MitchB Asks: Mr Ross,
I have heard both versions, but I wanted to ask you.
The match between Manny Fernandez and Invader 3. I'm sure you know which match I mean as it is very memorable.
I have heard it was a work, but I have also heard that it was a shoot because Manny was upset that Invader 3 was involved in the death of Brusier Brody. I heard he wouldn't let anyone in the shower area at the time of the conversation and was serving a receipt.
What is the story? Work or shoot?
Sorry but I don;t know enough about this matter to adequately comment.
kennyraf Asks: Hi JR. I flew into Orlando from NYC to see the Mae Young Classic and I had a great time. Do you think this will be a yearly event? I sure hope so...it would be something for me to look forward to. Maybe the most memorable part of the two nights was during a match you didn't even call. The crowd made Jazzy Gabert into a superstar based on the reaction that she got during the 6 woman tag on night two. The reason Jazzy stood out in my opinion is she seemed to have more of a "character" than the other women did, and she truly does look like she can kick butt and take names!
Happy that you enjoyed 'The Mae' as did I. I hope that its an annual event but I don't know. Jazzy would be a great addition to the roster, IMO
bigdan316 Asks: J.R,
If Braun Strowman had been in Mid-South would Bill Watts have made him champion given his look and freakish strength and athleticism?
Cowboy would have loved Strowman. What's not to love?
spuzzlightyear Asks: You must be relieved not to be recieving question after question about when "Legends Roundtable" is coming back, since there's a lot of similar programming/podcasts similar to that style. A question, what influences do you see in today's programming that people got from it?
Gosh I;m not sure as to your question but understanding the past helps everyone navigate the future.
MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR. Just by the eyes test they are setting up a SHIELD reunion for Summer Slam the vs The Miz and The Mizterage Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel. If that is in fact where they are headed do you think it is too early like some do?
Hmm...I'n not feeling a complete Shield reunion as Reigns is seemingly on a different trajectory.
WHAT24 Asks: So how does the WWE keep the results from the MYC quiet until it airs in August?
Are they trying to keep it secret? I wasn't aware of that . With social media, nothing seemingly is secret.
MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR I have two questions about The Broken Gimmick. First is how would you handle The Situation with Anthem Entertainment and The Broken Gimmick? With Anthem deliberately dragging their feet getting a deal done and jerking people around saying they agreed to a deal but making up 10,000 excuses not to sign the contracts signing the rights over. If I were Vince I'd of just had them be Broken from the start. At Wrestlemania have Reby playing the piano Jeff with those gimmick eye contacts and Matt biting Enzo's ankle and then just wrote a check when Anthem sued. Also what do you think of the gimmick?
I don't know the details of the back story of this matter regarding who owns the IP of the Broken gimmick. No dog in the hunt. Always pulling for Matt and Jeff though.
fred.reich75 Asks: Rene Young is as organically over as any in ring superstar. With the very popular Talking Smack cancelled, could you see a way that a show like it or even Tuesday Night Titans can return to the Network with Rene? As always, blessings JR! The gym pics are inspiring!
I'd surmise, "highly unlikely." Nonetheless Rene is talented and will stay plenty busy and has a bright future where ever she may be working.
LouLee7th Asks: Love your Q and A, thanks for always responding. Broadcasting question for you; we were at the Mae Young Classic Thursday and Friday, the Laith/Gabert seemed incredible, clearly the best match of both nights. As a broadcaster, when you call a match where the names aren't as known as others later in the show and they absolutely crush it, how does that impact your call? Does the fan in you come out? Are you more cautious? Are you more critical of the other matches later in the show? Thanks, Jim! PS: Thanks for an awesome show in Orlando, your fans will always love you!
We interviewed all 32 women early in the week so by show time I had made an emotional investment in them as best as that time frame would allow. I prepared diligently for these 30 matches that Lita and I called in a 24 hour period. But, yes, the fan in me comes out and if it didn't I would have had a tough time dealing with the intense work load Thursday and Friday. Calling "The Mae" was a blast.
Taker1993 Asks: Hi jim, I'm a big undertaker fan and i was wondering how do you think he was able to keep his character so fresh and popular for all these years? He gets more and more reaction from the crowd as years go by and I think it's amazing how he has stayed so popular for all this time
Taker is a smart performer who lives his TV persona when he's at work. Living one's character more easier allows it to stay fresher.