Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Omos, Raquel Gonzales, Repo Man & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Omos, Raquel Gonzalez, Repo Man & More
January 25, 2022
DougMaynard.com

Are you ready for some ‘rasslin? Let’s do the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. It all starts now.

Now that Omos is getting pushed as a singles competitor, how would you book him?

Book him as a monster. Instead of as a wrestler focused on titles or championships, use him as a special attraction, perhaps as a “bounty hunter” to do the evil deeds for whoever the highest bidder may be. Okay, that reeks of the territory days, but he’s the big guy on the roster who everyone is slightly intimidated by and have to use to test themselves. Think Great Khali, but no titles allowed.

Is this the first time we are a week away from Royal Rumble without any clear-cut favorites?

It’s the first time I can think of in a long, long time. Looking at the lists of entrants for both the men’s and women’s Rumble matches, there is no definite favorite and it’s actually the most even playing field I’ve seen in as long as I can remember. It’s going to make things interesting, come Saturday night. I’m actually excited for a WWE PPV for a change. Yay!

Any chance you think we will see Raquel Gonzalez at the Rumble?

She’s currently under contract to WWE and works for the NXT brand so there is always a chance, especially with, as of last night, nine open slots remaining.

Where will we see Bray Wyatt again? Wrestling doesn’t feel good without him, to me.

Where Windham Rotundo will resurface, be it as Bray Wyatt or under his own name, is anyone’s guess at this point. If he does come back to wrestling as Bray Wyatt, that would only be allowed at WWE since they own the rights to that character. In AEW, Impact, or anywhere else, he could use either his real name or create another new identity. And you are right in that he’s missed. It definitely doesn’t feel right and I hope that his return is sooner rather than later.

Who are your top 5 best female in-ring performers in the world right now?

In my opinion, I would say Asuka, Charlotte Flair, Tessa Blanchard, Mickie James & Gail Kim.

Would you like to see Jon Moxley become the first two-time AEW champion in the near future?

Would I like to see it? Nope, not really. Moxley is a good wrestler and has a lot of energy and fans, but he’s not one of my top favorites by any means. It’s just my opinion, but I can think of many folks in AEW that I think would make a better champion.

Can you book Repo Man’s return to wrestling in either WWE or AEW?

If he’s using the name Repo Man, then Barry Darsow would have to go to WWE since they own the rights to the character, but considering that he’s 62 years old and has officially retired from active wrestling, the only way to book him to return would be either a spot at the Royal Rumble, entering quickly and getting eliminated, or else in a cameo spot where he shows up, steals something, or as he would call it, “repossesses something” and then vanishes into the darkness, never to be seen again.

If you could make a biopic of any wrestler who would you pick!

Paul Heyman would make for a great story, but he’s not really a wrestler, per se. How about Bill Eadie, aka Masked Superstar, Demolition Ax. His career would certainly be worth looking at. Buddy Rogers, the original Nature Boy, would be a good topic, and for me personally, I’d like to do something about the lives & careers of Johnny Weaver & Penny Banner, two legends who had great careers, but a not-so-great marriage away from the ring. Those would be my picks.

Why have wrestlers stopped wearing socks when not in their gear? It’s disturbing.

Have they? I hadn’t noticed, but the fact you have is what seems disturbing to me. If they have quit wearing them, and why would you care, I guess it’s because they don’t want to. Any other reason would probably vary depending upon the wrestler themselves.

And there you go. My thanks for reading and my apology for the sock question. They can’t all be winners, right? Until the next time, take care of yourself and be safe. I’ll see you at the matches.

Ubuntu!

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