Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Sting & Ultimate Warrior, Don’t Rush Challenge & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Sting & Ultimate Warrior, Don’t Rush Challenge & More
April 28, 2020

Welcome to the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A, exclusive to the here and now that is DougMaynard.com. The questions are from the pages of Facebook. The answers are from your faithful host and writer. And the time to start is right now. Let’s do this…

Who are some of the tag teams or singles wrestlers that you actually liked, that didn’t stick around too long?

I enjoyed seeing James Ellsworth in WWE, but he was only there for a cup of coffee or two. Romeo Roselli & Antonio Thomas, better known as the Heart Throbs, were a tag team in WWE that I liked, but alas, a bad outing on WWE’s Byte This did them in. And Rob Conway’s time in the WWE could have been longer and better, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be.

Brock Lesnar versus Vader. Who wins?

In their primes, I think Brock would take the win, but he would have had to fight for every single bit of it. This would be a fun match to see, especially if it was to happen in Japan where Vader always seemed to be his very best.

What if… Sting and The Ultimate Warrior switch career paths with Sting in The WWF and The Ultimate Warrior starting in the UWF then NWA/WCW. How would that have changed wrestling and both wrestler’s legacy?

Neither would have been as big as they were. Warrior was not a strong in-ring performer and his style, in the wrestling orientated NWA/WCW wouldn’t have lasted long or gotten over quite as well. Sting in the WWF might have done much better, but I can’t see Vince spending the time to build around and work with Sting as well as Dusty and the NWA people did. Also, there was no Ric Flair in the WWE for Sting to play off of and against and that would have made a big impact as well. Sting would have been a solid mid-carder for a while, but not nearly as big or successful.

Who had the best frog splash?

Eddie Guerrero was one of the best and Jimmy Snuka’s “super-fly splash” was awesome. I even have a soft spot in my heart for Hornswoggle’s “tadpole splash”. But the best I’ve ever seen belonged to Eddie’s former tag team partner, “The American Love Machine” Art Barr. He was one of the first and definitely one of the best.

What do you love about being a pro wrestling fan?

It’s the world’s greatest sport and live entertainment, a great combination of athletic talent, story-telling, drama, comedy, improvisational acting, and characters. It’s not what I love, but what is there to not love? It’s hard to explain, but alas, it just is. It’s my escape, my fantasies, my life away from life. And my question is, what is there not to love about professional wrestling? There’s something for everyone and it’s the best thing going today, period!

Missy Hyatt? Hall Of Fame worthy?

I’ve answered this one before and I’ll answer it again with the same answer. For her work as a valet, a manager, a commentator, and a personality, she is a legend and iconic figure in pro wrestling and definitely deserves to be in any true wrestling Hall of Fame.

Just for shits & giggles, who wins this MITB ladder match?
Andre the Giant vs Giant Gonzalez vs Great Khali vs Big Daddy V vs Yokozuna vs Earthquake.

I’m glad you added the “shits & giggles” part because I thought you were being serious. Talk about needing some strong and reinforced ladders. Would most of these guys even need a ladder? I’ll go with John Tenta, aka Earthquake since he’s probably the only one here who could scale a regular ladder with few problems.

Who did the better “Don’t Rush” challenge? The WWE Women, The Men, or the referees?

Have you seen these? They’re awesome and all of the talent involved did a great job. As for the best, I’ll go with the WWE men. The referee’s almost got it due to Charles Robinson and his “Little Naitch” bit, but anything that starts off with R-Truth gets the win in my eyes. Here are the three videos in question to enjoy.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions, drop me a line. Follow me on Twitter at @Doug28352 and I’ll follow back. Until the next time, stay safe and take care. I’ll see you at the matches.


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