Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Jay Lethal, Lord Alfred Hayes, Vickie Guerrero & More
July 19, 2020
It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Do you know where your children are? Let’s do this…
If you had an Indy promotion and had to choose between Jim Cornette, Ole Anderson, Jeff Jarrett, or Paul Heyman as your booker, who would you choose?
Four of the absolute best of their era and time and all of these guys are head and tails above the crap we see today with “writers” and “creative teams” being in charge of TV and pro wrestling. I don’t particularly care for Jarrett and the “Memphis style” of booking, but it works. Ole was a fantastic booker for the Mid-Atlantic and Georgia territories and if his health permitted it and he was interested and motivated, I think his style of booking would be the most fun to be a part of. Corny is great in his own way as well, but his temper and explosive nature would make him only temporary at best. Heyman is the man who knows today’s audience the best and he is excellent at making chicken salad out of chicken shit. For my tastes, I’d want Ole, but to make money and be successful, Heyman would be the best and most logical choice.
Would you like to see Jay Lethal make a run in WWE or AEW?
Lethal is, in many ways, the new AJ Styles in that he is in his prime, does excellent work, but seems to be content with ROH and Impact instead of wanting to make that move to the next level. I’d love to see him do a run in WWE or AEW and show the world what he’s capable of, but I suspect he sees what WWE did with so many other big stars, wasting them and barely using them in any proper manner, that he’s probably gun-shy about taking that next step. He’s got a reputation and legacy that, so long as he stays in ROH, is safe. Why take the chance of ruining it by going to WWE? I think he’s scared of the unknown and not taking any chances. I’d like to see him do it though at some point.
Would you like to see an action movie with The Rock & Steve Austin?
How about an ensamble movie with The Rock, Austin, Edge, Kevin Nash, Bill Goldberg, The Miz & John Cena, kind of like the “Fast & Furious” franchise. Hell, even let Hogan do a cameo. Admit it, no matter the story and script, with those names, you’d watch.
Who is more likely to become a heel first? Adam Page or Kenny Omega?
I think Omega will turn heel first. Hell, half of the world already wants to slap his face and kick his ass, so Omega as an ass-clown is a natural evolution.
Nyla Rose has taken Vickie Guerrero as her new manager in AEW. Thoughts?
I would have preferred to see Missy Hyatt or Baby Doll come back to wrestling as Nyla’s manager, but Vickie makes more sense. She’s a good talker, gets instant heat every time she says two special words, and has a great fan base. If WWE didn’t have a spot for her, then I’m glad AEW did. I’m glad to see her back on TV again.
Would you like to see Mike Tyson versus Chris Jericho in AEW?
It would draw an audience and could be fun to see so hell, why not? Tyson knocks Jericho out, gets a big pop, and Jericho gets to play the victim for months to come. Book it Tony Khan!
Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke versus Jerry Lawler & Randy Savage. Who wins?
I can’t see Lawler and Savage working together as a team and getting along so just for that and that alone, I think Mad Dog & The Baron, long time friends and partners, would have the advantage and take home the win.
Thoughts on Lord Alfred Hayes?
Most people only remember Hayes as the loveable sidekick to Vince McMahon in the early days of Tuesday Night Titans and the WWF, but before that, he was a great manager in the AWA, Florida, and the Mid-Atlantic regions and an amazing wrestler as well. Think a sixties and seventies version of William Regal and you have Lord Hayes. A good talker and for his era, probably one of the most proficient in-ring talents of the day. He may be best remembered as a joke, but he was so much more.
Here’s a match from January, 1980 with Lord Hayes facing Bobby “The Brain” Heenan in a “Battle of the Managers”. A good match that shows just a small sample of what Hayes was capable of in that ring. A good showing by Heenan as well. Enjoy.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions you’d like to have answered, please feel free and drop me a line in the comment section below, at my e-mail address of Doug28352@yahoo.com, or on Twitter at @Doug28352. And now, it’s time to call it a day. I have to go do stuff. Take care and stay safe. Don’t forget to support your local Indy wrestling and wrestlers. I’ll see you at the matches.