Wrestling Q&A: Lars Anderson, Managers & More…

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Wrestling Q&A
Lars Anderson, Managers & More
January 14, 2019
DougMaynard.com

I should be in bed. I have to be back up in five hours and we have a truck coming in this morning too. It’s going to be a long day. So instead, I think I’ll answer these wrestling themed questions that Jesse sent me. It’s more fun than sleeping alone anyways, right? So let’s get busy and do this…

If Vince McMahon asked you to create a faction for WWE, what would it be called and who would be in it?

I think a faction of second and third generation wrestlers, similar to what Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes did with “Legacy” would probably be my way to go right now. Give it the name Legacy 2.0 or maybe “Destiny” and have Randy Orton as the leader of the group once more to give it credibility and give him something useful to do. The members would be Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas, The Usos and Tamina.

Big Show versus Shaq. Will it happen this year?

I don’t think so because there’s been absolutely no mention or build to it for a while now and while I expect to see Show take part in something at Wrestlemania, he deserves better than Shaq, who hasn’t mattered to anyone with half a brain in years.

Rumors are that Lars Anderson is supposed to be facing John Cena at Wrestlemania? Thoughts?

That was allegedly supposed to be the plans, but Anderson has missed TV tapings of RAW and Smackdown both due to anxiety attacks so everything has been put on hold for the time being. It wouldn’t be hard to get this feud up and going pretty quickly if that’s the way WWE decides to take it, but you know that they have to be worried about if Anderson can handle the pressure and work this story or not right now. It’s all wait and see at this point.

Do you think we’ll ever see Ryback back in WWE?

Nope, I seriously doubt it.

How about Chavo Guerrero?

He has a better chance of making a return than Ryback. That’s for sure. As an active performer, I think Chavo is old news, but working at the Performance Center as a trainer or even working backstage as an agent, Chavo would be a welcome presence in the WWE. I think it’s just a matter of time.

Are wrestling managers outdated?

In some ways, yes, but that’s only because we haven’t seen a real “manager” in a while. We have tag team partners at ringside and the occasional “Advocate” with Paul Heyman, but the only managers anymore are Drake Maverick and Titus O’Neill. Is Titus still a manager? If used correctly, a good manager can get almost any wrestler over, being his or her “voice” if they’re not good promos and promoting their cause even when they’re not necessarily charismatic or exciting. Maybe the title “manager” is outdated, but the job they do will never be and wrestling in general could stand to have a few more of these men and women in their ranks. It would definitely make things more exciting.

Mt. Rushmore of Tag Teams?

The Midnight Express w/ Jim Cornette would take the first spot. The Anderson Brothers (Ole & Gene) would get the second spot. For the third spot, I’m torn between The Road Warriors and Demolition. Animal has recently been an ass-clown on Twitter to “The Man” Becky Lynch so I’ll be petty here and give Demolition the third spot. And for the final and fourth spot on my Mt. Rushmore of tag teams, it’s between The Hart Foundation, The British Bulldogs and the Horsemen team of Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard. A tough call because all three teams were great, but I’m from NC and this is Horsemen country so I have to go with Arn and Tully for that final place at the table. And there you go.

And that’s all for me for tonight as well. My thanks for reading. Thoughts, comments and any questions at all about anything, please hit me up and let me know Until the next time, stay safe and take care. Have a great one and I’ll catch you on the flip side.

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