Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Undertaker, Val Venis, Mr. Wrestling II & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Undertaker, Val Venis, Mr. Wrestling II, and More
June 12, 2020
DougMaynard.com

Let’s do the Q&A. Questions are from Facebook. The answers are from me. Let’s do this…

If you were a jobber in Wrestling, which finisher would you fear receiving the most?

A jack-knife or running powerbomb. It would depend upon who the one delivering the move is, but I’ve seen some sloppy ones in the past from guys like Vader, Kevin Nash, etc, and I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of one of those.

What’s Your Favorite UNDERTAKER Match of all time?

I’ve never been a big Taker fan honestly, but two stand out in my mind. One is the infamous Hell In A Cell match against Mick Foley. And the other is when Taker and Ric Flair fought at Wrestlemania X8.

Did Hawk need Animal (or could he have been a bigger star on his own)?

When I think of Hawk, I think of Animal and vice-versa. They were a team and in the eyes of most people, belong together as a team. While I can see Hawk doing some singles matches and having some success, I think that being part of the Road Warriors was what made him special and stand out more than anything. He could have made it without Hawk, but wouldn’t have been as big.

Thoughts and memories of Mr. Wrestling II?

For myself, I only remember II from the wrestling magazines and the early days of Georgia Championship Wrestling on WTBS. His mask versus mask matches against Masked Superstar was incredible and he was the local hero, the pride of Atlanta, GA. Best damn knee lift in the business too. He did a heel turn on Magnum TA in Mid-South and I remember that was the big thing in the Apter mags. Just an iconic figure and performer who found his niche and became later in his career, after a long run as a jobber, a true legend of Georgia wrestling.

Terry Gordy & Dr. Death Steve Williams versus Rick & Scott Steiner in a legit shoot fight. Who wins?

I think it would be messy, bloody, and all four men would end up needing medical treatment when the dust settled. And Gordy & Dr. Death would (barely) come out on top.

Val Venis for the Hall of Fame? Yes or no and why.

I would say yes. He had a good run in the WWE as a strong mid-card talent. He’s a multiple-time champion in both singles and tag team titles. He’s one of the more memorable characters of the Attitude Era and was a good worker. So WWE Hall of Fame? Sure, why not.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions to ask, just drop me a line here at the site, at my e-mail of Doug28352@yahoo.com, or on Twitter at @Doug28352. Follow me. And with that, I’m out of here. Time to go to work for the next ten and sell some liquor. Stay safe, be good, and take care. I’ll see you at the matches.

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