• roadpigjohn@gmail.com Asks: Hi. JR What anecdotes you have while working with Billy Gunn? Are you able to invite him to your podcast? Thanks.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Athletic freak, funny guy, reliable and durable in ring hand who had a superb WWE run. He can still hang with most of today's talents.  

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    • Taker1993 Asks: Hi Jim, I don't see this wrestlemania match ending the career of the undertaker do you? in other words do you think this will be his last wrestlemania or not?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I do not think that this is going to be Taker's last WM. When Taker decides to retire it likely won't be a secret by any stretch.

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    • harleyrider Asks: Maybe its just me but do you feel Randy Orton don't get the respect he should for the worker he is? He plays his character to a T,he's sound n every aspect of the game,has perfect timing and still has the most over finisher going yet still never gets the credit I feel he should. Hes an old school wrestler that hardly does any risky stuff and in todays wrestling it seems like if youre not a "spot monkey" or don't do 1,000 finishing moves and false finishes each match they say its no good.Do you feel his style is "out of date?"
      J.R.'s Answer:

      With tenure often times comes complacency by some fans where they essentially take some stars for granted. 

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    • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR. What did you think of the tv show All In The Family?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Ahead of it's time. 

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    • RudyK Asks: You mentioned that Goldberg vs Lesnar will main event Wrestlemania and for name recognition it makes sense. You would also like the match to be memorable. How long do you think the match will last: 10 minutes, 15 minutes, more? Who would you think would be the next opponent for the winner. Thanks for your time....
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I mentioned that's how I would end Wrestlemania because a shorter match at the end of a four hour show doesn't bother me at all.  I've always liked Samoa Joe vs Lesnar but likely it will be Reigns vs Lesnar sooner than later I'm guessing. 

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    • undertaker4ever Asks: Hey JR I believe a positive step towards Reigns no matter the goals can effectively be achieved even if Reigns were to lose the match against Taker at WM bc as it's been proven on numerous occasions that regardless of the match outcome Taker is skilled at getting talent over & elevated. Your thoughts please?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      read my latest blog for more on this topic. 

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    • TakerMania Asks: Greetings from South Africa, Its funny how The Undertaker does not have to utter a word but we the fans still go crazy for the Deadman. Taker brings this unique aura… WWE segments with Taker always feel like ‘Must watch’. With that said, I am looking forward to Taker vs Reigns at WM. However I don’t want to see Taker losing again at a WM. I think Taker can get the win but a bitter Reigns attacks him post match and Reigns walks out while Undertaker is down. Your thoughts please.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Certainly that could work and just as certain we know that fans will likely raise hell no matter the creative direction that is followed. The goal will be to take a positive step forward with the younger talent, Reigns. 

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    • undertaker4ever Asks: Hey JR I'm not understanding the mindset of having Roman go over Taker at WM to turn Roman heel. If it's a heel turn WWE is gonna do, I'm all for it but there's other ways to do that then by turning him heel at Taker's expense. 1. Turn him heel before WM. Verbally and/or physically have him attack Taker and/or any other beloved talent. 2. Turn him AT WM. He can turn heel during the match or even before by costing someone else their match and during an interview state he did so to prove Taker is not the threat to hom that Taker and these stupid people are too gullible to believe he is. 3. Lose to Taker, attack Taker after the match is over.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Pro wrestling finishes are subjective and there's always more than one, right way to execute them. 

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    • WHAT24 Asks: Recently watched Hacksaw Ridge, which if you haven't I highly recommend you do so. Am amazing story and it is intense right from the start all the way thru. Got me to thinking about when Americans started wrestling in Japan, had to be the mid 50s to early 60s. That's remarkable considering the brutality that each country did to the other and less than 20 years later they are doing biz in the Pro Wrestling industry. Thoughts? Is a JR's App in the works?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Art imitated life for sure in those early Japan wrestling days when the foreigners would invade. It was an edgy time for sure which is why the Japanese stars rarely lost any bouts of significance or frequency. 

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    • spuzzlightyear Asks: Hi JR, Reread your blog post about CM Punk leaving WWE, which was labelled as your most popular blog you wrote. In it you said, "I do not think that Punk has wrestled his last match in WWE. I do feel that it's best for all involved for Punk to take much needed time off even if it means that he misses a WrestleMania". He's taken more then a few wrestlemanias off now of course. I'd love if you could do a revisit of what you wrote. Do fans who chant his name really want him back? How do you think he will be received if he did?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      CM Punk is a star..end of story and would be a huge get for any promotion if he decided to return to pro wrestling rings. I expect him to have at least one more match with someone in the future, or so I hope. 

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