Tossing Salt Presents: Wrestling Fact or Fiction
April 20, 2013
I think most of you know the drill by now. I “borrow” these questions, all wrestling related of course, from 411mania.com and then go down the list and comment whether or not I agree or disagree with each statement, by saying “fact” or “fiction” and then explaining why. And since the night is late and time is not on my side, let’s go ahead and do this…
8. Jay Briscoe as ROH Champion makes that promotion more interesting.
Fiction: Jay Briscoe is, from all I’ve heard, a fantastic wrestler and great talent. But I don’t follow ROH (except the Charlie Haas / Shelton Benjamin stuff) and it really doesn’t matter to me who the champ is. Unless they get a national TV contract that airs in my area and some weekly TV that I can watch and follow, their champ is just another name and nothing more.
7. Adam Pearce should have received a TNA contract.
Fact: He’s a former NWA World Champion and has a ton of international experience. He’s damn good in the ring and can talk too. He’s a perfect example of what TNA needs to look for and have more of. So yes, he should have received a contract. ‘Nuff said!
6. William Regal should be wrestling on television more often.
Fact: Yes, yes, a milllion times yes. Regal is one of the best in-ring performers in the WWE today. He can switch from comedy to seriousness in an instant and is one of the best talkers / story-tellers in the business… period! I don’t think he’s capable of having a bad match and could be used to help build and boost the careers of some of the younger talents who need a little push here and there and when he’s in the picture, people take notice and are interested. Regal is still a relatively young man and can be compared to Ric Flair in WCW in the early 90’s in age and status… He could be a big, big name for the WWE right now and give them some much needed main-event level talent and Vince should be realizing this. While Punk is out, bring in Regal to help fill the void. Hell, Regal could even make Cena or Ryback look good. NXT is a good place for him to share his experience and talent, but he definitely has another run or two in the WWE main event picture left in him and I wish the WWE would capitalize on that and use him as such.
5. Antonio Cesaro’s yodeling will help him get over.
Fiction: It’s stupid. They need to stop!
4. Fandangoing will still be a thing next month.
Fiction: I like it and think it’s cute, but people today have very short attention spans and the whole “Fandangoing craze” will be over just like Teabowing and the Macarena were in their time. As soon as the next big thing comes along, people will be saying Fandan-who???
3. Undertaker, Kane & Daniel Bryan vs. The Shield should be on a PPV instead of Raw.
Fact: This match has main event written all over it and while TV can and should be used to build towards this match, the match itself should be used on a pay-per-view to add to the importance and generate buys. People will pay for this match – it’s unique and special. Don’t waste it for an extra quarter point in the Nielson ratings. Make it count instead.
2. Batista returning to WWE would interest you.
Fact: I’m not really a big Batista fan, but seeing as how the WWE is short on top talent and pretty much just buries anyone who looks like they might start to get over with the fans and break that glass ceiling, we need some fresh faces and names. And Batista is a person who would fit that billing. Batista versus Brock Lesnar? Batista versus CM Punk. Batista versus Mark Henry. Batista versus The Steak at Wrestlemania XXX. There is quite a bit of territory that a name like Batista could be used to cover if he’s really willing to give the WWE another shot and I’d like to see some of it happen.
1. Ryback’s reasoning for turning against John Cena was logical & just.
Fact: It’s logical and makes sense (which for the WWE, is extremely rare), but wouldn’t it have been just as easy for Ryback to just say that his dream and goal is to be the WWE Champion and it’s not personal, but the title is what matters and since Cena’s the champ, he’s the target. Put the emphasis and focus on the belt. Cena has always been an ass-clown to his “friends” (see Ryder, Zack) so that’s not really anything new or a big surprise. So yeah, Ryback’s explanation is logical and all that, but it doesn’t make me care anymore about this potential match or seeing it. A fight for pride and the chance to be the champ is worth watching. A fight because both men are whiney little biatches doesn’t just doesn’t float my boat at all. ‘Nuff said!
And there you go. My “Fact or Fiction” comments for the week. And now, I’m going to bed. Or maybe to go find one of those “friends” I spoke of in my earlier blog. Hmmm! Anyhow, I’m out of here. Have a great night, my peeps and I’ll catch you on the flip side.