Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Evil Uno, Kane, One Man Gang & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Evil Uno, Kane, One Man Gang & More
April 9, 2021
DougMaynard.com

Are you ready for some ‘rasslin? It’s time to answer those questions you’ve always wondered about. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this.

Since Evil Uno is now a face, shouldn’t he change his name?

To what? Nice Uno? Good Uno? I’m a good little Jimmy Uno? There is good and evil in everyone and while Evil Uno is a face now, it doesn’t mean that he’s not still evil. It just means he’s using his evilness on the good side for now. The name should be left alone and stay as it is.

AEW is starting to mirror New Japan Pro Wrestling with all of these factions. Which faction needs to disband?

There are too many factions and I would disband the Dark Triangle or whatever they’re called. And the Dark Order. Yeah, I know that everyone loves them now, but what’s the point? What do they do besides backstage comedy crap? And if the AEW version of the Bullet Club would go away, I wouldn’t shed any tears either. Omega just gets on my nerves. And finally, the Nightmare Family. Why are they there to begin with? Why?

How many years does Chris Jericho have left in the tank? I hope he can wrestle for 5 more years.

As an active in-ring performer, I would say Chris has probably two to three years, provided he avoids injury and keeps the matches few and far between. As a personality, I can see Jericho transitioning into a commentator, agent, manager, Ambassador, and WWE Hall of Famer once his AEW contract expires. I think we’ll be seeing Jericho as part of the wrestling scene for many years still to come.

So, now that his career is over and he’s in the Hall of Fame, where do we rate Kane all time?

For all time, he’s not one of the top guys, but he was always consistent, always a strong presence for WWE, and a solid player. So how would I rate him? As very damn good and a man that had a career that anyone would be proud of and was well deserved.

Do you feel that NWO was the most influential stable ever in wrestling?

While the NWO had quite the impact and changed the dynamics forever for the world of professional wrestling, I can not say that they’re the most influential of all time. There are two other factions that I feel set the bar and led the way of stables making an impact. The Horsemen and Degeneration X. The NWO gets the bronze medal in this category while The Horsemen get the gold and DX gets the silver.

Who was the best Arn Anderson tag team partner?

Arn is the consummate tag team wrestler and has held tag team gold with Matt Borne, Ole Anderson, Bobby Eaton, Tully Blanchard, Larry Zbyszko, and Paul Roma. He also had great teams with Ric Flair and Barry Windham as his partners. So who was the best? It’s a tough call and I know that most people would say Tully, but my gut says either Zbyszko, with whom Arn was “The Enforcers” and Bobby Eaton, who was part of the Dangerous Alliance. Talk about perfect tag teams and either combination would fit the description. I’ll go with Larry Zbyszko here and give the Legend some love. Arn’s best tag partner? It was the Living Legend.

When Dennis left the Midnight Express and was replaced with Stan Lane, Bobby and Stan never missed a beat and we’re a good team but what if Bobby Eaton left? Do you Dennis and Stan would have the same chemistry or not?

Nope. I just can’t see a Stan Lane/Dennis Condrey tag team working too well. Bobby Eaton was the magic and glue that held that team together. Bobby was adaptable to work with almost anyone, but I don’t think Dennis or Stan could do it quite as well. Even Jim Cornette wouldn’t have been able to make a Dennis/Stan version work for long without the magic that was Bobby Eaton.

Thoughts on the One Man Gang?

I was always a fan of the One Man Gang when he was the One Man Gang. I didn’t much care for the role of Akeem, the African Dream, and let’s be honest, that character was totally insane and stupid. I first saw Gang as part of the House of Humperdink here in the Mid-Atlantic region. He was a bad-ass and had some great battles against Jimmy Valiant. I kept track of Gang via the Apter Mags as he worked in Florida, World Class, and the Mid-South territories. He was much underrated as a good heel and his battles against folks like Dusty Rhodes, Blackjack Mulligan, and yes, against Valiant, were damn good. And then the WWF stuff happened. As I said, that stuff sucked, but no disrespect for Gang. The man was good.

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

Ubuntu!

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