dodgerman Asks: Hi Jr, always love reading your replies to questions. I was wondering. I have failing eye sight and rely on a Kindle reader to read as I can enlarge the size of the Font. Will you book becoming out as an e-book on Amazon?
I'm told that our autobiography will be available on every major platform and I am in hopes of finishing my audio book read this week. Everything available in October. Thanks.
MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR I have 2 questions and I don't want to clog up your questions with 2 emails. I like 205 Live as a concept,it gives these guys the chance to show character they can't on RAW but from day one the ratings have been in the toilet. What do you think can be done to fix that? Also what did you think of The World War 3 battle royals back in the day on WCW? That match seemed like a b*tch to lay out and put together.
The talents on 205 Live need to find more time on either RAW or SDLIve to expose their skills to more people in hopes that those viewers will follow these talents to the WWE Network for the broadcast.
theoriginaldnh Asks: Hi JR. Regarding the Fake Razor/Fake Diesel story. What were your thoughts going in? Did you think it would work? I, like most, hated them + was surprised how long they actually stayed around
The genre is reality-fiction based and sometimes the casting and creative works and at other times not. It was an assignment and I did it the best that I could. End of story.
TA23 Asks: How do you think Asuka will do in the main roster? She has done very well as the Nxt Women's Championship. She is one to the few superstars to put herself over even though she limited on the mic.
Asuka is a star and will kill it at the next level without question.
TheSmark Asks: I've been looking to start a career as a wrestling manager. It is something I think I can really excel at. But, have had some trouble finding a starting point to begin my dream. Any advice on how I can get the ball rolling?
Uphill struggle at best and you need experience and will likely have to get lucky in finding work and the money will likely not be good at all. Good luck but there is no formula on being discovered and subsequently becoming really good in that role.
cm_peep Asks: J.r. do you have a preference on the money in the bank match being a stand alone ppv or a match a wrestlemania? Personally I think it should be at mania, there's no better way to introduce your next possible main eventer than at the biggest show of the year. Thanks
I do not but having a designated event entitled TLC may be iffy in today;s market for some.
PatrickHop Asks: People criticize WWE for not signing big names from WCW after the success of the Invasion PPV. They argue that WWE made more than enough from that PPV to buyout big name contracts. I do not believe that is remotely true and ignores the other (non-financial) reasons the big names were not brought in right away. As a person who was dealing with that at the time, could you give some insight on this? I've seen some blame you for Jeff Jarrett's contract issue at the end of his WWE run (expired before the PPV he was to drop the belt at). I'm assuming it is inaccurate to blame you for that.
It;s really simple...many of the big names you refer to did not want to walk away from being at home and still making big money from Time Warner. I accept the blame because that seems to be important in today's world for the Jarrett debacle. I felt he was staying with us because that is what he told me. Shame on me for taking someone at their world inside the rasslin biz.
DaviddDaniels Asks: First off, I have to say that you are one of my wrestling heroes(second only to Bret Hart). The way you capture a match, both its moves and the feeling of it, is something I always have loved from childhood.
My question is, what advice would you give to someone who wants to be at the table? What tips do you have for someone who wants to make a living calling matches?
Get as much on camera and radio like experience in any genre that you can before submitting a demo reel to WWE.
cm_peep Asks: J.r. if the whole purpose of pro wrestling is to suspend disbelief then how can wrestlers say wins & loses don't matter? I know its possible to look good in defeat but no one wants to back someone who constantly loses, just look Ryder, ziggler & cesaro for prime examples. Thanks
Wrestlers who say that wins and losses aren't an issue or aren't important are ill advised and likely are losing more than they are winning.
harleyrider Asks: What are your thoughts on Skandor Akbar? Do you feel he was a Top 15 manager?
Ak was a great wrestling villain and a damn good manager. One of the best IMO.