Tossing Salt Presents:
Wrestling Fact or Fiction
Day One, Brock Lesnar & More
December 31, 2021
Welcome to Wrestling Fact or Fiction. Sad news. The great Betty White passed away this morning. I saw the breaking news just a few minutes ago. RIP Betty White.
As for this, you know the drill. I have five statements, courtesy of Jake Chambers and the fine folks of 411mania.com. I’ll take a read and then either agree or not and explain why. It’s always a fun time. So are you ready? Let’s do this.
Statement #1: Brock Lesnar should win the Universal Championship at Day 1.
FACT: While I’d like to see Roman hold on to the Universal Championship at least until Wrestlemania, Brock can’t do another loss. He’s already taken a loss to Roman once and we all know that WWE loves 50/50 booking. I expect to see Heyman get involved and cost Roman the belt, thus giving Brock the win and tying up their most recent series. Then Mania is the rubber match. Makes sense to me.
Statement #2: Saturday PPVs are a good idea for the WWE.
FACT: It really doesn’t matter to me one way or the other, but a chance of pace every so often is kind of refreshing. The Sunday shows are what we all know and love and grew up with, but the only constant in life is change and if WWE wants to switch things up every so often, I have no problems with it.
Statement #3: At the Day 1 PPV, or any PPV in 2022 for that matter, no one will ultimately care if either the RAW or Smackdown Tag Team Titles change hands.
FACT: If the tag team titleholders were teams that people actually cared about and the titles had meaning to the WWE and were treated as more than an after-thought, people would care and be interested, but aside from a few diehard old-school fans, no one cares. If the titles don’t matter to the WWE management, why should it matter to the rest of us.
Statement #4: Newly re-signed Kevin Owens deserves another run as a WWE world champion.
FACT: Owens is one of the top guys in WWE who can always be depended on to have good matches, good promos, connect with the fans, and put butts in the seats. I have no doubts that he’ll have another run or two with either the WWE or Universal Championship and he deserves every single moment of the success he’s earned.
Statement #5: There is a wrestler who appeared mainly on Main Event in 2021 that you hope gets elevated to PPV status in 2022.
FACT: I rarely watch Main Event, but I do keep an eye out for Main Event regular Angel Garza. I was a big fan of his Uncle, Hector Garza, and I’ve been impressed with the younger Garza nearly every time I’ve seen him perform. Recently, he’s been showing up more often on RAW, working scenes with Vince McMahon, which means that the higher-ups in WWE have taken notice and are hopefully planning on giving him a big push. He had the “it factor” and can work that ring as well as anyone. Hopefully, 2022 will be his time.
And we end it here. My thanks again to Jake Chambers and 411mania. com for the use of their concept and questions. And my thanks to you, the loyal Peeps, for reading this stuff and helping me keep the site moving along. Any comments, thoughts, or questions, just feel free and give me a shout. Until the next time, stay safe and be good. Have a Happy New Year and I’ll see you at the matches. Take care.