Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Daniel Bryan, Ryan Satin, Jay Lethal & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Daniel Bryan, Ryan Satin, Jay Lethal & More
March 24, 2020
DougMaynard.com

It’s early on a lovely Tuesday morning. 11 hours of customer service hell awaits me. Why am I so damn essential? *sighs* Thanks to Jarrod, Mike Z. and Cheese for the questions. And now, let’s have some answers. Let’s do this…

It has been *two* years. What have you thought of Daniel Bryan’s in-ring return?

It’s had ups and downs and has been moderately decent, but it’s not what one would expect from the legendary American Dragon. He was the main event guy and now, he’s an upper mid-card guy at best. Still better than 90% of the others out there, but it could have been much better than it has been.

R-Truth just defeated Riddick Moss to capture the WWE 24/7 Championship. Thoughts?

Truth got his baby back. Good for him and good for WWE. That means lots more random title changes and situations that don’t involve crowds and in-ring, but fun and crazy instead. For the current situation, it’s a great choice to provide content for the WWE but not risk breaking any rules or putting anyone at risk.

The #1 Wrestler in the world right now is… ??

I’ll go with Chris Jericho. He’s not the most technical and may not be AEW Champion at the moment, but he’s arguably the most entertaining man in sports-entertainment today on a day to day basis and few can touch him in terms of ring generalship. And I like the song “Judas”. That counts for something too.

Who is/was your favorite masked wrestler?

Bill Eadie, aka The Masked Superstar. Others were good, but Superstar was, well he was a “superstar”. ‘Nuff said!

The lamest finishing move of all time?

The Worm? The People’s Elbow? That “sleeper hold” that Gentleman Jervis used on Orange Cassidy? Actually, I liked that one. I think for now, I’ll go with Santino Marella’s “Cobra”. That did really suck!

What was the better feud: Triple H versus Shawn Michaels or Ric Flair versus Rick Steamboat?

A very hard choice because both were excellent, but since I know that my bro-son/BFF, the Infamous Outlaw K-Mak would pick HBK versus HHH, I’ll go with Flair versus Steamboat. They set the standard for classic great wrestling in the late ’70s and no one has come close since.

Ryan Satin criticized AEW for having wrestlers at ringside during their Dynamite show last week. Is he right and was AEW wrong?

Technically, he’s right, but AEW had to do something radical and different and made the call. From what I understand, everyone was being checked over by medical personnel and precautions were taken to ensure the safety of the talent. No one was forced to be there and it absolutely added to the show. I agree with AEW and its decision. Ryan is entitled to his opinion, but in this case, I don’t agree.

Where is Jay Lethal at? Why haven’t WWE or AEW signed this man yet?

Jay Lethal is, from what I understand, under contract with ROH at this time and is out with some injuries. And why ROH and not AEW or WWE? I guess he likes it where he’s at and so long as he’s content, so be it. Lethal would be a great asset to either company though.

MVP is said to be pushing for a managerial role on RAW and lead a stable of wrestlers. If this happens, who would you like to see MVP manage?

If MVP wants to be a manager, give him a shot. I’d use the guys that have a ton of potential but are wasted and ignored. How about, off the top of my head, EC3, Cedric Alexander & Riddick Moss to start. Maybe add Apollo Crews to the mix and there you go. A solid mid-card stable that MVP can work with and try to turn into, dare I say it, MVP’s.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, questions and thoughts are always welcome. Stay safe out there and watch out for that damned Coronavirus crap. Drink American beer instead. Follow me on Twitter at @Doug28352 and I’ll follow back. Take care and I’ll see you at the matches.

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