Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Big E, Reid Flair, Chris Jericho & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Big E, Reid Flair, Chris Jericho & More
October 17, 2021
DougMaynard.com

Let’s talk about the world’s greatest form of entertainment, the King of Sports. Let’s do this.

Is Big E is being groomed to be the black Hulk Hogan!

I have far more respect for Big E than to compare him to Hulk Hogan in any way, shape, or form other than that they’re both pro wrestlers, but Big E is obviously the WWE’s current good-will golden child. I think he’s doing everything the WWE asks him to do and having the time of his life doing so. A black Hulk Hogan? Nah, I don’t think so. How about just a Big E instead?

The British Bulldogs versus The Rockers versus The Hart Foundation versus Demolition in an Elimination Match. Who wins?

It won’t be the Rockers, not with the Jannetty factor there. For some reason, my gut keeps saying Demolition, and the gut is rarely wrong. Demolition wins.

If Reid Flair would not have overdosed, how good of a wrestler do you think he could have been?

I think Reid loved professional wrestling and had all the natural ability in the world so he probably would have gone far. I think a comparison to Randy Orton will suffice here because there are so many common factors and similarities. A top star for WWE and a multiple-time champion. Look at what Charlotte has accomplished and just insert Reid’s name and there you go.

Would Chris Jericho be as highly regarded today if Jericho went full FMW and was a full-on deathmatch wrestler? Or do you think Jericho wouldn’t be a big star?

Jericho’s talent in staying relevant lies in his ability to constantly reinvent himself and evolve his character as needed. If he had went full FMW as a deathmatch wrestler instead of doing the things he did, he would be but a footnote and a “remember that guy” instead of the recognized icon and legend that he is today.

Finn Balor’s “Demon King” versus “The Demon” Kane versus Jeff Hardy’s “Willow” versus Bray Wyatt’s “Fiend” in a Chamber Of Horror’s Match. Who wins?

Why not add WCW’s “Kiss Demon” into the mix and maybe even Abyss, just for the hell of it as well. This would be a total cluster of a match with smoke, mirrors, distractions, and insanity. As for who wins, I’ll go with Bray Wyatt’s “Fiend”.

Does The Big Show aka The Giant aka Paul Wight have a BIGGER Legacy than André the Giant?

In terms of titles, bodies of work, television and movie careers, etc, I think Paul Wight has definitely left more in the record books and to be remembered by than Andre. And all of that is well and good, but in the big picture of things, there’s one place where Wight can’t touch Andre and that was that Andre was first. Andre was larger than life and Wight, well to be honest, he’s not. Wight has had a great career and leaves behind a legacy to be proud of to be sure, but he’s not Andre. There was only one and despite everything else, Andre is and will always be the 8th Wonder of the World and wrestling’s one true giant.

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

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