Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Brian Cage, Mark Henry, Jeff Jarrett & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Brian Cage, Mark Henry, Jeff Jarrett & More
December 24, 2021
DougMaynard.com

Merry Christmas Eve. I hope that everyone is doing well and was a good boy/girl so Santa will bring you whatever you desire this holiday season. And my Christmas present to you, a lot of stuff coming up today and tomorrow. More bang for your buck. And it all starts right now with the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Are you ready? Let’s do this.

Verne Gagne (in his prime) versus Kurt Angle in an Iron Man Match. Who wins?

Verne Gagne won many championships as an amateur wrestler and, I believe, won many medals representing the U.S. at several international events. And Kurt, as we all know, won a Gold Medal with a broken freakin’ neck. And then throw in their accomplishments and skills as professional wrestlers and you have arguably two of the absolute best of all time. And a match like this one would be a great way for both men to demonstrate just how good they really were. Who wins? The fans. And the wrestler who gets their arm raised at the end of the night? I’ll go with Verne on this one.

Brian Cage hasn’t been seen in AEW since October. Do you think he’ll be going to WWE?

I know that Booker T recently commented that he thinks that Cage will be coming to NXT or WWE as soon as he’s contractually able and in this rare case, I agree with Booker. Cage is a damn good performer and he’s not being used at all in AEW, lost in the mix if you will. I think NXT is probably his best option and a place where he could really shine.

Should Mark Henry wrestle one more match in AEW and if so, against who?

If it’s properly built up to give Mark a proper retirement and send-off as an in-ring performer, I have no problem with it. I think Mark can still go and have some good in-ring moments. As for who, how about Lance Archer. No real reason why, but I just think that would be a good match.

Your thoughts on Double J Jeff Jarrett?

Jeff is a charismatic performer with a good mind for the business which makes sense since he was born and raised in the business. He’s a strong upper mid-card talent and while I think the man did a good job with some of his “World titles”, he’s better at being the guy people love to hate and helping to build new stars and putting another talent over. Jeff is the kind of wrestler who any company would want, who can play face or heel, and make everyone look like major stars in the process. He’s a Master Carpenter in the art of building a wrestling match and promotion.

Why has the WWE discontinued pillow fights and costume matches for the women?

Because this is 2021 and if they did that stuff now, someone would whine, cry, and sue for sexual harassment. It’s not politically correct so pillow fights are a big no-no.

Kevin Owens has said that he feels that NXT should get a new name. Agree or disagree?

I’m kind of mixed on this one. NXT is a solid and established brand with a lot of recognition and strong history and that’s not something that the WWE would or should throw away. But it is a different product in many ways and not the black & gold brand that Triple H created and everyone loved and remembers. I think that the addition of the 2.0 is kind of a compromise and that’s probably the best we can ask for or expect these days.

The Hart Foundation versus The British Bulldogs versus The Rock & Roll Express versus The Midnight Express in the Elimination Chamber. Who wins?

Four of the greatest tag teams in wrestling history. This would be an epic match. In the chamber, it would probably work best for the Hart Foundation as they’d be more used to this style of match, but I’ll still go with Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane, aka The Midnight Express. Never bet against The Midnights and Corny. I’m sure he would have a plan.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions you may have are welcome and appreciated. I hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas. Stay safe and I’ll see you at the matches.

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