Tossing Salt Presents:
January 28, 2018
It’s the day of the 2018 Royal Rumble, live later tonight on the WWE Network. It’s also Rusev Day. And I’m getting ready to go chill with my brother for a bit and at least 67.25% of the conversation will probably be wrestling related. So that’s got me in a ‘Rasslin kind of mood. And though I don’t have much time before I have to take off and get moving, I think I have time to do a quick Wrestling Q&A… so I will. The questions come from my Facebook timeline and mainly the KoK. I’m supplying the answers. Let’s do this…
Who has a brighter future? Elias or Jason Jordan?
Jordan is getting lots of heat as an annoying heel and is a damn good wrestler, but I don’t think that there is anyone on the current roster who can compare with what Elias is and has been doing so far. Just keeping it simple, he sings, insults the fans and they cheer for more, and some good matches and he’s getting hotter and hotter by the moment. The fact that he’s involved in a conflict with John Cena proves this. Jordan will do well in WWE and probably have a good mid-card run, but I think the majority of fans, myself included, see more of a big time future with Elias.
When all the dust has settled down, would you like to see a Kayfabe Commentaries Youshoot with Enzo Amore?
If Enzo doesn’t end up in prison and is cleared of the charges against him, then I think a shoot would be appropiate and probably fun to see. Enzo is annoying, but I’m sure that he has a ton he wants to say and get out of his system and the folks at Kayfabe and Sean Oliver would be great to talk to and allow him to do so.
Your thoughts on Dolph Ziggler and how he should be used?
Dolph is a great wrestler, but I think we’re just all burned out on him right now. He’s been around too long and while his matches are always great, the character needs to be rebooted. I think I’d probably just send him home for six months, or to the Performance Center to work as a trainer, and then when he comes back, forget about Dolph Ziggler. Let Nick Nemeth come and show what he can do. Maybe as part of a team or a faction would help. But I’d drop the Dolph character, let him use his real name, allign him with a team or partner and maybe a valet and just make him into a ruthless, modern day Randy Orton who actually has a personality, unlike the real Randy. He can claim that while he was away, he was enlightened or awaken, kind of like Matt Hardy, but in a more serious and not-so-over the top mode and just run with it.
Who do you think will be the final four in the men’s Royal Rumble match?
I’ll go with Shinsuke Nakamura, Randy Orton, Curt Hawkins and Daniel Bryan as my final four.
What do you think of the film, The Wrestler?
A great movie where Mickey Rourke should have won an Oscar, but was cheated and screwed over. Really good movie that is respectful and unfortunately too real in way too many ways. It’s a great homage to the wrestlers that hold on just one match too many, of which there are far too many. I love the movie, but it always brings up the allergies. Hate it when that happens.
What do you do with Seth Rollins at WrestleMania?
Probably make him part of the multi-man ladder match that we know will happen at some point during the card. I’m not sure what else to do with him at this particular time.
If Enzo turns out to be innocent should he get his job back?
Nope. He wasn’t fired for having charges against him, but for not telling anyone in the WWE and giving them a heads-up about said charges. WWE is a publicly traded company and he’s a public figure employed by the company. These charges, especially if true, could end up costing WWE millions of dollars and it was Enzo’s responsibility to let the company know. He probably would have been suspended immediately until the matter is cleared up, but that’s better than being fired and better than not saying nothing. He didn’t do what he needed to do and after a track record of small and petty issues in the locker room, he doesn’t deserve any kind of break or second chance. WWE should leave him alone and wash their hands of him.
And that’s all for now. Time to go put on my shoes, check my fluids in the jeep and get to stepping. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to watch the Rumble tonight on the WWE Network. I’m down and gone. Have a great one and never forget, “It’s your duty to shake your booty!”. Take care and I love ya.