Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Bryan vs Punk,Masked Wrestlers, Tank Abbott & More
January 4, 2020
It’s wet and raining. I don’t like rain or wet. But I do like questions about the world’s greatest athletic competition, professional wrestling. And I have a few, courtesy of Michael G. and The Cheese. That sounds like a radio show, doesn’t it? Mikey G and the Cheese. Hey guys, I’ve found a new career for you. Think about it anyways. But time is wasting so let’s get to stepping. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. It’s Saturday morning. Let’s do this…
Daniel Bryan said in an interview earlier this week that he’d like to wrestle CM Punk at Wrestlemania. Should WWE try and make this match happen?
Based on Smackdown Live last night, it looks as if WWE might be leaning towards Daniel Bryan versus Roman Reigns at Mania, but if Punk is open to the idea of facing Bryan or even wrestling at all, if I was WWE, I’d throw this option out there to him. Punk has the ball and what he decides to do in terms of wrestling or not wrestling, it’s up in the air and up to him, but a match against Bryan at Mania would definitely fall into the “Main Event” category and would be one for the ages. If WWE can make this happen, they should.
Who do you consider the five best masked wrestlers of all time?
The air and mystique of a masked wrestler is kind of gone now and definitely old school, but there were some great ones in days gone by. The five I’d consider the very best, in no definite order, would be Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie), Mr. Wrestling II (Johnny Walker), La Parka, Rey Mysterio Jr. (Not a personal favorite, but the man has talent) and The Masked Assassin (Jody Hamilton).
How long before Arn Anderson turns on Cody Rhodes?
Andersons are known for their patience. Ole waited over a year to nail Dusty and Arn, when he turned on Dustin, took a couple of months. They pick their spots so when will Arn turn on Cody? When the time is right.
Thoughts on Tank Abbott and his run in WCW?
In the ring, as a performer, Tank sucked. He’s a personality more than a wrestler and though he’s legit tough as nails, he was only slightly better than Steve “Mongo” McMichael as an in-ring talent. Tank was entertaining though and when he was paired with Three Count as their biggest fan and did his “Tank Sinatra” routine, that was really good. Tank had a good run with WCW and it was if they weren’t sure what to really do with him, a common problem with a lot of talents back then, but it wasn’t bad. Just imagine if WWE had gotten a hold of the man back then. Tank was Tank and he was (and is) a good character. Nothing more and nothing less.
If you could change any 5 things about WWE, what would they be?
No more scripted promos, more focus on the tag team and secondary titles, enforced title defenses (Brock, I’m looking at you), stories and focus for the lower card talents as in the Attitude Era where everyone on the roster had something going on and an on air authority figure who is not a McMahon, but more in a William Regal in NXT role for both brands.
If you could change any 5 things about AEW, what would they be?
More consistency in enforcing the rules in the matches, tighter control over the promos, better camera and production values, a reshuffling of the announce teams (Schiavone and Ross just don’t seem to click together) and an on-air authority figure (who is not one of the EVP’s) to add some continuity to the mix instead of chaos from one segment to the other.
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