Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: AJ Styles, AEW Street Fight, Mustaches & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
AJ Styles, AEW Street Fight, Mustaches & More
January 5, 2022
DougMaynard.com

I meant to do this earlier today but got caught up in writing a story about superheroes and magic. My bad. But I’m doing it now, better late than never. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A and it all begins right now. Let’s do this.

Thoughts on the “Street Fight” last week on AEW between Penelope Ford & The Bunny versus Anna Jay & Tay Conti?

Those four women deserve a lot of love and kudos because they went all out, didn’t hold back, and that was one hell of a match. You usually don’t expect to see the female wrestlers use the weapons and get blood like that, but these four threw caution to the wind and went out there determined to steal the show and they did exactly that. It’s not something I’d want to see very often, but the ladies did it and did it very well.

Who had the best mustache in wrestling?

Ed Wiskowski, aka Col. DeBeers. The AWA legend was not only a great wrestler and amazing character, hi mustache had that twist at the end, it just made him look that much more sleazy and twisted. Others may come and go, but the mustache of Col. DeBeers, it’s forever.

What is your Mt. Rushmore of Intercontinental Champions?

Pat Patterson, the first IC Champ, and Honky Tonk Man, the longest reigning champion, would both have to be there. That leaves two spots and I’d give those to Chris Jericho and The Miz.

What are your five greatest feuds ever?

Off the top of my head, I’d go with The Horsemen versus Dusty Rhodes, Bruno Sammartino versus Larry Zbyszko, The Midnight Express versus The Rock & Roll Express, Bret Hart versus HBK, and finally Vince McMahon versus Steve Austin.

What was your favorite foreign object that a manager always brought to the ring?

Look at the top of this page for the answer. The evil Japanese manager throwing the salt into a wrestler’s eyes, I always loved that. Cornette and his tennis racket were great too, but tossing salt and I have a history together. I’ve got to go with that one.

AJ Styles just signed a new WWE deal. Thoughts?

AJ is staying where he knows he’ll stay among the top of the card, make great money, and knows what to expect as his career winds down a bit. Good call by Mr. Styles.

If you could make the picks for the Inductions into the WWE Hall of Fame, Class of 2022, who would you induct?

Right off the top of my head, I’d have The Undertaker and Triple H as the headliners. My other inductees would be Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton, Stan Lane, Dennis Condrey), Ivan Koloff, Baron Von Raschke, Demolition, The Rev. Slick, and Victoria. And in the Legacy group, I’d do The Anderson Brothers, Sweet Daddy Siki, Don Kernodle, Swede Hansen, Penny Banner, and Gino Hernandez.

Was Randy Savage a bigger crossover star than Hulk Hogan? Macho Man has Slim Jim, voice acting roles, and even a role in Spider-Man. Hogan had ventures outside of wrestling, but nothing as noteworthy as Savage, at least to my memory.

Savage had a great career, both inside that ring and outside as well, but Hogan had TV shows (Thunder In Paradise, Hogan Knows Best), movies (Rocky III), appearances on the Tonight Show, the Grammy Awards, MTV, American Idol, etc. Hogan wins this one easily.

Tony Khan announced that one of his “dream signings” is coming to AEW very soon. Any guesses as to who it is?

The only real clues that Khan has given so far is that it’s a guy and he’s currently in North America. That isn’t much to go on so I’ll just throw out some random guesses. It’s either Windham Rotundo (Bray Wyatt), Will Ospreay, or Buff Bagwell. Okay, maybe not Buff, but those are my guesses. And now, we wait and see.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions, feel free and drop me a line. Either that or leave a message in the comment section. Take care, stay safe, and be good. I’ll see you at the matches.

Ubuntu!

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