Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Lita, Cody Rhodes, Mr. Kennedy & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Lita, Cody Rhodes, Mr. Kennedy & More
January 18, 2022
DougMaynard.com

It’s Tuesday morning and time to tackle the mailbag. Are you ready for some Ultimate Wrestling Q&A? Let’s do this.

Thoughts on the return of Lita to the WWE?

This was one that I didn’t expect to see coming as Lita is now 46 years old, but she looks great and if she thinks she can do one more run, so be it. I was never a big Lita fan in the past, but she brings an energy and charisma, a personality, to the WWE Women’s Division, something it majorly needs. So if Lita sticks around for a while, so be it. And if we get Lita versus Charlotte at Mania, well, that would be cool too.

The Powers Of Pain (Warlord & Barbarian) versus The Viking Raiders. Who wins?

Erik and Ivar, the Viking Raiders are a good team, but can they really compare to The Warlord and The Barbarian? Nah, I don’t think so either. The Powers of Pain win and do it quite easily.

Ron Simmons & Butch Reed, aka DOOM. How would you rank their dominance in the early ’90s?

I would rank them as a kick-ass, tough as hell, legit bad-ass tag team who could have and should have been pushed to the moon, but were given okay spots, but nothing great. DOOM was very good and with Woman as their manager, could have been used better. When Teddy Long took over as their manager, their spot in the mid-card was assured, but nothing more.

Ric Flair versus Sabu. Who wins?

Ric, while the NWA Champion, faced off against guys like Bruiser Brody, Abdullah the Butcher, Harley Race, and Dusty Rhodes on a daily basis. Sabu was a special attraction and while he could be counted on for a memorable encounter, he wasn’t really all that in the ring. Flair wins. Wooooo!

Have the Usos and New Day wrestled too many times?

Did Ric Flair and Steamboat wrestle too many times? Did the Midnight Express and the Rock & Roll Express wrestle too many times? Did HBK and Bret Hart wrestle too many times? If you have two great performers or two great teams that have great chemistry and can always be counted on to have damn good matches, let them wrestle. Break it up every so often to keep it fresh and add some stipulations, but hell, when it’s good, there is no such thing as too much.

Cody Rhodes’s contract with AEW expired and he’s a free agent. Should he go to WWE?

I don’t think that Cody, who just happens to be the current TNT Champion, is leaving AEW or going anywhere. Cody may tease going to the WWE and I could even see the “Free Agent Cody Rhodes” appearing in the Royal Rumble as a surprise, but he’s making good money and has a position of power in AEW, plus his wife, Brandi, for some reason, has a great position and job too. I do think that before his career is over, Cody will do one more WWE run, but for now, AEW is where he’s best off and where he belongs.

Do you think Ken Anderson (Mr. Kennedy… Kennedy) go to AEW?

I think if this was five years ago, Mr. Kennedy might be someone to look at, but as for now, I would say No… No!

The CM Punk and MJF feud is one of the best storylines in Wrestling. I hope they continue to build this until at least summer. What do you think about the storyline?

I agree that it’s probably the best storyline in AEW right now and I love the way they’re teasing things and dragging it out. Waiting until the summer, I don’t think would work because today’s wrestling audience has the patience to wait that long. A few more weeks of teasing with some more great promos and shenanigans by both men and then we get the payoff match between Punk and MJF at AEW Dynamite Beach Break on January 26th, but a non-finish with maybe Wardlow getting involved. Then keep it running for two more months until the AEW Revolution PPV on March 6, 2022. Then move them apart to other things, MJF to work with Wardlow, and CM Punk to work with Bryan Danielson or Cody, and then later down the road, they can do it again.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions you may have are welcome and appreciated. And now, time to go take care of some business. Until the next time, stay safe and be good. I’ll see you at the matches.

Ubuntu!

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