ymatsumoto Asks: You ever try buffalo for your BBQ or diet? Buffalo is super lean and healthy, and taste great. I've used this to lose weight and lean-out with much success. I'll either grill some bison steaks or I'll get some ground bison and mix it with angel-hair pasta and brocolli, and then i'll top it off with a tad bit of marinara sauce.
I'm a fan of both bison burgers and turkey burgers and appreciate their taste and lean composition. Thanks.
JonathanHudgins1984 Asks: Hi JR,
Thanks for all your years of devotion to the business and your interactivity with fans like myself. I love your sauce and podcasts and always enjoy whenever you call a match, so thanks again for all the wonderful memories.
My question is about getting backstage a WWE Live event. I live in south eastern Washington state with my fiancé and we just got tickets to a WWE house show in October in Yakima, Wa. My fiamcé has stage 4 breast cancer. She has had a mastectomy and gone through 3 rounds of chemo but the cancer is still in her liver and lymph nodes, so our time together is going to be limited eventually. I know WWE partner with Susan G. Komen in October for breast cancer awareness. How would I go about trying to get backstage passes to make the experience for her truly memorable and special? We are on a tight invome due to all the medical bills and just getting tickets to this event was a bit of a slurge for us, so simplu buying some isn't on option. Do you know who to contact about this? She is a huge Braun Strowman fan and just meeting him alone would make the night really special for her. Thanks JR. God bless.
You might contact the venue and ask them to relay your story to the WWE market rep who's promoting your event. I think WWE has a public service or community service department that might also be able to help. You'lll have to do some leg work to contact the right people as I am way out of the corporate loop these days to help you more.
Matt_W Asks: Hi JR. I am a long-time listener of your podcasts and reader of your blog.
You have mentioned numerous times that WWE talent often needs to be able to slow the pace in the ring a bit, sell, and engage the crowd more
during PPVs and TV. On a related note, I went to a recent Live Event and was amazed at the difference between house show matches and broadcast matches. The superstars took their time, they worked the crowd a lot, and they did not need to use their finishers multiple times to win bouts.
All of the matches were enjoyable, easy to follow, and satisfying.
That being said, is there real or perceived pressure on the talent to work a different style when on camera? It seems as if there is a disconnect between house show booking and TV booking.
Obviously, time restrains and limitations affect how the talents perform on TV as opposed to not having those stringent issues at the live events.
WHAT24 Asks: JR, saw an interview with Shinsuke from this weekend where he was asked about who he travels with? His answer was surprising, he said he travels alone or sometimes with one of the Mexican wrestlers. I think WWE would be well advised to have him travel with a vet or at least another superstar. If you were head of talent would you advise this as well? Personally, I think this might be a major reason he isn't getting as over as we thought he would. Hanging with your peers makes you feel more like part of the team, makes you care about them and them about you, IMO. Hope you are well, saw the Heyman video from last weekend! Powerful stuff to say the least.
I likely would advise Shinsuke to travel with someone who can help him with his English in basic conversations but at the end of the day Nakamura has to be content with his travel arrangements as they are omnipresent.
dodgerman Asks: Hi Jr, always love reading your replies to questions. I was wondering. I have failing eye sight and rely on a Kindle reader to read as I can enlarge the size of the Font. Will you book becoming out as an e-book on Amazon?
I'm told that our autobiography will be available on every major platform and I am in hopes of finishing my audio book read this week. Everything available in October. Thanks.
MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR I have 2 questions and I don't want to clog up your questions with 2 emails. I like 205 Live as a concept,it gives these guys the chance to show character they can't on RAW but from day one the ratings have been in the toilet. What do you think can be done to fix that? Also what did you think of The World War 3 battle royals back in the day on WCW? That match seemed like a b*tch to lay out and put together.
The talents on 205 Live need to find more time on either RAW or SDLIve to expose their skills to more people in hopes that those viewers will follow these talents to the WWE Network for the broadcast.
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
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.
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.
Asuka is a star and will kill it at the next level without question.
TheSmark Asks: I've been looking to start a career as a wrestling manager. It is something I think I can really excel at. But, have had some trouble finding a starting point to begin my dream. Any advice on how I can get the ball rolling?
Uphill struggle at best and you need experience and will likely have to get lucky in finding work and the money will likely not be good at all. Good luck but there is no formula on being discovered and subsequently becoming really good in that role.
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
I do not but having a designated event entitled TLC may be iffy in today;s market for some.