Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Jeff Hardy, Blackjack Lanza, Madusa & More…

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Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Jeff Hardy, Blackjack Lanza, Madusa & More
December 14, 2021
DougMaynard.com

It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s get to it, shall we? And away we go.

Do you think Jeff Hardy will end up working in AEW?

Once Jeff figures out what he wants to do next and gets his head straight, I think AEW would be his first choice, especially since brother Matt is there right now. A Hardy Boyz reunion? There is no way that Tony Khan would say no to that.

Blackjack Lanza just passed away. Thoughts on Lanza?

I’ve seen Lanza wrestle a few times in the AWA and in Georgia, but to be honest, except for knowing he was Mulligan’s tag team partner in The Blackjacks and what I’ve read about him from others, I don’t know too much about Lanza. I do know that Zbyszko said that he felt Lanza was a mole in Verne Gagne’s AWA to Vince McMahon and the WWF, and that Lanza was well respected as an agent in the WWF when he finally left Verne to move to that company. A tough man in the ring and part of a great tag team with Mulligan. He’s left behind a legacy and lots of memories for those who knew him well. And there you go.

What do you think of NWA? I like the old-school style and focus on promos, but I feel they have too many old names. If they could have landed FTR, MJF, and Rotunda that would have been insane.

I like the NWA and the old-school methods and styles of doing things. Yes, FTR, MJF, and Windham Rotundo would have been big gains for the company, but they are taking folks that are actually able to wrestle and using them instead, concentrating on substance rather than style and I like that approach. You mentioned several names, but the ones I’d like to see are Joe Henning, aka Curtis Axel, or Taylor Rotundo, aka Bo Dallas, or heck, how about Johnny Curtis, aka Fandango. These guys are damn good wrestlers who never got a good break in WWE, but are far more talented and can go in that ring better than 90% of the guys you see today in AEW or WWE. The NWA and what they do is awesome and they just need to keep up the good work and keep on keeping on.

The Godwins for the HOF?

Sure, why the hell not? They had a good run in the company and heck if Koko B. Ware and James Dudley belong, then the two pig farmers can belong there too.

Who would you consider to be the “Four Pillars” of WWE?

Of the current active roster, it would be Roman Reigns, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Seth Rollins.

Brock Lesnar as part of a tag team with Sami Zayn. Yes or No?

I love the chemistry between these two and Brock and Zami as a tag team? Comedy gold with two great wrestlers, totally different personalities, and it would be awesome. Team RK-Bro is a great example of how opposites attract and make a great team and Brock & Sami would be, hold my beer, and be even better. I hope that WWE goes in this direction and makes it happen.

Did you see the ROH Final Battle PPV? If so, thoughts on ROH’s last event.

I didn’t see the show but read the live updates and recaps and from what I could tell, it was a hell of a show and a fitting farewell for this era of ROH. If this is the last show, they went out on a high note. Hopefully, they’ll be back in April as they are planning, but if not, they did it right and went out with a bang.

Madusa says that Wrestling is still broken in regards to how the business treats women wrestlers in comparison to the men wrestlers. Is she right?

Very true. Look at WWE and the only legends they have coming back, such as Goldberg, are men. In AEW, we have Arn, Tully, Taz, Sting, etc, but where are the women? Where are Missy Hyatt, Baby Doll, Lita, Madusa, etc. All of these women still have so much left to offer pro wrestling, but when WWE or AEW want a legend, they go to the men first. That’s a shame and Madusa is 100% correct in saying so.

And there you go.My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions you may have are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, stay good and be safe. Don’t forget to support your local Independent Wrestling and wrestlers. Those guys and gals are awesome. Until the next time, take care. I’ll see you at the matches.

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