Wrestling Q&A – September 1, 2017

Tossing Salt Presents:
Wrestling Q&A
September 1, 2017
DougMaynard.com

So are you ready to talk about the world’s greatest sport? It’s time to take a few of the questions I’ve found on Facebook earlier today, mainly from the KoK, but from a couple of other places as well and do my best to answer them. “Why?”, you ask. Because I’m Doug, I can and this is what I do. How’s that for an answer? Damn, I sound like a sarcastic bitch. My bad! Let’s do this…

Who’s the better Hardy? Matt or Jeff?

I know that Jeff is everyone’s favorite and always seems to be the one that gets the big singles push time and time again, regardless of whatever company that the Hardy’s are working for, but in my honest opinion, I think Matt is the more solid wrestler, the better promo and the more creative of the two when it comes to this great sport we all love so much.

Who would you say is the bigger legend, Taker or Andre?

While the Undertaker is a true legend and icon, there was only one Andre the Giant and he stands above all… period.

What happened to Luke Harper?

Good question. I keep hearing that he and Erick Rowan are going to be repackaged in some way so that the Wyatt Family stigma won’t be so obvious, but I’m not sure how true that is. I just want to see him back on TV and in the ring sooner rather than later. Harper is a great talent and could be a major star for the WWE if used right. They just need to get on the ball and use him.

According to several fans, John Cena “slaughtered” Roman Reigns in their promo on Monday night. So answer this question: If it was between Paul Heyman and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, who would get “slaughtered”?

A battle of wits between Heyman and Heenan would be awesome to watch and it would be epic, to say the least. But if we’re talking about a shoot or shoot-style promo battle where it gets down and dirty, I don’t think that “The Brain” would be able to keep up. Bobby would be funnier and has the quick wit to match jabs with anyone, but no one and I mean no one at all could go one on one, in my opinion, with Heyman in a wrestling style shoot battle and win. Heyman has went at it with Eric Bischoff, Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon, etc and always comes out on top. Bobby is “The Brain” and arguably the best wrestling manager of all time, but Heyman is the premiere master of the shoot and with the exception of CM Punk maybe, nobody else even comes close.

Hoping this is an original topic. If you could ask anyone from WWE from any time period a question. Who would it be and what would the question be?

I’d ask Vince McMahon if he has any regrets, looking back, at the way he destroyed other companies, stealing their talents and violating all the agreements his father had made with other promoters in days past, when he started going national and expanding the WWF. He destroyed lives and companies with his tactics and while in public, he’d probably say that it was worth it and the eventual result was worth it, I’d like to know what he really thinks.

Do you think HHH is building or burying talent? Does he let his ego still get in the way?

While there have been times that HHH has done exactly what he’s been accused of, burying talent, I think as he’s grown older and more and more involved in the corporate side of things, he’s realized that new talent has to be constantly found and groomed and built and that’s where his focus lies now. It used to be about HHH, but now it’s about the WWE and NXT and what’s best for the company to keep it strong and make it better.

What is one feud you wished had gone longer, and conversely a feud that never should have seen the light of day?

I think that the feud with Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe seems to have fizzled out as both men are moving in different directions with Joe looking towards Brock and the Universal Championship while Roman is gearing up to go against Cena. That’s all well and good, but I liked the battles between Joe and Roman and would like to see it go longer and spark back up for a while. As for one that should never have happened, the recent “feuds” with John Cena versus Rusev and then Cena versus Baron Corbin did absolutely nothing for Rusev or Corbin and pretty much buried them, destroying any kind of momentum that they may have had. Those feuds, if you want to call them that, should never have happened.

Name three wrestlers who absolutely owned their gimmick? Mine are Taker, Flair and believe it or not, The Miz.

I like your picks and I’ll steal your answers for this one. Taker, the “Nature Boy” and Miz are among the very best at what they do and who they portray each and every time they step in that ring. Good picks. I’m glad I thought of them.

Five best promo guys?

Of all time, I’ll go with Paul Heyman, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson, Ric Flair and The Masked Superstar.

And there you go. I’m through. Comments, thoughts and questions are welcome. Talk to me, my Peeps. Unitl the next time, have a great one.

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