• knightland Asks: Hello Jim.My name is Debbie Knight and I am a longtime fan of you and pro wrestling.My question is regarding Sting.Do you know if WWE will release a dvd of Sting's greatest matches since they own the rights to all the NWA-WCW footage.I know right now that would be a bit awkward cause he is still affiliated with TNA Wrestling,but perhaps down the road it would be nice.Sting is one of my favorite wrestlers of all time.I think he was to WCW what The Undertaker is to WWE.One of my dreams as a fan is to have a dvd collection of his greatest matches from NWA-WCW.What are your thoughts on this ? Sincerely,Debbie Knight
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I'm relatively sure than when Sting hangs up his tights that the WWE will look into producing a DVD of him using their WCW footage. A WWE Sting produced DVD seems to be logical to me but later than Sooner.

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    • bignasty Asks: Cowboys vs. Chargers in Super Bowl XLlll, Cowboys win. agree or disagree? (by the way, not a fan of either team)
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I assume that is as good a guess as any this time of the year. Cowboys have no reason not to be better than they were last year and they don't have to deal with Brett Favre any longer. The Chargers beating New England, Indy, and the Steelers seems a little more daunting.  

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    • dizzy dice brumley Asks: Hello J.R........Do you think that we will ever see a wrestling program on a premium cable channel such as HBO? I think that would have been the perfect place for the old ECW. I think some of the more extreme independents nowadays(CZW, IWA) could hit the jackpot by getting their show on a channel like that. Has HBO ever had any intrest in WWE?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I have never heard of HBO being interested in the genre of pro wrestling. WWE is on some premium cable channels globally but not in America. I would rather see Deadwood and The Sopranos return to HBO than see yet another wrestling show added.

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    • Davinder_UK Asks: Hey JR, with WrestleMania XXV such a special event, do you think there should be significant attention paid to the past Legends such as Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Rowdy Roddy Piper, etc. Will there be special mentions made to the past greats...also do you hope to see a Legends battle royal at WM25?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I think that is what the HOF Induction Ceremony does, honor the past greats. I assume a Legends Battle Royal could always happen as comic relief but that could come at the expense of some full time talents who would then be unbooked at the biggest event of the year.  I do think the WWE can incorporate the Hall of Fame brand more prominently during Wrestlemania week on site such as at a Fan Axxcess  function.

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    • FatNinja Asks: Hi JR I've been watching a lot of WWE dvds lately (much to the chargrin of my wallet) and been particularly enjoying seeing some of the older wrestling (not to mention your annoucing) from the NWA and WCW days on the Austin, Mick Foley and especially Ric Flair dvds - I finally got to see those incredible Flair/Steamboat classics you often refer to, and can happily report that they more than lived up to the hype :) Apologies if this has been asked before, but do you think the WWE will ever release a 'Best Of' type dvd for the NWA/WCW? Do you think there'd be an ausience for such a release? I notice ECW has three dvds, but WCW has none. I assume there's vast amounts of quality stuff that hasn't found it's way onto other superstars' compilation dvds. Your American readers may be able to see such material on WWE 24/7, but over here in Britain we're limited to the dvds. Anyway thanks for your time and for all the excellent work you do and have done over the years.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      My take on this is simple...the WWE will produce and distribute any approiate DVD they feel tha t they can sell including content re: WCW.  Considering that the WWE owns all the Wcw library and intelluctual property that only makes sense. If you are looking for WCW content I suggest you merely "stay tuned." 

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    • lost479 Asks: Two questions...how do you feel about college football having an early signing day/period similar to college basketball? what are your opinions of former Tulsa and current Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe? I have my opinions but just wanted to know what yours were. Thanks
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I love an early signing day for CFB perhaps around mid December. All the posturing and preening on various websites and TV networks by the high school seniors is getting old and is much more "me" oriented than it is "team" oriented.  Kragthorpe did a great job at Tulsa and knows the game. He will eventually do a good job at Louisville which seemed to have been a house in disarray when Kragthorpe took over.

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    • Arcalian Asks: Greetings Mister Ross. Two questions for you. First, what in your professional opinion on the chances of either Jeff Hardy winning the WWE title or Chris Jericho winning the World title anytime soon (by Wrestlemania if not sooner)? Second, is there any chance some of your products might be sold on Amazon in the forseeable future?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Firstr question...I do not know "when" but I do think that we will see both in the future. We haven't explored the Amazon matter. What woud be the advantage of us doing that?  

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    • Chris Page Asks: Hi Jim, Although I'm in the vast minority (does that mean: wrong? lol I dont know), I consider both Ric Flair and Gordon Solie to be vastly overrated in their fields. Flair is considered THE greatest in-ring performer in history, to me that couldnt be further from the truth. I'd not even put him in the top ten. You have a guy like, say, Hulk Hogan who is torn to shreds by people for working the same match every night, yet Flair did the same thing alot of the time too. I've been watching since 83 so have followed the majority of Flair's career and I just dont see it or get it with him. He is ok, but nothing more. Onto Solie, he was so boring. His voice was just horrible, a cure for insomnia if there ever was one. That you are happy to take 2nd place to him when people talk about the greatest is crazy and I dont know if you do it because you consider it the right thing to do or really believe Solie was the best, but to me, he was just horrible. Jesse Ventura rarely gets a mention and he was fantastic, just made everything seem important. Not really any questions, just comments I guess. Thanks for the forum you provide for us to be heard. Chris
      J.R.'s Answer:

      You certainly have a right to your opinion but I respectfully disagree with your assessments nonetheless.

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    • john_andrade Asks: I was really disapointed when WWE decided to break the team of Kendrick and London up during the supplemental draft. But I'm a huge Kendrick fan, and it appears things are working out for Kendrick now and he's finally being used right in my opinon. Paul London on the other hand hasn't done anything since. What do you think of Paul? It appears that WWE has no plans for him right now, as he was squashed in his last two raw appearances many weeks ago by Jericho and Cade respectively. I thought maybe he was going to get involved in the Jericho/HBK storyline since London was a former student of HBK's and a HBK/London vs. Jericho/Cade match would have made so much sense since Cade was also trained by HBK. I also think London and Kendrick should have had a proper break up storyline and build up to a one on one match. And what do you think of my personal dream match: Shawn Michaels vs. The Brian Kendrick. Thanks!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      The mortality rate of a seldom used tag team would be high these days in wrestling. London and Kendrick have a much better chance of getting a foot hold in the WWE as singles competitors than as a tag team because tag teams simply do not occupy a high priority amongst those who make the decisions. Kendricks presence on Friday Night Smackdown has been refreshing and now he is in a main event level match at the next WWE PPV.....and not as a tag wrestler.  

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    • Townser2 Asks: Mr. JR, I have noticed your interest in MMA as of late. After all these years I am starting to pay attention to it as well. I know I'll get bashed by those fans, but I like the look and style of Elite XC over UFC. I was wondering if WWE/The McMahons are planning on getting into some sort of MMA promotion? New MMA groups are popping up all the time it seems. Maybe too many, at least with the TV and ppv market.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I do not speak for the McMahons nor do I know of any interest them may or may not have in the MMA world. I do know that they are fans of MMA to some degree. The UFC is the big dog daddy of the MMA world but I do think that there is room for more than one successful group. College wrestling and amateur wrestling in general around the world can provide an endless flow of prospects to the MMA world and the UFC can't sign them all. Of course those of us that are associated with pro wrestling shouldn't be commenting on the sacred MMA world or so says some MMA devotees.

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    Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:00pm

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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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