Stillgamebbc2 Asks: What's you favourite non cowboy John Wayne film? Mine is Donovan's reef. Very underrated film. Which batman villain stars in it?
The Quiet Man which is arguably my favorite John Wayne film.
MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR. Why do you think The Punjabi Prison Match doesn't work on a higher level? I like it. I like things that are different. The thing with the doors,the two cages. I was really excited about Jinder and Randy Orton being in it. I preferred the first 2 more,there were some clunky parts but it wasn't nearly the dumpster fire people are making it out to be. Why does nobody like that match?
Might be the lines of sight that are restricted, the somewhat confusing rules and the fact that it's arguable that there hs ever been Punjabi Prison match that was well received by the masses or so it seems.
RossReportFan Asks: I don't know how to categorize this, but, I started Podcasting & I wanted to ask you if you had any suggestion's for podcaster's who are brand new to it?
Listen to al the podcasts that you can and borrow from the best one's the components that interest and entertain you the most. Good luck.
Andrew82 Asks: Big fan of the podcast been listening for three years now. My brother and I are a tag team on the Indy scene trained by Greg Gagne. My question, have you ever considered or would want to have Greg on your show? We obviously have his number.
Some day I'd enjoy catching up with Greg on my Podcast. I'm sure that he's got some great stories.
nawalls2133 Asks: I watched the video of you interviewing C.M. Punk and Steve Austin for the WWE 13 video game. Does the interview show legit feelings between the two at the time or was it a work to promote the video game? Were there any plans at that time to setup a match between the two? It had a very real and organic feel to it, which you also saw from both men on TV.
It was simply a vehicle to help sell video games. No 'legit' heat as best that I know much to the chagrin of some hardcores. It was two, great pros doing their buisness.
mvpjoe16 Asks: Question regarding building talent versus utilizing talent. I imagine it's easier said than done, but it seems that we (fans) are in a cycle of seeing everyone not-Roman being used to build other talent, rather than seeing talent elevated and performing "on top". I'm not a Roman guy, but I get it, and think he has vastly improved over the past couple of years, and on some level, I just want WWE to put the belt on him and let him have a run already. By run, I mean extended time with the belt, or otherwise longer than PPV to PPV. I feel the same with Charlotte, AJ, and a number of others. Run with the horses that are leading the race, so to speak. However, a number of would be top-stars, such as AJ, Becky Lynch, and Finn Balor, are being used more and more to build other talent. Hell, AJ was taking risky bumps to get the Ellsworth angle over not long ago.
Two questions, and I know you can't answer them completely in a line or two. Should we see more "on top" people at this time? How do you make, or hard is the call to make, whether to ride someone for all their worth, or use their worth to push the next guy?
Very involved question with likely a litany of correct answers. Talents who are being pushed have to get on some semblance of a roll, without question. I always looked at it on a case by case basis because most talents are, or should be, different.
This process is all a matter of timing and instincts but will always be subjective no matter who is calling the shots and what talent's are involved.
mvpjoe16 Asks: Listening to this week's podcast, you seem a little miffed at fan's dissatisfaction with the finishes at Battleground. I've never been a "my guy must win" type of fan. However, I was upset that one of the best in the world, and a nearly 20 year vet, whose merch I happen to be wearing at this moment, AJ Styles, apparently didn't realize he was pinning himself.
That's not much of a question, so here goes. Chris Jericho returned "outta nowhere" this week on Smackdown to confront KO, and ultimately to participate in a pretty good 3-way match for the US title. With your backstage savvy, do you think the awkward Battleground finish of the Owens/Styles match was for Jericho's return, or is it possible that Jericho's return was arranged to cover for Sunday's awkward finish?
I'm guessing Jericho's return was planned long before BattleGround.
Ryan4494 Asks: Hey JR, hope all is well. I was looking for something to watch on the WWE Network after the the gym today and decided to check out The Clash Of Champions #9 in Troy, NY. Glad I chose it because it was an amazing card and your broadcasting was great all night alongside Gordon Solie. The Co-Main Event of Lex Luger and Brian Pillman was great and the Ric Flair vs Terry Funk I Quit Match was excellent. I was wondering if you have any good memories of that night and what your thoughts on it now are looking back. Thank you and have a great day.
Traveling to upstate NY for one and working with the great, Gordon Solie was my most prominent memory. It was a dream come true for me.
Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: If a wrestler or wrestlers has the sudden urge to use the bathroom, or to drink water during their match, how would they handle that situation, although they are in their character, and they are having a match? Thanks.
Hmm..really? They hold it.
Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: ESPN is reporting about Football and brain injuries. My question is, how do you prevent brain injuries while someone is playing Football? I think helmet to helmet hit needs to be prevented, and make the game as safe as possible. Thanks.
Rules, equipment, and enhanced training will help but not prevent these CTE issues completely. Risky business.