Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Jim Cornette, Rachael Ellering, Rocky King & More
August 15, 2020
And welcome to the weekend. It’s time for another edition of the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Are you ready? Let’s do this…
Do you think that Jim Cornette is secretly on AEW’s payroll?
It sure seems that way at times, doesn’t it? Cornette’s weekly reviews of the AEW flagship program are always entertaining and even though he’s usually critical of the AEW programming, he also compliments the good stuff and I think he ends up sending fans and viewers to AEW as a result. I don’t think it’s actually come to Corny getting a check in the mail as of yet though. I think Corny is just trying to make his show as entertaining as possible and AEW benefits as a result. And having people like Jericho, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, etc, notice and comment on Cornette’s remarks, that helps out Jim Cornette too and adds listeners to his program. It’s a win-win for both parties and while I don’t think Corny is on the AEW payroll, maybe he should be.
Pineapple Pete says that his time in AEW is over. Thoughts?
Who the hell cares? The guy’s head is made up to look like a pineapple. That’s freakin’ stupid. Good riddance.
Are you excited to see Rachael Ellering as part of AEW?
Rachael is a good talent who was part of the NXT mix but was never really used to any big degree by the WWE powers-that-be. I think and hope that AEW will work better for her and she’ll be able to show what she’s capable of in the AEW Women’s Division. Also, along with Rachael also comes the presence of her father, WWE Hall of Famer, and managerial legend Paul Ellering. So we allegedly can add Paul Ellering to a managerial mix that already includes Vickie Guerrero, Jake Roberts, Arn Anderson, & Tully Blanchard. I think the Ellering presence can be a good thing for AEW, more for Paul than Rachael, but it’s still a good addition.
Is MJF the future of All Elite Wrestling?
He’s young, hot, talented, and damn good both on the mic and in the ring. So I would say yes.
Should Rocky King have been given an NWA TV Title run?
Rocky was hot for a jobber guy. He was used briefly as part of a team with the “Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant and much like the Mulkey Brothers, the fans really took to King and he was over like Rover. For the early ’80s, having a young black man, not too big and more of a real person than over the top superstar, being a major champion, would have been a big move. It would have been controversial and shocking. I think King would have been great and it could have elevated him to a strong mid-card spot. They should have given him a chance and the belt to see what happened. It would have been cool.
Which current wrestler do you think can be a great Hollywood actor?
I think that any wrestler who has spent a significant amount of time with WWE or Impact or in a major promotion would have a good shot at being an actor if given the opportunity. Wrestlers are the best live improvisational actors in existence, period. As for who do I think has that “it” and could be a major player in Hollywood if they desired, my top choices off the top of my head would be The Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro, Curtis Axel, MJF, Sammy Guevera & Bray Wyatt.
Would you prefer a third AEW hour on Wed night or an additional 2-hour show on a different day/night?
Three hours is too long for one program on one night. Two shows, at two hours each, would be much better and allow for more wrestlers to get featured.
Battle of the Television Champions: RVD versus Arn Anderson. Who wins?
Nothing against RVD, but The Enforcer, Arn Anderson, was the ideal wrestler to be a Television Champion and in a match between the two, Arn would find the way and take home the big victory.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any thoughts, comments, or questions you’d like to see answered, just drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do. Use the e-mail address of Doug28352@yahoo.com, go to my Twitter at @Doug28352, or else just use the comment box below. And now, I’m going to call it a night. Take care of yourself and stay safe. Watch out for the crazies. And by the way, don’t forget to always support your local wrestlers and promotions. I’m down and gone. I’ll see you at the matches.