Tossing Salt Presents:
Wrestling Fact or Fiction
December 11, 2017
Let’s do this Fact or Fiction thing. Thanks to 411mania.com/wrestling for the questions. And the rest of it, that’s just me baby. Here we go…
1. Roman Reigns is The Best In Ring Performer in The World.
FICTION: Roman is a good wrestler and better than most people want to give him credit for, but best in the world? Give me a break. So long as AJ Styles, Cesaro, HHH, Charlotte Flair, Asuka, Kevin Owens, etc, are all active and performing, Roman isn’t even the best in the WWE. He’s getting better each and every match, but he still has a ways to go.
2. WWE running live events for the 205 Live brand, even on a limited basis, is an idea destined to fail.
FICTION: Running limited shows might just be the right thing that will get the 205 Brand over the humps and make it more viable and stronger. Having Enzo and Itami as the top guys is a good move as well and I could see the shows doing well and giving the Cruiserweights a big boost. It’s putting another option out there for the fans of the lighter, faster high flying wrestlers and if booked correctly, with strong stories and great wrestling, could be successful. It also could bomb, but at least the WWE is trying here and that is a good thing.
3. Paige’s Absolution stable has been booked very well so far.
FACT: So far, so good. The Absolution stable has taken out everyone and looked very strong. Paige wrestled a long match on Monday night and looked great, showing very little ring rust after her long break from the ring. I’m sure that eventually, WWE Creative will find a way to screw this up and bury these three ladies, but hopefully, it’ll be later rather than sooner. So far though, they’re batting 1000.
4. The Shield reunion is only being done in order to bayface “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns to the WWE Universe.
FICTION: That is part of it to be sure, but it’s also about merchandising and making money, plus giving the fans something different and a blast of happy nostalgia. Also, it keeps Roman, Seth and Ambrose relevant and on top of the card while allowing the title scene to be dominated by others for a change. Yes, I know that Roman won the Intercontinental Championship from Miz, but that was because Miz is off making a movie with Becky Lynch and HBK. He’ll find a way to get that title back when he returns and we’ll see Roman and his Shield buddies continue in their battles against The Bar and Samoa Joe and or The Miztourage with no titles involved as we build to the Royal Rumble and then Wrestlemania.
5. Keeping Nia Jax away from the Raw women’s scene while the Absolution group takes time to get over is smart.
FACT: Nia has a tremendous upside and is a very special woman on the RAW roster so when she does end up confronting Paige and the Absolution group, it should be a big and special moment that stands out and means something. Building towards that moment and protecting Nia as the resident “monster” of the Women’s Division is smart and good booking by WWE (for a change).
6. What is your current level of interest in “Woken Matt Hardy” in WWE?
On a scale of 1 to 10, I’m going with a solid 8. Matt was more entertaining this past week than he has been during his entire return to WWE. He’s having fun and it’s DELIGHTFUL to see Matt able to just cut loose and bring the Broken Universe to the WWE and especially against Bray Wyatt. If Vince and Creative just back off and let Matt and Bray book this feud, it will be EPIC beyond all measure. This is either going to be really really good or else it’s going to fizzle out and die a painful and agonizing death. I’m going positive here and can’t wait to see how Matt tries to DELETE Wyatt’s evil presence from the WWE Universe.
And that’s all the Fact or Fiction stuff. All feedback is welcome and appreciated. Talk to me, my Peeps! Thanks for reading and until the next time, have a great one. Take care.