Tossing Salt Presents:
Evolution, Crown Jewel, The Women’s Division & More
November 3, 2018
Are you ready for some wrestling Q&A? This particular list of questions, which came from the Facebook group, The KoK and also the lovely Amanda S., has been sitting and waiting to be answered for several days now. We shall keep it waiting no longer. Let’s do this…
How could WWE have made their Evolution PPV even better?
It was a great show and WWE didn’t miss many steps, but the few things I would have liked to see would have been a few more additions by legendary women of WWE such as Victoria, Terri Runnels, WWE Hall of Famer Jackie Moore and current NWA Women’s Champion Jazz. All of the women were, so far as I know, available and could have been there. Why they weren’t, I have no idea, but I would have liked to see those women added to the mix. A few more additions in cameo spots of former Women talents who could have sat at ringside or just kind of been there, such as Baby Doll, Francine, Missy Hyatt, etc. Before the women in WWE started getting respect for their in-ring skills, women such as Missy as a manager in World Class / WCW, Baby Doll in the Carolina’s / NWA and Francine in ECW helped pave the way as managers / valets / instigators and made their mark. They should have been given a shout out and maybe allowed to make an appearance. That would have been good to see.
Who had the better elbow? Greg “The Hammer” Valentine or “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes?
I know that Dusty was infamous for his “bionic elbow”, but it always seemed so cartoonish and stupid to me the way they he did it. With Valentine, it seemed more natural and like he was just literally trying to beat the hell out of someone and the elbow was just another weapon for him to use as he battered his foes senseless. I have to do with Valentine on this one.
Gauging the overall consensus on the show, will you or will you not watch WWE’s Crown Jewel from the glorious and progressive Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?
Well, Crown Jewel took place yesterday and yes, I did watch it from start to finish. It was a so-so event at best, but did create a few moments and bits of history, as well as story-line and talking points for the weeks to come in WWE as they now build to Survivor Series. It wasn’t the best show I’ve ever seen by any stretch of the imagination, but the wrestlers all worked hard and the main event of HHH / HBK versus Taker / Kane was worth seeing. I’m glad I decided to watch.
Tamina and Nia Jax? Bittere foes or future tag team partners?
For now, rivals fighting for “family pride”, but when the WWE finally gets around to bringing out those new Tag Team Titles for the women, I think the rivalry will turn to family bonding along with Naomi as they become a unit and attempt to dominate the Women’s Tag Team Division. Both women are in my opinion, limited in singles matches. I love Tamina, but she’s not a great wrestler in a long match and neither is Nia. As a tag team though, they’d be perfect.
Agree or Disagree: I think Beth Phoenix on commentary is 10 times better then Renee Young..
I disagree. Beth did a great job at WWE Evolution and I hope that WWE decides to use her more often for different announcing duties. She is very good and did an excellent job. But Renee is doing well too and getting better and better each week as she finds her voice and place next to Cole and Graves. Beth isn’t better or worse than Renee. They’re both good and getting better all the time.
Who is better on the mic? Undertaker or Kane?
In my opinion, definitely Kane. I may have been the only one, but I enjoyed it when Kane was playing the role of “Corporate Kane” and did more talking than wrestling as part of “The Authority”. He was given the chance to expand his character and really worked hard and ran with it, becoming a great promo man in the process. Taker gets the message across, but it’s more through physical body language than word-play and mic skills. He’s not bad on the mic by any means, but he’s not a natural either and it shows. Kane just gets it more and in my opinion, does a better job with the speaking roles.
Are you interested in seeing Lita and Trish stick around and compete in the WWE Women’s Division?
Not really, but from all reports, that’s what they’re planning on doing, at least until Wrestlemania. I’d much rather see Ivory and Madusa (Alundra Blayze) hang around myself.
In honor of the recent Evolution PPV, give me your Top 5 Best Women On The Mic.
Of the current WWE Women Superstars, I’d go with Alexa Bliss, Mickie James, Becky Lynch, Carmella and Paige. Of women of the past, I’d go with Sherri Martel, Ivory, Woman, Terri Runnels and Missy Hyatt.
And there you go. My thanks to everyone for reading, not only this but everything on the site. Any comments, questions or thoughts about my answers here or anything else, just hit me up either here at the site or at my e-mail of Doug28352@yahoo.com. And with that, I’m down and out of here. Until the next time, take care and don’t forget to support your local Indy wrestling event. Stay sweet.