Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Rey Mysterio, Heath Slater, Billy Gunn & More
July 10, 2020
Howdy and welcome to the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A, where I take wrestling-related questions from readers & Facebook & and all places in between and try to answer them. It’s what I do. And what I’m going to do… starting right now. Let’s do this…
Rey Mysterio is currently working with WWE with no contract. Should AEW pursue him?
If I was AEW, I would definitely reach out to see if Rey is interested in coming over and maybe throw him an offer. I’m not personally a big fan of the Mini-Me wonder, but he has a strong fan base and would be a strong addition to their roster.
Heath Slater was back on RAW last night. Do you think he’ll re-sign with WWE or end up at Impact Wrestling reteaming with Rhyno?
If the offer was made, I think he’d be back with WWE in a flash, but as of yet, I haven’t seen anything saying that this appearance was anything more than a one-shot. Slater will probably end up in Impact Wrestling next and just do as he needs to do to rebuild his character and career. He’s still young and I’m sure that before all is said and done, he’ll be back in WWE again at some point.
So Tony Khan and CM Punk have been communicating via Twitter quite often and they had recent Twitter exchange again so my question is do you think Tony is still trying to make a play for CM Punk to potentially sign with AEW? Do you even want to see CM Punk in AEW?
CM Punk is still relevant and Tony Khan would be dumb not to at least try to get Punk to come to AEW if he’s interested. If an agreement could be reached, it would be a big event and could totally change the landscape of the “Wednesday Night Wars”. As for would I be interested in seeing Punk in AEW, I would like to see him wrestle again and if AEW was the place he decided to make a return, I would absolutely check him out to see how he does.
What would be your Mt. Rushmore of Jim Crockett Promotions? How about the NWA?
I heard Jim Cornette answer this question concerning the NWA on his podcast and I think his answers were Lou Thesz, Buddy Rogers, Ric Flair, and Harley Race. I agree with Thesz, Flair, and Race, but I think maybe Dory Funk would be there instead of Rogers for me. As for Crockett, that’s a lot harder since so many great talents made their mark in that territory. I think I’d go with Ric Flair, Wahoo McDaniel, Blackjack Mulligan, and The Anderson Brothers (Ole & Gene). When I started watching, in the late ’70s, these were the top guys and stars and they have always remained so in my eyes.
AEW star Billy Gunn sent a “Cease & Desist” letter to Independent wrestler Tommy Gunn. Thoughts?
Billy Gunn’s wife says that he didn’t send a letter to Tommy Gunn and that Gunn is lying, but then she admits that they sent word through a third party that they’d like Tommy to quit using the “Gunn” name. It’s his real name so I don’t think they have a case here. Hell, Billy can’t even use the “Gunn” name right now due to copyright restrictions as the name is owned by WWE. He’s trying to establish a legacy of sorts for his son and family and I get that, but Tommy has been using the name for a while and it’s his freakin’ legal and real name so Billy just needs to back off and let it be. No one is going to confuse Tommy Gunn with Billy Gunn unless they’re a stupid idiot. Tonny has his career and Billy and his son have theirs. Just move on and be happy and forget about the name stuff. It’s a dumb argument.
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