Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Dolph vs Goldberg, Kane, Hall of Fame and More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Dolph vs Goldberg, Kane, Hall of Fame and More
September 23, 2019
DougMaynard.com

I’m still playing catch-up and trying to get back into the game. Depression and anxiety can be a bitch, but I’m ready to get back to business and don’t call it a comeback. These questions were in my inbox this morning, courtesy of Cheese (and yes, that is the name she prefers to use). I’m watching RAW even as I write this. Carmella as the new 24/7 Champion? Works for me. Now, let’s can the chit chat and get to getting. And away we go…

Should WWE be concerned about AEW?

To a point, of course, but I don’t think that AEW is nearly the threat that everyone seems to think it will be. They have a total of four shows under their belt and while the talent at the top is top notch, the mid-card and the rest of the roster isn’t quite the quality or as well known as the WWE talent. And AEW has a rich backer, but WWE has money, experience and the brand recognition and that has to count for something. Honestly, while WWE will and should keep their eyes open and on AEW, I think that the dark horse and challenger to watch would be Impact Wrestling. They’re working in partnership with AAA Wrestling and with New Japan as well and with a new home at AXS TV, they won’t beat WWE, but they can give them a fight. WWE should watch and keep an eye on ALL the competition, but is AEW more dangerous than the rest? Not as of yet, no.

Thoughts on the Dolph Ziggler / Bill Goldberg confrontation in Vegas?

They’re wrestlers who had a match at SummerSlam. It’s a work. Rematch at Crown Jewel. Watch and see.

Which faction is better? The nWo or The Club?

While I have much love and respect for AJ, The Good Brothers, Finn Balor and the rest, let’s be serious here. The Club is damn good, but what the fans care about and want to see is definitely the tandem of Hall, Nash and Hogan, the nWo. Of course, the Horsemen are better than either group, but Hey yo, survey says N-W-O…

Who do you think will be in the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2020?

Kane, Molly Holly, The Midnight Express and Jim Cornette, JBL, Dan Spivey, Adrian Street and CM Punk. Yes, I said it and went there.

If someone talks about a wrestler with a great gimmick and look, but was lousy in the ring, who comes to mind for you?

The two names that come to mind for me are Enforcer Luciano and Ox Baker. Luciano had a gangster character and talked a good talk and had the look down pat, but as a wrestler, sucked big time. He made Rufus R. Jones look like Shawn Michaels in comparison and his program for Crockett Promotions was actually cancelled after only a few weeks. And Ox Baker is a true legend for the role he’s played over the years in pro wrestling (and for his role in the movie “Escape From New York”, but he was all show and intimidation. His matches, they sucked and sucked badly. He had a great look and that “heart punch” finisher, but his technical ability left a lot to be desired.

Should Kane come back to WWE and wrestle a match against The Fiend?

Why not? Bray, in his Fiend character, ambushed Kane and put him down so why wouldn’t Kane want some payback and vengeance? I suspect that Crown Jewel will be a great place to see this happen.

Are you looking forward to the upcoming returns of Jinder Mahal and Bobby Lashley?

Jinder, yes because I actually like his character and enjoy his work. Lashley, not so much, but I’ve never been a big fan of his. But regardless of my feelings, it will be good to see both of these men back in action and working that ring every night.

If Rey Mysterio does decide to retire, who should his final match be against?

Trying to think who Rey has had his best matches against who is not retired and is under a WWE contract, that’s taking a little bit of thinking. I guess Sin Cara or Kalisto makes the most sense, but how about Ricochet or Chad Gable or hell, any of the 205 Live folks. Hell, make it Rey versus Dominick, father versus son. Let Rey give his son a big boost and go out with a bang.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Questions and any comments are welcome and appreciated. I’m out of here. Until the next time, take care and have a great one. I’ll see you at the matches.

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