Back in July, I killed off one of the longest running threads in WC history. Since then, I've kept to my decision to allow Ask Jim to remain dead. Yet, a couple of things happened. For starters, I was a little bored in this section. Then, there was a certain poster that kept pestering me to bring Ask Jim back. This annoying dude practically never shuts up. So I've ultimately decided to channel my inner Doctor and regenerate Ask Jim in a new, yet just as snarky form.
There are a couple of conditions though:
- I don't want to be asked modern WWE questions. I don't keep up with them properly, haven't for a couple of years, but I still feel like a little bitch for blowing a question off. So unless you see me talking about a recent WWE topic elsewhere (I'll certainly be watching the Royal Rumble match and Wrestlemania though). For the hell of it, let's just use the cut off year of 2009 for the most recent basic WWE talk. If you see me talking about WWE after that point, feel free to ask me about it though.
- Let's limit the amount of DVD assignments. I enjoy doing them, but they take me a long time to research and put together the full list.
- Ask questions that you legitimately want to hear my opinion on. Part of the reason why I killed the last Ask Jim was because I was being asked the most general questions ever and then those posters went out and immediately posted the same question in a different Ask thread. At times, I can type up a pretty length reply to a question, but it's difficult to have the drive to do so if I don't feel as if the OP cares.
Some basic answers:
- How long have I been watching? Roughly 25 years.
- Favorite wrestlers? Ricky Steamboat, Davey Boy Smith and Chris Benoit.
- Favorite overall year? 1989.
- Favorite World Title reigns? Bret Hart (1994), Chris Benoit (2004), Shawn Michaels (1996), Raven (2005), Chris Hero (2008-2009), Samoa Joe (2003-2004) and Vader (1993).
- Current companies you watch? A little NJPW, PWG and even less ROH, TNA and WWE.
- That's not a lot of wrestling, so what do you really watch? A lot of mid 80's to early 90's WWE including SNME, PPV's and house shows. Various older PPV's from WWE, ECW and WCW. TNA 2006 (Slow going). NJPW 2010. Various older PWG.
- Favorite matches? Ricky Steamboat vs Rick Rude (Beach Blast 1992), Davey Boy Smith vs Bret Hart (IYH 5), Samoa Joe vs Kenta Kobashi (Joe vs Kobashi), Super Dragon vs Kevin Steen (Astonishing X-Mas), Chris Benoit vs William Regal (No Mercy 2006), Samoa Joe vs AJ Styles (Turning Point 2005), Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (4/19/97) and Jerry Lawler vs Kerry Von Erich (Superslash 3)