Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Meltzer, WWE Hall of Fame & More
February 20, 2020
It looks as if my good friend, Andy S., has the Hall of Fame on his mind this week. He sent the questions and now, it’s time for some answers. Let’s do this…
King Corbin recently called Dave Meltzer a “cancer to wrestling”. Seth Rollins said that Meltzer was a “fountain of misinformation”.Do you agree? What are your thoughts on Meltzer?
I know that Meltzer is supposed to be the Kanye West of wrestling journalism (a delusional genius), but I’ve never been a big fan or regular reader of the so-called esteemed one. He comes across to me as arrogant and in the world of professional wrestling, that’s saying something. I’ve always much preferred the writing styles and reporting of Dave Scherer and Mike Johnson over at PWInsider. Everything is verified before published and if a mistake is made up to it, they own up to it without hesitation or fail. As far as what Corbin, Seth and most recently Jim Cornette have had to say about Meltzer, that’s their opinion and their entitled to it. I just know that he’s not my cup of tea and let’s leave it at that.
The next names leaked for the WWE Hall of Fame are Davey Boy Smith and JBL. Good picks?
I said last week that Davey Boy needs to be going in sooner rather than later so I definitely agree with that one. And JBL had a great career as a wrestler, an announcer, a talking head on Fox Business and now doing charity work. He definitely belongs as well.
So far, the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2020 is shaping up to be the nWo, Batista, The Bella Twins, Jushin Liger, JBL and the British Bulldog. Who would you like to see added to round out the class?
Throw in the Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton, Stan Lane & Dennis Condrey) with Jim Cornette, Magnum TA and Dutch Mantell and I’ll be satisfied.
Who would you like to see as part of the “Legacy” inductions into the WWE Hall of Fame?
This has become one of my favorite parts of the Hall of Fame as it pays due to the names that fans today might not remember very well, but definitely should. For the Legacy Inductees this year, I would go with the Anderson Brothers (Ole & Gene), Mr. Wrestling II, Penny Banner, The Mighty Igor, “Playboy” Buddy Rose, Billy Robinson & Mighty Igor.
Does Hornswoggle belong in the WWE Hall of Fame?
Not right now, but somewhere down the line, I would say a definite yes.
Bayley versus Naomi at Mania? Really?
I don’t get it either if the rumors are true. This is a Smackdown television match and not a match for the biggest show of the year. Nothing against either woman, but we’ve seen this one plenty of times and it’s just “eh” at best. Hopefully, it’s just a rumor and changes will be made.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts or questions, about wrestling or anything at all, just drop me a line. Until the next time, take care and don’t forget to support your local Indy wrestling and wrestlers. I’ll see you at the matches.