• POISON Asks: JR, I've always wondered, would a mid level wrestler at the WWE make much more money than an equally talented wrestler on Impact or ROH, or In Japan? How about title holders. I'm a fellow Norman resident
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Normally, based on my previous experience, a regularly booked, mid card talent in WWE will have a better gig than anyone else that I can think of specifically regarding their money, financial stability of the company, and all the WWE perks that enhance being a wrestler for them such as medical care, ect. wrestlers can certainly do well elsewhere these days but WWE is and always will be the Big Dog in the yard within the genre. 

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    • Gonzo Asks: Can the "evil Steph McMahon" character continue in a PG-13 environment? Back in the Attitude days, she would have been stunned, RKO'd or crucified already. Obviously, this can never be the case again. Do you see the fans hatred for the character turning into a negative??...meaning fans just not caring? "Hey, nothing is ever going to happen to her, so why watch when shes on?" No consequenses... No repercussions.... for her evilness. A wrestler can get even, physically, with an "evil male boss"..... Thoughts?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      You might be right inasmuch as male wrestlers can't physically attack Steph but there are other ways to "get even" in the fictional world of TV wrestling. Her character can not only maintain itself in the PG landscape it can actually thrive. 

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    • rwmulkey Asks: In retrospect, do you think the NWA would have done better to put Flair Vs Dr. Death in the main event of Starrcade '87 and had the event in Atlanta instead of Chicago?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Nope...not at all. 

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    • breiley Asks: What a great promo by The Miz on Smackdown!! Miz better now than when he main eventers Mania???
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Miz is improving which should be the goal of us all in all that we do. He's likely not as good as he will be in time.  

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    • roadpigjohn@gmail.com Asks: Hi. JR I think the closest version of you in commentary is Hugo Savinovich that's been doing Spanish and English commentary for different companies over the years like WWF and AAA from Mexico. He currently is been doing the English commentary with Matt Striker with several iPPV's and he is just awesome and well in tune with the execution of describing and putting the excitement in to the matches. Do you have experience on working with him? Can you make him an invite to your Podcast? Thanks.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I never broadcast with Hugo that I recall but I know hm well. Good man. 

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    • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR. What do you think the reason people still chant CM Punk even though its clear if he is never coming back at least it isn't any time soon? The are actually still mad? That is their way of saying they don't like the current product? Some people are just jerks who go to shows specifically just to try to make things about them or a combination of the three?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      They are being defiant and want their voices to be heard no matter the reason or motivation. 

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    • Boomer Sooner Asks: JR, its sure seems like OU has a PR problem with this Baker Mayfield situation. Its not good when the team captain gets arrested for drunk and disorderly and resisting arrest. Assuming his lawyer gets him out of trouble, how would you handle this internally? I'd say he should lose his captaincy and he is suspended out of the spring game and the UTEP game at minimum. But we'd need Baker back for Ohio State. Just don't want Baker turning into another Johnny Manziel!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Baker made a young man's mistake while out with his friends. I'm sure that this matter will be addressed internally. I'm not concerned whatsoever. 

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    • jakefromstatefarm_116 Asks: There is this interesting notion that "Two wrestlers who have real-life, legit animosity, makes a great match and feud." Do you agree with this theory?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Not in particular as it depends on the individuals but being competitive can't hurt. 

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    • seanlang Asks: Good Afternoon MR.Ross, One promotion I have been very pleased with is WCPW in the UK. They have some really good talent and good production as well. Since ITV wants pro wrestling back why don't they hook up with What Culture and try to get something done. Seems like a win win for all involved. Also I hope both parties know how lucky they are having you lend your voice to there product.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I'm not involved in any negotiations within ITV. I do agree that WCPW is a great young, promotion. 

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    • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR. I The Hardys are headed back to WWE like everybody seems to think they are do you think they will be able to get the creative freedom in WWE that they had/have in TNA?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Of course they won;t have the same creative freedom in WWE that they had in Impact. ...IF they go which isn't a done deal as I understand it. 

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