Wrestling Q&A: Goldust, Bastion Booger, Royal Rumble & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Wrestling Q&A
Goldust, Bastion Booger, The Rumble & More
January 25, 2019
DougMaynard.com

I have about 13 minutes to kill before I have to leave for work. Sounds like plenty of time to answer these questions from Matt. It’s the Tossing Salt Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this…

Once Dustin Rhodes (Goldust) is medically cleared to compete, do you think he’ll stay with WWE or go join his brother Cody in AEW?

I think the future is so bright, Dustin should be wearing shades. The smart money is actually staying with WWE for now because he gets paid good money to wrestle limited matches, make appearances and from what I understand, has a job waiting for him as a producer or trainer at the Performance Center as well. While working with Cody has to sound appealing, to be honest, what role would Dustin play? He couldn’t be Goldust for AEW and every time he’s tried to move on and be a different character, it’s flopped big time. I think his heart will say go with AEW, but the common sense and wallet would say WWE. I think the wallet and common sense would win.

Thoughts on Mike Shaw (Bastion Booger)?

I remember Shaw mostly working as “Norman the Lunatic” for Crockett and WCW, but he also did some time in Calgary before going to the WWE as a Friar character and then Bastion Booger. My thoughts? An entertaining performer who was far better than the characters he played allowed him to show, especially while in the WWE. Not a main event star by any means, but a good mid-card talent to help make other guys and put others over.

Who do you consider the “Best In The World”?

Well, it’s not CM Punk because he’s “retired” and it’s not Shane McMahon because he gets on my damn nerves and I hate his “Super-Shane” act. In terms of pure wrestling ability and the ability to have a great match, work safe and make any opponent look like a million bucks, I’m going to say that my pick would be the highly underrated Curtis Axel. Yes, his scripted characters leave much to be desired, but the man, when allowed to be himself, is awesome and just like his father in that ring, he’s one of the best pure wrestlers alive today. ‘Nuff said!

Where would you rank Dean Ambrose in the WWE roster?

Strong mid-card performer that seems to have lost his place as of late. He can go in the ring and can cut a good promo at times, but isn’t what he once was or where he should be right now.

Should WWE expand the Royal Rumble to forty people?

With the roster as large as it is right now, and then when you figure in mystery guests, NXT stars, etc. I would say yes. It’d only add about 10 minutes or so to the match if everyone came in at 90 second intervals and would provide more intrigue and excitement as well as give more of the stars a chance to participate. WWE should just go for it and make it bigger than ever.

And that’s all for now. I have to go sell some liquor. Thanks for reading. Questions and comments are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care.

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