Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Shane McMahon, Ronda Rousey, Sister Abigail & More
December 29, 2019
Welcome to another edition of the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Lots of questions tonight from such distinguished readers as Jerry The Fish, Jay from CT and VPJENN. It’s a packed edition and filled with laughs, drama, tears, cheers and even a little “tell me he didn’t ask that”. So are you ready? Let’s do this…
Jerry The Fish
Are the Street Profits essentially just Cryme Tyme 2.0 for the WWE?
Not at all. They’re both black and “street smart”, but that’s where the similarities end. After all, Cryme Tyme were criminals and thugs who liked that “money money – yeah yeah”, while Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford are happy and go lucky and… OK, I admit it. Different names and characters, but in Vince’s eyes, near as I can tell, they may as well be the same people. Vince likes to have a hip, street smart black team on the roster to prove how hip and non-racist he is and that presence is currently the Street Profits. They’re good wrestlers and good talkers and could be big stars, but instead, they’re just the WWE’s token “hip black guys”.
Would you like to see Shane McMahon back on WWE TV?
Not if it can be avoided, but if it was to face and take a beating from CM Punk over the title, “Best In The World” and Punk pretty much just decimates Shane, I wouldn’t complain very much.
Who is the best heel in WWE today? How about AEW?
For WWE, it has to be King Baron Corbin. No one else even comes close to the level of hatred and disgust he gets from the fans. And for AEW, it’s MJF (Maxwell Jacob Friedman). He’s plays the role to perfection and has no redeeming qualities in his character. A truly great heel.
Will Kane come back to WWE for one more match?
I think that Kane has one or two more matches left in him and will be back in the ring a few more times, time and schedule permitting. We have not seen the last of the “Big Red Machine” in the WWE.
Jay – CT
Happy New Year! Here is my usual 10 pack of predictions for the new year coming.
1.) Better chance to wrestle in 2020 in WWE: CM Punk or Edge?
I’m thinking that we’ll see both men back in the ring before the year is through, but I think the safer bet is Edge.
2.) Will both AEW and NXT still be on television by the end of 2020?
3.) Will the XFL still exist by the end of 2020?
This one is hard to judge, but I think that so long as Vince is breathing, he’s in this fight for the long haul and won’t bail after just one year.
4.) Name the “breakout” star of 2020 (if there is one)?
For the WWE, I think this will be the year of Ricochet. And for AEW, it’s Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus.
5.) Will The Rock wrestle in 2020?
I don’t think so, but I do think he’ll make an appearance or two and may even deliver a People’s Elbow to some poor unsuspecting soul.
6.) Main Event prediction for Wrestlemania 2020?
Sting versus The Undertaker, CM Punk versus Triple H in a “Street Fight” and “The Man” Becky Lynch defending the RAW Women’s Championship against Shayna Baszler.
7.) Will Triple H gain any further control than he currently has by the end of 2020 (aka will Vince let go of any)?
If the XFL has any level of success, I think Vince will focus more on that and cede more of the day to day power to HHH.
8.) Will John Morrison’s return be relatively successful?
He’ll start off with a bang and then get lost in the shuffle fighting over either the U.S. or Intercontinental Championship on the mid-card.
9.) Name 1 wrestler who’s never held a top title before that will win it at some point in 2020 (on any brand)?
I think we’ll see a major title reign for Samoa Joe and a Women’s Championship run for Nikki Cross before the year is through.
10.) Yes I’m going to ask this…for like the 7th year in a row…WILL CM PUNK WRESTLE FOR WWE in 2020? (At least there’s an actual chance this time of me asking it unlike in previous years).
YES, he will be back in the ring before the year is over.
1) Ronda Rousey. Last I heard she was retiring after Wrestlemania and taking her impregnation vacation. I haven’t heard that she had gotten pregnant but I did hear something about her returning to the company in January. True? I do think the women’s division is great, but I miss Ronda and selfishly want her back.
She is missed on the Women’s Roster and I do expect that when we least expect to see her, she’ll be back. It’ll be sometime before Mania and I think that on the Road to Wrestlemania, the esteemed Ms. Rousey will be a very visible part of the build.
2) Do you think Sister Abagail is ever going to be brought in as a person? How long can the Fiend character last on his own?
It wouldn’t surprise me to see a live action version of Sister Abigail, but I personally think it’s better as a concept than having a real person playing that character. If they do bring that character to life though, I’d love to see legendary Diva Lisa Marie Varon, aka Victoria, play the role. I realize she’s probably too old and well known for WWE’s tastes, but no one does crazy better than Lisa Marie Varon. Tooo bad Luna passed away because she’d be great too. I hope that WWE doesn’t do it and leaves the character to our imagination rather than giving her form.
3) What’s in Rowan’s cage?
A hamster named Sonny and a pack of Skittles.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts or questions, drop me a line here at the site or else at my e-mail, Doug28352@yahoo.com. Have a great new year and remember, I loves you, my Peeps. Take care and stay safe and I’ll see you at the matches.