Tossing Salt Presents: Wrestling Fact or Fiction
April 30, 2017
Greetings, salutations and all of that other fun stuff. I meant to do this last night, but after a full day at work, dealing with all sorts of stupi… unique persons, I was damn tired. I’m still tired. I don’t know what was in the air yesterday, but the mood was certainly well spirited and slightly on the insane side. Them damn people were crazy. So I watched “Brother, Where Art Thou!” instead. Oh yeah, I also finally made it official and own the rights to “TossingSalt.com”. So things are about to get serious up in here and the mood is about to change.
As for this, it’s “Wrestling Fact or Fiction”, the weekly column where I take a look at a few statements, provided by my long time, close personal friends at 411mania.com, and simply put, either agree, stating “Fact” or disagree, stating “Fiction” and explain why. Since several of the questions are about WWE Payback, which airs later tonight on the WWE Network, I think I’d better try and get this up and posted before the show. Wouldn’t you agree? So that being said, let’s just jump right to it and do this.
1. Following his poor performance at WrestleMania 33, you have no desire to see the Undertaker compete at WrestleMania 34.
FACT: While I have a great deal of respect for the “Dead Man” and if he has the desire to step into the ring again, so be it, I personally don’t want to see it and could care less. The Undertaker matches have never been a big factor for me and my love of Wrestlemania. They’re part of the package, like the marshmellow hearts in Lucky Charms, but if they’re not there and we only have clovers and dimonds, so be it. If Taker was healthy, capable of a good match, and there was an actual reason for the match to be happening, then so be it. But it’s not something that I’m wanting to see.
2. You are surprised that WWE signed former TNA Tag Team Champion Crazzy Steve.
FICTION: He’s a good worker, a good character and from all I’ve heard, just a generally good guy. It’s all about the future in the WWE and talents that can be used to lead the way and perform for the next several years and Steve has the potential to be good. How it all works out in the end is anyone’s guess, but we won’t know until we give him a shot. The man could be the next Kane or Bray Wyatt or he could be the next Spellbinder. The only way to find out is to just go for it and find out.
3. Samoa Joe vs. Seth Rollins will be the match of the night at WWE Payback.
FACT: I also have a lot of hope for the Austin Aries / Neville match and maybe even the Hardys / Cesaro & Sheamus match. Hell, most of the matches on the card have the potential to be really good if booked correctly and given enough time. I think Joe and Seth though might be ready to go out there and steal the show. It’ll be fun to watch.
4. There will be at least two title changes at WWE Payback.
FACT: If I remember my predictions correctly, I’m expecting the United States, Tag Team and Women’s Championships to all change hands, while the Cruiserweight and WWE title will remain with their current owners. Is the WWE title match with Orton versus Bray title or non-title? Was that ever clarified? I’m going for three title changes tonight.
5. Baron Corbin will win the MITB contract this year.
FICTION: While he’s certainly among the top names on Smackdown and a great choice to win that contract, I’m thinking that WWE will do a swerve of some sort instead. Maybe Dolph, maybe Sninsuke, maybe Sammy or maybe even Luke Harper, which would be great. Corbin would be good, but I want a surprise. Shouldn’t Zack Ryder be returning soon? Woo Woo Woo – you know it!
6. How excited are you for Sunday’s WWE Payback PPV?
On a scale of 1 – 10, I’m probably at about a six or so. It’s going to be a good show and I know I’ll enjoy it, but there really isn’t anything there that is must see or stands out really big for me. If I thought that Bray actually had a chance to win back the WWE title, I’d tune in for that match and I’m interested in the Hardy’s match, but it’s just kind of like, “Eh!”. I may go chill with a friend later and watch the show late tonight instead. I have new massage techniques I want to practice on someone. I just don’t know yet.
7. Chicago style, deep-dish pizza, is completely overrated.
FICTION: I can’t really say because I’ve never been to Chicago and have the real deal. I’m not really a big pizza guy anyhow, but it’s good late at night or for the occasional breakfast. And the few deep-dish pizzas that I have had, although not genuine Chicago style, were damn good!
And there you go. I’m through and out of here for the night. Thank you for reading and I’ll catch you later, Alligator. Have a great one, enjoy WWE Payback tonight and may the force be with you.