Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: New Jack, The Grand Wizard, Kerry Von Erich & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
New Jack, Grand Wizard, Kerry Von Erich & More
December 11, 2020

Greetings, salutations, and how the hell are you? It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this…

Did WWE drop the ball by not having Sting versus The Undertaker?

It was money just waiting to be printed and yes, I do feel that they dropped the ball by not showing this match. I get the reasoning in that the age and health of the two men, the politics involved in who would go over, etc, but it could and should have happened. Now and forever more, we just have to wonder, “What if?”. Sad!

New Jack claims his Twitter account was shut down after threatening to kill Logan Paul. Thoughts?

I didn’t even know that New Jack had a Twitter account, but if he did threaten to kill Logan Paul, whoever the hell that is, then Twitter was right (for a change) in suspending his account. One can’t make death threats online unless you’re a Democrat or a BLM activist. Twitter was right and New Jack needs to mind what he says.

Goldberg says that Roman Reigns is next. Thoughts?

I hope not. Unless Goldberg is going to come in, do a three-second squash, and then go away forever, I have no desire to ever see him in a WWE or any wrestling ring for that matter, again. Unless it’s jobbing to Matt Riddle. That could be cool.

If he hadn’t died, do you think the Grand Wizard would’ve been a great manager?

Would have been? He was a great manager for the WWF and managed Superstar Graham to the WWF Championship. Ernie Roth had a great career as the manager for the original Sheik before going to WWF and joining Freddie Blassie and Lou Albano as one of the three wise men of the east. Never underestimate the Grand Wizard of wrestling, my friend. He was great in the role he played and is an iconic figure in the history of the World Wrestling Federation.

Barry Windham versus Roman Reigns. Who wins?

Windham was probably one of the most natural talents to ever enter a wrestling ring and I don’t think he ever had a bad match, but the intensity and drive that Roman exhibits in every appearance, I have to think he’d come out on top. Windham didn’t care if he won or lost so long as he had money and women. Roman cares and that’s where the difference lays.

Matt Riddle says that a match with Goldberg will probably never happen and that he could “redeem Goldberg”. Thoughts?

I agree that it probably will never happen, but I would love to see it and see Riddle take down the former WCW Champion in short and easy fashion. WWE won’t allow it as to protect Goldberg, but just like with Sting and Taker, they’re leaving money on the table again. Too bad.

Who do you think is Angel Garza’s “secret admirer”?

It’s Eva Marie. Read the spoilers. And I think that these two could have good chemistry and be a good combination for WWE TV. We’ll just have to wait and see how it plays out though.

It looked as if Jaxson Ryker was going to be released by WWE, but now he seems to be aligned with Elias on RAW. Thoughts?

Cooler heads prevailed and instead of losing his job due to being a pro-Trump supporter, which would be ironic since the owner of the WWE and his family are all Trump supporters, he’s being given another chance working as the associate who walks with Elias. I like it ad hope that this turns into big things for Ryker. He’s a good talent and certainly deserves it.

Rumors are that Kerry Von Erich was supposed to come to WCW in 1990, but no-showed and then went to WWF to perform as the Texas Tornado. Would Kerry have been successful working for WCW?

I doubt it because as good as Kerry was and as better than the NWA/WCW would have been for his wrestling style, he was having problems with his demons at the time. Also, as Jim Cornette pointed out in his podcast, Kerry was used to being treated as special as a top guy in WCCW. Vince and the WWF know how to cater to the egos and overlook things in order to focus on the big picture of things. In WCW, the promoter was Ole Anderson and we’ve all heard stories about how Ole could be. It didn’t matter who it was – he was gruff, blunt, and to the point, and the first time Kerry did something that Ole didn’t like, he would have been sent packing back to Texas. Ole might have tried to play nice out of respect and friendship with Kerry’s father, Fritz Von Erich, but I can’t see it lasting for long. Kerry probably made more money and had a better run with WWF than WCW would have ever allowed.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to give me a shout. Until the next time, take care of yourself and watch out for the crazies. I’ll see you at the matches.


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