Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Lana, The NWA, Indy Success & More
November 28, 2020
It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. I just woke up and I’m already tired. Let’s do this…
What’s the end game WWE is doing with Lana?
That’s the big question, isn’t it? I guess it’s to make her a sympathetic baby-face who overcomes adversity. That’s as good a reason as any and seems to be the way things are going with the Survivor Series win and victory, with Asuka, over the tag champions on Monday. Only Vince knows for sure though.
Undertaker had his final farewell. Does anyone truly believe it’s the last we see of the Undertaker?
I think we’ll see him on occasion show up as a special attraction, but so far as in the ring goes, he seems to be pretty adamant that he’s had his final match. Only time will tell though and personally, I think we may see one more match when the crowds come back at Wrestlemania.
Do you believe NWA has the necessary resources to comeback fully operational in 2021?
I think they do have the backing necessary and have in fact already begun to take the necessary steps, announcing the taping of a new show, to replace NWA Powerr, starting next month. The NWA is like Keith Richards & Betty White. It will never die.
Is there a favoritism bias with AEW?
Absolutely because it’s still the new kid and it’s not WWE. People always love the new flavor of the week and AEW is no exception. Will the bias towards AEW last though? We’ll have to wait and see.
Outside of WWE and AEW, is there a chance for impact, ROH, or the NWA to be a solid challenger? Or do you see another smaller promotion that can bust out and become the next hot wrestling organization?
There’s always a chance if things fall in place and a company can secure a good TV spot and a reason for fans to seek out their product as “must-see”. The one thing that has always been true about the wrestling business is that you can never say never and if the timing is right and the fates so decree, any company might find that golden ticket to success. As for companies to watch, never take your eyes off of MLW.
Do you think Jon Moxley will feud with Sami Callahan soon?
Considering that Moxley is the AEW Champion and Sami Callahan is currently under contract to Impact Wrestling, the chances of this happening anytime soon are the same as Sami Zayn wrestling CM Punk at the next WWE RAW. Zero!
What were your thoughts on their entire Survivor Series show from start to finish?
A solid show with good matches. Asuka & Sasha looked great. The booking for the Women’s elimination match was strange. Roman and Drew showed why they’re the top guys in the company, and I was never bored. On a scale of one to ten, I’ll give it a solid 8.
Do you think the WWE should have a fourth brand, like WCW on the Network?
There are too many “brands” and divisions already with RAW, Smackdown, NXT. It’s confusing and already hard to keep up with everything. WWE doesn’t need more branding or divisions. Just leave things as they are.
What’s the easiest way to be noticed on the indie scene?
There is no “easy way”, but the thing I would say is most important to get noticed is to be good. Be creative and developing and evolving with each and every appearance. Be reliable and consistent. Work on learning each and every time you step into that ring and always aim to be the best performer out there. Make the fans want to see you and the bookers/promoters want to use you, and the rest should take care of itself. Stay hungry, never settle, and be a compelling character and learn how to put the butts in those seats, and eventually, people should start to take notice.
And there you go. Comments, thoughts, and questions are welcome. Thanks for reading. And with that, I’m out of here. Have a great one, never forget to show love and support for your local Independent Wrestling company and wrestlers, and take care of yourself. I’ll see you at the matches.