• BuStA607 Asks: Hey J.R. with the Undertaker always being so protective of staying in character throughout his career, do you think when it's time to induct him into the hall of fame that he will come out of character to make a speech?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I think that Mark Calaway will accept his HOF honor and not the Undertaker. Just my opinion. It will be a great speech too. 

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    • Clarence E Welker Asks: Greetings from WIlmington, NC! Great job calling the Taker match it was good to hear you again. I could not agree more with your take on the WM RAW crowd, passion is one thing rudeness and disrespect for talent and other members in attendance should not be welcome. So with a book, a documentary and your new deal with WWE what else can we expect from the white meat babyface? As always thanks you so much for all you do for all of us! #gotarheels
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I'll stay busy until football season when I will pick my spots to travel/work. Thanks.

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    • LudoNo1 Asks: Hi J.R, thanks so much for your continued responses particularly at this hard time. My question is, you had always said that when Undertaker goes, we will all know about it well in advance. I agreed, afterall it made business sense and it's arguably the biggest match on the card every year. Why do you think it was done the way it was done and how long do you believe it was planned to be this way for? Thanks again.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Much like when Steve Austin retired quietly after WM19 it would appear that Taker did the same. Completely Taker's decision of which I respect. 

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    • shauny79 Asks: Hi Jim, you were diplomatic about it in your latest blog, but I detected an undercurrent of dissatisfaction with the post-Mania Raw crowd.. I absolutely agree with you about the lack of respect shown to Neville and Ali, who gave their all and had a great match. For those fans who hate Roman Reigns so much and keep whining about him being so prominent, doesn't someone need to say to them "I noticed you weren't playing with a beach ball while Roman was in the ring?"
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Some defiant, attention starved "fans" might not be as big a "fan' as they want others to believe. 

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    • the tennessee stud Asks: JR, we've been worried about Terry Funk since he canceled out of WrestleCon last week citing 'health reasons' and being too ill to travel. A lot of rumors going around. Have you spoken with Terry or spoken with someone who has the last few days?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I haven;t heard an update but will share when i do. 

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    • ymatsumoto Asks: First of all Jim Ross my deepest condolences to you for the loss of your lovely wife Jan. My sister had a similar accident - but I'll spare you the details and move on. My question is now that you're back with WWE do you think we'll get some more current WWE stars on your podcast? You always have awesome guests so I don't mean it as disrespect - I just look it as even MORE candy in your Willy Wonka candy-store to choose from.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Perhaps. Getting excellent guests on our Podcast has never been an issue. We'll see.  

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    • Arkon Asks: Hello JR. I know that you already gave your thoughts on the matter, but I believe that The Undertaker isn't don't yet. As convincing as all of the signs are, they're still too similar to signs from previous WM's (like with WM30) and it's not that clear, as Taker haven't said a word. So it still all speculations. Your thoughts? Thank you so much in advance.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I think more than likey that Taker is done in the ring. Right now it is all about his health but I'm experienced enough to know that we never say never. 

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    • bigdan316 Asks: J.R, I am not ashamed to say I had tears in my eyes seeing you return at Wrestlemania. It made it even more memorable because it was the first Wrestlemania that my wife a burgeoning WWE fan ever watched not to mention the "last ride" for the legendary Undertaker. I'm so glad the "Vin Scully of wrestling" is back.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Thanks, Dan..my eyes were teary too. 

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    • Brokenrachellehman Asks: Hello JR! I've never written you, but after hearing you this evening I feel compelled to thank you for what you do; you made me fall in love with wrestling and my life has never been the same. I met my fiancée six years ago and he introduced me to wrestling. Begrudgingly I watched old VHS tapes and archive videos-- until one day, I watched one match that changed my life-- Mankind vs the Undertaker. Not only did that match make my heart skip a beat, the commentary suspended my disbelief-- it made me feel lost in the action, grasping for anything that would keep me in the moment. After years of being educated in wrestling history, I realized it was you who made me fall in love with this sport. I feel so incredibly lucky to have been able to hear you commentate tonight, JR. You make this sport what it is and I don't think it will ever be the same without your voice. You create the environment in which these incredible athletes get to be larger than life, in which they get to become heroes, or villains. So thank you. Thank you so much for opening my eyes. You are so much more important than you know. I appreciate everything you've done and I hope you know how many lives you've touched. In admiration, Rachel
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Thanks very much Rachel. I sincerely appreciate your kind words. 

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    • kbab Asks: Congrats on your new WWE contract. Will you continue to commentate for New Japan Pro Wrestling?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Yes, I will honor my AXSTV commitment and WWE is good with it. 

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Upcoming Appearances

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    Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
    Zanies Rosemont
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