Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Wrestling Romances, Jeff Jarrett, Clowns & More
January 16, 2022
It’s Sunday morning and the world outside is covered in ice. I guess Glacier was in the house last night. Who knows? But this seems like a perfect day to listen to the Blues and talk about the King of Sports. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A and it all starts right now.
What are your biggest examples of the WORST on-air romances in wrestling over the years (kayfabe only)?
For me, the ones that immediately come to mind are, in no particular order, Edge & Vickie Guerrero, Mark Henry & Mae Young, Chuck & Billy, Bully Ray & Brooke Hogan, and Ric Flair & Lacey Evans.
What celebrity that has never been involved in wrestling do you think would be the best suited to it?
The names that come to mind for this are the Barbarian Brothers and Terry Crews. The Barbarian Brothers were twin brothers David & Peter Paul, who were avid bodybuilders and starred in a bunch of entertaining, but highly forgettable movies in the ’80s such as Twin Sitters, Double Trouble, and the Mr. T classic DC Cab. These guys were jacked and had a great look and gimmick at the time. As for Crews, the former NFL star is well known for many action movies as well as the dad on Everybody Hates Chris. All three of these guys would make great pro wrestlers in my opinion. Unfortunately, David Paul passed away last year at age 62. As for Crews, he’s currently starring in the TV comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. There are still hopes for him to maybe one day enter that ring and do a spot or two. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Jeff Jarrett believes another wrestling boom could be right around the corner. Is he right?
Considering that the NWA and GPW seem to be catching on and getting more popular, Impact is getting better and growing an audience again, AEW is doing well, and WWE is still WWE, I think that Jeff may very well be on to something. While I don’t expect to see wrestling as big as it was in the late ’90s, I agree that we look to be entering a boom period where wrestling is going to experience a surge in popularity and exposure. It’s true, it’s damn true.
Eddie Kingston says Chris Jericho is holding Santana & Ortiz back. Is he right?
I hate to agree with Kingston, but he seems to have a point. Jericho does well and stays in the spotlight and Sammy seems to have established a spot near the top of the mid-card for himself, but the rest of the Inner Circle, Santana, Ortiz, and Jake Hager, seems to be forgotten and neglected, lost in the AEW shuffle. Is it Jericho’s fault? Not really, but for the sake of the storyline, it does make sense and is something that can be built upon to justify a potential turn on Jericho by Santana & Ortiz. It’s a good wrestling argument.
Battle of the Clowns: Doink & Dink versus The Insane Clown Posse. Who wins?
Charmin and Angel Soft because this match would be a definite bathroom break for me for sure. Actually, I’m kidding. This would be one match that I’d have to watch and not be able to turn away from. It’d either be really good or more likely, really bad, but it would be entertaining for sure. As to who wins, ICP wasn’t really that bad in their few in-ring performances with WCW and WWE and Doink, at least the original one, Matt Borne, was a damn good performer in his day, although some of the gimmicks, aka Big Josh, were rather lame as hell. And Dink, played by midget wrestler Tiger Jackson, wasn’t too shabby either. I’d give Doink and Dink the win, followed by a beer-bash style celebration in the ring with lots of Faygo soda passed around as the two teams embrace in a very homo-erotic hug.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions you may have are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, be safe and stay warm. It’s cold out there. I’ll see you at the matches.