On the ECW brand: I do not oool at ECW as a joke. You certainly can if you choose to, but I don’t. I think the brand will make it just fine, but I do think it is a work in progress and will take some time. I hope that all the talent on ECW dedicate themselves to getting this done via their in-ring efforts even though the new ECW will never be what the original version was. If ardent ECW fans can’t handle that, I politely suggest you not watch it if it upsets you so much. It’s only a TV show.
On Randy Savage: I hate to “crush you” but I have heard zilch on Randy Savage getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007, but who knows? Stranger things have happened. Plus, there is always next year and the class in 2009 will be attached to the 25th Anniversary of Wrestlemania, which might be a great place for Savage to enter the Hall.
On Jeff Hardy: Jeff Hardy is NOT in any doghouse, but if it makes you feel better to think that he is, then so be it. Jeff is one of the most popular talents on Raw and his return to the ring has been a breathe of fresh air. Just because a wrestler loses a match, no matter the execution of the match, does not necessarily mean some one is in the dog house. I remember over the past several weeks that Melina was a resident of the proverbial “doghouse” and now she’s the Women’s Champion.
On Mick Foley: Will Mick Foley be at Wrestlemania? Beats me, but I hope so. Mick’s new book, “The Hardcore Diaries” will be out soon and I conducted a series of interviews with Mick last week about his new literary work that will be featured on WWE.com.
On TNA: Yes I watch TNA from time to time but I would be lying if I said I watched it weekly. After traveling to do Raw, watching it back on Tuesday afternoon, watching ECW on Tuesday night, and Smackdown on Friday night or Saturday morning, Mrs. J.R. has generally tapped on the TV â<80>~rasslin. TNA not unlike other wrestling shows, has a roster of guys who want to be stars but they seem to sometimes cram too much into their one hour time slot. That’s simply my opinion for what that is worth.
On Rey Mysterio: I don’t see Rey Mysterio leaving the WWE for any organization. Rey is a huge part of the WWE team and has made more money in the WWE, I would suggest, than he’s made anywhere else. I am proud that I hired Rey, which was really a no brainer.