Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Lashley & Lana, Cabana & Punk, Morrison, Miz & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Lashley & Lana, Cabana & Punk, Morrison, Miz & More
October 3, 2019
DougMaynard.com

I watched AEW Dynamite and it wasn’t bad at all. Always great to see the Hollywood alter-egos of myself and my bro-son, Jay & Silent Bob on TV and the wrestling wasn’t that bad either. Does WWE have anything to worry about? I don’t think so, but so long as they keep that replay going at 10:00pm, I do plan on watching. And this new group with Jericho, the former LAX, Sammy and the returning Jack Swagger, I’m pumped for that. WE THE PEOPLE! A very solid and good start by the people that are AEW. Now just keep it up and get better.

And now, the reason we are here. Another wrestling Q&A full of questions sent to me by Jesse late Monday night. I have ideas for a parody that I want to write, but I want to get the inbox clear first before I start on something new so let’s don’t put it off any longer. Are you ready? I said, ARE YOU READY? Well break out the knee pads and microwave chicken tenders. Let’s do this…

Lana & Lashley? Really?

I’ve never liked the angles where real life couples are forced to compete against each other and having Lana make out with Lashley, on national television, right in front of Rusev. What the hell is WWE thinking? Rusev and Lana must have pissed someone major off backstage and this is some kind of punishment. That’s the only reason I can think of for this happening. Next thing you know,. they’ll be having Maria claim that someone else besides Mike Kanellis is the father of her unborn baby. Oh wait. Never mind. I don’t get this angle at all and can’t see anything good coming from it.

Thoughts on the Team Hogan versus Team Flair match at Crown Jewel? If you were the one to select who gets to be on each team, who would you choose?

Hogan and Flair can’t wrestle, yet they are big names and draw fans so this is a good way to get them on to the card and add their star power to the Crown Jewel event. I’m cool with that. As for who is on what team, So far Hogan has Seth Rollins and maybe Rusev while Flair has Randy Orton and King Baron Corbin. For Hogan’s team, if it was up to me, I’d fill the team out with Braun Strowman and Heavy Machinery. As for Flair’s team, I’d add The Revival and Curtis Axel. Let me explain that last one. Axel is the son of Curt Hennig, a man who has a long history with Flair, both as friend and foe. Axel is a former Intercontinental Champ and he is much better than his role in the B-Team allows him to show. So he approaches Flair, vows on the memory of his father to do Flair right and gets a strong showing in this match before getting eliminated, thus helping to rebuild and elevate his status among the WWE talent. So you’d have Seth, Braun, Rusev and Heavy Machinery, coached by Hogan versus Randy Orton, The Revival, King Corbin and Curtis Axel, coached by Flair. Sounds like a hell of a match to me.

Should WWE bring back “General Managers” to be the on-air executive for RAW and Smackdown?

I think so. The roles of “General Managers” was eliminated for the two brands so that the McMahon family could take control and run things, but thus far, that plan seems to have been forgotten. Shane turned into a typical McMahon and is from all indications, getting ready to exit TV and Steph and Vince haven’t been around in ages. HHH is busy with the NXT brand so what does that leave for RAW and Smackdown? Who is in charge? Maybe the idea is a bit outdated, but with the right personalities and characters, it’s still workable and makes more sense than the inmates running the asylum as we seem to have now.

Have you listened to Arn Anderson’s podcast yet? If so, thoughts?

I have not listened to it yet, but plan to as soon as possible. Arn is from all reports, a great storyteller and I know he’s got some stories to tell. With Conrad at his side, as he is with Bischoff, Schiavone and Pritchard, I know that this will soon become a must-hear podcast for me. I just have to find the time to tune it without distractions.;

Lucha House Party versus The Mexicools. Who wins?

Lucha House Party is currently part of the WWE, but we’re talking about Juventud Guerrera, Psicosis and Super Crazy, the Mexicools. My money will always be on “The Juice”. Mexicools will always win and you know what? That’s not just cool. That’s Mexi-cool!

Now that Colt Cabana & CM Punk have dropped their lawsuits against each other, so you think there’s a chance they can kiss and make up?

Hopefully somewhere down the road, they’ll both realize that a good friend is a hard thing to find and find their love for each other once again. Life is fickle in that way sometimes and friends come and go, but true friends make it past the B.S. and if allowed to do so, will come back together when it matters. I hope that for these two wrestling legends, it works out that way as well.

Thoughts about John Morrison rejoining the WWE?

Another big name among many, I’m glad to see Morrison back. He’s a talented guy and if he can avoid getting lost in the mix, should prove to be a major player in the world that is WWE. Morrison versus Rollins? I’d like to see that match happen.

Are you excited for Hell In A Cell this upcoming weekend?

Honestly, I really haven’t had much time to think about it, what with everything about RAW, Smackdown going to Fox, AEW debuting and of course NXT going two hours live on the USA Network, thinking about Sunday has been one of the farthest things from my mind. I’m looking forward to it though and I expect it will be a solid and jacked up show. I’ll have my predictions up either Friday night or Saturday.

How do you rank The Miz as an actor?

I’ve watched most of the Marine movies and I saw the Christmas special move that he did a couple of years ago and Miz is a very good actor. He’s as good as anyone in Hollywood and better than most of those so called “stars” in front of that camera. When he leaves the ring in a few years, I think he’ll have a very good and steady career ahead of him on the big screen. He really is, dare I say it, awesome!

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts or questions, please drop me a line and let’s chat. Until the next time, take care and have a great week. I’ll see you at the matches.

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