Wrestling Q&A – November 14, 2017

Tossing Salt Presents:
Wrestling Q&A
November 14, 2017
DougMaynard.com

Damn, I am feeling so rough today. But I’m going to be okay and tough it out. Just waiting on a phone call from my bro, a text actually cause neither of us likes to talk on the phone, and we’re taking the mini-me out to feed the ducks at the college. Quacky Joe 4 Life! But until then, I think I’ll do some wrestling Q&A… cause that’s what I do. So are you ready? I said, “ARE YOU READY?”. It works so much better when DX says it. Let’s do this…

1. If you had to pinpoint one problem that today’s babyface wrestler is facing, what would it be?

The main problem with the faces of today ( and always actually) is that they’re generally portrayed to look weak and be gullible when the heels do their dastardly deeds or lie to them. Why can’t a face be a dominant performer in the ring and actually have a little common sense instead of falling for the heel’s shenanigans. The ones that do show some balls and have common sense are booed or jeered by the crowd. It’s a crazy world, but it’s what wrestling has become. If you’re a face, you’re gullible and stupid. And if you’re a heel, you’re a coward and have to cheat to win. Sad.

2. With WarGames returning Saturday I would like to know what are you guys favorite WarGames teams and matches?

My favorite War Games match, with all due respect to the Horsemen for whom this match was created, is Paul E. Dangerously’s “Dangerous Alliance”, consisting of Bobby Eaton, Steve Austin, Arn Anderson, Rick Rude and Larry Zbyszko, accompanied by Paul E. Dangerously and Madusa, faced off against Sting’s Squadron, consisting of Sting, Nikita Koloff, Dustin Rhodes, Barry Windham and Rick Steamboat at WCW WrestleWar 1992. That was an incredible and awesome match that ended with Sting’s team getting the win after Zbyszko accidentally nailed partner Bobby Eaton in the shoulder with a metal connector from the turnbuckle. This led to Zbyszko being ejected from the Alliance. My other favorite match also has Zbyszko in it, subbing for an injured Arn Anderson, teaming with the Horsemen, Ric Flair, Sid Vicious and Barry Windham taking on Sting, Brian Pillman and the Steiner Brothers. The Horsemen won this one and it was another truly great match to behold.

3. Anyone got that one wrestler who you know isn’t so great in a lot of areas, and that a lot of people don’t like, but you can’t help but be a fan of?

From the old school days, I’d have to go with Disco Inferno. He was more of a character than a great wrestler, but I always liked his matches, his promos, his gimmick, etc and made it a point to watch any time he was on the TV. Another person who falls into this category for me in the modern day era would be Bo Dallas. He has all the tools and I love his character and gimmick. Same with Curtis Axel. Both men are so much better than they’re allowed to show in WWE. That’s why I’m glad to see them hanging with the Miz and finally getting a push, albeit a small one.

4. Anything think of Heath Slater lost enough weight to be on 205 live he would be a good champ ?

Heath Slater as a cruiserweight on 205 Live? I’d love to see it and yes, he would make an excellent Cruiserweight Champion in my opinion.

5. 1998 Scott Steiner vs 2017 Brock Lesnar. Who ya got?

Steiner was and is a genetic freak, but when push comes to shove, after a stiff as hell slobber-knocker of a brawl, I think I’d go with the “Mayor of Suplex City”, Brock Lesnar on this one. It’d be one helluva physical fight though and fun to watch.

6. What retired Championship would you love see return.

The “World Television Championship”, defended weekly on each television program with a ten or fifteen minute time limit for each match. It was always one of my favorite secondary titles for the NWA / WCW and would be a great addition for the current WWE events and for RAW and Smackdown.

7. Do you believe that JBL deserves a spot in the HOF? Why or why not?

Between his reign as the longest reigning World Champion on Smackdown, his role in the APA, his work as an announcer and his part in being the driving force behind the “Tribute To The Troops”, I not only feel that he deserves a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame, but that there is no way he can be denied. JBL is an important part of the WWE history from the Attitude Era and beyond and his career has definitely been a strong and successful one. Give the man that HOF ring already, why don’t you.

And I guess that’s enough for now. I’ve got people to chill with, ducks to feed and I’m feeling better (a little bit anyhow). Thanks for reading. Thoughts, comments and questions all welcome. Until the next time, take care.

Ubuntu!

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