Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: The Dark Order, Gangrel, Don Callis & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Dark Order, Gangrel, Don Callis & More
November 12, 2020
DougMaynard.com

Happy Birthday to two awesome guys, Carl & Carson Chavis. Yes, they’re twins, and they both rock. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this.

Who was Ric Flair’s best tag team partner?

Ric has never been a big tag team wrestler, with most of his wrestling success has been as a singles star. But he has been part of successful teams with Rip Hawk, Greg Valentine, Blackjack Mulligan, Arn Anderson, Barry Windham, Batista, and Roddy Piper, and probably a few others that I can’t think of at the moment. As for who was the best, I think Greg Valentine was the most effective partner. They dominated the NWA & Crockett in the late ’70s and never lost the NWA Tag Team titles after defeating The Anderson Brothers in a cage and then had the belts stripped a few months later. Still one of the most dominant tag teams of any era or generation, so the Hammer gets my vote as Flair’s best tag team partner ever.

Thoughts on Darby Allin as the new AEW TNT Champion?

He’s a future star, and AEW is allowing him to have a push and be a featured star on their programs. Good for him.

Should AEW bring Don Callis in as a full-time executive/announcer?

If a spot opens up and Callis is open to coming to AEW, then maybe they should pursue him, but Callis is currently an executive for Impact Wrestling and isn’t, so far as I’m aware, contractually available. It was cool to see him at AEW Full Gear and providing commentary though.

Should there be a Dark Order show on YouTube?

The videos that they make for YouTube are some of the best parts of the current AEW product and certainly better than most of their wrestling matches and spots. A show for YouTube? So long as we get plenty of John Silver, I’m down.

Thoughts on MJF now being a part of the Inner Circle?

And now it begins. The battle over control of the group between the two Alpha Males, Jericho and MJF. MJF can be an awesome heel and Jericho can works towards that baby-face turn that we all know he’s going to eventually make. It’s the continuation of an epic story and I’m interested in seeing how they do this and make it work.

Should AEW find a place for Gangrel on their roster?

It seems as if, with AEW, there are more old and retired wrestlers than active ones with Arn, Tully, Jake Roberts, Taz, and Vickie Guerrero already on the roster, but what the hell. Gangrel is cool and he has a history with both Matt Hardy and Sammy Guevera so go ahead and let him stick around. The more, the merrier, right?

What are you hoping to see from the sons of D-Von Dudley in their AEW Dark debut?

A continuation of what they were doing in Impact Wrestling. Two talented young guys learning their trade, getting better and having good matches as they grow and gain experience in their chosen career.

If you were a wrestling manager, who would be your pick?

Of the wrestlers of today, any roster, for an elite gathering of talents under my watchful eyes? How about Joe Hennig (Curtis Axel), The Fallen Artist Derk Douglas, The Monster Brad Branson, Sammy Love, The Carolina Kidd (all local Indy guys who excel in that squared circle and I consider to be the future of professional wrestling), and Mickie James. And this gathering of characters of exceptional talent would be known as “Six Minutes”. I used to write a column by that name and it’s one of my favorite Dougie-related phrases. Thank you Doug E. Fresh.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to drop me a line. My e-mail is Doug28352@yahoo.com and I can be found on both Twitter and Parler at @Doug28352. Until the next time, stay safe and watch out for the crazies. I’ll see you at the matches.

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