Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Matt Cardona, Super Humman, Hook & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Matt Cardona, Super Humman, Hook & More
February 16, 2022
DougMaynard.com

It’s Wednesday and you know what that means. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this.

Matt Cardona is the new NWA World Champion. Thoughts?

I for one am happy to see this. Since leaving WWE, Cardona has reinvented himself and been an absolute workhorse on the Indy scene, appearing for AEW, Impact, GCW, and the NWA. He’s out to prove that the WWE dropped the ball in their use of him during his time there. And what better way to give his hard work an exclamation point than to capture the fabled “Ten Pounds of Gold”. It’s a great moment for Cardona, as well as a big “I told you so” to the WWE. I’m very glad to see it.

With the size of their roster, what should AEW do to showcase more talent?

Start another YouTube show? I really don’t know what they need to do. Another show would be great and would help, but finding a place to air it without suffering from overexposure could prove to be a problem. Right now, I think they’re doing the best they can and about as well as they can expect right now. I can’t think of anything else that would work that isn’t already being done.

What if WWE had a women’s only show? Would you watch it?

Probably not because there are already too many wrestling shows on right now to find time to watch them all and I like a variety of wrestlers and matches in my programming. I want men, women, managers, singles, and tag teams. A show with just one offering does nothing for me.

Since Matt Cardona has won the NWA World title, does that make him a legend? What are your thoughts on that, and does the Championship hold the same prestige as it once held?

A legend? Not yet, but if he keeps on doing as he’s been doing for the past year or so, he’s well on his way to having a legendary career. And no, the NWA World Championship doesn’t have the prestige that it once did, but Billy Corgan and the rest of the NWA wrestlers are trying their best to rebuild that reputation and heritage and I wish them much success in doing so.

WWE is no longer referring to Big E & Kofi Kingston as the New Day. Why?

It’s a Vince McMahon thing and who knows why, except for Vince. It doesn’t make sense to me either.

Why is Super Humman allowed to keep making videos?

Because people like seeing other people act as idiots and watching this guy do his thing, he’s a living breathing train wreck in every sense of the word. But people keep watching and so he keeps doing the dumb stunts and making those videos. I would hope someone from his family or a friend would step in and discourage him at some point, but no one has stepped up, and thus, he thinks he’s doing something and keeps on keeping on. Sad!

Hook reminds me of a very young Barry Windham. Thoughts?

That’s an interesting comparison and I can definitely see it. I remember when Windham first started wrestling, using the name Blackjack Mulligan Jr., here in the Carolinas. He was so skinny, so green, but had that charisma and special “it” that was obvious to everyone. Each week, he grew more confident and better. And with Hook, it’s pretty much the same thing. He’s a skinny kid, a second-generation talent, and he’s being groomed and trained in front of our eyes and getting better with each match. If he goes on to have half the career that Barry Windham did, it’ll be a job well done, and so far, so good. He’s on his way.

Two Out of Three Falls: Ron Simmons versus Butch Reed. Who wins?

I like Ron Simmons and have much respect for him, but Butch Reed was a phenomenon in that ring. The man could really go and do some great things. Ron would give him one hell of a fight, but in the end, Reed would take home the victory.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions you may have are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care and be safe. Watch out for any foreign objects. I’ll see you at the matches.

Ubuntu!

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