Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: I have 2 questions. My 1st question is, I read an article and it says Jeff Jarrett almost signed you and Jerry Lawler, and I was wondering if this is true, and do you have any updates for us in regards to the news? My 2nd question is, Floyd Mayweather and Conor Mcgregor had their press conference on Thursday and they were hyping up their match. It was reported that Conor Mcgregor made a racist comment at the press conference, and to me it is crossing the line. I mean it is okay to hype up your matchup, but when someone makes racist comments, or talks about another persons family, etc, it is not acceptable. Your thoughts? I have Floyd Mayweather to win in 6 rounds. Thanks.
I have never been close to ever signing with Impact Wrestling. Obviously, anyone making racist or homophobic remarks is unacceptable.
showstoppa44 Asks: Hey Jim, greetings from Philadelphia, I have a host of questions that I would like to ask but i'll just keep this brief here with only one, in your opinion, who do ya think had a better top rope elbow, Michaels or Savage ? To me I think Shawn in his prime, got more distance on it than Savage ... Best Wishes to you Jim
Too subjective to quantify but HBK's might get my vote. There really isn;t a right or wrong answer on this one.
Oldtymefan Asks: Why would WWE name their upcoming tournament for Mae Young rather than Fabulous Moolah? Not that Young doesn't deserve the honor, but Moolah was champion forever. Was she on good terms with WWE?
,You'd have to ask WWE but I had no issues with it whatsoever and yes, Moolah and WWE were on good terms for decades.
undertakersgraveyard Asks: Hi J.R., I hope you're well.
A very minor question, but one which i've had since the 80's. Why is it that for tag matches 99.9% of the time the babyface team is situated on the "top-left" corner of the ring and the heel team on the "bottom-right" corner? It seemingly doesn't matter which team comes out first either and I can probably count on one hand the amount of times it's been the opposite in 30+ years of watching WWF/E. Have you noticed this yourself and is there any specific reason that you know of as to why this is?
I have no idea but I assume that it's merely tradition.
Longtime guy Asks: JR I see WWE did indeed split Enzo & Cass. Reminds me of John Morrison and Miz- I expected Morrison to be the star and Miz to go away. I couldn't have been more wrong, as Miz is outstanding. Your thoughts on if Enzo can maximize this opportunity? Thanks as always.
Enzo is charismatic, athletic and works his ass off so I feel that there is no reason that he can;t be a star without Cass.
Mike Loveday Asks: I've been listening to your play by play since the old Mid-South days and consider you to be the foremost wrestling announcer in the same category as Gordon Solie. Just wanted to express my sincerest condolences and prayers during these days after your loss. I know this is much after the fact, but we can always use the truth that someone is praying for us during our grief. Not long ago I lost both my parents and an oldest sister. My wife broke her neck and shattered her shoulder during this time and I blew out both achilles tendons. The support of faith and friends praying for me still gets me through. Take care and God bless you and your family!
Thanks for the kind world and good luck on your situation too.
Jackson1256 Asks: When you did the broadcast for the 1st King of the Ring PPV in 1993, were you, Bobby Heenan and Macho Man cued in ahead of time that Yokozuna was winning the WWF Title and that Hulk Hogan was leaving the WWE? Also were you told ahead of time that Bret Hart was winning the tournament?
I assume that we were but I don;t recall specifically. I;d prefer to not know.
Sixburgh79 Asks: Jr, long time fan and nobody calls a match like you do. Do you agree with Austin on Cena not turning heel? I bet what Austin means but isn't this what all hurts wrestling these days, the fact that nothing truly changes or happens surprisingly? You had guys change from face to heel and back to face... I get Cena does charities, but so do movie stars yet many play evil roles in movies.. Wouldn't it be exciting to see Cena pull a Hogan and become heel, do something different for a year or two and then how fun would his eventual return to a face be? That'd be something that would pull me back into wrestling. It hasn't been the same since about 02 03, the product is so stale and the formula they use now is so bad... Why can't they just get back to unpredictability? I think all the kids who were probably devastated to see Hogan turn, but it was one of the greatest angles in history, I just don't see why the product dictates that the foundation of professional wrestling with great compelling storylines can't be anymore. The lack of unpredictability is what has killed this product. I watched the 80s and 90s and it's a crime how bad it is now and without proper compelling storylines, and great commentary like you Jr, the product is just barely a shell of what it used to be and it makes me very sad as I miss watching every ppv with friends, and never ever missing a Monday night... It's all gone
I've never had an issue with Cena becoming a villain, or not. No dog in the hunt.
CarlWrestleClubPro Asks: Trying to open a wrestling and MMA academy for abused and disadvantaged children with UWA wrestler Big Papa T and was wondering if you would be interested in publically backing the Academy in some form. For example, help us market it on social media to get people to donate to the Academy.
Only if I had the necessary info. Good luck nonetheless.
Hotty Toddy Asks: Regarding the Chiesa-Lee fight, do you think it was the right move for referee Yamasaki to stop the fight despite Chiesa not tapping out?
It was a judgment call and fighter safety always has to be the top priority.