Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Mick Foley, Vaccinations, Bryan Danielson & More
November 11, 2021
It’s all about the wrestling. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Are you ready? Let’s do this.
Should Dustin Rhodes challenge Trevor Murdoch for the NWA World Championship?
Dustin Rhodes, a former multiple-time Intercontinental Champion, the artist formerly known as Goldust, and son of the American Dream Dusty Rhodes versus Trevor Murdoch, a man trained by the legendary Harley Race and the current NWA World Champion? Hmmmm. Should it happen? Damn straight! It would be awesome and Billy Corgan and Tony Khan need to get together and make it happen. The NWA Champion on AEW Dynamite? Sounds damn good to me.
If you had to win a gimmick wrestling match to save your life, what would it be?
Hell, I think the only match I’d stand a chance on would be maybe a Tuxedo match. I’m good at getting guys out of their clothes. Other than that, I’d be royally screwed.
In your opinion, who’s being a better heel? MJF or Dan Lambert?
Lambert is really good with an old-school feel that channels the best of Jim Cornette and the classic “wrestling manager” character, but MJF is in a league all his own. He lives, breathes, and stays in character pretty much 24/7 and he’s damn good at it. MJF is the better of the two. That’s not an insult to Lambert and I really do enjoy his work, but MJF is just that damn good.
What was your favorite Face of Foley?
Cactus Jack was the best Foley character of all. Mankind was too much WWE’ed and Dude Love? Don’t get me started. But I remember watching Cactus Jack just starting out in AWA and then as a jobber in WCW and he was so different and unique. Cactus Jack was Foley’s prime achievement by far.
Should AEW have a “Legacy Championship” for the older wrestlers/legends on their roster to compete for?
Do we want to see Taz, Sting, Tully, Arn, Mark Henry, Jake Roberts, and Don Callis in the ring competing for titles? In a word, “No!”. Bad idea in every way, shape, and form.
Should the WWE have the ability to terminate if someone isn’t vaccinated?
This is a tough question for me because I don’t like mandates and feel that getting the jab should be voluntary. It’s a personal choice and based on the evidence I’ve seen, I don’t trust it or the Government’s insistence that everyone either gets the shot or else. But in today’s crazy world, there are all sorts of rules in effect for traveling to different countries and performing in different states and areas where vaccination is required. WWE is a multi-national corporate business that requires international travel and compliance with the local rules and mandates. If a talent is not vaccinated and can’t travel or perform due to local restrictions, it’s a big burden on the company to accommodate everyone and they shouldn’t have to. I think these mandates are totally stupid and I don’t agree with forcing anyone to do anything they’re not comfortable with, but if a company requires it, then the people who are employed by that company should either do what the boss requires or work something out with that companies management. I wish it wasn’t this way, but strictly from a business viewpoint, the WWE runs better with fewer problems if everyone is on the same page and that means taking the jab and praying for the best. As I said, I don’t like it, but the WWE pays their talents a lot of money and has policies and rules in effect, and if a person isn’t going by the policies and rules that the company has set down. then they shouldn’t be there as part of that company. Harsh, but true.
Bryan Danielson said that he thinks WWE wrestlers should be able to give 90-day notices and be released from their contracts. Agree or disagree?
I agree and think this would be a great idea. Part of the success of the territories was that if talent wasn’t happy, they could give their notice and move on. Having unhappy employees is not doing anything for the companies benefit. The current contractual situation is not quite slavery, but damn close. WWE talents are employees, but without the protections and security that being an employee would provide. A provision like this would even the field if you will, and make for a happier and more content environment backstage with the talents and management. It won’t happen because it would require management to give up some power and controls that they have over the talent, but it’s a damn good idea.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Thoughts, comments, and any questions you’d like to see answered, just give me a shout and we’ll talk. Also, go follow me on Twitter at @Doug28352. I follow back. And that’s all folks. Until the next time, take care of yourself and stay safe. I’ll see you at the matches.