Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Chris Jericho, Booker T, New Age Outlaws & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Chris Jericho, Booker T, New Age Outlaws & More
March 21, 2022
DougMaynard.com

More moves than John Cena’s Peacemaker dance, it’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this.

Booker T has apparently thrown out a challenge for The Harlem Heat to have a match with FTR. Would you like to see this match happen? Who would win?

For a one-shot match, seeing FTR against Stevie Ray and Booker T would be pretty cool. I know Booker and Stevie both work as trainers for Booker’s wrestling company in Texas so they would be in shape and able to go for a bit. FTR could carry them the rest of the way and it would make for a fun and exciting match that could have a good nostalgia effect for the fans. As to who wins, the currently active team should most definitely beat the two old retired guys. FTR wins.

Mount Rushmore of the greatest or favorite heel turns ever.

The best heel turns? How about Hogan joining the nWo. That has to be one of them. Larry Zbyszko turning on Bruno. That was 43 years ago and fans still talk about it, so that’s two. How about Barry Windham’s turn on Lex Luger to join the Horsemen? That makes three and for the final one? Rick Steamboat turning on Paul Jones, forcing Jones to become a heel. Hey, that’s how Jones explained it and he stuck with the same story until he passed away. Steamboat was jealous and turned on Jones. And there you go.

The Great Muta versus Cesaro. Who wins?

Both men in their primes, this would be one hell of a fantastic match. A clinic in contrast of styles and a treat for every fan. I think Cesaro has the advantage in speed and strength, but Muta has the whole martial arts deal, not to mention the mysterious green mist. I think I’ll go with Cesaro on this one.

Ok hear me out if they aren’t gonna give us Evolution every year could they at least make one night of Mania all women?

I’m all for WWE to bring back the Evolution PPV and have one night of all-women every year. Why they didn’t bring it back, I have no idea and I think it’s a bad call. But Mania being one night for the men and one for the women? That’s probably not a good idea. Some fans don’t like women’s wrestling. Some fans don’t like men’s wrestling. As it is now, there is something for every fan on both nights and they’re more likely to tune in and watch. Otherwise, they’d just skip the night that had the gender they don’t like.

One has to go: Steve Austin, Ric Flair, The Rock, or the Undertaker. Who would you pick?

Of these four, it’s a tough call. It won’t be Flair because his long history with the NWA and WCW, before he lost his mind, was some damn good wrestling and stories. It wouldn’t be Austin either because, in my opinion, he was absolutely the best character WWE had during the whole Attitude Era. So The Undertaker or The Rock? The Rock is damn good and always entertaining, but I think The Undertaker was more important to the wrestling business and leaves behind a better legacy. The Rock has to go.

What do you make of Chris Jericho’s statement from AEW Dynamite that he is a “sports entertainer”?

I think Jericho is once more reinventing himself, and doing much as Mick Foley did in ECW, finding what the fans hate most and wrapping himself in it. Foley, in ECW, talked about having to follow the rules and “Uncle Eric” in WCW and the fans went nuts. Chris is doing the same here as the two words wrestling fans hate more than anything is “sports-entertainer”. So now, Chris is calling himself just that. It’s genius and a great move by Chris. I’m just surprised that no one had thought of this earlier.

Billy Gunn has mentioned that he’d love to reform the New Age Outlaws with Road Dogg in AEW. Should they do it?

For a one-shot match, maybe, but I’m not sure if Road Dogg is even physically capable of wrestling in that ring anymore. Didn’t he have a heart-attack scare last year? Road Dogg as a manager of sorts for Billy and the Ass Boyz would be cool and make sense given their history. And maybe a one-off match for a big event and nostalgic purposes, that could be cool if Road Dogg could pass the medical tests and be safe about it. But anything more than that, is probably not the best of ideas.

If they were both in their prime, who would win in a taped fist match, between Hulk Hogan, and Dick The Bruiser?

Dick the Bruiser, period!

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 good my friends. I’ll see you at the matches.

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