Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Teddy Long, Jay Lethal, Virgil & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Teddy Long, Jay Lethal, Virgil & More
September 22, 2020
DougMaynard.com

I swear today feels like a Saturday instead of a Tuesday. Film at 11:00. Let’s do a quick rendition of the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Cheese sent me the questions. Now let’s come up with some answers. Let’s do this.

How would you rate Teddy Long as a manager?

Teddy was pretty good in my opinion as a manager. He started with Doom in WCW and of course, The Skyscrapers and then became a baby-face and worked with the lower-level talent like Craig Pittman, Joey Maggs, etc. In WWE, he was with Rodney Mack (who didn’t love the White-Boy Challenge?) and Chris Nowinski. It was a good run and while he cemented his character & legacy as the long-running General Manager of Smackdown, he was a good manager who championed the underdogs. He wasn’t on the level of Cornette, Dillon, Heyman, or even Paul Jones, but he had a role and did it very well.

If Ricochet doesn’t resign with WWE when his contract expires, where would you like to see him wrestle next?

He has great moves, but a kind of bland personality. I could see him at AEW lost in the shuffle, but considering how crowded and bloated their roster seems to be getting, I think ROH or Impact would make for better options.

Do you think Jay Lethal will ever wrestle for WWE?

If it hasn’t happened yet, I doubt it ever will. Lethal is a fantastic talent and would make a great addition to any company he chooses to work for, but he’s getting older and slowing down and I think the opportunity to be part of WWE is passing by rather quickly.

What is the greatest Faction in wrestling history that is not The Horsemen, NWO, or DX?

This one is easy. Though only in existence for about a year or so, when a group consists of Rick Rude, Steve Austin, Larry Zbyszko, Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton, and Madusa, and they are all led by the man then known as Paul E. Dangerously, can any other group seriously compete. The Dangerous Alliance gets the nod here.

The Montreal Screwjob. Was it a work or a shoot?

I don’t think Bret is that good of an actor, nor do I think Vince was that creative as to create such a powerful storyline so I’ll go with “worked shoot”. It was a shoot that was turned into a work as it evolved.

Does Virgil belong in the WWE Hall of Fame?

For his role in WWF and the character that we will never forget, I would say yes.

Beth Phoenix versus Chyna. Who wins?

This would be a really good power match to see. Beth is the better in-ring performer and wrestler by far, but Chyna had the momentum and I believe, a strength edge. In a shoot, I think Beth would win, but in the confines of a professional wrestling ring, it would end up being Chyna getting the victory.

And there you go. My thanks for reading and to Cheese for the questions. Any comments, thoughts, or questions you’d like to see answered, drop me a line and we’ll do it. Take care of yourself and I’ll catch you later on the flip side. Be safe.

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