Wrestling Q&A – September 29, 2017

Tossing Salt Presents:
Wrestling Q&A
September 29, 2017
DougMaynard.com

Are you ready for some football? Well, you’re in the wrong place because we only deal with real sports here. Let those pansies wear their helmets and padding and take their knees and whatever else. Who needs them? It’s time to talk a man’s sport and that’s professional wrestling. It’s Q&A time. You had the questions and I have the answers. Let’s do this…

From Michael: Got a question for you, several actually. Ok, who was the greatest tag team of the 70s? Who was the greatest tag team of the 80s? And who was the greatest tag team of the 90s? Last question, of all the tag,teams you pick from those decades, who of the 3 would come out on top today as the 1 tag team being the best of that 3?

For the seventies, it’s pretty easy for me. The greatest tag team of that era was, in my opinion, Ole and Gene Anderson, the Minnesota Wrecking Crew. They wrote the book on and defined tag team wrestling for that time period. For the eighties, it was a little harder since there were so many great teams to choose from such as The Rock & Roll Express, Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood, Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle, The Brisco Brothers, The Hart Foundation, The British Bulldogs, Tully and Arn, etc. But in the end, and it was very, very close, the team that gets my nod as the very best is the Jim Cornette managed team of the Midnight Express, Stan Lane and Bobby Eaton. For the 90’s, again there are so many great teams like Demolition, Harlem Heat, The Steiner Brothers, Luger & Sting, the Nasty Boys, Anderson and Eaton, Anderson and Zbyszko, etc. It was a tough call, but in the end, I went with the team of Steve Austin and Flyin’ Brian Pillman, aka The Hollywood Blondes. Austin and Pillman were so damn good as a team and if jealousy and politics from the WCW office hadn’t forced them to break up as a team, they would have easily cemented a legacy in tag team wrestling second to none. And for the final question, it’s The Anderson Brothers versus The Midnight Express w/ Jim Cornette versus The Hollywood Blondes. And the winners would be… The Hollywood Blondes, Steve Austin and Brian Pillman. Yes, they were just that damn good. ‘Nuff said!

If you could put any 5 Heenan guys vs any 5 Heyman guys in War Games,who’d you pick?

For the record, I love these fantasy booking questions. In this match, which would be epic by the way, for the Heenan Family team, I would have Andre The Giant, Ravishing Rick Rude, Nick Bockwinkel, Haku and Mr. Perfect. For the Heyman team, I would go with Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, Steve Austin, Arn Anderson and Rob Van Dam. And the winners would be… the fans and the people getting to see this fantasy match take place. But I think I’d have to go with the Heyman team on this, but just barely.

If you could only watch ONE Wrestlemania again – which one would you pick?

Wrestlemania III. It’s still one of my favorites and set the bar for the rest of the Wrestlemania’s to come over the next thirty years. One of the first and one of the best.

What are your thoughts on Braun Strowman?

A remarkable young man who has come a long ways in a short amount of time. WWE has finally managed to get it right in creating their own home-grown monster and Braun is getting better all the time. He can work, he can talk and he looks and fits the role of a human wrecking machine perfectly. I’m very impressed by this guy and barring injury, I think he has a great future ahead of him.

Best masked wrestler?

Of all time, it has to be none other than Bill Eadie, aka The Masked Superstar. A great worker and truly iconic legend in every sense of the word.

Bruiser Brody, Stan Hansen, Vader and Harley Race (in their primes) versus The Shield & Brock Lesnar. Who wins?

Nothing against the WWE superstars of today, but this match would be awesome, would be a slaughter and the four Gajin legends of Brody, Hansen, Vader and Race would make short work and win in convincing manner pretty easily.

And that’s enough of this for now. I have to go do some stuff so I’m quitting here. Thanks for the questions. All feedback and comments are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take it easy. Don’t forget to read my blog series, “Ten Days Of Dougie!”. And I’m down and gone.

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