Tossing Salt Presents:
Pro Wrestling Q&A
October 8, 2017
I was going through the folders on my computer and I found a lot of questions, wrestling based of course, that I had totally forgotten about. Well, some of them are recent, but some have been buried and forgotten. I do that sometimes. But I’ve found them now and I just can’t leave them sitting there. They must be answered. And so, while I’m sitting here listening to the Carolina Panthers play the Detroit Lions, (GO PANTHERS!), this would be a good time to answer. And with that introduction out of the way, let’s get busy. Most of the questions come from the Facebook group, the Kult of Kayfabe. Others come from other places. And let’s do this…
What do you guys think of Susan G Komen (in general) & WWE rewriting Warrior’s legacy?
I understand why they’re doing it. In real life, Warrior was not a nice person. He was rude, crude, a bigot, a homophobe and in general, a total ass-clown. But all of that doesn’t sell very well when you’re trying to promote a charity or use someone as a role model to promote your product. So they’re tweaking the Warrior’s image, making him more family friendly and politically correct. It’s wrong and messed up, but it is what it is. Long time fans know the truth and see through the B.S. Not a big deal, one way or the other.
Between Baron Corbin and Wade “Bad News” Barrett, who do you think would win? They’re pretty similar and they’re brawlers and they’ve both had songs talking about the End of Days, maybe if Wade stayed a little bit longer, imagine an Tag Team between him and Corbin as “End of Days”.
Corbin and Barrett would be an impressive tag team to be sure and working with someone like Barrett would be great for Corbin to help his learn and get better. Too bad that Wade left the WWE and isn’t currently in the business. He is definitely missed. As for a match between Wade and Baron, it could be a good match. I think that it would need a manager or valet added to the mix to add to the excitement and make the match more interesting, but it could still be a good match. And Wade Barrett would win after about twenty minutes.
What did you honestly think of WCW Nitro from 97 through 99? Is your opinion formulated by the Internet or are you a true fan and formulated your opinion based on watching the episodes?
Every Monday, from Day 1 until the end, I watched Nitro and then, when it was added, Thunder, each and every week, so I think it’s safe to say that my opinion is based on being a fan instead of just an internet guy opinion. As far as the Nitro episodes from 97 to 99, they were hit and miss. We’d have one segment that looks great and makes me appreciate being a fan, but then we’d have something crazy or stupid next that made me shake my head in frustration. Nitro was still more good and hit than miss most of the time and was still doing well in the ratings, better than RAW does today. There was a lot of crap to be sure, but it wasn’t as bad as everyone seems to enjoy saying or think.
Would KO attempt a frog splash off the top of the cell?
Do I think Owens will attempt a frog splash from the top of the cell on to Shane McMahon at the Hell In A Cell pay-per-view event tonight? I don’t think he will and will let Shane do the crazy, high spot stunts tonight. But is it a possibility? Always.
Which would you consider the greatest World Tag Team Champions of the Crockett era?
There are so many greats to choose from like Flair & Valentine, Jones & Von Raschke, Slaughter & Kernodle, Ivan & Nikita, Snuka & Ray Stevens, Ole & Stan Hansen, The Rock & Roll Express, Steamboat & Youngblood, etc. It’s a tough call, but when the smoke has cleared, the best of all time, in my mind, is and will always be “The Minnesota Wrecking Crew”, Ole & Gene Anderson. They wrote the book on tag team wrestling, a best seller that is still extremely viable today.
What could be considered the best interview in the history of JCP? Dusty Rhodes Hard Times promo comes to mind as well as anything by the Horsemen, Blackjack Mulligan, the Assassin, Masked Superstar etc.
The Mulligan and Flair break-up known as the “Hat versus The Robe”, consisted of some of the best promos by two legends and best talkers, just cut loose to do their thing and make history. Also anything by Masked Superstar, Blackjack Mulligan, Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson, were almost certainly to be good and memorable.
The greatest match you ever saw live in MACW / JCP?
I’ve seen a lot of great matches over the years while attending live shows all across North and South Carolina, but the one that stands out the best was a wrestling clinic put on by two “old guys” who were past their primes, mid-carders on a good day and just used to fill spots, Johnny Weaver versus Gene Anderson. It was probably the second match on a card in Lumberton, NC and was just fifteen minutes of back & forth wrestling at it’s best. These guys were two of the best in their days and they proved that night that no matter their age, they were still among the best.
And there are many more questions, but I think I’m going to end this here. We’re in half-time and the Panthers are up right now, 17 – 10. Thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts and questions are welcome. And until the next time, take it easy. Don’t forget to watch Hell In A Cell tonight on the Network. Take care.