• Hayz Asks: Hi JR, I hope you're keeping well. I've got a two part question: do you prefer the in ring work of Shawn Michaels before or after the back injury? And who do you think is/was the better in ring performer, HBK or AJ Styles? Best wishes and kind regards.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I never really thought of it in this manner...Shawn was never not impressive in the ring but he was a different person who had a much healthier attitude when he returned fom his hiatus from the back injury. He might have been a better story teller after his return.  

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    • JWill44 Asks: Jim, hope all is well sir! My question is: Excluding the McMahon family, if you were to start your own promotion, what "minds in the business today" would you hire to run creative and talent relations behind the scene? Thanks for your response in advance! Best wishes to you and yours!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I've never thought of this as I have zero desire to ever become a promoter and be responsible for running a territory using my time and money. Nonetheless the choices are somewhat obvious...Jim Cornette and Paul Heyman jump out on a very short list.  

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    • roadpigjohn@gmail.com Asks: Hi. JR How was Rhonda Shear when she was in the WWF? Thanks.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I had little interaction with Ms Shear but she seemed to be easy to work with for sure.

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    • HiteshKK Asks: I've been looking back at wrestling history. And I realised the key to boom eras and good wrestling television was larger than life, but also strong heels vs strong faces in good storylines. Do you feel this wrestling TV at it's best? That the watering down of the strength of heels and the storylines have hurt wwe since Attitude era? And that wwe would be best to stick back to that formula?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Believe storylines featuring skilled talents who are booked to showcase their individual skills generally is a good place to start when looking for success on a pro wrestling TV show. 

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    • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR. What did you think of The Punjabi Prison matches as a concept and why do you think they didn't work? If the cage was an actual cage and not bamboo,or were just too many cages in WWE or some other reason?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I was under whelmed at the Punjabi Prison matches which were designed as way to better disguise Khali's skill set. 

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    • Oldtymefan Asks: Hi JR, If the Hardys return to WWE. would be the end of SAnity in Nxt? To me they already seem like another version of the direction the Hardys have taken. Is there room for two mentally challenged groups to co-exist.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Don't see the end of anyone if the Hardy's come to WWE but an improved tag team division immediately. Matt and Jeff can make everyone they come in contact with better. 

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    • roadpigjohn@gmail.com Asks: Hi. JR NJPW question: Did you personally met the talent of the NJPW dojo? like Rocky Romero, Takahashi, Shibata, etc... Any chance for you to invite any of the wrestlers from NJPW to your podcast?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I've met a handful of NJPW wrestlers over time but I likely won't invite any non, English speaking talents to appear on my Podcast for obvious reasons. 

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    • Ronx63 Asks: What do you think of Beth Phoenix H.O.F induction? My answer is I think she hasn't put enough time into the WWE to be put amongst those who put decades into pro wrestling she wasn't entertaining I am kinda angry about it but in the end it's not my choice who goes and who stays I just wanted the true opinion of a real Hall Of Famer if you didn't mind
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Hmm...you're actually 'angry' about a hall of fame in a fictitious, TV product?  I think that Beth a great addition to any hall of fame.

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    • Longtime guy Asks: JR, I am a Jack Swagger fan. He recently asked for his release. We haven't seen much of him, that's for sure. You always say talent should maximize their minutes. What do you think happened here? Thanks as always.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Likely one of the two C's...issues with cash and/or creative...but that's merely my speculation.

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    • MrMondayNight Asks: Hi Jim. How do you think Chael Sonnen would have done in the wrestling/entertainment business? I know he tried out at the WCW powerplant back in the day. I think that even now he would make a great mouthpiece for someone in WWE. Thanks for your time.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Yes, Chael would have done well in pro wrestling especially if he had started soon after college.Somebody could likely still get a short term run with him if the stars were aligned and Chael was motivated to try to become really good in the ring. 

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