Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Jim Cornette, Becky Lynch, Sting as a Manager & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Jim Cornette, Becky Lynch & More
May 17, 2020

And here we go again. You provide the questions, via Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail and I come up with the answers. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Are you ready? Let’s do this.

Jim Cornette made some comments about Becky Lynch and her pregnancy on his podcast. Have you heard those remarks and what do you think?

I did listen to Corny talk and while his choice of words could have been a lot better, his logic is sound and he’s right. Becky is at the peak of her career and to talk away as she is, that’s crazy. I’m not faulting her so don’t get me wrong. She is leaving wrestling for now to be a mother and that is awesome. But how many wrestlers reach the level of success that she has in WWE and kept it going as she has. She easily has a good two or three years left at the top of the roster before it’ll be time for someone else to take over and she just walks away. Corny was pretty tactless in his phrasing and language, but he’s right and 100% on target in his logic and the words of wisdom he’s trying to pass along.

Who was your favorite wrestling commentator of all time?

While Bob Caudle and Tony Schiavone hold special spots in my heart as a wrestling fan, the best of all time, in my opinion, was the host of NWA World Wide Wrestling for Jim Crockett Promotions, Mr. Rich Landrum.

The Road Warriors versus Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood. Who wins?

In their primes, Animal and Hawk would have the strength and power advantage by far, but Steamboat and Youngblood were the better tag-team overall. I think it could be brutal and awesome to watch, but the endurance of the 5-time NWA Tag Team Champions would outlast the power of the Legion of Doom. Steamboat and Youngblood would find a way and win it in about thirty-five minutes or so.

Should Sting be Darby Allen’s manager?

No, I don’t think so. Now let me explain why. Unless there could be a pay-off of an eventual match, which is impossible due to Sting’s age, Sting has such a strong presence that he would over-shadow Allen’s character. That’s fine if you want to play to a breakup, ala Bruno & Zbyszko, but if that can’t happen, it would be more of a hindrance to Allen’s career than a positive.

Who was Arn Anderson’s best tag team partner?

Our choices would be Paul Roma, Ole Anderson, Barry Windham, Ric Flair, Bobby Eaton, Matt Borne, Tully Blanchard, and Larry Zbyszko. Borne was far too early in the career so that eliminates him. As for the rest, all were regular partners with differing degrees of success. My personal favorite team was as “The Enforcers” with Zbyszko, but the best team of the possibilities, that has to be Anderson & Blanchard. So Tully wins.

Does AEW need writers?

Maybe unofficially to coordinate things, but so far as a pack of Hollywood writers to script the matches and promos, I would have to say, “No!”.

Superstar Billy Graham or Hulk Hogan. Who’s better?

So far as the people behind the characters, I think they’re both less-than-great people. Both are drama queens and manipulative and two-faced as heck. But the better in-ring performer who made the most with their careers? Graham was good for his time, but Hogan took it to the next level and is still working it today. Hogan’s better.

Joey Ryan said on Twitter that “Becky Lynch is a future Hall of Famer. Jim Cornette isn’t.” Thoughts?

No offense to Ryan, but he’s both right and wrong here. Becky is most likely a future Hall of Famer. He’s correct about that. But Jim Cornette is a definite first-in-line Hall of Famer as well. He’s already part of the NWA Hall of Fame and The Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame and a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame is just a matter of when it happens and not if. As for Joey Ryan being part of the Hall of Fame, that’s a place I seriously doubt that’s an honor he’ll ever achieve.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions, please feel free and drop me a line. Until the next time, stay safe, and don’t forget to support your local Indy wrestling company and wrestlers. ACW is coming back to Rockingham, NC in June. Watch for that. I’ll see you on the flip side.


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