• ZB Asks: Hey JR! So I was watching Wrestlemania 18 and the Rock/Hogan match is definitely one of my favorite pieces of your work, you were outstanding! But I was curious- has the ending of a match ever been changed on the fly in response to an unexpected crowd reaction? It seemed to me the nostalgic crowd was behind Hogan, and I wondered if Vince considered changing the creative or if you've ever seen that done?? Thank you JR and keep up all the great work! -ZB
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I am unaware if there ws ever any discussion about changing the finish  on this WM18 bout. We did not know the finish and simply called what we saw. 

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    • Jason B Asks: Hey J.R., I heard rumblings that not long before the tragedy in Puerto Rico took place, Frank Goodish (Bruiser Brody) was in talks with the WWE about coming in for a run with the company, and obviously having the "big money"dream match with Hulk Hogan at the coming years WrestleMania . Which would have been WrestleMania 5. Based on his reputation and how he done business do you think anything would have happened with that? And if it did, could you have seen him staying there long?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I have no idea if that is true or not but for some reason I have my doubts. 

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    • bigdan316 Asks: I'm currently watching CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS: RAGIN CAJUN on WWE Network and I must say you and Terry Funk were a very underrated broadcast team. Terry has a very calm and analytical style and your call of the Flair/Steamboat match is absolutely fantastic.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Thanks...Terry Funk can do any thing in the biz and be great at it including announcing. I loved working with him.  

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    • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: In the future do you have any plans to invite McMahon family, and Dixie Carter family into your podcast? Thanks.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      If the opportunity presented itself I'd likely extend an invitation but i don't see any one accepting so I'll save my energy. So, no. 

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    • kbab Asks: Does your Axes TV contract with NJPW prevent you from appearing with the WWE or another wrestling promotion?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      No it does not. 

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    • cm_peep Asks: J.r. I've recently been catching up with raw from 2002 -2004 & I have to ask, were you ever embarrassed to be part of the program? Between the h.l.a. segments to the character of Eugene to hhh being all over the product it seemed like a tasteless product. Thanks
      J.R.'s Answer:

      LOL...no not really . I was fully aware that I was working as a TV character on a fictional show and being paid well for my services.  

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    • Littleskins Asks: Hello JR I hope you are well I am a rather new reader and have been enjoying your site thus far i've heard you talk about the FITE app what kind of pro- wrestling content is on there?? Thanks!!
      J.R.'s Answer:

      You can see for yourself without charge. Download the app for free by using fite.tv/JRsBBQ. We feature mny different promotions and selected events. 

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    • roadpigjohn@gmail.com Asks: Hi Mr. Ross My respects to you for the marvelous work you been doing over the years in the wrestling business. Q: What is your opinion on the Nasty Boys career? You were there (NWA/WCW) when they wrestle the Steiner Brothers and other recognized tag teams like Pretty Wonderful, Harlem Heat and The Patriot and Marcus Bagwell...
      J.R.'s Answer:

      The Nasty's had a fine career without question.  Lived their gimmick. 

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    • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR Where do you stand on people that did/people think they did who too PEDs I haven't heard so much in other sports but for the last 5 6 years it has been a huge conversation around baseball Hall Of Fame announcement time. People say 1985 to 2005 so many people were doing it if you wanted to have a career you had to do it too or "Well he was a HOFer before he did it so it is different for him" Football basketball whatever what do you say?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I stand on the fact that the stats, numbers should be what matters. PED use is hard to document/proove. 

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    • DazG Asks: This is my prediction for rumble/mania jr. Undertaker and Goldberg numbers 1 and 2. Their entrances will make for a great start to the rumble and the anticipation would be tremendous. For just 1 minute and a half they face off, a fantasy match up. Lesnar then comes in as number 3. The 3 of them brawl it out but all manage to eliminate each other, leaving no one in the ring, and the 4 th entrant enters, leaving the rumble to crack on with today's full time wrestlers to see it through and try to make a name for themselves. With maybe a surprise entrant here and there throughout the match. Triple H at some point to come down and screw Rollins, setting up their match at mania. Samoa joe to be the surprise number 30 entrant and eliminate brawn strowman at the end to win. Therefore Samoa joe not being tied to either raw or smackdown, can choose which title he decides to go after. The WWE can even use the following month to see what gets the better fan reaction, joe going on raw or joe going on smackdown before they make their final choice. Lesnar and Goldberg can then try to settle the score at the fast lane ppv, with lesnar coming out on top, but Goldberg wanting his revenge to set up a mania rematch. But enter the undertaker, pissed with the rumble situation, to create a triple threat at mania, undertaker vs lesnar vs Goldberg. With the undertaker winning, putting to bed his mania defeat by lesnar and seeing Goldberg out of the WWE. Other matches are there big matches for mania. Jericho v Owens. Triple H v Rollins. Cena v Samoa joe WWE title, or Reigns v Samoa joe universal title. If joe goes for universal then cena can face ziggler. If joe goes for WWE title then Reigns can face strowman. That leaves AJ Style free to go against Kurt Angle if that can be put together. That together with a likely bray wyatt v Randy Orton, and the 2 women's titles on the line, a cruiserweight title match, matches involving the likes of big show, ambrose and a couple of others depending on who they are feuding with come the time I think makes for a pretty good set up for the next couple of months. It's not really a prediction I suppose, maybe more of an idea. But how would that sit with you JR if things panned out like that?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Is there any bad, fantasy booking? Not really. Intriguing stuff. 

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