Wrestling Q&A: Crown Jewel, Asuka, Tammy Sytch & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Wrestling Q&A
Crown Jewel, Asuka, Tammy Sytch & More
October 15, 2018
DougMaynard.com

Are you ready for some Q&A? Micheal sent me a bunch of wrestling related questions and yes, I have all the answers. Well, not all of them, but enough to make it interesting. Let’s do this…

Should WWE cancel the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia?

According to things right now, the WWE is keeping an eye on the situation but the plans are so far, to go ahead and do the show. I don’t know the legal ramifications if WWE does cancel the event, but I do understand that they’re making a lot of money to do this show and if they were to suddenly cancel and pull out, it would cost the company tons of money and also possibly could be considered a breach of contract with their Saudi deal in jeopardy. In other words, pulling out could eventually end up costing the WWE nearly a hundred million dollars or more. I really don’t think that they have a choice here. If the U.S. Government gets involved and tells them not to do the show, they could probably pull out without too many ramifications, but otherwise, they have a legal obligation and if they don’t do the show, they’re screwed. If I was WWE though, I would give the talent a choice as to if they want to work the show and if anyone is not comfortable working the event, then they should be allowed to stay home with no consequences or punishment for that decision. WWE has a large enough talent roster that if eight or ten guys backed out, there are other talents who could take their spot rather easily. No matter what happens and what they decide, WWE is in a bad spot. If they back out, they’re open for lawsuits and the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars. And if they do the show, the bad publicity and public relations take a big hit. I’d hate to be Vince McMahon right now and have to make this decision. But I think that they will end up doing the show.

If there was a match to show the expertise of Pro Wrestling, would the recent Adam Cole/Pete Dunne/Ricochet match be a good example?

That was an awesome match and would be a good example. Personally, I’d go back a few years and show a match from one of the early Clash Of Champions and WCW / NWA where The Midnight Express (Lane and Eaton), managed by Jim Cornette fought the team of Ric Flair and Barry Windham, representing the Four Horsemen and managed by James J. Dillon. That’s my favorite match of “all time” and a textbook example of tag team wrestling, 90’s style, at it’s very best.

Does WWE have any interest in signing Kenny Omega?

Absolutely, but the real question is, “does Omega have any interest in coming to the WWE?”.

Asuka’s character has cooled off somewhat ever since the time leading up to Summerslam where she was largely absent from TV. She just doesn’t have the same aura as she used to have. Now we have Ronda Rousey in the spot Asuka used to occupy as the dominant, unbeatable female. What is the reason for Asuka’s de-push in recent months? Does the push of Ronda, essentially taking the spot Asuka held as the dominant female, have anything to do with Asuka’s de-push?

I don’t know why WWE has decided to de-push Asuka, but they’re making a big error. I don’t think it’s Ronda Rousey’s presence that is causing this because they’re being kept apart and on different brands for now and this could lead to a big dream match somewhere down the line. I think the main problem that WWE has with Asuka is that she doesn’t speak English as her first language and WWE writers don’t know how to book a dominant and strong female star. They’re so used to the win one / lose one / back and forth booking that when someone like Asuka shows up and breaks the mold, they don’t have a clue. Why the de-push? I blame Vince.

What was your thoughts on the Miz Vs Bryan match at Super Show Down?

Too fast and too short, but makes sense as it gives Bryan a chance to go wrestle AJ for the WWE title, but gives Miz an excuse and reason to keep the war with Daniel Bryan going.

Who do you blame for the demise of WCW?

The blame can be spread around to Eric Bischoff, Hulk Hogan, Hall & Nash, Vince Russo, Ric Flair and all of the egos and politics that overwhelmed the locker rooms and booking teams. But all of that, while damaging and making WCW more and more unbearable and struggling to survive, was only part of the problem. The main thing, that effectively killed WCW, was the AOL merger with Time Warner. That stripped Ted Turner of his power and influence at the Turner Networks and when that happened, WCW was on borrowed time. If Turner had power, WCW would be kept alive and in business, but as soon as Turner couldn’t save the company, WCW got the big axe and was sold off for pennies on the dollar to Vince McMahon and the WWE.

Tammy Sytch has announced that she will no longer be doing skypes and will be doing a “Farewell tour”. Thoughts?

I think Tammy is a liar and it’s just a matter of time before she is not only skyping again with stupid men willing to part with their money, but will probably be back in trouble again with the law within the next six months. I don’t have much faith in her ability to behave or be honest.

And there you go. Thoughts, comments and any questions are welcome and appreciated. Thank you for reading. And with that, now it’s time to go see what’s happening at the Bound For Glory event? Will tonight be the night of Impact Is Jericho? We’ll see. Have a great one and I’ll catch you on the flip side. Take care.

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