Tossing Salt Presents:
Wrestling Fact or Fiction
Crown Jewel, Hell In A Cell & More
October 26, 2021
Over at 411mania.com. a man by the name of Jake Chambers does a column called “411mania’s Wrestling Fact or Fiction”. It was gone for a while, but now it’s back. And here at my site, I like to comment and reply to the statements put forth by Chambers and give my own thoughts on each topic. It’s my version of Wrestling Fact or Fiction and guess what? It all begins right now.
Statement #1: Crown Jewel was the best WWE PPV of 2021.
FACT: I’m just going off the top of my head here, but CrownJewel was a packed show from start to finish, well-paced, and the main event was Roman versus Brock. It’s hard to find any fault with this show and it was memorable for all the right reasons. For WWE these days, that’s not an easy thing to find. So the best WWE PPV of this year thus far? I have to say yes.
Statement #2: It’s time to retire the Hell in a Cell gimmick.
FICTION: It’s too important a match in the history of WWE to just retire forever, but it has been overexposed and is a good example of where less is more. Forget about the Hell In A Cell PPV and instead, save the match for rare opportunities as feud enders and reasons to have a purpose. Make it mean something when a wrestler breaks out the Hell In A Cell stipulation rather than just another match to fill the PPV calendar.
Statement #3: Brock Lesnar is in your Top 50 favorite wrestlers of all time.
FACT: I don’t think he’d make my Top Ten of all tile list, but for the Top 50, he’s definitely deserving of a spot.
Statement #4: Bryan Danielson will enter and win the New Japan G1 Climax tournament next year.
FICTION: While it would be cool to see Bryan Danielson participate in the G1 Climax Tournament, assuming that he is able and wants to do so, he doesn’t have to win. So long as he has a strong showing, it’s all good.
Statement #5: If there is an injury during the Finals of the G1, like there was this year to Kota Ibushi, New Japan should be prepared with an alternative way to end the match/tournament.
FACT: Always have a backup plan, just in case. It’s common sense and when the unexpected happens, it gives the company something to fall back on. Better to have a plan and not need it than to not have one and things fall apart. Just good old-fashioned common sense, not only for New Japan and their G1 Tournament but life in general as well.
Statement #6: NXT UK is currently the best weekly episodic pro-wrestling TV show.
FICTION: I can’t judge it if I don’t watch it and to be honest, although I do read the recaps and reviews and will go back to watch some matches if they catch my eye, I’m not a regular viewer of NXT UK or any other show with the exception of AEW Rampage, which has moments, but also leaves a lot to be desired sometimes as well. NWA Powerrr is usually pretty good and to be honest, most times when I can find the time to watch Impact Wrestling, it’s a good show. But they’re all hit & miss and one might be better one week while another is better the next. So who’s the best each week? It’s not my place to say.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions you may have feel free to give me a shout, and let’s talk. Thanks again to Jake Chambers and http://www.411mania.com for allowing me to throw my two cents worth in on their material. And with that, I’m out of here. Take care and stay awesome and I’ll see you at the matches.