• Jean Ferre Asks: I was disappointed that WWE did not mention on screen the passing of Ivan Koloff, they did acknowledge George "The Animal" Steele , why do you think this was. I met him in Montreal and he was a very nice person.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I have no idea. I know Ivan was well respected in the WWE and beyond. 

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    • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR. The last couple weeks The Smack Down crew has been a bit botchey. When Baron Corben threw Dean Ambrose through that equipment and it started sparking before he landed. Last night with that both hit the floor at the same time ending in the Battle Royal when Stevie Wonder could see Luke Harper was laying on the stairs when AJ Styles hit the floor. Was that kind of thing ever a time where Vince would pull everyone together and be like "knock it off" Or if it wasn't that big a deal like only those two things would he let it go?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Issues with execution and continuity are monitored closely by WWE but when doing live TV there is no net and anything can happen no matter the best laid plans of all involved. 

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    • Arkon Asks: Hi JR, do you think that Goldberg will still wrestle after his match with Lesnar at WM33? And if he does, do you think it will be a good move to have Goldberg Vs. Undertaker, maybe at SummerSlam? Thank you so much in advance.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Not sue of what Goldberg will want to do after WM33 but him wrestling with any regularity is unlikely.

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    • EastportCoach44 Asks: Hi JR. First time questioner from the great State of Maine. I am a big fan of NJPW and greatly enjoy your work along with Josh Barnett. Recently you have written and commented several times on how Kenny Omega could be a star in WWE, which I agree with. My question is, do you see other talents in NJPW that could be main event level talent in WWE? I personally feel that Okada, and especially Shibata, would be stars wherever they went if used correctly. Thanks for taking the time to answer mine and all the other questions that you answer.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Omega heads the list of NJPW talents who might be positive additions to WWE largely, in part, due to the fact that the in ring talented Omega speaks good, English. Speaking some English is essential for amy talent to 'get over' on an American, pro wrestling broadcast. Athletically speaking there are several NJPW talents who would likely do well in WWE.  

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    • theoriginaldnh Asks: Hi JR. With Raw + Smackdown being seperate brands again do you feel WWE could leave one show as PG whilst increasing the other to 15 to cater for us older fans?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Highly unlikely and I don't see the need to do so either. A wrestling show isn't good or bad based on the TV rating. TV14 won't make a wrester automatically a better performer. 

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    • jakefromstatefarm_116 Asks: JR, when both Cena & Batista went down at the same time at the 2005 Royal Rumble, was that a shoot or work? If that was a shoot, let me tell you, for a major botch, Cena & Batista, the refs and Vince and Creative handled it brilliantly and it added a damn good cliffhanger on it.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Really? It wes well executed fiction, as usual in respect to the fictional aspect.   

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    • restoretulsa Asks: Mr Ross, I run a thrift store in Tulsa and came across a couple autographed pictures of you and Barry Switzer that were addressed and personal messages written on them to a Bob Kinney in 1987. I was hoping to get these back to his family as I have no interest in selling them or destroying them. If you can help in anyway please contact me @ 918-231-6899. Thanks You so much. Btw, on of Barry's players at OU, Kyle Irvin, who was there in 85-87 I believe works for us here at Habitat for Humanity. Anyway, if you can help I would appreciate it. Thank you.. LesterBrown.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I've lost contact with my old, frat brother Bob Kinney who's been in Tulsa for as long s I can remember. Wish I could help you. Sorry 

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    • glsentinel Asks: One of the things I love about New Japan is the fact that World Title matches take place in one-on-one scenarios with basic rules almost 100% of the time. WWE, on the other hand, seems to use multi-man and gimmick matches fairly often in their World Title matches. What is your opinion on these title match scenarios?
      J.R.'s Answer:

      Multiple person matches are to frequent in all promotions IMO.   

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    • undertaker4ever Asks: Hey JR Regarding WWE using Kurt Angle after his 2017 HOF Induction, how about matches against in no particular order Taker, Nakamura if he's brought up to the main roster, and AJ Styles and after Angle's in ring career is over, he's made RAW GM. Your thoughts????
      J.R.'s Answer:

      The options are limitless for a match or two utilizing Kurt. 

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    • roadpigjohn@gmail.com Asks: HI. JR Recently Steve Austin invited to his Podcast Paul Roma. I remember him in WWF and then in WCW as a very agile and very goo mic skills for a wrestler at that time. I would like to know how was your experience while working with him.
      J.R.'s Answer:

      I really did not work with Paul Roma that much but I don't recall any negative issues wth him whatsoever. Talented wrestler who was fundamentally sound and had a terrific look. 

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