Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Jake Roberts, The Renegade, Austin Idol & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Jake Robers, TheRenegade, AustinIdol & More
November 11, 2020

Happy Birthday to Mr. Matt Furmage. Love ya brother! And Happy Birthday in Heaven to my brother, Jeff Maynard. He’s the one who got me started watching wrestling. Not a day goes by I don’t think of and miss you. Rest in Peace. Let’s do the Q&A.

What are the chances of Undisputed Era showing up at Survivor Series and doing a free Agent Angle where they feud with people from both Raw and Smackdown for a little while before settling on a specific show?

I would say somewhere between zero and not at all. There are too many factions and groups in WWE, such as Retribution & The Hurt Business, and adding another group to the mix would be too much for WWE to do at one time. They’re not good at running multiple storylines. We have a better chance of seeing Disco Inferno, Alex Wright, and Tokyo Magnum showing up and doing a dance. Or of me playing this video again because I can and am. Here you go.

It’s been 20 years. Its time Bret Hart stops blaming Goldberg and starts accepting the responsibility that he himself is to blame for his career-ending. Thoughts?

Bret is the type that blames everyone else for anything that goes wrong in his life. He had to retire because of Goldberg. He sucked in WCW because of Hogan & Bischoff. He got screwed in Montreal because of HBK. Owen died because of Vince. While there may be truth in all of these, Bret won’t take responsibility for anything on himself. It’s not how he operates and he’s a bitter soul because of it. Accidents happen in the ring and it’s not like Goldberg was out to ruin his life. He needs to get over it and move on.

What’s your favorite Jake “The Snake” Roberts match/feud?

Either the battles against Rick Rude, where Rude was wearing tights with Robert’s then-wife on his crotch, or the feud with Randy Savage. That snake-bite stuff is hard to forget.

What are your thoughts on the Renegade?

I think WCW brought him in, promised him the world, and then when it didn’t happen, he couldn’t handle it and killed himself. He wasn’t a bad worker so far as it goes, but he was trying to be another person and live off their gimmick and the fans shit all over it and it went downhill from there. There was no reason he shouldn’t have been able to have a successful mid-card career, but using him as Warrior 2.0 was a bad idea from the start and it ended up costing a man his life in the end.

I think Sid Vicious could have been used better and should’ve been world champion more times and have more main event status. Agree or disagree?

Sid had a great look, but he wasn’t all that in the ring and he sucked with the promos. He was very lucky to have the success that he had.

Sid Vicious versus Rick Rude. Who wins?

I think Sid would be in for a rude awakening. The Ravishing One wins.

Why wasn’t Austin Idol a bigger star and signed by either WCW or the WWF?

Austin had a run with Crockett before it evolved into WCW and did okay for himself. He was also a regular in the Georgia and Memphis territories. As for why he wasn’t signed by and a part of WCW or WWF, I think in WWF, it was because of who the champ was at the time. Hulk Hogan ripped off a lot of the mannerisms and moves from Idol and having Austin show up in WWF would have exposed Hogan. And WCW? He semi-retired in 1990 when WCW was just starting to take off under the ownership of Ted Turner and wasn’t available. The only wrestling he was doing then was trying to promote shows in Alabama. He officially retired in 1998 from wrestling, although in recent times, before the pandemic, he was working as the manager of NWA Champion Nick Aldis.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions you’d like to see answered, just drop me a line and I’ll be glad to give it a shot. Until the next time, stay safe and I’ll see you at the matches.


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