• Steviejay99 Asks: Hi JR Hope 2017 has treated you well so far. I'm not sure this is a question really but I don't understand fans annoyance at the extending of the Who faces Bray Story. Any decent show you watch employs cliff hanger endings to create drama and keep tunning in. The series 24 wouldn't have been good if Jack got the bad guy at the end of hour one. So my question- why can't fans be patient, it took the mega powers a year to explode and these days the fans want it done in one week?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      We live in a non patient society these days and many fans of different genres including pro wrestling have little or no patience which adversely affects the entire business, IMO. 

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    • spuzzlightyear Asks: JR, just rewatched an episode of RAW is War from nearly twenty years ago! This happened just before WM 13, and Bret Hart fought Sid in a cage match. Steve Austin interfered, costing Bret the match, furthering their tensions for that classic match about to come up. Anyways, Vince McMahon tried to interview Bret,. Bret shoved him down, and gave a blistering, colorful languaged promo about how he was being screwed by everyone. I was actually surprised by the intensity of this. 2 questions, do you remember this "meltdown" and did Bret start the "Wrestler vs Vince" bandwagon, to be continued by Austin? Bret's feud against Vince didn't last too long if I can recall.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I thought it was great TV and fed into the evil Mr. McMahon character. 

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    • roadpigjohn@gmail.com Asks: Hi. JR What happened when the Jackal "Don Callis" was in the WWF and was misused by putting him together with the Oddities "A Comedic Freak Show"... After that he left the company... What's your opinion about it? Now he is a commentator for NJPW!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I don't know that Don was "misused" as you describe as he got regular work and was paid well and on time for his efforts. 

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    • theoriginaldnh Asks: Hi JR. Obviously David Benoit shares no blame in the crimes of his father, but do you think WWE would still sign him were he good enough? + how could they use him without ever mentioning Chris's name?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Hmm..delicate matter that I don't know the answer at this time. Might be tough for young, David Benoit.

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    • Hotty Toddy Asks: Hello, JR! I'm currently pursuing an MFA in Film & Television Production at Full Sail University. I believe that WWE's production value is among the greatest with the NBC, CBS, and ABC. I understand you also did work with supervising announcers as well. I have two Q's. What advice would you give to aspiring producers & directors. Also, how does one want to contact WWE in opportunities for behind the scenes production? Thanks, JR! You're the best.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Continue to do good work and begin assembling a demo reel. WWE has a website that offers prospective employees available job opportunities.  Keep your options open and get non wrestling broadcast experience.

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    • Joeymurphy97 Asks: do you think this years wrestlemaina will be the last for the undertaker ?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I have no idea but I'd guess not  likely. 

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    • Ian O'Connor Asks: Howdy, J.R. I am currently a sophomore at the University of Connecticut. My career aspiration is to become a professional wrestling play-by-play commentator, specifically for the WWE. I'm very involved with the student TV station and radio station here. My involvement includes doing live play-by-play and color commentary for UConn basketball, lacrosse, and football. However, as a college student, there really aren't opportunities for me to gain exposure to doing play-by-play for professional wrestling. I currently watch WWE religiously, and my knowledge of wrestling moves is definitely above-average. In order to get my foot in the door at WWE, I imagine I would need to have some experience calling wrestling matches and know people in the business. Do you have an advice? (I have many questions, since I'm very invested in this dream of mine, so if I could talk to you that would mean the world to me.)
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Don't worry about getting pro wrestling, broadcast experience. Continue to broadcast all the main stream sports that you can muster and get your work on a succinct, demo reel. 

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    • Arkon Asks: Hi JR, What's your opinion on Renee Young as an announcer and backstage interviewer? Do you think she does a good job? Thank you so much in advance.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Renee Young is a talented broadcaster who will likely, eventually be coveted by other broadcast outlets over time. Renee Young is a valuable, asset for WWE.  

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    • TLA Asks: What was it like to work with Ivan Koloff? He was the perfect villain on camera, but how was he behind the scenes?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Uncle Ivan was a class act who was a total pro and was a joy to be around. 

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    • Chunker86 Asks: Hey j.r upon reading your current blog you said that imagine waiting 7 days for the winner of the s/down main event at WM. Do you think that although current fans loved the attitude era would they still view it as good in today's internet environment? Many of those classic matches had a long build up with many twists and turns, for example how long it took the Austin/rock classic to happen at WM15?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I love a long, well told builds for matches that promoters want us to perceive as important, main event level contests. Many fans today are way too impatient IMO.  

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