Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Dawn Marie, Thumbs In The Butt, K-Fed & More
December 2, 2020
I’m waiting on a phone call to do a booty-call. I didn’t really need to say that, did I? Let’s do the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A.
Does Dawn Marie belong in the WWE Hall of Fame?
Dawn Marie is an ECW legend and she had a good run with the WWE as well, but is she worthy of the WWE Hall of Fame? I’m torn on this one since she was a strong part of the Impact Players in ECW, is a beautiful woman, and killed Torrie Wilson’s father on WWE television, an angle still talked about even today. But when you start listing the top women in WWE history, Dawn Marie isn’t one of the first names you think of. I’ll still say yes though because she did more in wrestling than Torrie Wilson and if Torrie is there, there’s no reason that Dawn Marie shouldn’t be as well.
Thoughts on Captain Redneck Dick Murdoch?
A wrestling legend. An iconic figure of the ’70s and ’80s. One of the most unique and colorful characters in pro wrestling history. And a card-carrying member of the KKK and admitted racist. That last part kind of leaves a dark mark on an otherwise amazing career and is probably why we’ll never see him in the WWE or Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. But he was a hell of a wrestler and Captain Redneck was a very memorable superstar of days past.
Kevin Sullivan says that Vince McMahon should hire Undertaker as a booker. Do you agree?
I think this is a good idea by Sullivan and Vince and Taker should at least give the idea some consideration. No one knows the WWE as well as Taker and it’d be interesting to see what kind of creative mind he has for others not named Undertaker. If Taker is willing to give it a try, WWE should give him a spot on creative or a role as an agent and see how it works out.
Kurt Angle is training again and looks amazing. Do you think he’ll be returning to the ring and if so, with who?
I think Kurt Angle has the bug and there is no such thing as a truly retired wrestler if they are physically able to get into the ring and perform at a level they’re comfortable with. While WWE is the most obvious choice, I think that if Kurt is to return to the ring, his best option would be either in Japan for a big-money appearance or Impact Wrestling if he wants to make it a full-time return.
Whatever happened to Jamie Noble & Nidia?
Jamie works for WWE as an agent backstage and can occasionally be seen breaking up fights. Nidia left the business in 2005 to get married and to have a baby. She has recently done a few interviews about her days with WWE and on winning Tough Enough but hasn’t expressed any interest in returning to a career in wrestling.
Have you ever seen the “Thumb In The Butt” video with Jushin Thunder Liger? Thoughts?
I’ve seen it and I laughed. It’s stupid and funny and if it was just a house-show stunt, I wouldn’t think anything else of it. But it was at a big show, involved a bunch of big stars, and was taped and is available for the world to see. I’m sure that Jim Cornette has felt his mind explode several times as a result of this crap. It’s a slap in the face to any serious wrestling fans and to the men and women who protected the business so strongly in the past. Here’s the video. These people need a chair-shot to the head… repeatedly. The stupidity starts at about the 3:37 mark.
Kevin Federline in the WWE Hall of Fame? Yes or no?
As it stands now, I would say no. I liked the K-Fed angle and I like Federline, but that was twenty years ago. Who remembers it or him now? If K-Fed ever does anything of any significance again, then I’ll reconsider my answer here, but for now, he’s better off as just a snip from a John Cena career retrospective than a potential Hall of Famer.
John Cena versus Hulk Hogan versus Jack Brisco (in their primes). Who wins?
Hogan would play politics to win, but it wouldn’t happen with Cena and Brisco as the opponents. Cena is stronger and more well-rounded as a wrestler than Hogan so he’s a definite favorite, but I think that the shooter that is Jack Brisco would out-wrestle and out-work both of the two bigger men. They’d wear down and get tired and Brisco would find a way to capitalize and get the victory.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions, about wrestling or anything for that matter, feel free, and give me a shout. Take care of yourself and stay safe. I’ll see you at the matches.