Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Hardy, Rating Valets & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Hardy, Rating Valets & More
March 27, 2020

It’s time, it’s time, it’s Q&A time. Let’s do this…

Greg Valentine versus Tully Blanchard. Who wins?

To the best of my knowledge, I don’t think these two ever wrestled against each other. Both were always heels back in the day and didn’t cross paths often. It’d be a good match and it would be interesting to see who the fans cheered for. Valentine has the strength advantage, but Tully was the better wrestler. I think that Tully, with some aide from his long-time manager James J. Dillion, would outsmart “The Hammer” and steal a win. It wouldn’t be easy by any means, but Blanchard would be the one to get his arm raised.

The Windhams (Blackjack Mulligan, Barry Windham, Kendall Windham) versus The Von Erichs (Fritz, Kevin & Kerry Von Erich) – who wins?

Think of all the claws in this match as both Mulligan and the Von Erich family were all famous for using that feared hold. If this match happened in Texas, the Von Erichs would definitely win. If it was Florida or the Carolinas, the Mulligan / Windham family would come out on top. In neutral territory, I think it would be no-contest or if there had to be a winner, Kendall would be there to take the fall and the Von Erich clan would come out on top.

Jeff Hardy has said that he’d eventually like to wrestle Edge again. Should WWE make this happen?

Once Edge wraps up his business with Randy Orton, a series of matches against Jeff Hardy would be a great treat for the fans. WWE should absolutely make it happen.

How important was Cyndi Lauper to the success of the WWF?

Without Cyndi, there would not have been the “Rock & Wrestling Connection” or the MTV spots. She was a huge part of helping Hulk Hogan, Moolah, Wendi Richter and the WWF get over and get that big crossover audience and deserves major credit. Why she’s not yet in the WWE Hall of Fame, I just can not understand.

What was your favorite weapon in wrestling?

Steel chairs and loaded boots are all well and good, but nothing beats Ernie “The Cat” Ladd and his infamous loaded, taped thumb. Bob Orton and his “injured arm” with the cast was pretty awesome too.

Rate them from best to worst: Steve Austin, The Undertaker, Bret Hart & Sting.

From best to worst in my opinion, Austin, Taker, Sting and then Bret bringing up the rear.

Rate them from best to worst: Missy Hyatt, Woman, Miss Elizabeth, Dark Journey, Terri Runnels, Sapphire, Miss Linda, Sunny, Baby Doll & Precious.

This one is much harder since all of these ladies offered so much to the business and were each so unique and different with their own strong points and qualities. But here goes. From best to worst, I’ll go with Woman, Baby Doll, Missy Hyatt, Miss Linda, Miss Elizabeth, Precious, Terri Runnels, Sapphire, Dark Journey and bringing up the rear (because she farts when having sex), Tammy Sytch aka Sunny.

Greatest manager of all time?

There are so many to choose from, but my money is on Jim Cornette with Gary Hart, Bobby Heenan, and Paul E. Dangerously getting honorable mention.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts or any questions, drop me a line. Until the next time, take care and be safe. I’ll see you on the flip side.


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