Wrestling Q&A – December 26, 2017

Tossing Salt Presents:
Wrestling Q&A
December 26, 2017
DougMaynard.com

It’s the day after Christmas and all through the house, things are back to normal. No more trees and no more stocking and no more decorations or lights. Wait a moment. Break them all back out because it’s Rusev Day! And in honor of the “Bulgarian Brute”, I shall do a very special edition of the Wrestling Q&A. Well, maybe not so special, but we’re doing it anyhow. The questions come from the KoK and the Jim Crockett Facebook groups. And the answers are from the greatest mind in professional wrestling journalism since Kelly Kelly, me. Let’s get busy and do this. Happy Rusev Day!

Does Buff Bagwell deserve to be in the WWE Hall of Fame?

Based on his career and also considering who else has already been inducted, I’d say that he deserves it as much as anyone else. Will he ever get there though? Based on his recent comments, I think we’ll see Jeff Jarrett, Ole Anderson (who truly does deserve it) and Nailz up there being inducted first.

Who wins in a street fight? Sheamus & Cesaro versus Ron Simmons & Bradshaw.

The fans because this would make one helluva brawl and a fantastic and exciting match. It could honestly go either way and it would not be an upset, but since Ron Simmons is on the APA and since he’s Ron Simmons, I’ve got to go with that team. After all, would you legit want to fight Ron Simmons? I know I wouldn’t.

What do y’all think are the top five wrestling companies in the world?

I’d go with WWE, ROH, New Japan Pro Wrestling, AAA and Tommy Dreamer’s “House of Hardcore”.

Bret Hart – Best of all time? Yes or no?

While Bret is arguably one of the best technical wrestlers of all time, it takes more than that to be the “best of all time”. I think, for his era, Ric Flair was the best all-around performer as he was the total package, able to talk, wrestle, sell and put butts in the seats. Then Shawn Michaels came along and the torch was passed and for his era, I think HBK would be the man. And for now, I’d say AJ Styles is probably the top dog in the world. Bret is good. He’s damn good, but his little catch phrase, “best there is, best there was, best there ever will be”, just doesn’t work for me.

So Coach brought up a VERY interesting possibility this morning… what if Vince is planning on buying the Carolina Panthers?

Works for me. I’d love to see Vince McMahon put his stamp on the NFL and take control of our local NFL franchise. The rest of the NFL would have no chance in hell in competing with the Panthers once they had a taste of the McMahon “ruthless aggression” pep talk. It would be awesome and also very entertaining to watch and see.

Would you like to see Carlito return at the Royal Rumble?

That would be cool.

If you could pick 5 superstars to return at the Royal Rumble (3 men – 2 women), who would you bring in?

For the men’s version, I’d have Disco Inferno, Tyrus (Brodus Clay) and Stevie Richards . For the women, I’d have Victoria and Ivory.

Would Buddy Landell have made a good Horseman?

Buddy had the ability in the ring and could cut a promo and was even managed by James J. Dillon at one point (in a feud against Ric Flair ironically enough), but would he have made a good Horseman? While I can picture in my head a scenario where the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair takes the “other Nature Boy” under his wing and tries to mold him and make him into a member of the elite, it wouldn’t work in the long run. Buddy had too many personal demons and issues and while the ability and talent was there, he wouldn’t have been able to adjust to the pressure and life that was being a Horsemen. Those men lived the gimmick and Buddy would have ended up crashing and burning, either as a character or in reality behind the scenes. All due respect to Buddy who had all the tools, but to be a Horseman? No, I don’t think so.

Which of these two do you consider more of a Horsemen? Arn Anderson or Ric Flair?

Ric is the leader, the fire, the reason for being that was the group known as the Four Horsemen. Arn was the heart, the soul, the voice of reason and the backbone of the group. Without Ric, there were no Horsemen, but the same can be said for Arn as well. It’s hard to make a choice like this, but I’ll go with Arn and here is why. Ric, with or without the Horsemen, was Ric Flair, the Nature Boy. Arn, he was known as the “Enforcer” and his name can’t be mentioned without the fingers automatically rising up and his status as a Horseman being mentioned. The Horsemen could exist without Ric if necessary. Without Arn though, there are no Horsemen. So Arn gets the nod here.

Ole, Luger, or Windham…which Horsemen member did you prefer?

Ole. He was the first and he was the best. ‘Nuff said!

And there you go. That’s all for now. Thanks for reading. Comments and questions welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care and Happy Rusev Day. Have a great one.

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