Tossing Salt Presents:
January 24, 2018
Well, last night was RAW 25 on the USA Network and I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting to see, but last night surely wasn’t it. Roman Reigns and Miz had a damn good match and I enjoyed the Bray Wyatt / Woken Matt Hardy match, but the rest? Oh well, maybe the RAW 50 show will be better. Who knows? Let’s do some wrestling Q&A. The questions, most of them anyhow, came from my Facebook timeline and mostly, the KoK. And a couple came from a conversation I had with my brother. Let’s do this.
Who had the worst gimmick ever?
Well, remember when the WWE had the tag team of “The Johnsons”? Yeah, that was a totally dick gimmick. Kevin Nash’s character of “Oz” was pretty bad and who can forget “The Yeti”? Of course, the Gobbly Gooker was terrible, but the absolutely worst gimmick I can think of off the top of my head would have to be either bringing in Thea Vidale to play Shelton Benjamin’s mother in the WWF or else bringing in Judy Bagwell, Buff’s mom, in WCW and even worse, putting the tag team straps on her. What the hell were they thinking?
Will WWE last another 25 years? The product just isn’t good and I feel they are sleepwalking into irrelevancy.
The product works in waves, with a period of good ratings and popularity into periods of bad shows and poor ratings, and then back again. WWE has been around since 1963 in some way, shape or form and so long as there is a living and breathing person with McMahon blood in their veins, it will exist in some way, shape or form. I don’t think what we’ll be seeing 25 years from now will bear much resemblance to what we’re seeing now, but will WWE, as a brand, still be alive? I think so.
Is there a difference between a wrestler and a superstar or a wrestler and a diva?
Only in the eyes of Vince McMahon and the WWE announcers. To the rest of us, they’re the one and the same.
So since everybody seems to have a different opinion…was the Undertaker announcing his retirement last night?
Hell, I’m as confused as everyone about what Taker was trying to say last night, but my own personal feeling is that he’ll be around for at least one more match and versus John Cena at Wrestlemania seems to be it.
Do you think Asuka and Miz will win the mixed tag?
If I was doing the booking, they most definitely would.
Who do you think will be named the General Manager of 205 Live?
Daniel Bryan announced at the beginning of 205 Live earlier tonight that they would announce a new “General Manager” for 205 Live next week. Daniel Bryan would be a good choice obviously, but he’s already doing Smackdown Live so that kind of rules him out. I’d love to see Eric Bischoff back for this role, but I don’t think that’s too likely either and I think that the WWE will go with a new face for the role of 205 Live GM. Shane Helms, aka “The Hurricane” has made it known that as a former WWE and WCW Cruiserweight Champion, he’s available. That would be pretty cool to see. Also, maybe bringing in Tyson Kidd for the role would be an option, but probably not very likely. They need to pick someone with name recognition and some credibility, preferably a former Cruiserweight or Light Heavyweight Champion. Hell, let’s go with Shane Helms, aka “The Hurricane”. He’s the best pick I can think of for the role. I also think that this would be a good time for someone in WWE management to give Neville a call and say, “Let’s talk!”.
If the WWE was to bring back the “Brawl For All”, what eight WWE Superstars would you choose to participate?
You would want legit tough guys with a variety of backgrounds to make it really work. I think I’d use Brock Lesnar, Big Show, Baron Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura, Samoa Joe, Jason Jordan and hell, I don’t know. How about Big Cass and Rhyno to round it out. And I’d go with either Brock or Baron to most likely win.
Was WWE right to terminate Enzo Amore?
From what I understand, WWE only found out about these allegations against Amore over the past few days, while the investigation by police has been going on for almost four months now. Enzo knew about the allegations and the investigations and didn’t tell anyone in WWE about them. So true or not, he knew he was being investigated and WWE, his employer, had to find out via social media and the press? For that alone, I agree that Enzo deserves to be terminated. Bad publicity like this, especially on the eve of such a huge event as RAW 25, hurts the company and can end up costing them lots of money, not to mention damage to their reputation. It sucks to be Enzo, especially if he’s not guilty, but shit happens and he should have spoken up before now.
And there you go. I’m done for now, but if you have any comments, thoughts, questions, etc, just let me know. Talk to me, my Peeps! Thank you for reading. And now, I’m going to bed. Have a great one and I’ll catch you later. Take care.