Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Brawl For All II, Six-Sided Ring, Curly Moe & More
May 9, 2021
Happy Mother’s Day to all the great Mom’s out there. Y’all are awesome and we love you much and thank you for everything. Let’s do the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A.
Who, of today’s talent, would you put in a Brawl For All II?
Eight names that are truly tough guys and I feel could handle themselves in a real-life shooting capacity that, I’m assuming would be a part of the WWE roster since WWE is the company that did the original Tough Enough. How about Roman Reigns, Shinsuke Nakamura, Big E, Omos, Sheamus, WALTER, Alistair Black & Bobby Lashley.
Who is AEW’s “John Cena”?
The “go-to” guy who means ratings, a top draw, doesn’t really need a title, and the resident “Superman” for the company? It’s a tough call, but I guess I’d go with Jon Moxley for this one.
Thoughts on the six-sided ring used by TNA. Why did it never catch on?
It just seemed awkward and confusing to me as a fan and from discussions, I’ve had with wrestlers who had the opportunity to step into that ring, it wasn’t just me. Too many angles and adjustments to make for the wrestlers to compensate for the ring in their styles and matches. It wasn’t very popular with most of the athletes and just too far from the norm for most fans and performers.
Thoughts on a heel Brock Lesnar versus a heel Roman Reigns feud. Would you be interested?
I definitely would be interested, but I don’t think it would be heel versus heel for long. The fans would take sides, most likely Brock, and it would make for some compelling television and matches. The biggest question here would be Paul Heyman and who’s side would he take and show his loyalty to. This would be money for the WWE and extremely fun for the fans to see. I hope WWE does decide to do this at some point. It would totally rock.
If Seth Rollins was to start a new faction “to fulfill his vision”, who would you like to see as part of this group?
I would go with Murphy for one. He hasn’t been used since leaving Seth and he’s too good to be sitting on his ass in catering. Ricochet would make a good addition and how about Akira Tozawa to round things out. The 24/7 stuff with R-Truth has been funny, but Tozawa is too damn good to keep wasting on comedy bits.
CM Punk versus Roddy Piper. Who wins?
Can you imagine the promos for this and the build? The censors would have their hands full and the crowds would be popping. I think the actual wrestling match would and should go to Roddy, but it would be one hell of a match and a great one for the ages. A true instant classic.
Do you remember a wrestler named Curley Joe, who mimicked Curley from the Three Stooges? Was this even a real wrestler?
Yes, this man existed, but the name was Curly Moe, not Curley Joe. He was a performer for the International World Class Championship Wrestling promotion in the early ’90s. A big man who based his character off the antics of the legendary Three Stooges, Moe was popular and could move well for his size, throwing dropkicks despite weighing over five hundred pounds. His real name was Donald Zalesky and he was trained by Johnny Rodz and is noted for being the opponent for ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer in his first-ever match. Due to health problems, Moe was forced to retire after IWCCW folded and eventually passed away due to liver cancer in 2015. I remember seeing this man perform a couple of times beck when I was younger on the television and even though his character was pure schtick and comedy, he was absolutely unforgettable. RIP Curly Moe. You are missed.
Would you like to see Eric Bischoff return to either WWE or AEW as a full-time performer? If so, how would you use him?
I have no desire to see Eric back with either company as a full-time performer. I enjoy the podcast “83 Weeks” and like seeing him pop up randomly from time to time instead of doing the full-time wrestling thing. But if he was to come back to television on a regular basis, I’d have him as an “executive” for Tony Khan in AEW to step in when things are too far out of control as the “voice of Tony Khan”, where the out-of-control EVP’s can be put in their place, but it wouldn’t have to be Khan, who sucks on television, doing the deed.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions you’d like to see answered, feel free and drop me a line. Until the next time, take care of yourself and stay safe. I’ll see you at the matches.