Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Renee Young, Hulk Hogan in AEW, Lars Sullivan & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Renee Young, Hulk Hogan, Lars Sullivan & More
August 20, 2020

Welcome to the show. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A and we’ve got a lot of ground to cover today, thanks to Cheese, Mickey, and Casper J. My thanks for the questions. Now, let’s see if I can find a few answers. Let’s do this…

Thoughts on Renee Young leaving WWE?

She hasn’t been used much since moving to the FS1 show, WWE Backstage, now canceled, but still, this is a big blow to WWE. Renee has been a part of the company for a long time now and who didn’t love her in the JBL & Cole Show a few years back. She’s a good personality and has done well in every task she’s performed. I expect that she’ll end up working maybe for ESPN and possibly AEW since her husband, Jon Moxley, works there. I hate to see her go, but there wasn’t a spot for her in the pandemic era and she’s outgrown the role of being a simple interviewer so she’s moving on. Best wishes to her.

Lars Sullivan has posted videos about working out. Are you looking forward to the return of the Lars Sullivan Experience?

We don’t know for sure if this is leading to a return to the WWE ring and wrestling or not for Sullivan. He’s still under WWE contract, but when asked about Sullivan, Triple H claimed to not even know about the work-outs being posted online and let’s be honest, Sullivan has a lot of baggage, especially in this overly politically correct era we now live in, so I don’t know if WWE will ever bring him back to TV or if they even should. I guess it’s all just wait and see.

Thoughts on guys like Conrad Thompson and Brian Last?

I consider them motivators that are there to keep the podcasts that they co-host moving along smoothly, as well as provide a counterpoint to the men they work along the side of. If it wasn’t for Conrad’s love of pro wrestling, think of all the stories we would have missed out on from Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Bruce Pritchard, Tony Schiavone, and Eric Bischoff. And Brian keeps Jim Cornette focused and on topic, a necessary task when Corny gets heated. They’re essential parts of the podcast machine and do some excellent work in helping to provide us entertainment.

Is Cameron Grimes the 2020 version of Dirty Dutch Mantell?

There is admittingly a physical resemblance, but aside from that, I don’t see much else in common. Dutch is Dutch and Grimes is Grimes, as it should be. I don’t think Cameron is the 2020 version of anyone other than Cameron Grimes, as it should be.

I heard AEW is close to signing Hulk Hogan! I read that they had some meetings with him and sorted out some hard feelings and are thinking of bringing him in soon. I would love to see him challenge Cody! What do you think about this?

I think you need to put down the pipe and quit smoking the crack. Hogan is NOT going to appear in AEW and even if he wasn’t loyal to WWE and did appear, he would not be wrestling. Hogan’s many back surgeries wouldn’t allow him to take any kind of bumps and he’s too old to wrestle a truly competitive match, especially against someone like Cody. Unless it’s for a “clear the ring” segment against a top heel to hive Hulkamania a last hurrah, I’m pretty sure we’ve seen the last of Hulk Hogan in the ring in active competition.

First, it was Christian, then Big Show, then Flair and now HBK. Are you tired of Randy Orton “punting” legends?

Truthfully, I’m a big fan of Orton and his “legend killer” schtick. I would like to see the men he’s punted gain some sort of retribution at some point, maybe at SummerSlam by aiding Drew McIntyre, but I don’t mind seeing Orton doing the big punt. I wouldn’t mind seeing him take out Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler & Beth Phoenix at some point. Maybe Booker T and Mark Henry too. Hell, kick everyone in the head. I’ll be cheering The Viper on.

Should Otis cash in his Money In The Bank contract and go after the winner of the Karrion Kross/Keith Lee match at NXT Takeover XXX for the NXT Championship?

It seems as if Otis and that Money In The Bank contract have been forgotten about on Smackdown, but I would love to see WWE wrap up that loose thread of story-telling. Otis is a good comedy character, but he doesn’t really seem to belong in the top tier of talent at Smackdown. NXT has a lot fo great talent as well, but a one-night reign by the odd one would fit better. So hell, Otis can go to Takeover, come in at the end of the Kross/Lee match, regardless of who wins, and cash in, win the belt, lose it on Wednesday at NXT and we can all move on. Works for me.

Should AEW sign Low-Ki?

AEW is already getting a bloated roster with far too many talents under contract for the limited amount of TV time they have available. Low-Ki doesn’t really bring anything special or different to the table that they don’t already have. It would be a waste of their time and money in my opinion.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions that you’d like to see answered, feel free, and speak to me. Use the comment box below, my e-mail address of Doug28352@yahoo.com, or find me on Twitter at @Doug28352. And with that, I’m out of here. Take care of yourself and stay safe, watching out for the crazies. Don’t forget to give love and support to your local Indy wrestling promotions and wrestlers. I’ll see you at the matches.



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