Tossing Salt Presents:
March 13, 2018
Are you ready to chit chat about the action from the mat? It’s time to get busy and do a wrestling style Q&A, with questions that are from my Facebook timeline over the past few days. Are you ready? I’m not feeling the whole DC introduction routine right now so let’s just suffice it to say, “Let’s do this!”.
Name 6 wrestlers who would be in your dream “Elimination Chamber” match.
In an ultimate fantasy Elimination Chamber match, I’d do the recent “7-Man” stipulation, as seen a few weeks ago on the RAW branded Elimination Chamber event and for my wrestlers, I’d go with Meng (Haku), Stan Hansen, Harley Race, Bruiser Brody, Brock Lesnar, Verne Gagne and Blackjack Mulligan. All legit bad-ass tough guys and iconic legends in their own right, battling it out to see who the baddest man on the planet truly is.
Here’s a thought, if WWE programming goes to Fox, do you think Impact wrestling should try to get a deal with USA Network after WWE is gone from there?
If WWE does leave the USA Network, should Impact try to get their spot on USA? Absolutely. Do I think that USA would talk to them or even consider bringing Impact into the fold? Not really. After all, when WWE left last time and went to Spike TV, USA Network had the option to add ECW to their programming and opted out. I think where the USA Network is concerned, it’s either WWE or nothing. Should that stop Impact from trying though? Nothing ventured and nothing gained so if an opening does come up, Impact should surely make an attempt to get a deal. It never hurts to try.
Since we now have 2 “good ol’ country boys” going into the WWE HOF,who do you think was more over-Hillbilly Jim or Jeff Jarrett?
For the short period of his career, Hillbilly Jim as big time over and as hot as a person can be, but Jarrett is pro wrestling. He lives, breathes and crap pro wrestling (see Impact Wrestling, 2017). Jim was a big WWF home-grown and developed character, but Jarrett was a major player in USWA, Memphis, WCW, WWE and TNA (Impact). And despite what Honky Tonk Man or Mike Graham may have said about “Double J”, he was definitely over and a hot commodity many, many times. So my pick would definitely be Jarrett.
What’s your dream 6 pack challenge?
I picked my talents for the Elimination Chamber match earlier based on legit toughness and bad-ass reputations. As for this match, which would be more of a “wrestling match”, for the ultimate match, I’d go with Ric Flair, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Arn Anderson, Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie) and Triple H. Men who were (and are) the ultimate masters of great matches and ring psychology. It’d be a hell of a match to be sure and any of these six men could win and it would not be an upset.
You’re beginning your career as a wrestler.
A. Choose a pin fall finisher
B. Choose a submission finisher
C. Choose a manager.
What are your choices?
For a pin fall finisher, based on my size (6’0), I’d go with a spine-buster (shades of Arn Anderson… lol). For a submission move, I’d have either the Cobra Clutch or the Claw as my finishers and major weapons. For a manager, I’d go with the late, great Gary Hart.
Why is Shane McMahon the babyface?
Good question because everything he’s done with Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn has major ass-hole and heel written all over it, yet Shane still gets cheers. I guess it’s because he does that stupid dance thing, panders to the crowd and is not named Stephanie. That’s the only reason I can think of because if any other “authority figure” did the crap he does, they’d be booed out of the arena.
Which two had the better rivalry/matches? John Cena & CM Punk or John Cena & AJ Styles?
Definitely Cena and Punk. AJ and Cena have had some great matches, but the thing with Punk was that there were great promos as well and some amazing storytelling outside of the ring as well as in. Cena and AJ have a lot of things in common and it affects the dynamics a bit and things aren’t as interesting. Punk and Cena are total opposites in almost every way and that made for a better rivalry and upped the ante quite a bit when they faced each other.
What WWE/WCW wrestler do you think should have never held a world title?
Let’s knock out the most obvious in Vince Russo, David Arquette, Vince McMahon, etc. I don’t consider them to be wrestlers so much as attractions. As for what actual “wrestlers” were made World Champion, but never should have held that title, that’s a little harder because there are wrestlers who I don’t and didn’t like (Sid Vicious for example) that are not “World Champion material” in my eyes, but I understand the reasons that they were made Champions. I think, for WCW, my pick as to the wrestler who was WCW Champion, but never should have been given a run with the title would be Kevin Nash. Nothing against Kevin personally, but most of his title reigns were made when he was acting as the “Booker” and he was not a good champion for WCW. As Diesel in WWF, he was fine as champ, but in WCW, it just didn’t work and he didn’t deserve those runs with the title.
As for the WWE, my pick would be The Great Khali. I don’t hate Khali like most seem to do and I understand why the WWE decided to give him title runs, but it’s very painful to watch him perform in that ring. And aside from being tall, what ring skills did he possess? He’s a big draw in India, which has a population of over a billion people so as I said, I can see the reasons for putting him over, but I think that if I was Vince McMahon and the WWE, I would have tried to find another way.
And there you go. That’s all for today. Now I have to go cook some spaghetti and look up some information on leprechauns. Thank you for reading. Thoughts and comments are welcome and appreciated and if you have any questions about wrestling, music or anything else, just ask. Until the nex time, take care and have a great one.