Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Alex Wright, CM Punk, Nikki A.S.H. & More
July 29, 2021
It’s time to talk about the world’s greatest form of entertainment and athletic performance, professional wrestling. It’s time for the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this.
Goldberg versus John Cena. Should WWE book this match, and if so, who would win?
Should WWE book this match? Absolutely not. Cena is on limited time when he’s able to work with the WWE due to his budding movie career and any matches should be against future stars so he can give them the rub and help up-and-coming talent, not washed-up veterans who only work two matches a year if that much. As for who would win if this was to happen, it would be Cena in about three minutes tops.
Who would you think is the Female version of Sting?
You mean immensely popular despite being limited in the ring and only average at best on promos and well past their prime in the ring, but the nostalgia keeps them employed. I can’t really think of any female performers who remind me of Sting. How about Trish Stratus. No reason really, but she was the first name that came to mind.
Thoughts on Nick Gage and Juventud Guerrera being part of AEW?
I’m happy for both men, but to be honest, Gage is not really one of my favorite in-ring talents. He’s a spectacle and master of the junk matches so I guess he has a niche to fill, but truthfully, I can take him or leave him so far as watching his matches goes. As for Juvi, he’s “the Juice” and I’m glad to see the walking wet-dream who oozes sex in my eyes back in the national spotlight. He’s not young anymore, but he’s still Juvi and having him as part of AEW is a big plus in my eyes.
Thoughts on Nikki A.S.H. as the RAW Women’s Champion?
I get why WWE went this direction for Nikki and I’m happy to see her get a push, but the “almost a super-hero” gimmick is just bad. Molly Holly pulled it off back in the day, but Nikki is no Molly Holly by any means. I guess this is to add some freshness to the Charlotte/Rhea feud and I can understand that. But if Nikki stays the champion for long, I’ll be surprised.
Gordon Soile, Gorilla Monsoon, Lance Russell, or Jim Ross? Who was/is the best and why?
All four were excellent in their own ways, but who was the best? It’s a tough call, but of the four men listed, I’d go with Gordon Solie. He covered Florida and Georgia both working as a solo-announcer eighty percent of the time. He was no Bob Caudle, the man who I would call the best of that era, but Gordon earned his nickname as the Dean of Professional Wrestling. He was definitely one of the best.
So what do you think about Alex Wright, aka “Das Wunderkind”? His dancing cracked me up!
The dancing was kind of dumb, but it was different and set him apart from the pack, which was a good thing. Wright was a good wrestler, but his heavy German accent and poor English hurt his promo ability and held him back at some points. The dancing didn’t need a translator though and gave Wright a way to communicate with the fans, albeit it was kind of awkward at times. Alex had the potential to be a big star for the WCW mid-card and his tag team partnership with Disco Inferno, they were majorly under-rated as a tag team. The man had all the tools and probably should have been bigger than he was, but instead, WCW being what it was, got lost in the shuffle instead.
So if CM Punk is making his debut at AEW All Out, how do you think it’s going to be booked?
If it was up to me, I’d have Punk come out and interrupt Kenny Omega or whoever it is he’s going to be feuding against and after putting the fans in shock and enjoying a warm welcome, just let Punk do what he does best. Get on the mic and talk, delivering a pipe-bomb or two, and then when he’s done talking, lay someone out with the GTS.
From 1975-1988, who were the greatest World Tag Team Champions in the NWA?
It could be the Rock & Roll Express, Steamboat & Youngblood, Slaughter & Kernodle, or Paul Jones & Baron Von Raschke. All of these teams were excellent and set the bar for tag team wrestling. But the best and greatest tag team from this era? I would go with the Minnesota Wrecking Crew, Ole & Gene Anderson. They wrote the book on tag team wrestling and made it an art form. Very few could even compare or come close.
Who do you think was Ric Flair’s greatest feud against in the JCP/NWA?
Ric had so many great feuds while with Crockett including Dusty Rhodes, Buddy Rogers, Rick Steamboat, Jimmy Snuka, Roddy Piper, Greg Valentine, Nikita Koloff, etc., it’s hard to pick just one as the best. In my opinion, it would be one of two feuds. Either Harley Race in the build towards the first Starcade and Ric’s second NWA World Championship victory or against Blackjack Mulligan in the legendary “hat versus the robe” feud. Two best friends are torn apart and going to battle against each other. It was one of the most legendary feuds in Crockett history and while little footage still remains of the epic encounters between Mulligan and Flair, people still remember and talk about it to this day. It was that good.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions you’d like to see answered in a future edition of the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A, feel free to give me a shout and drop me a line. Until the next time, stay safe and be good. I’ll see you at the matches.