Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Eddie Kingston, Paige, Awesome Kong & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Eddie Kingston, Paige, Awesome King & More
August 31, 2021
DougMaynard.com

Good morning and welcome to the crazy house. I’m supposedly getting ready for another doctor’s appointment, but can you sense my enthusiasm? I’m so damn sick of these things. Let’s talk a little pro wrestling to elevate my mood a bit. Are you ready? I said, ARE YOU READY? Let’s do this.

Should Eddie Kingston get a world title run before he retires someday?

Before he retires? That’s probably a good ten to fifteen years down the road given that he’s still relatively a young man and most wrestlers don’t actually retire for good until well past their prime these days. But yeah, he’s good enough and has charisma. I could see a World Championship in his future at some point. Probably not as a long term champion unless he starts showing more versatility in that ring, but a short-term transitional title holder, absolutely.

Mexicools versus New Day – who wins?

Juventud Guerrera, Super Crazy, and Psicosis versus Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods. This would be an epic match of stereotypes and political incorrectness for the ages and Vince McMahon would absolutely love it. I’d actually like to see it too, but that’s because, despite the stupid gimmick, I am a big fan of Juvi and Psicosis and think they made an excellent team. New Day would win because they have the size and power of Big E, who absolutely dwarfs the entire Latino grouping, but it’d be a fun match for the ages.

Paige says she’s not done with WWE and wants to get back into the ring. Thoughts?

As Edge, Christian, and Daniel Bryan have all proven, nothing is impossible with hard work, motivation, and a dream. If Paige wants to do it and can get her body in condition to physically do it again, so be it. Best of luck to her. She would be a great asset to the in-ring roster of any company she may choose to work for.

Tessa Blanchard vs Becky Lynch vs Kamille. Who wins?

Of these three ladies, I think my money would be on “The Man”. Becky Lynch wins.

Thoughts on Eric Bugenhegen/Rick Boogs?

Entertaining and someone worth keeping an eye on. Admittingly, I’m not as familiar with his in-ring work as I probably should be, but I’ve seen a few matches on YouTube and I’ve been enjoying this pairing with Shinsuke Nakamura on Smackdown. He stands out and is worth paying attention to. I think the future is bright for this young man.

Should Impact be on a better tv channel?

They pretty much have their own TV station with AXS TV and even though it’s not as available in as many places as say TBS or the USA Network, having your own cable station purchased primarily to show your product is a good position to be in. I think consistency is the key here and so long as Impact keeps putting out a good product, eventually, the fans will take notice and start to check them out. It wouldn’t hurt for the powers-that-be at AXS to try and develop more programming and content for their network instead of relying only on Impact Wrestling to bring in viewers to their station, but Impact is in a good place with AXS. Any problems are with the Network, not the wrestling.

Awesome Kong announced her retirement at NWA EmPowerrr. Thoughts?

It was a touching moment at NWA EmPowerrr between Kong and Gail Kim and to be honest, I kept expecting a Mark Henry moment when he “retired” and laid out John Cena, but instead, we had a hug, some “I love you’s” and a moment to stir up the allergies a bit. Kong has had a good career and I expect that she’ll now move on to make her mark in Hollywood, given how awesome (no pun intended) she was in her role as the Welfare Queen in the GLOW series on Netflix. Never say never so far as a return to the wrestling ring one day, but however, the future goes, thank you Kong for the memories and great matches and career. She will be missed.

Thoughts on the NWA EmPowerr all-women pay-per-view and how does it compare to WWE’s Evolution pay-per-view back in 2018?

It was a damn good show that gave the women of professional wrestling a moment in the sun and everyone at the NWA, Mickie James, Billy Corgan, and all the folks who participated in the EmPowerrr event, should be proud and happy. They made history. As to how it compares to the WWE’s Evolution event back in 2018, I can’t compare them. Both shows were excellent. Both showcased the women and went above and beyond any expectations. And when and if either show has a sequel, I’ll be the first in line to sign up and watch the event.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care of yourself and stay safe. I’ll see you at the matches.

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