Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Chris Jericho, The Good Brothers, Slammiversary & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Chris Jericho, The Good Brothers, Slammiversary & More
July 23, 2020
DougMaynard.com

It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Are you ready? No kneeling allowed. Let’s do this…

What is your favorite moment of Le Champion Chris Jericho’s HOF career, so far?

There are so many choices going back nearly thirty years. The feud with Dean Malenko back in WCW and all of the great promos then come to mind. The introduction of Ralphus was great. Listing his knowledge of 1001 holds was excellent. How about the great insults to Stephanie McMahon and her dirty, filthy, disgusting, trashbag ho’ self. The Festival of Friendship stuff with Kevin Owens was amazing and who doesn’t like all the extra-cool stuff he’s been doing since he’s arrived in AEW. But my favorite moment? One stands above the rest and you know what I’m talking about. And if it’s not your favorite, you know what? You know what, you stupid idiot! You just made the list! And there you go.

Who will be the 1st Non-WWE talent to win the AEW Heavyweight Championship?

After last night on Dynamite, one has to throw Eddie Kingston’s name into the mix. Kenny Omega as champion wouldn’t surprise me either, nor would Brian Cage winning the title. But my pick? I’ll go with MJF as the first non-WWE talent to be the champ. After all, he is better than everyone else. If you don’t believe him, just ask him. He’ll tell you.

Should AEW revive the Horseman faction?

I love factions and a group managed by Tully and Arn would be awesome. But it wouldn’t be the Horsemen. The rights to the Horsemen name belong to WWE and regardless, that name is a piece of history not to be used lightly. But if AEW wants to create a unit of talented performers to kick ass and dominate like few others before, I wouldn’t object.

The Good Brothers have signed a two-year deal with Impact Wrestling. Thoughts on Gallows & Anderson’s latest venture.

As part of this deal, they will also be able to work dates in New Japan, and thus, they have the best of both worlds. American TV and Japanese bookings too. I think this is ideal for Gallows and Anderson and I’m glad to see things are going well for them.

At Slammiversary, we saw the debuts of Heath Miller (Slater) and the Good Brothers (Gallows & Anderson) and the returns of EC3, Eric Young, Madison Rayne, Rich Swann, and the Motor City Machine Guns. Thoughts?

I think Impact Wrestling is tired of being ignored and playing second-fiddle to AEW and WWE and this is an opportunity for them to not call it a comeback. They have a lot of fresh blood in the mix and the eyes of the world are now upon them and it’s their time. Impact Wrestling has had some great action going on for a while now and despite a few bumps (Tessa), the show is good and well worth watching. Now they have Heath, Gallows & Anderson, EC3, Eric Young & The MCMG. New faces and new energy. The future belongs to the company once known as TNA. It’ll be interesting to see what comes next.

Steel Cage Match: David Shultz versus Terry Funk. Who wins?

Nothing against the John Stossel slapping former bounty hunter, but Terry Funk is a freakin’ legend. Funk wins!

Andre the Giant versus The Big Show. Who wins?

Andre in his prime, the late ’70s & early ’80s, would be hard to beat, but the Big Show has had some great moments during his career as well. Hell, what am I saying? Andre wins, period!

War Games Match: Bruiser Brody & The Freebirds (Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts & Jimmy Garvin) versus Harley Race, Vader, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash & Lex Luger. Who wins?

Never bet against Harley Race. The former 8-time NWA World Champion would rally his team and put the fear of Harley in them. They’d be too scared to screw up and lose. The Race team of Harley, The Outsiders, Vader, and Luger would win.

Who was the greatest promo cutter in JCP history?

The names that come to mind for me are Masked Superstar, Ole Anderson, Ric Flair & Blackjack Mulligan.

And there you go. My thanks for the questions and thank you for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions, feel free, and drop me a line. And that’s all folks. Stay safe and watch out for the crazies out there. Don’t forget to support your local Indy wrestlers and wrestling. Take it easy and I’ll see you at the matches.

Ubuntu!

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2 comments

    • Okay, I didn’t know that. I just knew that she had left ROH a while back and wasn’t wrestling, in-ring matches that I had seen anywhere. Thanks for letting me know.

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