Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Lars Sullivan, Buddy Murphy, John Cena & More
December 31, 2019
Happy New Year’s Eve to all my Peeps and welcome to the final edition of the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A for the year 2019 and for this decade as well. It’s been a hell of a ride fo the past couple of years here at the site and if things go as planned, it’s just going to get bigger, better and uncut. No, that was the South Park movie, but you get the idea. Just stick around and your life, your world, your very existence will never be the same… again. As for now, it’s several questions about several topics and persons, all wrestling related and courtesy of Matthew and the oh so awesome Cheese. Let’s do this…
WWE.com posted a picture of the 24/7 Championship saying “Retired”. Should WWE retire the 34/7 Championship?
Maybe eventually, but for now, it (and the great comedic skills of R-Truth) have proven to be one of the highlights of the current WWE scene. It’s given so many otherwise overlooked talents a chance to have some fun and shine for a few minutes and it’s just fun to have around so no retirement for this distinguished championship anytime soon.
Lars Sullivan. Thoughts on the revelation of his porn star past?
It was a shocker to be sure and to be honest, it’s the first thing I’ve heard or seen of Lars Sullivan that made me even somewhat interested in him. Then I saw the videos. Lars has a great ass, but the rest, he really isn’t all that and I can see why his “porn star career” didn’t last very long. But on a serious note, I’m sure that especially after the revelation of homophobic and racist comments from his past and allegedly a big fine from the WWE (for something that happened long before he ever worked for them – I still don’t see how that’s legal), the fact that Sullivan did porn and gay pporn at that has to be freaking people out. I just hope that this all doesn’t have a tragic ending because at the very best, his career with the WWE is pretty much shot to hell. If he wasn’t out with an injury, he would have already been quietly released from his contract and removed from the WWE roster. The people on Twitter and social media have been ruthless and for a person known to suffer from anxiety issues and depression, it’s got to be so very hard to deal with. Sullivan, the wrestler, doesn’t do much for me, but Sullivan the person, I hope that he has a support system in place and people there for him as he deals with this issue and where his career and life goes from here. Otherwise, it’s not going to have a happy ending. I hope I’m wrong, but I honestly don’t think so.
Is Tammy Sytch’s career in professional wrestling essentially over?
She’s currently in prison and doesn’t look to be released anytime soon, but this is professional wrestling and just as soon as she’s released, some wrestling promoter will offer her money for an appearance. And the cycle will continue. The big companies won’t touch her and rightfully so, but her career in wrestling will continue.
Who would you like to see challenge Brock for the Universal Championship?
I’d love to see Kevin Owens versus Brock in a program and series of matches. That would be fun to watch. And maybe somewhere down the road, Samoa Joe as well.
What is better about wrestling now than in the 80’s ad 90’s?
The physical skills and bodies of the wrestlers. Wrestlers today look like athletes and are larger than life physical monsters. They’re stronger, faster and can do far more things in the ring now than ever before.
What was better about wrestling in the 80’s and 90’s than now?
The characters. In the 80’s and 90’s, everyone tried to be unique in some way, be it their style of dress, talk, behavior, or whatever. Now, with a few exceptions, the wrestlers are more generic and cookie-cutter, working the same styles, scripted promos and just way too much of same-old, same old. And it gets old pretty fast.
Do you think that James Ellsworth will ever return to WWE?
So long as he’s not working for AEW, there is always a chance and possibility.
Buddy Murphy – future WWE or World Champion or not?
Based on his in-ring skills, I could see it, but his personality and character are too much as I said in the earlier question, kind of cookie cutter and generic. If he can find a niche and way to stand out from the crowd, maybe a spokesman or advocate like Brock has with Paul Heyman, then a World Championship could be in his future. But unless he finds that path to the top of the ladder and through the glass ceiling, mid-card titles and tag team gold are all I see in his future.
Do you think John Cena will wrestle at Wrestlemania?
I think he’ll be a part of it and be there at the event, but will he have an actual match and wrestle? Right now, I would say that the odds are leaning towards “No!”.
And there you go. My thanks for reading and for helping make this site, DougMaynard.com, far more successful than I had ever hoped or dreamed of. Any comments, thoughts or questions about wrestling or anything for that matter, just drop me a line here in the comments section, by clicking my name at the top of the page (Doug28352) or with an e-mail at Doug28352@yahoo.com. I hope that everyone has a very Happy New Year and that 2020 brings you everything that you wish for and desiree. Until the next time, stay safe and take care.