Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Kevin Sullivan, XFL, West Texas Rednecks & More
February 23, 2020
One more before I go out to take care of some bid’ness for the day. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A, questions courtesy of Joshua P. My thanks to Josh for the questions. Now let’s see if we can come up with the answers. Let’s do this…
Both Kevin Nash and Scott Hall have said that Kevin Sullivan should be inducted along with them as part of the nWo to the WWE Hall of Fame. Do you agree?
Yes and no for this one. I do believe that Kevin Sullivan belongs in the WWE Hall of Fame at some point, but not necessarily for his behind the scenes role in creating the nWO. His career as a performer and booker was exceptional and he deserves to get in on his own merits and not on the coattails of the nWo induction. If another person was to be added to the nWo group, I would say Eric Bischoff deserves that spot, but alas, I feel that he too will eventually get in on his own.
Shoot Fight: Blackjack Mulligan versus Brock Lesnar. Who wins?
Blackjack Mulligan was an ex-Marine who stood about 6’8 and liked to pick fights with Andre the Giant so he is a legit tough guy in every single sense of the word. But we’re talking about Brock Lesnar here who is a physical freak of nature and has so many tools for a good fight. I think the answer is obvious. I think Jack would get some licks in and give Brock a good fight, but Brock would end up standing tall at the end.
Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood versus The Usos in a 2 out of 3 falls match. Who wins?
It all depends on who the booker is, but this would be a very interesting and exciting clash of styles and a fun match to see. I would give the speed and technique edge to the Usos, but the experience factor would favor Ricky & Jay. I’d have the Usos win the first fall and Steamboat & Youngblood come back for the second fall. As for the third and final fall, I’d do a double-count-out and a non-finish. And if there has to be a winner, I think Steamboat and Youngblood would manage to pull it off. Just barely of course, but they would take home the win in this match.
Who was the best “color man” of the three: Jerry Lawler, Jesse Ventura or Bobby Heenan and why?
I’ve never really been a big Lawler guy so he’s not it. Ventura was one of the first and damn good, but I think the best color guy of all time was and will always be Bobby Heenan. He wasn’t called “The Brain” for nothing, you know. Bobby was and will always be #1 in my opinion.
Do you think that the XFL will have a second season?
So far, the television ratings and live attendance have done well and better than anyone expected. With that in mind, plus the existing television contracts in place, I think the XFL will be sticking around for a while.
Do the West Texas Rednecks belong in the WWE Hall of Fame?
Two members of the West Texas Rednecks are already in the WWE Hall of Fame in Barry Windham and Curt Hennig. As for the other two members, Bobby Duncum Jr and Kendall Windham, they’re not going to be inducted… ever. I like the song and it was awesome to be sure. The video was great and I enjoyed the whole angle until WCW showed their ignorance by pulling the plug on it way too early. But as for going into the Hall of Fame as a faction, it just isn’t going to happen nor should it.
Would you be interested in seeing Booker T manage the Street Profits?
Booker would add a lot to the tag team, but he also might end up overshadowing them as well. If they were a heel team, I could see this happening, but with the Profits currently working as Faces on RAW, I don’t think it would be a good idea.
Name an underrated wrestler who never really got a push that he/she deserved. I pick SD Jones and JYD.
JYD got a massive push in Mid-South and far more of a push than he deserved when he came to the WWF. As for who I would like to see and feel never got the push they deserved, I’ll go with Zack Ryder. The man got over like no one before or since and WWE management squashed it for no reason. Chris Masters deserved better when he was with WWE. And right now, Heath Slater. This may be changing since he’s seemingly moving into an angle with Daniel Bryan, but the man is vastly underutilized by WWE and if given the chance, could be a strong mid-card talent for the company.
Ivan Koloff versus The Iron Sheik in a steel cage match. Who wins?
Both men in their prime could work and were top stars. Sheik was the better technical wrestler while Ivan was just damn a beast in that ring and one of the best. It could go either way and it would be interesting to see who the fans would cheer in a match like this. I think Ivan would get the fan support, at least for one night. I don’t know who would win in a match, but I think I’ll give the edge to Ivan. He’d have outside help ready to get involved and is the sneakier of the two. Ivan Koloff wins.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts or questions welcome and always appreciated. Don’t forget to support your local Indy wrestling and wrestlers and check out The Movements (The Fallen Artist and The Monster, aka BD Productions) at Adrenaline Pro Wrestling if you get the chance. I’ll see you at the matches.