Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: AEW, All Out, JCP Managers & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
AEW, All Out, JCP Managers & More
September 8, 2020
DougMaynard.com

It’s Tuesday morning. You know what that means. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this…

Tony Khan says that he wants to expand the TV content and roster for AEW. Thoughts?

The current problem with AEW, if you want to call it that, is too much talent and not enough television time. Only three hours a week, via Dynamite and AEW Dark, doesn’t give the non-main eventers too many opportunities to shine so I’m all for more television. Another hour or even two on a different night would be great. As for expanding the roster, get the extra TV time first and don’t be signing people just to be signing them. Make sure there is a spot and role for the talent before offering them a deal, otherwise you’ll just have a lot of people sitting around in catering far too often, aka WWE.

Thoughts on AEW All Out 2020?

It was an okay show. The sick Matt Hardy bump kind of took the air from the room and it was hard to get back on track after that, but it was good work from everyone and an “A” for effort. The women’s match was excellent, Jericho versus Orange was better than it should have been, and Moxley versus MJF? I didn’t like the results, but no real complaints. A lot of sloppy wrestling and botches all throughout the card, but for overall performance, I’d give it a “B-“.

Edge, Brock Lesnar, and Sheamus are the only superstars to win King of the Ring, Royal Rumble, and Money in the Bank. Do you think Sheamus and Lesnar deserve to be considered Future Hall of Famers?

Sheamus and Brock ARE future Hall of Famers. There is no doubt in my mind about that.

Masked Superstar versus Mil Mascaras. Who wins?

Superstar (Bill Eadie) is a tremendous performer and can wrestle circles around almost anyone and that’s a fact. Mascaras, he’s a legend and icon, but his reputation for refusing to take bumps, sell moves, or put others over is legendary as well. Mil would no doubt demand to get the win here and if the match was to happen, that’s probably how most bookers would do it to keep him happy. And I’d probably do the same thing. Mil wins when Superstar is DQ’ed for refusing to break the Cobra and shoves the referee away.

Who was the nicest wrestler you’ve ever known, in or out of the ring?

I’ve met some great people over the years and so far as being friendly and nice, the first names that come to mind are the late Brian Adams (Crush), the legendary Ann Casey, Chris Steele (one half of the Main Attraction), The Fallen Artist Derk Douglas (Join The Movement), and one half of the team Atlantic Coast Destruction Crew, Ethan Storm (a killer in the ring, a true gentleman outside).

The 2 best single wrestlers who would have formed an awesome tag team?

This sounds like a question from the WWE Creative Teams where they (Vince) love to team up top singles stars to make the tag team division look weak in comparison. How about the team of CM Punk & AJ Styles? That would be fun to see.

What wrestler was the biggest jerk you ever met?

Most wrestlers are cool if you show the proper respect, but there are a few who are not quite as friendly as others. Sable is the first to come to mind. She was miserable the day I met her at an autograph signing and it definitely showed.

We had many outstanding managers in the days of Mid Atlantic. My two favorites were Sir Oliver Humperdink and Gary Hart. Where would you rate them and who were your favorites?

Sir Oliver was awesome, as was Gary Hart, but we can’t forget Gene Anderson, Jimmy Holiday (for a brief time), Buddy Rogers, Jim Cornette, and James J. Dillon, all of who worked in Crockett as well. For the “House of Humperdink” angle against Roddy Piper and Jimmy Valiant, I’d rank Sir Oliver right at the top of the list. My favorite, who doesn’t get nearly the credit he deserves, is Paul Jones. For Mid-Atlantic managers, I think he’d be “Number One”, as it should be.

Brodie Lee versus Tony Schiavone for the TNT Championship. Who wins?

I would so love to see this happen. It’d be the biggest night in the history of pro wrestling, at least until we’re out of time. Brodie wins, quickly and easily.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions you’d like to see answered, just give me a shout and we’ll see what we can do. Until the next time, stay safe and take care of yourself. I’ll see you at the matches.

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