Taker1993 Asks: Hi Jim, I realize that rumors can start on the internet and never come to light but with all the talk of the undertaker possibly returning soon do you believe that it's possible? Thanks
This Undertaker matter is really very simple, until he says that he;s officially finished then he isn't. Case Closed.
Aaron Mullins Asks: Any chance you will do one of you ringside shows in Alabama?
I'd love to some day but likely not in 2017.
BuStA607 Asks: How much do ratings and attendance numbers effect a champions title reign?
Logic says that those factors should count for a great deal as it is a bottom lne driven buisness.
David Salchow Asks: Hi Jim,
I'm disappointed you're not bringing your one man show to Minnesota for the TLC PPV in October. Which of the three "C's" prevented a show in Minnesota? Cash, Creative or College Football?
That would be football...always the same this time of the year for me.
BuStA607 Asks: Could a real ufc style fight between jones and lesnar be sanctioned at Wrestlemania? I think that would be the bigger draw if possible.
I'd guess no officially for a MMA fight but yes if it were a traditional WWE production.
Dexter Sixx Asks: Hey there Jr, hope your day (or night) is going well,
I was re-watching Unforgiven '98 on WWE Network. Wondering what it was like sitting in front of/calling the first inferno match Kane/Taker?
One other inquiry as well if I may. Regardless of brand/current association would you rather see Paul Heyman with Braun or Shinsuke and why?
Hope all is well. Thank-you for your time. Grew up on your voice during the Attitude Era,,,as I got older I appreciated your lexicon even more. Thanks for the time and effort and all the amazing memories (which are still being made mind you just in other venues.)
The Inferno match was HOT at ringside to say the least. Heyman isn't leving Lesnar nor is he going go absorb another talent to manage at this time, I'm thinking. Nakamura needs to continue to refine his English and Strowman doesn't need a 'manager' IMO.
ymatsumoto Asks: You ever try buffalo for your BBQ or diet? Buffalo is super lean and healthy, and taste great. I've used this to lose weight and lean-out with much success. I'll either grill some bison steaks or I'll get some ground bison and mix it with angel-hair pasta and brocolli, and then i'll top it off with a tad bit of marinara sauce.
I'm a fan of both bison burgers and turkey burgers and appreciate their taste and lean composition. Thanks.
JonathanHudgins1984 Asks: Hi JR,
Thanks for all your years of devotion to the business and your interactivity with fans like myself. I love your sauce and podcasts and always enjoy whenever you call a match, so thanks again for all the wonderful memories.
My question is about getting backstage a WWE Live event. I live in south eastern Washington state with my fiancé and we just got tickets to a WWE house show in October in Yakima, Wa. My fiamcé has stage 4 breast cancer. She has had a mastectomy and gone through 3 rounds of chemo but the cancer is still in her liver and lymph nodes, so our time together is going to be limited eventually. I know WWE partner with Susan G. Komen in October for breast cancer awareness. How would I go about trying to get backstage passes to make the experience for her truly memorable and special? We are on a tight invome due to all the medical bills and just getting tickets to this event was a bit of a slurge for us, so simplu buying some isn't on option. Do you know who to contact about this? She is a huge Braun Strowman fan and just meeting him alone would make the night really special for her. Thanks JR. God bless.
You might contact the venue and ask them to relay your story to the WWE market rep who's promoting your event. I think WWE has a public service or community service department that might also be able to help. You'lll have to do some leg work to contact the right people as I am way out of the corporate loop these days to help you more.
Matt_W Asks: Hi JR. I am a long-time listener of your podcasts and reader of your blog.
You have mentioned numerous times that WWE talent often needs to be able to slow the pace in the ring a bit, sell, and engage the crowd more
during PPVs and TV. On a related note, I went to a recent Live Event and was amazed at the difference between house show matches and broadcast matches. The superstars took their time, they worked the crowd a lot, and they did not need to use their finishers multiple times to win bouts.
All of the matches were enjoyable, easy to follow, and satisfying.
That being said, is there real or perceived pressure on the talent to work a different style when on camera? It seems as if there is a disconnect between house show booking and TV booking.
Obviously, time restrains and limitations affect how the talents perform on TV as opposed to not having those stringent issues at the live events.
WHAT24 Asks: JR, saw an interview with Shinsuke from this weekend where he was asked about who he travels with? His answer was surprising, he said he travels alone or sometimes with one of the Mexican wrestlers. I think WWE would be well advised to have him travel with a vet or at least another superstar. If you were head of talent would you advise this as well? Personally, I think this might be a major reason he isn't getting as over as we thought he would. Hanging with your peers makes you feel more like part of the team, makes you care about them and them about you, IMO. Hope you are well, saw the Heyman video from last weekend! Powerful stuff to say the least.
I likely would advise Shinsuke to travel with someone who can help him with his English in basic conversations but at the end of the day Nakamura has to be content with his travel arrangements as they are omnipresent.