Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: David Sammartino, Jade Cargill, Fuego Del Sol & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
David Sammartino, Jade Cargill, Fuego Del Sol & More
November 18, 2020

Are you ready to do this? It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. And away we go.

Whatever happened to David Sammartino? Thoughts on the second-generation superstar?

David Sammartino was a second-generation talent, the son of the legendary Bruno Sammartino, who wrestled in the ’80s and ’90s, primarily for the WWE and in various territories as well. Sammartino had some feuds with Larry Zbyszko & Stan Hansen, taking up his father’s previous issues with the men, but never really made it big. He was always “Bruno’s son” and even wrestled as Bruno Sammartino Jr. for a while. From what I understand, he currently works as a professional trainer and is semi-retired from the ring, mainly working “Legends Shows” and conventions. Sammartino wasn’t a bad wrestler, but he was never able to escape his father’s huge shadow.

What’s your opinion on Steve Mongo McMichael’s pro wrestling career?

Mongo was a lousy commentator and in the ring, he was pretty damn bad as well. But his persona, his character, his personality, he was a person with credibility who was destined to be a Horseman. For the brief amount of time he was involved in pro wrestling, he had a great run and was an overachiever, based more on his past as a legit tough SOB with a Super Bowl ring than his in-ring activities.

Why hasn’t WWE brought back James Ellsworth?

Probably because there are already enough people sitting around in catering not being used as it is and Ellsworth is a comedy act. There isn’t a role for him at this time.

Thoughts on Jade Cargill?

Jade was the woman who came to the ring on Dynamite and cut a very awkward promo on Cody this past week in regards to his status as “Giant Killer” and the possible challenge of Shaq. She was put in a role she wasn’t ready for and that was a painful segment to watch. She has a good look, but her constantly flipping the hair, probably to hide her nervousness, was annoying and distracting. Brandi coming out and going all ghetto on her saved the segment, but I don’t think she (Jade) belonged there anyhow. Think WWE’s Eva Marie, a Barbie doll look in over her head, and that was Cargill.

In regards to AEW, I keep hearing people saying that the women’s division is weak, and they need to bring in better performers. Why has nobody suggested Tessa Blanchard?

People have suggested Tessa, mainly right after she left Impact, but for whatever reason, it hasn’t happened. It could be that she’s currently living in Mexico and with the travel restrictions due to the pandemic, she’s not able to travel. It could also be rumors about her attitude. If Tessa is available and wants to work, she could be a great asset to AEW and I would like to see her. She’s an amazing worker and having her father there as part of the company as well could keep the egos in check if you will. I think, once the travel restrictions are lifted, we’ll probably see Tessa show up somewhere and do her thing. But for now, we just have to wonder, “What if?”.

Thoughts on Fuego Del Sol?

All I know about Fuego is that he’s a regular on AEW Dynamite, generally shares a room with Sammy Guevera on the road when traveling for AEW, sleeps in his mask, and is the Master of the Tornado DDT. And he’s cute when he pouts. All of that, I know courtesy of Sammy’s VLOG, where Del Sol is one of the featured players. I think he’s a talented young guy, paying his dues, and might be a prominent player for AEW one day. Did I mention that he’s the Master of the Tornado DDT? That’s all you really need to know about Fuego.

And I guess that’s all for now. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions you’d like to see answered, just use that comment box and drop me a line. Take care and stay safe. Watch out for the crazies. I’m down, I’m gone, and I’ll see you at the matches.


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