Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Announcers, Kingston vs Cesaro, John Cena & More
February 27, 2022
Let’s talk wrestling. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A and it all begins right now.
Jim Ross or Gorilla Monsoon?
A hard call since I’m not really a big fan of either, having grown up listening to the sounds of Bob Caudle, Gordon Solie, and Tony Schiavone, but both men were good. Damn good if you will. And of the two, Jim Ross.
Jesse and Gorilla or Jesse and Vince?
Both teams were good, but Gorilla Monsoon seemed, to me anyhow, to work better with Bobby Heenan than Jesse Ventura. Vince and Jesse together though, were epic. Definitely my favorite of the two teams.
Who was the better commentator working solo? Gordon Solie or Joey Styles?
Gordon’s voice, without someone there to banter with, was tough to bear sometimes. Put him with Ole or Piper and I could listen to him all day but as a solo? Not so much. Styes worked better by himself than with a co-host. He didn’t need it and would remain strong, informative, and entertaining the entire show. For a one-man announce team, Joey would be my pick.
“Mayhem in the Ring Tag Team Match”
Ox Baker and the Spoiler vs. Ivan Koloff and Pak Song. Who Wins?
Ivan was a wrestling machine while Pak Song, from what little I saw and know of him, was a monster in character, but not necessarily a great in-ring wrestler. And on the other side, The Spoiler (Don Jardine) was arguably one of the top guys of his era, while Ox Baker had a great character, but generally tended to stink up the arena with his actual matches. So the actual wrestling would mainly fall on Spoiler versus Koloff and it could go either way. Since the anniversary of his passing was just a few days ago, I’ll go with the former WWWF Champion, the Russian Bear Ivan Koloff, and his partner Ox Baker, in this match.
Finish this sentence: If you can’t have a great match with (insert wrestlers name here), you’re not going to make it in this business.
The usual suspects: Bryan Danielson, AJ Styles, Cesaro, Ric Flair (in his prime), Bobby Eaton, and William Regal.
Eddie Kingston talking about Cesaro: “All I’m going to say is, he doesn’t have the balls to come to AEW.” Thoughts?
Kingston and Cesaro have a past with many battles in ROH and New Japan and the matches were good, damn good. My guess is that Kingston wants to recreate the magic in AEW and wants to do Cesaro vs Kingston one more time, and is just letting it be known. I’m down with that. Book ut, Tony Khan.
In the vein of Skandor Akbar and The Sheik, if Sabu managed a new faction of today’s insane monsters of the ring… who would they be?
I was certainly a big fan of General Skandor Akbar in the old USWA and World Class territories, but I don’t really see Sabu as the managerial type, certainly not up to Akbar’s level. But for the sake of this question, I’ll assemble him a faction of cool heels that I think he would work well with. How about Impact Wrestling’s Jonah, NWA & Fox News’ Tyrus, Marko Stunt, and to round things out, Serena Deeb. Two monsters, a freak of nature, and a beautiful woman who can also actually wrestle. There you go.
Do you think John Cena will ever come back for one last match with WWE?
John Cena eats, breathes, and lives WWE. Even though he’s currently busy with Hollywood and doing that awesome Peacemaker dance at the current moment, he’ll be back at least once more when the schedule opens up and permits. The Rock did it and came back to work against Cena and CM Punk. Steve Austin is apparently coming back to work at Mania this year against Kevin Owens. Kevin Nash came back to do that angle with HHH and CM Punk. And John Cena, he’ll be back as well.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions you may have, then give me a holler and we’ll get ‘er done. Until the next time, take care and be safe, my friends. I’ll see you at the matches.