Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Marty Scurll, Tucker & Otis & More
October 28, 2020
It’s Wednesday morning and you know what that means. Happy Hump Day. Let’s do the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A.
Thoughts on Tucker turning on Otis and costing him the Money In The Bank briefcase to Miz?
It actually makes sense. Otis has been getting the spotlight while Tucker has been the forgotten man for the past year. And how does being part of a tag team fit in when one half of the team is more focused on his girlfriend and the MITB contract? Luckily, WWE just removed the MITB obstacle and now we get to see Tucker and Otis show what they can do in a solid, mid-card feud. In terms of character development, this is probably the best thing that could have happened to either man.
What do you think about Jeff Hardy wanting to bring back his character Willow maybe have a match against a fiend Bray Wyatt?
I’ve heard this before and I don’t really care for the idea. Jeff, as Willow, has not really been that successful in the WWE in the past and doesn’t really strike me as anything exceptional. It’s just Jeff Hardy in a mask. With the Fiend, you see a character and personality change like he and Bray are two different people. Same thing with Finn Balor and The Demon. Jeff Hardy versus Bray Wyatt? I’ll watch that match anytime. Willow versus The Fiend. My interest there is not quite so much.
Marty Scurll has been removed from the ROH roster. Do you think he’ll end up in AEW?
Scurll had a great spot in ROH as the booker and a top performer, but the whole Speaking Out Movement revealed an incident between Scurll and a sixteen-year-old girl in England. While the girl is of age by English law, the circumstances surrounding the encounter have made Scurll a pariah of sorts and he’s feeling the backlash now. I think that for now, while the Speaking Out Movement is still fresh in people’s minds, AEW will avoid Scurll at all costs. So will WWE and Impact. He’s tainted goods and while he technically didn’t break any laws, perception is everything. Unless it’s Japan, I think it’s safe to say that for now anyhow, Scurll’s career in pro wrestling is on hiatus at best and may even be over.
Do the Steiner brothers deserve to be in the WWE Hall of Fame as a tag team?
Absolutely. It won’t happen due to Scott’s behavior and reputation as a loose cannon, but based on their merit and history as a tag team, you’ll find few teams who are as deserving as these two.
Terry Funk (in his prime) versus Jon Moxley. Who wins?
Moxley would win. Terry is a great entertainer and a legendary performer in that ring, but Moxley is more versatile, faster, and a better wrestler overall. It’d be a fun match to see, but I don’t doubt in the slightest that Moxley would be the man to get his arm raised in the end.
What should AEW’s second tv show be called?
Are they getting a second show? I’ve heard rumors, but never anything definite. And technically, wouldn’t it be a third show after AEW Dark and Dynamite? Off the top of my head, if AEW did get another show for airing on TNT or TBS, I’d keep it simple, but memorable. How about AEW Grand Slam? Lame, I know, but it’s 7:30 in the morning so that’s the only thing I can think of. Or AEW Movement? They’ll owe Brad & Derk a few dollars for the trademark, but I could see that working as well.
So I’m having a debate with my bro. He asked who would win in a match between Private Party and The Street Profits? I say Private Party. He said The Street Profits. What do you think?
Are they really two different teams or the same team wrestling under two different names? The only difference in their characters is that one likes to smoke and the other… I don’t know what they do actually. Has anyone ever seen these two teams in the same place at the same time? I’m kidding. I know who both teams are and while I’m not a fan of either team with their blatant stereotype gimmicks, I have seen a few good things from The Profits when allowed to cut loose a bit in the ring and against the right opponents. The Street Profits would win.
Should WWE induct Chris Benoit into the WWE Hall of Fame?
No. What he did, regardless of the reasons or circumstances, overshadows anything he did in that ring as a wrestler. He will never, nor should he ever be part of the WWE or any wrestling Hall of Fame.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions about pro wrestling or anything else, feel free to drop me a line.
Take care of yourself and watch out for the crazies. I’ll see you at the matches.