Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Sentimental Moments, Disco Inferno, Matt Cardona & More
August 2, 2020
Welcome to a very special edition of the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. “Why is it special?”, you ask. It’s my 1900th post for DougMaynard.com. I should shove the regular programming and do something different and unique. Maybe for #2000. As for now, let’s talk some wrestling. Are you ready? And away we go…
What is a wrestling moment that made you cry?
I’m a very sentimental and emotional type of guy so many moments where my allergies may have acted up come to mind. Arn Anderson’s retirement speech. The entire episode of RAW after Owen passed away and again after the Benoit situation. And hell, even when Heath made that one time return to RAW. I popped.
Loverboy Dennis or Sweet Stan Lane? Better Midnight Express?
Nothing against Dennis Condrey, but my favorite version of the Express has always been the Eaton/Lane combination. They had that special “It” that transcended 99% of the other tag teams of that era.
How would you like to see either Disco Inferno or Buff Bagwell challenge Cody for the TNT Championship?
I’ll admit, I would pop big time to see either man pop up on Dynamite and challenge Cody for his title. At this stage in their careers, I think the matches would be short, sweet, and Cody would convincingly dominate both. But it would be fun to see.
Which wrestler do you feel was the Attitude Era before the Attitude Era started?
Abdullah the Butcher, Roddy Piper, especially in the Crockett days, and Kevin Sullivan are the first names that come to mind.
Kurt Angle versus Nick Bockwinkle. Who wins?
In a shoot, Angle would definitely win, but so far as a professional wrestling match, the experience and talent of Bockwinkle would allow him to find a way to steal the victory.
After “The Brain”, who was the second-best manager?
So many great managers are out there, such as Paul Heyman, Gary Hart, Jimmy Hart, Captain Lou Albano, Freddie Blassie, James J. Dillon, The Grand Wizard, and so many others. So who gets that second spot behind Heenan as the GOAT of Wrestling Managers? I would go with Jim Cornette.
Matt Cardona is only signed to AEW for a 5-spot deal. Should AEW sign him to a full-time contract?
I think they should play it by ear and see how things go. Cardona has a lot to offer AEW and pro wrestling in general but is he ready for a full-time role as a top guy for the company. I think that in the next five appearances, well four now, Cardona needs to tweak his character and find a way to reinvent himself. He needs to find a way to make everyone forget about the “Woo Woo Woo” and say, “Damn, he’s bad-ass!”. I think that Cardona will and should be given a full-time deal. I just hope that it works out and that AEW can find a way to use him well.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions to ask, feel free to drop me a line in the comment section, at my e-mail of Doug28352@yahoo.com, or on Twitter at @Doug28352. Follow me and I’ll follow back. And with that, Post 1900 is now over. Here’s to 1900 more, at least. I’ll see you folks on the flip side. Take care.