Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Enzo Amore, Matt Riddle, WWE Hall of Fame & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Enzo Amore, Matt Riddle, WWE Hall of Fame & More
May 29, 2020
DougMaynard.com

It’s time to play catch-up with a deluxe edition of the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. My thanks to Matt & Cheese for the questions. And now, let’s see if I can come up with a few answers. Let’s do this…

Why hasn’t Enzo Amore been signed by a major company since leaving WWE?

Because he’s more annoying than he’s worth. Enzo is a heat magnet and not in a good way. He is good on the mic, but he’s not a great wrestler in the ring. As a tag team with Big Cass, he’s decent, but Cass has baggage too and so far, no company has decided that they’re worth the hassle.

Thoughts on WWE adding NXT and Developmental talent to the crowd to provide an audience for RAW and Smackdown?

It’s about time that they followed AEW’s lead. It adds to the show and makes the matches far more watchable. Better late than never. A good move by Vince and the WWE.

Matt Riddle is allegedly being moved to Smackdown. Thoughts?

Riddle is a good in-ring guy with a fun personality and if they allow him to be who he has been in NXT, this is a good move. And if they try to “tweak” his character and screw it up, at least he’ll be making more money as a main-roster talent so it’s still a good move. I’m happy for Riddle. Now maybe he’ll get those opportunities against Brock like he’s been asking for.

Who is the Michael Jordan of WWE?

A very hard call because Jordon was a one-of-a-kind basketball player who was the best at what he did, but was also unselfish about sharing the glory and helping others. Wrestling, by its very nature, has a lot of egos and people looking out for themselves first and trying to hold on to their “spot”. In terms of ability only, I’d go with Shawn Michaels. His personality is nothing like Jordan, but he was the best in-ring guy in WWE during his peak years and made the company better. His personality and behavior wasn’t all that and he was from all accounts, a selfish prick, but in that ring, he had few peers in the WWF at that time.

Cody won the TNT Championship. Was that the right call by AEW?

That remains to be seen, but I have no problems with it.

If Sting does end up in AEW, should he wrestle? If so, who would you like to see him face?

I don’t think Sting should be wrestling at all if possible. He’s 61 years old and his body can’t do what it once did. But if he was to decide to take a match or two, I would think someone who can protect him, make him look strong, and carry the former WCW Champion to a great match. How about Shawn Spears or MJF? Maybe even Sammy Guevera or Jericho?

Who is the MVP of AEW right now?

Without a doubt, it’s Sammy Guevera. He has come so far in such a short time and is like a sponge, learning from Jericho. This young man is going to be a major player one day and he’s making one hell of a mark now as well.

WWE’s Hall of Fame doesn’t get taken seriously in a lot of circles because it lacks serious criteria other than Vince’s whim. How would you re-structure the HOF to make it more legit?

The first thing I would do is build and have a physical structure for the Hall of Fame. Maybe it could be in Stamford or better off in Orlando, Florida, but having an actual place to go and visit would help a lot. And also, instead of Vince making the final call, how about mailing out ballots or allowing on-line voting on WWE.com or The Network and letting the fans select who the Inductees will be each year. Or if that’s not feasible, how about HHH and a committee designed just for this purpose and they could select the nominees each year. Vince needs to delegate this responsibility and give others more say and input about who is and isn’t inducted. That would help a lot in adding some legitimacy to the WWE Hall of Fame topic.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, questions, or thoughts to share, just drop me a line. I can be contacted here at the site in the comment section, at my e-mail of Doug28352@yahoo.com, or on Twitter at @Doug28352. Follow me. I follow back.

And with that, I’m out of here for now. Take care of yourself and be safe. I’ll see you at the matches.

Ubuntu!

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