a wrestling fan, make of the wrestling industry today? - The differences between wrestlers working "WWE-style" and indie/strong-style? Both have their fans, and both seem to be in each other's incessant ridicule... - TNA's current insistence on comedy and skits instead of making the most of a phenomenally talented roster? - The reasoning behind promotions treating their wrestlers as "independent contractors" rather than employees? - C.M. Punk's defiance of the odds set against him by power players in WWE to become a main-eventer in his own right (and certainly the best to come down the pike in years in this questioner's opinion)? - The dire need for fresh talent in a promotion where new faces are made to "earn their spot"? There's a million and one things I could ask about, but what do you make of the issues facing wrestling in 2008?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I think the wrestling business biggest challenge is developing new main event level stars. I do not worry about what some fans say about what in ring style is best because it is so subjective. High risk for the hell of it isn't smart. Physical abuse of one's body isn't smart. Untrained or unskilled wrestlers put into a position to be a comedian or a dramatic actor are not my cup of tea either. I am a fan of reality based wrestling that allows the wrestlers to be natural extensions of their own personalities.   

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    • F5Fury Asks: Hi JR! I just wanted your opinion on Festus, (is he too stuck in his own ring persona?), and Kofi Kingston, I love them! Do you see Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar(hence my nickname) returning to the WWE anytime in the future? By the way, I love the Vintage Collection series!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I think Festus has a marketable upside largely because of his size and natural athleticism. Jesse and Festus seem to have become much more popular than many predicted.  Kofi, like Festus, has potential and is evolving and one will be able to tell much more about each man's potential as they get more experience and TV time. Regarding Lesnar and Angle, I suggest we use the tried and true wrestling axiom of "never say never" but in these two's case I would invoke the late Gorilla Monsoon and say, "Highly Unlikely."    

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    • robk1980 Asks: Hello J.R. I think it would be great to see another faction. Definitly on RAW or Smackdown. I think it's long over due. CTC would do great to have another member. What are your thoughts on factions? Also if you had to pick. Which faction would you choose as your favorite all time? Thank you for your time.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I like factions if they make sense and are assembled organically and are not simply various and sundry parts put together to give dormat wrestlers something to do.  I really enjoyed the work for the various incarnations of the 4 Horsemen and I liked DX as well. Some of the Gary Hart's Army days were good too. General Scandar Akbar's Devastation, Inc had its moments too.   

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    • KurtSjolund Asks: JR...I've been meaning to post this for a while, just to see what your input would be. It was recently announced that the legendary Philadelphia Spectrum will be torn down in 2009. The Flyers and Sixers both have games scheduled, during the upcoming seasons. Do you think the higher ups in the WWE have considered holding an event there? Considering all the pro wrestling history the building has I would think one last event would be appropriate. Also every time my friend and I sit inside Licoln Financial Field for an Eagles game...we can't help but think how cool it would be for the WWE to hold an event there. Why not a July 4th show? WWE in the Birthplace of our Nation on July 4th inside a 65k+ Stadium, it's nice to imagine.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      "Imagine all the people"....my apologies to the late, Beatle John Lennon. I am not a major proponent of promoting major, outdoor events for the obvious reasons, weather issues. The Spectrum holds a great deal of wrestling history but my sense of the matter is that these memories will continue to live on WWE 24/7 and not a swan song in The Spectrum.  There is nothing wrong with your sugggestion nonetheless.

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    • TheAcceptableWarrior Asks: We always hear people talking about the toughest wrestlers or shooters in the history of pro wrestling, in fact i think a few years ago you guys did a legends roundtable about it on 24/7, but i really want to know who in your opinion who is the biggest coward in wrestling history?, you know, a complete cream puff who could not fight their way out of a paper bag, The Honky Tonk Man has my vote
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Why in the blue hell would you want to know this info even if there was a definative answer. The lack of fighting abilitiy doesn't make one a coward. Most bullies are essentially cowards when one gets right down to it. For the record, the Honky Tonk Man is not a coward whatsoever.

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    • 612superdave Asks: Mr. Ross, can you shed any light on why the Randy Savage DVD was pulled from production? I grew up as a fan, and being 26 years old, my oldest wrestling memory is Wrestlemania 3 where he and Steamboat stole the show. I became a fan of his immediately and up until his days in WCW. Thank you for your time and keep up the great work.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Nope. The Savage matter has been addressed here extensively in the past. I suggest we move on as I don't have an answer that will satisfy any Macho Man fan. I can tell you that some old Savage-Lawler matches from back in the day were damn good.  

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    • TheAcceptableWarrior Asks: Hey J.R, What are your opinions of The CFL, I am a Canadian, but i am an NFL fan (Go Pack Go), are you a fan of the league or the canadian game of football?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      More collegefootball than pro but in the pro's I follow the NFL as the CFL isn't widely televised here in Oklahoma that I am aware.

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    • Perry Asks: Hi JR, do you think Randy Couture (16-8) has any chance against Fedor Emelianenko (28-1) ? I think Chuck Liddell vs. Fedor would be much more intriguing ... Or Brock Lesnar vs. Fedor. Although Lesnar's been already defeated, nobody could give him a beating yet.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      If Couture is healthy, focused and trains as he has done for many big fights he has a chance against anyone. With that said, the chances of Couture winning were much greater when he was younger than they likely are today. I would love to see the fight sooner than later as Couture's fans should as well. My answer is yes but Randy would be the heavy underdog.  

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    • Davinder_UK Asks: <p>Hey JR, with your&nbsp;restaurants running successfully, is there any chance that there may be some <strong>JR's BBQ </strong>catering at&nbsp;<strong>WrestleMania XXV</strong>. I'm sure the fans who will have travelled from all over the world, would love to try your food as they most likely will not get an opportunity to visit one of your restaurant in&nbsp;Oklahoma.</p>
      J.R.'s Answer:

      We are working on having a JR.'s Family BBQ presence at WM25. I will keep you aprised.  

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Upcoming Appearances

  • Ringside with Jim Ross (Special Event)

    Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:00pm

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    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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