Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
JBL, Jon Moxley, Table For Three & More
January 22, 2022
Baby, it’s cold outside. Wet and snowy too. I don’t like wet and cold. But I do like pro wrestling. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this.
Name three wrestlers that you would like to see pushed more in 2022 than they were in 2021.
In AEW, I’d like to see Aaron Solow & Fuego Del Sol get bigger pushes. And so far as WWE goes, it’s time for Cesaro to wear some major gold for an extended run as a top guy. And there you go.
Jon Moxley is back in AEW. Thoughts?
While I’m not a particularly big Moxley fan, it’s good to see him back and healthy and raising hell in the rings of both AEW and GCW this weekend at the WRLD on GCW PPV. He adds to the mix quite well and makes for some fun and interesting wrestling TV. Welcome back, Mox.
JBL said recently that he’d be willing to come back to WWE as a manager for Dominick Mysterio in a feud with Rey Mysterio. Would you like to see JBL back in WWE?
JBL is one of those guys who adds to the wrestling product regardless of whatever role he is in. Having JBL, who has a long history with Rey Mysterio, coming in as a mentor Dominick and leading him to the dark side, if you will, has a lot of potential as a top storyline for WWE that could really elevate Dominick to the next level. I would love to see it happen.
Let’s clear the air once and for all. Did Paul Jones turn on Rick Steamboat or did Steamboat turn on Paul Jones?
For those of you who don’t know the story, Rick Steamboat and Paul Jones were a top tag team in the NWA Mid-Atlantic region in the late ’70s and were former tag team champions together. At the end of a two-ring Battle Royal, these two guys were the last two standing. Jones claims he offered to split the prize money with Steamboat, but Steamboat wanted to give the fans a show and wrestle to get a winner. And they did just that, with Steamboat coming out on top if I remember correctly. And from then, it was on. Steamboat had the fans behind him in this feud and Paul took the nickname of “Number One”, becoming a top heel for the rest of his career. But who turned on who? Even in an interview shortly before his death in 2018, Jones continued to say that Steamboat turned on him. If Paul was saying it nearly forty years after the fact, it has to be true, right? So in my opinion, Steamer turned on Paul Jones to win the Battle Royal. RIP “Number One” Paul Jones. We believe you!
Ole Anderson or Barry Windham?
I think this is in regards to who was the best Horseman and it’s a tough call because if anyone was born to be a Horseman and was damn good at it, Barry Windham would be that man. But without Ole Anderson, there never would have been a faction called The Four Horsemen. With that in mind, I have to go with Ole. He was the original “Rock” in pro wrestling, was a legendary performer in both singles and tag team wrestling, arguably one of the best talkers in the business ever, and the consummate original Horseman. Barry was damn good and is a legend in his own right, but Ole was the better Horseman.
Eddie Gilbert w/Missy Hyatt vs Ted DiBiase w/Virgil. Who wins?
Ted DiBiase has the size advantage and was arguably the better wrestler in that ring. Missy was bad-ass as well and I have no doubt that she could kick Virgil’s ass with her loaded Gucci handbag. So this one could go either way. I think Ted would probably have the experience edge and be the smarter wrestler in this match so I’ll go with DiBiase for the Million Dollar Win.
WWE is bringing back the Table For Three series on the WWE Network/Peacock. Who would you like to see participate in this show?
This was a good show for the network and always interesting to see the wrestlers interact outside the ring as they trade stories. As for who I’d like to see, how about Charlotte Flair, Trish Stratus & Madusa. Three eras of Women’s Pro Wrestling together. Jim Cornette, Paul Heyman, and Teddy Long would make for a great show. Santino Marella, R Truth, and Drake Maverick talking about comedy in wrestling could be fun. And how about Shane McMahon, Bray Wyatt, and Natalya Neidhardt talking about being multi-generational wrestlers. Those are four off the top of my head. I am so glad to see this show back on The Network/Peacock. Anything is possible and it is always made for good TV.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions you may have are welcome and appreciated. Give me a shout. Until the next time, stay warm, dry, and safe. I’ll see you at the matches.