Tossing Salt Presents:
Wrestling Fact or Fiction
December 17, 2017
It’s 2:30 in the morning and I’m wide awake. I’ve got a meat loaf cooking in the oven and just finished watching the movie, “Mixed Nuts”. And no, it’s not a porn. So what else can I do? Well, I’m single and alone so that rules out the fun stuff. I guess I’ll just do a “Fact or Fiction” column, wrestling style. Does that sound like a plan or what? The questions, as per the usual, come from my friends over at 411mania.com/wrestling. And the rest of it, that’s just little ol’ me. Let’s do this…
1. Jinder Mahal will regain the WWE Title at Clash of Champions.
FICTION: I said that Jinder would win in my prediction column and I hope that I’m right there and wrong here because I would like to see Jinder get one more run and chance as the WWE Champion. Yes, I admit it. I’ve become a Jinderholic. But let’s be honest here. I want to see Jinder do it one more time, but he won’t. AJ will retain and my heart will be broken, as will the hearts of a billion people in India.
2. Kane is only being inserted into the Royal Rumble Universal Title match to take the loss.
FACT: We don’t know for sure if Kane will be in that match or not, but given the finish of his match with Braun this past Monday, it’s most likely and makes sense. That way, Kane can take the pin, Braun stays the “Monster Among Men” and Brock keeps the title and stays Champion. Works for me.
3. The Usos will lose the tag team titles at Clash of Champions.
FACT: The Usos have easily become the most dominant team in the WWE, but with that also comes a bit of being stale. I think we’ll get a little shake up in the match and the Usos will lose their belts without being pinned, one of the perils in these multi-tag title matches. And the new champs will be Rusev and Aiden English. Why? Because Sunday is Rusev Day. Why else?
4. Chris Jericho’s involvement has made you more interested in the NJPW product.
FACT: Well, sort of anyhow. I still don’t watch and can’t name the New Japan champions, but I am interested in seeing how Jericho will fare against Kenny Omega and I’ll also try to find a way to watch this match. I’m a Jericho guy and by default, I guess I’m a New Japan guy for one night anyhow when he faces Omega.
5. Carmella will successfully cash in at Clash of Champions.
FICTION: She could, but there are so many things going on right now with the new addition of the Riott Squad, that her title win would be lost in the shuffle. I think we’ll see her wait for a different moment when it can be all about her instead.
6. What is your excitement level for The Clash of Champions PPV?
I’d say probably a six or maybe even a seven right now, due mainly to the Owens / Sami versus Randy / Shinsuke match. It’s going to be a solid show from top to bottom, no doubt about that. I’m hoping for at least three title changes (in theWWE, Tag Team and U.S. title matches) and a good brawl with Zack and Mojo to start things off. But even if I’m wrong about the winners and losers, it’ll be action packed and fun from start to finish. Of that, I have no doubt.
And with that, I’m closing this baby up. I still have something else left to do and it’s nearly time to take my meat loaf out of the oven. Thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts and any questions are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care and stay just too sweet. Love you – mean it.