Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Big E, Sable, Shane Douglas & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Big E, Sable, Shane Douglas & More
March 17, 2022
DougMaynard.com

With more romance than a Brother Love promo, it’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this.

Name your WOMEN’S Mt. Rushmore (4) that you can’t stand.

A Mt. Rushmore of women’s wrestling, but not the usual good ones, but the ones that… well, they suck. Okay, let’s go with Sable, The Bella Twins, Big Swole, and Bianca Belair. Sable and the Twins for obvious reasons and Belair because of overexposure. I’m tired of her being over-pushed by WWE and in my face every time I turn around. And Big Swole for bringing up the race-card when she was released for not being very good.

If you could just hang out and chill with any wrestler for the day who would it be? Mine no question, Taker.

Any wrestler? It’d be either Derk Douglas, aka The Fallen Artist, Mike Youngblood, or Ethan Storm. Don’t know them? Well, if you did, you’d get it because these three are good friends, great wrestlers, and just down-right cool-ass dudes.

Should WWE be Booked like 2000 WCW?

No way. WWE is making money. 2000 WCW was not and even in my eyes, a diehard WCW fan from birth until the company ended, WCW in 2000 sucked!

Can you see a possible spot for Big E as a manager if he’s not able to return to wrestling as a wrestler?

Big E is popular, can talk, has a strong fan base, and everyone likes him. If a return to the ring isn’t possible, a transition to manager would be a good thing to consider.

American Starship versus The World’s Greatest Tag Team. Who wins?

American Starship was Coyote and Eagle, aka Scott Hall & Dan Spivey. The World’s Greatest Tag Team was Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin. If all depends on what version of the American Starship we see. If it’s Hall & Spivey as they were when they first started wrestling, it would be Haas & Benjamin winning and winning easily. If it was a one-time reunion of Spivey & Hall in their primes, reprising their American Starship characters, it would be a different story. Haas & Benjamin would win because of Dan Spivey, I like him and he’s a great guy, but in the ring, he’s Dan Spivey. Hall can’t fight two top-level talents like Haas & Shelton alone. So The World’s Greatest Tag Team would win, but it’d be a fun match to see.

Hi, do you think that, with Brock Lesnar being in such a prominent position within WWE, we will eventually get Sable inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame? She was one of the biggest stars during the Attitude Era, was featured in Playboy, and held the Women’s Title for a while. I am actually shocked she isn’t in already. Thoughts?

Sable mostly says out of the spotlight and has for many years, but whenever she’s ready and wants to go into the WWE Hall of Fame, all it will take is a phone call. And unlike some woman going or or previously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, Sable, love her or hate her, deserves it.

Which do you think is a more effective, world champion storytelling device and box office attraction model for today’s marketplace? The Hulk Hogan “Heel Factory” model of building a new, diabolical heel per month/PPV cycle to challenge for the world title? Or, do you prefer the Ric Flair “Babyface Chase” booking model, where main event babyfaces appear to win the world championship, only for the heel to retain on a technicality?

I don’t think one is better than the other. It all depends on the talent involved and the booking as to what works best in each situation. I preferred the Flair/NWA style because Flair fought everyone, be it good guys or bad guys, and he would always hold on, sometimes just by thismuch, but he was the picture of a fighting champion. But then again, I was raised on and grew up watching the NWA and champions like Harley Race, Dory Funk, Terry Funk, Dusty, etc., so of course, that’s the style I’d prefer.

Ric Flair recently said about Shane Douglas that he never “succeeds anywhere” and doesn’t belong in any Hall of Fame. Agree or disagree?

Never succeeded anywhere? I guess being the “Franchise” of ECW doesn’t count in Flair’s eyes. Flair is just being typical Flair and probably still mad at all the promos and heat Douglas got at his expense while at ECW. Also, Shane holds two victories over Flair, while Flair only beat Shane once, so there’s that too. Flair is just talking to be talking and in this case, he’s wrong.

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 that loaded boot. I’ll see you at the matches.

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