Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Broken Matt Hardy, ROH Hall of Fame & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Broken Matt Hardy, ROH Hall of Fame & More
February 22, 2022
DougMaynard.com

Are you ready for a little discussion about the world’s greatest form of entertainment? It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A and it all starts now. Let’s do this.

Should Matt Hardy bring back the Broken Matt character?

While it would be entertaining for a little bit, it would get old before long. I liked the “Broken” character, but Matt had his run with this character and going backward like that, I just don’t see it as a good thing.

The Franchise Shane Douglas versus The Living Legend Larry Zbyszko. Who wins?

This would be the darkhorse match of any event because both are damn good, yet so similar in their characters and styles. As for the winner, my money would be on the Living Legend.

ROH has announced the four first inductees into their Hall of Fame, Bryan Danielson, The Briscoes, Samoa Joe, and CM Punk. Thoughts?

These are the men who ate, slept, and bled ROH for so many years and are indeed the personification of what a Ring of Honor superstar should aspire to be. I have no problem with any of these men as the initial Inductees to the ROH Hall of Fame. It’s an honor well deserved by each of them.

Who was, in your opinion, the greatest male manager of the era in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s era of wrestling?

For the seventies, I’d go with Captain Lou Albano. For the eighties, I have a tie between Bobby Heenan and Jim Cornette. And for the ’90s, I’ll go with the great Gary Hart.

Which move/transition was better for the world of wrestling in your opinion? Ric Flair from WCW (NWA) to the WWF or Hulk Hogan from WWF to WCW?

The move that was better for wrestling altogether was Flair going to the WWF after having issues with Jim Herd. It introduced New York fans who only knew or watched WWF-style wrestling to what the NWA/WCW was all about, a company with more emphasis on wrestling than cartoonish characters. Hogan’s move to WCW actually bombed at first, but then later on led to the Monday Night Wars and the formation of the nWo, but the success of that faction and all that followed was more due to Scott Hall and Kevin Nash than Hogan. Definitely Flair as the Real World Champion to the WWF had the biggest impact and set the bar for future job transitions in the future.

I wish the WWE would induct the Jumping Bomb Angels in the Hall of Fame. What is your opinion on it?

It is long overdue and I agree. They were only in the WWF for a short while, but the impact that they made while there has definitely earned them a spot among the elite in the Hall of Fame. No arguments here.

Which of the Four Pillars of AEW ( MJF, Darby Allin, Sammy Guevera, Jungle Boy) has the most potential?

Jungle Boy is awesome, but I think his size, or lack of it, will always be a problem. Darby? I just don’t get him. He’s a talented kid and all that, but I don’t see a big star when I look at him. The most potential overall would have to be either MJF or Sammy? My personal favorite is Sammy, but although I’m a big fan of his and love to watch his matches, the one Pillar with the most breakout potential to work for other companies, be a top guy in any company, and be a huge crossover star in any form of media is MJF. His in-ring work is good, but it’s the charisma and ability to project and talk, that’s his meal ticket. He’s so damn good already and still so young, he’s only going to get better. All of these guys deserve watching, but the one we’ll be talking about still in twenty years, it’ll be MJF.

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 of yourself and be safe. I’ll see you at the matches.

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