Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Alicia Fox, Charlotte, Becky & Rousey & More
March 6, 2019
“Five! Count five!”… Rest in Peace King Kong Bundy…
It’s the ultimate wrestling Q&A. Thanks to Matt and Jesse for the questions. Let’s do this…
Should Alicia Fox be terminated from WWE in regards to her role in the Arn Anderson firing?
The way I understand this, Alicia Fox showed up to work at house show and was intoxicated and Arn Anderson, the agent in charge of the show and her match, let her go to the ring and wrestle. Vince found out, got pissed and Arn was fired. If it’s true as we’re hearing it, I have to say that I agree with WWE’s decision. Arn is from the generation where wrestlers were often under the influence of pills and no doubt, often performed in the ring while under the influence of something. Kerry Von Erich, Jeff Hardy, Scott Hall and Jake Roberts all come to mind as wrestlers who worked while impaired. But that was then and this is now. Alicia is NOT a main event performer and if she’s not wrestling, no one will care. If Arn was doing his job properly, he should have removed Alicia from the show, sent her back to her motel and dealt with it later. By allowing Alicia to perform in that ring, he put both Alicia and her opponent for the night in a dangerous situation. Arn messed up and from what I heard, he was on thin ice and this wasn’t the first time so he’s out of a job as a result.
But what about Alicia? If it’s true and she did come to work under the influence of either drugs or alcohol, then she should be punished with either a suspension if this is her first offense and if there has been any priors, then termination. Alicia is currently the longest tenured woman on the WWE roster, having been with the company since 2006 and from all reports, she is well liked backstage. And that’s great, but it doesn’t matter. If Alicia has a problem and this is a regular thing, send her to rehab and take it from there. But she does deserve to be punished also for this incident and I do not expect that we’ll be seeing her back on TV or wrestling at the house shows anytime soon.
Does Torrie Wilson belong in the WWE Hall of Fame?
While she’s not my idea of who I want to see in the WWE Hall of Fame and I think that other women, such as Victoria, Molly, Miss Elizabeth, Woman, Baby Doll and a few others should be there first, if Vince wants it, so be it. Torrie did work hard when she was in WWE and was not afraid to take bumps and work matches and angles. Not my favorite pick so far, but it is what it is. Congrats to Torrie and welcome to history.
Thoughts on the passing of King Kong Bundy?
I guess the big show in wrestling heaven needed another main event player or maybe Bobby Heenan needed a new opponent for a game of chess. Another legendary icon of professional wrestling has passed away. I haven’t heard the reasons for his passing, but it’s sad. Rest in peace, King Kong Bundy. You will be missed.
Thoughts on the upcoming Charlotte – Becky match at Fastlane?
First, it was a match between two Smackdown women to determine a new Raw Women’s Champion and now, it’s a match to determine if Becky, who won the Women’s Royal Rumble match and thus won a match for the title at Wrestlemania, gets to wrestle for the title at Wrestlemania. What the…?? I hate it that this match is even happening because it should, in my opinion, be Becky versus Ronda at Mania, period. Vince wants Charlotte as part of the match and I get why WWE would want her there, but it’s not right or fair to Becky or Ronda. So right now, it’s Becky having to overcome a hurdle placed in her way to get to the match that she’s supposed to be in and it’ll be a good match. The ending will be predictable unless we get major swerve, but this is a match that shouldn’t even be happening.
Should Ronda Rousey be stripped of her RAW Women’s Championship?
She gave up the belt to Stephanie and then came out on Monday and said she didn’t give up the belt and Steph just gives it back to her and then we get Ronda beating up Becky and being all disrespectful. It’s quickly getting all confusing and hard to keep track of. Is Becky a face or heel? How about Ronda? Charlotte is a heel, but she shouldn’t even be in the story at all in my opinion. Let her keep the title until Mania and then she can drop it at Mania to Becky and then take some time off to build to her next big angle.
Does Brutus Beefcake belong in the WWE Hall of Fame?
Call him Brutus Beefcake, Dizzy Hogan, The Zodiac, The Butcher, Brother Bruti, The Booty Man or just plain old Ed Leslie, it doesn’t matter. Yes, the former Hogan sidekick is, in my opinion, definitely worthy of a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Is Kurt Angle at the point where you don’t want to see him wrestle anymore?
If Kurt is going to step into the ring, it should be in tag and multi-man matches only because he has definitely lost a few steps over the past couple of years. Watching Kurt wrestle is painful and sad to watch. I don’t want to see him wrestle or even be a regular part of my WWE TV viewing anymore. Kurt would be best, at this point in his career, to act as an Ambassador for the WWE and maybe work at the Performance Center as a coach and trainer. Angle still has a lot to offer to the WWE and professional wrestling in general, but as an in-ring performer, I think those days are over.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any thoughts, comments or questions, please drop me a line. Don’t forget about WWE Fastlane this upcoming Sunday night and if you’re here in NC, CAGE will be at the Armory in Laurinburg, NC this upcoming Saturday night as well. Contact me for details. And with that, I’m out of here. Have a great one and I’ll see you at the matches. Take care.