Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Snoop Dogg, Killer Tim Brooks, Brock versus Truth & More
January 18, 2020
It’s Monday morning and you know what that means. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Let’s do this…
Thoughts on Snoop Dogg’s recent AEW appearance?
After seeing that flying body press or whatever it was, I think Snoopy Dogg Dogg needs to stick to smoking grass and cooking with Martha Stewart. Leave the professional wrestling to the professionals.
I think that WWE should bring back Brock Lesnar to feud with R-Truth and capture the 24/7 Championship. What do you think?
Can you imagine Brock as the 24/7 Champion? A man who rarely came to TV tapings or shows and doesn’t do comedy as the comedy wrestling champion? Imagine Tozawa or any of the 24/7 mob trying to ambush Brock without shitting themselves. It’s such a crazy idea, I’d probably love it. Truth and Brock working together in a program would be so fun to see.
Thoughts on the Lacey Evans/Ric Flair/Charlotte Flair drama on RAW?
Lacey is married and her husband and child have both been presented and featured on WWE programming. Flair is married to his fourth (and hopefully final wife), Wendy, and she’s also well known to wrestling fans. If WWE wants Lacey and Charlotte to fight, that’s cool. But a romance angle with Ric? That just sounds redundant and kind of creepy. Just drop it already.
Alexa Bliss threw fire in Randy Orton’s face in retaliation for Orton setting The Fiend on fire. Thoughts?
If it’s well done, aka not having Hulk Hogan do it, then a fireball to the face is a classic wrestling tradition. Just ask Jerry Lawler, Jim Cornette, or The Sheik. This whole storyline has been borderline crazy and out there, but given who’s involved, I’m still intrigued and into it. Let the games continue.
Thoughts on Killer Tim Brooks?
I remember Brooks, but not very well. The only time he wrestled here in Crockett was for a brief spell when he was brought in as Blackjack Mulligan’s “Cousin Luke” and knocked out Ox Baker on Mid-Atlantic TV. I also saw him in Georgie where he won the National Championship and sold it to Larry Zbyszko. Aside from those two times, I only knew of Brooks through the Apter mags and hearing about his antics in Texas, where he worked regularly. He seemed like a tough hombre and good wrestler.
Thoughts on Greg “The Hammer” Valentine?
A legend, slow and methodical in the ring, but one of the true greats. I’ve always been a fan of “The Hammer” and I have a few stories that relate to this Hall of Fame legend. I saw him wrestle live in my hometown of Laurinburg, NC against Wahoo McDaniel and it was a good, stiff match. I was cheering for Valentine and, let’s just note that there is a large Native American population here in Scotland County and in neighboring Robeson County. I cheered for Greg over Wahoo. The looks and glares I was getting from the other fans was pretty scary and my friend Sandra, who was Native herself, punched me in the arm to quiet down before we ended up getting jumped. We met Greg later on at a local convenience store after the matches and spoke for a few moments before he left. And then many years later, when I lived in Wilmington, NC, I was roommates with a wrestler, Michael Youngblood. He wrestled a show with Valentine and then Greg came home with him to catch a couple of hours of nap-time on the couch and have a beer before taking off. I think he had a show in Florida the next day. So I came home from work and there is Greg Valentine napping on my couch. It was a cool mark-out moment. We spoke briefly and he left. He took the beer that I had stashed in the fridge with him for “on the road” refreshments. But anyhow, Valentine is a good guy, a tough man, and aces in my book.
Should the NWA/WCW have given Road Warrior Hawk a run as the World Champion?
That would have effectively destroyed one of the greatest tag teams of all time in the Road Warriors. Probably not a good idea so I’ll say no about this one.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Thoughts, comments, and any questions are welcome. Until the next time, take care of yourself and stay safe. I’ll see you at the matches.