Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Ronda Rousey, Vickie Guerrero, Jos LeDuc & More
March 1, 2020
It’s time for some of that infamous Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. The always awesome Cheese sent me some questions and so did Ricky D. from Concord, NC. And since they did their part, now it’s time to do mine. Let’s get busy y’all.
Would you like to see John Cena versus Elias at Wrestlemania?
Nope, and it’s not going to happen anyway. As of the end of Smackdown Live this past Friday night, the match for Mania now seems to be Cena taking on Bray Wyatt, aka The Fiend.
Do you miss Ronda Rousey?
Not personally since I’ve never met her and don’t know her, but so far as being a part of the WWE Women’s Division, I do. She was a good talker, good in the ring and added a level of credibility and intrigue to the division. If and when she decides to come back to the company, I’ll be a happy man.
Superstar Billy Graham recently blasted Vince McMahon and WWE for “cutting off Vickie Guerrero” since she made an appearance doing commentary for AEW. Is Graham right? Is WWE right to cut off Vickie’s access to WWE stars for her podcast?
Superstar Graham is a bitter old man who blames the WWE for every wrong in the world, much like the Democrats do President Trump, and no matter what they do, good or bad, he’s going to blast and blame Vince for it. I don’t agree with WWE denying Vickie access to WWE talent for her podcast, but I do understand it. Vickie went over and joined the enemy camp. She regularly sings the praises of AEW on Twitter when they deserve it and since WWE (Vince) sees AEW as a threat, they see this as the ultimate betrayal. It could probably all be worked out with a phone call if Vickie was to call and talk to Vince or Stephanie personally, but for now, actions (Vickie doing the AEW spot) have consequences (no WWE guests). Hopefully, they’ll eventually get it al straight.
In their primes, John Cena vs Shawn Michaels vs Ric Flair vs Dusty Rhodes. Who wins?
It all depends on who the booker is and where this match takes place. It’s hard to imagine this much talent together in one ring and no matter who the winner came out to be, it wouldn’t be an upset or shock. And imagine the promos leading up to this match. Awesome! Just going on gut instinct alone, I think Cena would be the one to come out victorious. I don’t know why for sure, but I’ll go with “Big Match” John.
Harley Race & Bob Backlund versus Chris Benoit & Kurt Angle in a thirty-minute Iron Man Tag Team match. Who wins?
Another dream match that would be too damn good and amazing to see. Angle is the only one with a strong character and personality. The rest did their talking in the ring and were among the absolute best of their eras doing so. Again, no matter who won, it wouldn’t be an upset. I’ll just go with my gut instinct here. Backlund and Race win, four falls to three.
Who do you consider the greatest WWE Intercontinental Champion of all time?
So many great talents have held this title since it’s inception in 1979, but who’s the best? A personal favorite of mine was Curtis Axel, but I can’t say he’s the best. I liked Cody Rhodes’ run with the belt and thought it was cool when Ric Flair won the title. Greg Valentine was an excellent champion, as were Tito Santana and HBK. But the best, I think I’ll give it to Razor Ramon. “Why?”, you ask. ‘Cause he’s the “bad guy”. What more reason do you need?
I recently heard Jim Cornette talk about Joe LeDuc. Did you ever see LeDuc wrestle and was he as impressive as Cornette seems to think?
I did get a chance to see LeDuc wrestle in the early 80’s here in Crockett territory. He was brought in by Sir Oliver Humperdink to go after the Boogie Woogie Man, Jimmy Valiant. And I was lucky enough to see them wrestle live twice. LeDuc is everything that Cornette said he was and more. A big barrel-chested man’s man who was scary to look at, scary to listen to and a true monster in and out of that ring. You could look into his eyes and just know that this man ain’t right in the head. He stayed in the Mid-Atlantic region for a while under the guidance of Sir Oliver, one of the best managers of all time (just saying) before Oliver turned on him and gave the big Lumberjack a chance to do the face turn. If possible, he was even more frightening as a baby-face. This man was scary. And then, he left the area to go back to Memphis I believe. Listen to Cornette’s podcast if you get the chance and learn about this iconic legend. He was as good as Corny says and made a major impact everywhere he went and performed.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts or questions (I always need more questions), drop me a line here at the site or my e-mail of Doug28352@yahoo.com. Follow me on Twitter at @Doug28352. And I guess that’s all for now. I’ll be back later with more wrestling stuff. Take care, stay safe and have a great one. I’ll see you at the matches.