Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Goldberg, Right To Censor, Managers & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Goldberg, Right To Censor, Managers & More
January 2, 2021
DougMaynard.com

It’s a new year, but it’s the same old me. Let’s do the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A.

If there was a match in the next two months in your hometown, how much would you spend on a general admission ticket to watch Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Eugene?

If we had a show in my hometown, regardless of who else is on the card, I would be sure to see my friends such as AC/DC, Wachee, The Fallen Artist, The Monster, Carolina Kidd, Sammy Love, and so many others as part of the show that I’d gladly pay whatever the ticket costs even though I’d probably be able to get in free if I desired. Eugene, aka Nick Dinsmore, is an all-time great despite the stupid gimmick and Duggan is a Hall of Famer and legend so they would be fringe benefits and a bonus to what I would already know to be a great show.

Do you think 2021 is the year CM Punk returns to the ring?

If the arenas open back up and a few wallets do as well, I would say, “Maybe?”.

Thoughts on the possibility of Goldberg winning the Royal Rumble match and facing Roman Reigns at WM37?

No, no, thousand times no. If we’re forced to see Goldberg in a WWE ring at any point in 2021, I would prefer to see something kept short, sweet, and in an isolated program away from the rest of the roster and show. Goldberg versus Matt Riddle in a Fight Pit would be cool. Anything else, especially the Rumble, I would gladly pass.

Here’s a funny thought I had last night. John Cena shows up on Raw and takes the 24/7 title from R Truth.

Truth lost the 24/7 Championship to Angel Garza a few days ago, but he’ll be getting it back soon enough. But having his “childhood hero” John Cena beat Truth, only to lose the belt back to Truth that same day or a few days later, that would be cool and fun to see. I like it.

Thoughts on the Right To Censor?

An amazing group of talent that is often overlooked, but was very over for that era. They were the group that the fans loved to hate and Stevie Richards plays a contemptible heel so well, I would like to punch him in the face even now as I think about it. Then add Ivory, Val Venis, The Godfather, and Bull Buchanan to the mix. The gimmick in itself was kind of lame, but they were so obnoxious and made it work. I would love to see RTC enshrined as a group into the Hall of Fame. Ivory and The Goodfather are already there, but the whole unit, as a group is deserving. They were one of my favorite parts of the entire Attitude Era of WWE.

Brodie Lee Jr. versus Nicholas. Who wins?

Nicholas, as you remember, is the son of WWE referee Jack Cone, who teamed with Braun Strowman to win the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships at Wrestlemania 34 from Sheamus & Cesaro. And we all know, after this past week, who Brodie Lee Jr. is. Nicholas is older and would have a size advantage, but Lee, being a member of the Dark Order and already holding a pinfall victory over AEW Champion Kenny Omega, would be my pick. Some outside interference and a kendo-stick shot and you know what that means. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Brodie wins!

Who was the most valuable wrestling manager of 2020?

AEW is full of managers such as Vickie Guerrero, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Jake Roberts & Taz while WWE has Robert Stone in NXT, but most are used sparingly and haven’t done too much over the past year. But then there’s MVP. He returned at the Royal Rumble last year and since then, has pretty much taken over and revitalized the careers of Shelton Benjamin, Lashley, Cedric Alexander, and himself with The Hurt Business. He went from being out of the business to be one of the most prominent talents on WWE TV today. It has to be MVP, no doubt.

Who’s death in the wrestling industry (wrestler, manager, etc) hit you the hardest?

I’ll go with Chris Benoit’s death, not only because I was a big fan of the man and his in-ring exploits, but also in that he took another favorite of mine, Nancy Benoit, aka Woman, and their son, with him. That is still hard to fathom and deal with.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care of yourself and be safe. Happy New Year and to 2020, good riddance. I’ll see you at the matches.

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