Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Hornswoggle, High Voltage, Shane McMahon & More
February 3, 2022
Greetings and welcome to the show. It’s time to get Ultimate and I’m not talking about The Warrior. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A and are you ready to rock? It doesn’t matter if you’re ready. Let’s do this.
I recently saw Swoggle on Fox News talking about Disney’s decision to not cast little people in the upcoming remake of Snow White. He did well. Would you like to see Swoggle become a Fox News regular, like Tyrus?
Dylan Postl, who was once known as the man who lived under the ring in WWE, Hornsqoggle, and now wrestles under the name Swoggle, recently showed up on Fox’s Sean Hannity Show to respond to comments by Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, who had slammed Disney for planning on making a remake of the classic, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. Postl did a great job explaining why little people, such as himself, are thankful for acting roles such as Snow White and took Dinklage to task for his seemingly hypocritical remarks. Did he do well enough to become a regular on Fox? He impressed me in this appearance and came across as well-spoken, intelligent, and passionate in his delivery, so I would say sure. No one ever expected Tyrus to get a job on Fox. He landed the job after responding to a Tweet by Greg Gutfield and they ended up becoming friends. From there, he has become one of the better “talking heads” on Fox. Could Swoggle do the same? We’ll never know unless they give him a shot, right? I think he’d do well.
Should WWE or AEW do a six-man tag team title championship?
For WWE, I’d say no since they have so many titles already and barely have enough strong teams for two regular tag titles, much less a six-man belt. But AEW though, they have so many factions and multiple-man units, a Trios Tag Team title actually makes sense. They don’t need any more titles in AEW, but if they did decide to add another belt, the Trios Tag Team Championship would be the way to go.
Whatever happened to High Voltage from WCW? (Kenny Kaos & Robbie Rage)
I had forgotten about this team until I saw this question, but they were an impressive young team with a good look that floated around WCW for a couple of years, 1996 – 1998, did some work in New Japan (1997 – 1998), had a few minor pushes, and then seemed to vanish. So where are they now? According to Wikipedia, both men have long been retired. Kaos had a very brief run with Rick Steiner as one half of the WCW Tag Team Champions from October 1998 to January 1998, when the belts were vacated due to legit injury to Steiner, but didn’t do much else and retired in 1999. Rage left WCW in 1999 and worked for New Japan and the WWC for a few more years until retiring in 2007.
Tommy Rich & Austin Idol versus Ken Patera & Terry Funk. Who wins?
As much as I have always liked Tommy Rich and Austin Idol, who continues to work even today as part of the NWA, my money would always have to be on the World’s Strongest Man and the crazy man from West Texas. Never bet against a Funk. Patera and Funk would win.
Should William Regal hook up with Conrad Thompson and do a podcast?
I would love to see this happen. While there are far too many podcasts out there already, William Regal is a man who would do so well in that kind of environment, telling stories, analyzing current shows, and breaking down the matches and product. Conrad has way too much going on most likely, as he already co-hosts 8 different podcasts, but if Regal could find a proper co-host, this is something I think would do very well for him and I’m sure he would find much success.
I saw a news report that Shane McMahon has been quietly “let go” from the WWE due to heat about the Royal Rumble match and won’t be back on WWE TV, won’t be taking part in the Elimination Chamber, and won’t be at Wrestlemania. Thoughts?
While I have no desire to see Shane wrestling, be it in the Elimination Chamber, or Wrestlemania, or at all for that matter, I hate to see anyone get fired, especially when it’s the boss’s son, but shit happens and from all reports, letting Shane go was a Vince call so what can we say? Just wish him well in future endeavors and wait to see how long it is before he pops back up on WWE TV because we all know that sooner or later, he will.
If Shane McMahon is still being planned to wrestle at Mania, who would you like to see him against?
I actually had given this some thought beforehand and so long as Shane got his ass whooped, I was good with almost anyone, but then I realized something. Austin Theory. It would make so much sense given Theory’s recent interactions with Vince and hell, who doesn’t want to see Austin-McMahon II? Just for the promotion alone, it would be worth doing. I’m glad it’s not happening, but if Shane was still going to be part of Mania, that would be the way to go.
So how about this? Triple H buys Impact Wrestling and runs it, with a limited partnership with WWE, while Vince keeps control of WWE and NXT. Does that sound cool or what?
Does that sound cool? Absolutely. Would it ever happen? Very doubtful. I could picture a world where Triple H and Stephanie buy controlling interest in Impact Wrestling from Anthem, with the show continuing to run on AXS, but the video library being sold to the WWE, and back episodes & pay-per-views being added to the WWE Network, thus giving additional revenue to HHH/Anthem and helping to pay the bills. Keep WWE and Impact separate except maybe the occasional crossover via the Rumble match, but keep it as two totally different companies and promotions. It would be good for a while and HHH could do wonders with the Impact roster under his guidance, but eventually, Vince would get mad, get jealous, and rather than embrace the idea of allowing Hunter to do his thing and create some great wrestling content, would end up causing problems. It’d end up blowing up in everyone’s faces and probably cause too many problems in the McMahon/Helmsley household to ever succeed. So good idea in theory and I’d love to see it, but in reality, I can’t see it actually working. Too bad!
February is Black History Month. Who are your Top 5 black wrestlers?
I’ve always had my favorite wrestlers and never felt a need to put a descriptive adjective in front of their names to base their positive qualities on race before, but for the sake of this question, I’ll play along. My favorite wrestlers who just happen to be of African American descent are, off the top of my head, Xavier Woods, Ernie “The Cat” Ladd, Jacqueline, R-Truth, and Rufus R. “Freight Train” Jones.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions you may have, then drop me a line and let’s talk. Until the next time, take care of yourself and stay safe. Watch out for those foreign objects. I’ll see you at the matches.