Tossing Salt Presents:
April 9, 2018
Wrestlemania 34 is now over and in the books, ending roughly about 45 minutes ago and I’ve already seen dozens of people on Facebook whining and complaining about how “bad” the show was. I guess Roman Reigns and John Cena do have some fans after all. I thought it was, from start to finish, an excellent show. True, I wasn’t happy about some of the match results and that whole deal with Braun and “Nicholas” was kind of goofy, but whatever. WWE put on one helluva show and delivered. My predictions didn’t do well though. I went 5 – 9 for Wrestlemania and 0 – 5 for NXT Takeover: New Orleans. I guess that means no job with the Psychic Friends Network for me. Sister Cleo, your job is safe (for now).
I need to be going to bed now. I have to be at work at 6:45 in the AM to help unload a large truck load of fine spirits for my place of employment, but I’m not tired at all. Watching almost seven hours of wrestling will do that to a man. So let’s just go with the flow here and keep the momentum going. As Matthew Wilder once said, “Ain’t nothing going to break my stride!”. Let’s do a wrestling Q&A. The questions are from the pages of Facebook, most notably the KoK. The answers are all me. Let’s get to moving and grooving.
Since JCP (Jim Crockett Promotions) doesn’t have a Hall of Fame , let’s start one here. Who should be in the JCP Hall of Fame?
Actually, there is a sort-of version of a Hall of Fame for Crockett and that’s via the Mid-Atlantic Legends fan-fest, but I guess the questioner was asking about if a Crockett Hall of Fame, preferably in Charlotte, was ever constructed, who should be honored. There are so many great wrestlers who passed through the land of Crockett during it’s nearly fifty-plus years of business that picking just one or two is nearly impossible. I’ll go with 10 names to start as an initial grouping and more would be added later. I’d go with the tag team of George Becker & Johnny Weaver, the tag team of George & Sandy Scott, Wahoo McDaniel, Blackjack Mulligan, Ric Flair. the Anderson Brothers (Ole & Gene), “Number One” Paul Jones, Johnny Valentine, Boris Malenko & Bob Caudle.
If Enzo turns out to be innocent should he get his job back?
This is an old question, but the answer is still the same. No! Enzo was fired from the WWE because he was under a criminal investigation for alleged rape charges, knew he was under investigation for alleged rape charges and never told his employer or anyone in the WWE about it. He was also highly disliked in the locker room and backstage, but that’s not really important. The main thing was keeping these big secrets from his employer and they had to find out from the media. He deserved to be terminated and doesn’t deserve to be brought back anytime soon.
What if WWE had a modern day Dangerous Alliance? What Heel wrestler would join and other wrestlers would join?
If Paul Heyman decided that a group full of “Paul Heyman Guys” was worth investing into in the WWE and decided to form a group to rival his WCW team of Rick Rude, Steve Austin, Bobby Eaton, Arn Anderson, Larry Zbyszko and Madusa, the people I would be interested in having him recruit would be obviously Brock as his centerpiece with Cesaro, The Revival, Roman Reigns, Charlotte and maybe Curtis Axel as his core group.
Thoughts on Alberto Del Rio no-showing Impact’s live events and his contract being terminated by Impact Wrestling.
Del Rio seems to me to believe his gimmick and was totally unprofessional in his actions in regard to blowing off two Impact scheduled appearances. He deserved to be terminated and fired and I hope that the other promotions take note of this and refuse to hire him as a result. A great wrestlers to be sure, but Del Rio seems to have a bad attitude and that’s something that can not be tolerated.
Will Hulk Hogan be brought back to WWE as the new “General Manager” for Smackdown Live?
Why not? RAW is going to need a new GM after HHH and Steph “fire” Kurt Angle and Smackdown Live will be needing a new GM if Daniel Bryan decides to return to a full active wrestling schedule. Hogan, now that he’s older, hopefully wiser and probably a bit more humbled than in the older days, would be a good name to give a shot to.
Should Paige expand her managerial role and add men to her Absolution wrestling faction?
To become a modern day Sherri Martel or “Woman”, I think Paige would be excellent as a full time manager of both female and male superstars. It can’t hurt and I could see her begin an alliance with a team like The Club or The Revival or even the Ascension. It could be what both parties need to be and stay relevant. WWE should give her a shot and see how it plays out.
And that’s all for today. I’ve got to run and get going. Have a great one, thanks for reading and I’ll catch you on the flip side. Comments, thoughts and questions welcome. Take care.