Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Angel Garza, Mike Awesome, Brooke Hogan & More
February 19, 2020
A wet and rainy Wednesday morning and what better way to spend some time than to answer a few questions about the world’s greatest entertainment? The questions are courtesy of my friend Cheese, who I think never sleeps and just spends her entire day thinking of things for me to write about, for which I am very grateful. And the answers, that’s just me. Let’s do this…
Thoughts on the Randy Orton beatdown of Matt Hardy on Monday Night RAW?
That was brutal to watch. Doesn’t Matt Hardy have any friends in the back? It just went on so very long and no one with the exception of a couple of referees seemed to even care. And the fans chanting “one more time”? It was a rough, but we get the message. Randy Orton is a tough and evil bastard. I commend Matt for taking the beatdown and if it’s truly his last WWE appearance for a while, he did it the right way and put over Randy on the way out. The spot lasted too long, but in getting the point across, it was well done and did the job.
How do you like Seth Rollin’s new “Monday Night Messiah” gimmick?
I have mixed emotions on this one. The “Messiah” gimmick is too much like Bray Wyatt and his “family” or Jinder Mahal and the “Modern Day Maharaja” or even CM Punk and his following back in the days so it’s not original and kind of bleh to me. But on the other hand, it makes sense given Seth’s history with preferring to work in a group. Before, he had J&J Security as his henchmen and now, it’s Murphy and the AOP. It gives Murphy a well deserved push and the AOP as well and that’s good too. Seth is a much better heel than a face and while I don’t like the gimmick, per say, I like the rest of it.
Thoughts on Angel Garza?
I was a big fan of his uncle, Hector Garza and I think Angel is even better if that’s possible. He has a mystique about him that reminds me so much of the late, great Eddie Guerrero in both his actions and style. This kid is going to have a big future ahead of him and I see lots of great matches and championship gold for him in the days and years ahead.
Did WCW use Mike Awesone properly?
The 70’s guy? The fat-chick thriller? WCW stole Godzilla away from ECW and then turned him into Cookie Monster instead. Awesome had so much potential and was so good, but the egos that ran WCW and the “boys with influence” wanted to protect their spots and the rabid dog was neutered pretty quickly. A big waste of talent and time and it was hard to watch at the time. Awesome deserved far better.
Bruno Sammartino versus Brock Lesnar. Who wins?
Bruno was a legendary strong dude, but against Brock Lesnar, with his amateur skills, MMA and UFC background and just plain toughness, it wouldn’t even be close. I like Bruno, but Brock would take him down and out quickly.
Would you be interested in seeing Brooke Hogan or her brother Nick, come be a part of WWE?
While they were interesting characters on the reality show, I think any thoughts of them being a part of the WWE family have long passed. Brooke is 31 years old now and still trying to be s singer and pop star while Nick is now 29 and has been in and out of jail while attempting to be a race car driver. Nick doesn’t have the size to be a wrestler unless WWE wants their own Marko Stunt while Brooke proved in TNA that the ability to be a wrestling personality does not necessarily run in the family. I could see WWE maybe bringing Brooke in at some point as an interviewer as a favor to her father, but to be honest, I think that the Hogan presence in WWE begins and ends with Hulk Hogan.
What would be your Mt. Rushmore of active female wrestlers?
Charlotte Flair, Tessa Blanchard, Asuka and Shayna Baszler.
What would be your Mt. Rushmore of retired female wrestlers?
Fabulous Moolah, Victoria, Gail Kim and Lisa “Ivory” Moretti.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts or questions you’d like to see answered about wrestling or anything really, just drop me a line and let’s chat. Until the next time, take care of yourself and each other. I’ll see you at the matches.