Tossing Salt Presents:
Wrestling Fact or Fiction
Goldberg vs Fiend, WWE Finances & More
February 13, 2020
Are you ready for the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Well, we’ve got it going on with a little of that Wrestling Fact or Fiction hoopla that we all know and love so much. The statements are courtesy of Jake Chambers and 411mania.com. And I provide the rest. Let’s do this…
Statement #1: You believe the right person will win in the upcoming Goldberg vs. The Fiend Universal Title Match at Super Showdown.
Special Task: Please use as many common IWC phrases or cliches as possible when writing your response
FACT: This event should be a real slobber knocker of a Pier Six Brawl with the winner taking that trip to the pay window and styling and profiling with the best of them. Goldberg is a special attraction, a bit player with a big name and a reputation and he’ll do his thing, get in his spots and help blow the roof off the building when he faced The Fiend at Super Showdown. But when the smoke clears and the room has been cleared out, the winner and still the Universal Champion will be Bray Wyatt, aka The Fiend. And why? Because it’s best for business. ‘Nuff said!
Statement #2: WWF made a mistake by having the Ultimate Warrior defeat Hulk Hogan clean and becoming a double champion at Wrestlemania VI.
FICTION: Hogan needed the time off to go make the classic movie Suburban Commando and Warrior was the most over talent in the WWF at the time just behind Hogan. It was the right call then and looking back in hindsight, I still think it was the right call.
Statement #3: If you could see Ric Flair in his prime versus one wrestler today, in a PPV main event, it would be Adam Cole.
FICTION: Nothing against Adam Cole, but with a chance to see the “Nature Boy” at his peak against one of today’s top stars, Cole is probably the last name that popped into my head. I’d like to see Flair versus Seth Rollins. How about Flair versus Daniel Bryan? Flair versus CM Punk? Flair versus AJ Styles? Flair versus Brock Lesnar? Flair versus the newly returned Edge? Cole is a talented performer and damn good at what he does, but Ric is stylin’ and profiling and Space Mountain lives forever. Oldest ride in the park, but still with the longest lines. Flair versus Buddy Murphy would be an instant classic too.
Statement #4: WWE’s financial future is bright.
Special Task: Please write your response in the form of a poem.
RAW is red
and Smackdown is blue
I trust Vince
And you should too…
Statement #5: The Mount Rushmore of Horrible (yet great) WWF Gimmicks is: Mantaur, Xanta Claus, The Goon, Max Moon.
FICTION: My personal choices of WWF gimmicks that sucked at first, but I ended up thinking were cool and would make my Mt. Rushmore would be Brother Love, Papa Shango, King Booker & Dr. Issac Yankum. They were all cheesy as heck, but now each has a special place in my heart.
Statement #6: A professional wrestler’s value is determined by how much money they draw.
FACT: The bottom line is no matter how talented a wrestler is, no matter how good they can cut a promo and speak, no matter how creative they are and how well they can come up with ideas about matches and stories, if the fans don’t come to the show and no one is watching, then none of it matters. Other factors matter as to the overall worth of talent to a company, but if they can’t draw a crowd, make money and put butts in the seats, it’s all moot.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts or questions, drop me a line and let’s chat. Until the next time, take care of yourself and stay awesome. Don’t forget to support your local Indy wrestling and wrestlers. I’ll see you at the matches.