• dakethesnake1 Asks: Hello again Mr. J.R. Hope you are fairing well. I'm getting old but I don't recall if you ever announced for a promotion where The Assassin/Joe Hamilton wrestled. But if you did what kind of guy was he backstage and in person? Was he likeable or unlikeable? Thanks and keep up all the great work.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Joe was a brilliant worker and a smart fellow. Plus he was a great guy tome and a valuable member of our tem without question. A HOFer for sure.  

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    • TakerMania Asks: Good day, I see a lot of online wrestling writers are unhappy that WM33 will be dominated by Part-Time and ageing wrestlers in main event matches. Taker, Goldberg, Lesnar & HHH etc. They seem to be suggesting that these spots should be going to full time young talent. However looking at the full time WWE roster right now... who is really hot? I know the blame will go to WWE for failing to create stars and 50/50 booking etc. However at what point does talent take initiative and UP their game? look at Jericho... senior guy but re-invented himself with the List and the scarf. Taker even as he was already a made man, he introduced Hell's Gate, cut down on supernatural stuff etc. So the point is the current guys also need to bring it. The guys have boring entrances... not everyone will have a Taker entrance but look at HHH spit/water entrance = Unique. A guy like Taker... Unique entrance, Unique pin position, Unique inring mannerisms... the seating up, the cold stare eyes and kneeling victory pose and even the raising of the right arm by the ramp as he exits. This is ONE GUY with so many elements to his character even before in-ring work. What are these current guys doing to make their characters stand out? yes some have fancy inring work but it gets stale with no strong persona to back it.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      If  wrestler is truly good enough and has distinguished themselves with their work in the ring and professionalism outside the ring, they will generally find their way onto the WM card. This argument becomes more prominent every year at this time it seems. 

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    • Gabriel Justice Asks: Why Dr. Death Steve Williams was released from WWE in April 1999, after Wrestlemania XV? I Know the plans for the Doc was he competing with Steve Austin for the WWE Championship if he won the Brawl For All, This didn´t happen, But Dr. Death Surely would fit perfectly in the Hardcore Division, Rivalizing with the likes of Bart Gunn, Hardcore Holly, Steve Blackman and Al Snow, and he would be great in The Corporation, but why he was released/ or left in that time?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Injury issues necessitated Doc's release. 

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    • jakefromstatefarm_116 Asks: For the past sixty years, there would not be a week without a Goodson-Todman game show. Did you have a favorite Goodson-Todman game show growing up? My favorites are Family Feud and Match Game. We certainly need great TV producers like Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, don't you think?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I'm a Family Feud guy to this very day. Love Steve Harvey. 

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    • deanbracken Asks: Long time fan and thanks for platform and your time. My question is with Brock or Goldberg champ post mania whats your view on an interim champion a la ufc
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Not needed imo. I suspect Lesnar will have a more aggressive schedule after he wins the title for the final year of his current contract. 

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    • theoriginaldnh Asks: Hi JR. Perhaps I'm in the minority but I never particularly look forward to Wrestlemania. I don't like the "part timers" coming in for a big pay day taking up slots that I feel the year round talent deserves. Having said that of course I understand why they do it when it comes to people like Brock, Goldberg, Undertaker etc. But do 2 Mania slots really need to be filled by Shane + Shaq? Your thoughts?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I like the additional 'sizzle' that part timers or special guests bring. If someone is that great they won't be left out more often than not. If WM isn't your thing then simply don't watch.  

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    • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR. Did you get a chance to see the first IMPACT under new ownership? It was everything people say is bad about WWE turned up too a BILLION. Jeremy Borash and Josh Mathews screaming at each other destroying the matches,the onesthey stayed quiet on were so over booked it reached almost comical,making EC3 look like an idiot and whenever somebody had a mic in their hand all they did was manure on all the wrestlers that were there pre new owners. Don't even get me started on the idiotic way they wrote out The Hardys.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I assume that you don't read my blogs here on the site because I covered my thoughts on Impact there.

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    • Adrelle Asks: Hi! Do you post Writers on your website? I'm a Writer but a HUGE WWE fan, since I'm 8! Here's my writing, let me know what you think. Even if you don't post I would love to know your thoughts about the whole Cena/Bella storyline: http://adriennefarr.com/john-cena-and-nikki-bella/
      J.R.'s Answer:

      No, not at this time. Thanks, nonetheless. 

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    • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: A person mentioned before in a question how it would be like for us to see Goldberg and Brock Lesnar as a tag team. I am thinking about a tag team match between the Undertaker and Sting vs AJ Styles and Samoa Joe. Do you think we might be able to see a tag team of the Undertaker and Sting? Thanks.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      No...considering that Sting is finished as an in ring talent. 

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    • TakerMania Asks: Hi JR, I have no problem with Taker vs Reings at WM. Its a fresh match up and hopefully WWE will use it for a heel turn for Reings. However seeing that Cena is available why not use him to face Taker? Fans have been calling for it, whats the issue? Perhaps saving it for Takers' last match?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      It simply wasn't the direction that WWE decided to travel but I don't know why.  The goal is to get Reigns over as Cena is already a made man. I see why WWE booked this as they did. It's hard for some Taker tans to accept that this WM isn't about the Deadman, in all due respect. 

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