Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: The Undertaker, Wrestlemania 38, Cody & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A

The Undertaker, Wrestlemania 38, Cody & More
April 3, 2022
DougMaynard.com

Last night was the first night of Wrestlemania 38. Tonight is Night Two. And in between, we have this, the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Are you ready? Let’s do this.

Samoa Joe is All Elite. Thoughts?

It was just a matter of time and we all knew that it was coming. Maybe they’ll use him on AEW and maybe it’ll be as part of the new Khan-approved Ring Of Honor or most likely, a mixture of the two. I’m glad to see that Joe is getting one more chance with the big company and I expect he’ll do very well in whatever role he ends up having with AEW and ROH.

Did you watch the WWE Hall of Fame? Thoughts?

I watched and enjoyed it. The spot with JTG and Shad Gaspard’s son had my allergies acting up and it was good to see Vader finally get his just due respect. Like everyone, I was waiting for Scott Steiner to say something out of line. And The Undertaker? A great speech that sounded more like motivational speaking than an induction to the Hall of Fame, but it was fun to see and yeah, the allergies acted up a bit there as well, especially when Taker talked about Brian Adams, a man who I had a casual acquaintanceship with and remember very fondly. Hey BA, it’s all about Kronik. ‘Nuff said! But back to the HOF. A good show and very well done.

The American Nightmare, Cody Rhodes, is now in WWE. Thoughts?

It’s a new chapter for Cody and I think he’s looking forward to seeing what new adventures the next few years hold. It’s a good move for him and I think will also have an effect on the WWE in regards to a lot of things in presentation and the product. Cody is going to do well. I can feel it in my gut, and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next for the American Nightmare.

Noelle Foley, Mick’s daughter, was complaining on Twitter that The Undertaker didn’t mention her father in his HOF speech. Is she right to complain?

I’m surprised as well that Taker didn’t mention Mick in his speech, but I don’t think it was a slight as much as it was Taker had a message and story to tell and in the process of doing that, he just forgot. It’s not a personal slight or big deal and hell, even Noelle mentioned that in his own Hall of Fame speech, Mick Foley forgot to mention his wife. So yeah, it happens. I don’t think Mick has any problems with it and neither should she.

Has any prediction in wrestling history aged more poorly than Ole Anderson telling Mark Callaway that he “would never draw a dime in this business” in 1990?

Well, Tony Schiavone on Nitro telling fans about Mick Foley winning the WWE Championship on RAW, and then 600,000 fans turned the channel to watch RAW instead of Nitro comes to mind. But Ole did drop the ball with this one and I’m sure that he’d admit it if asked. Or else he’d just say that Calloway, as Mark Calloway, was the shits. One or the other.

Bam Bam Bigelow & Big Boss Man versus The Road Warriors – who wins?

I’m a big fan of Bubba, aka The Boss Man and Bigelow was an incredible performer, but I gotta go with Animal and Hawk for this one.

Ric Flair says Charlotte vs. Ronda Rousey was the greatest women’s match he ever watched. Agree or disagree?

Ric’s daughter was part of the match so what else is he going to say? The greatest women’s match of all time? I’m not sure about that, but let’s give the devil his due. It was pretty damn good. Both women kicked ass and did an amazing job. So not the best ever, but right up there.

What if Shane McMahon appears tonight and gets involved with Austin Theory and Pat McAfee match and Shane McMahon helps Pat McAfee?

So long as Shane’s not wrestling, anything else would be okay. And if something like that was to happen, to set up a power struggle with Shane versus Vince, sure, why not. I know it wouldn’t be what it once was, but when McMahons collide, it’s always fun to see.

What are the chances of the Will Smith vs. Chris Rock feud being settled in the wrestling ring? It’s no secret that Vince McMahon loves the mainstream buzz and this would bring a ton of that.

It would be great to see, but the chances of this happening are, to put it bluntly, no chance in hell. Both Smith and Rock are in their fifties, plus both are too big in Hollywood to do the wrestling thing. So it won’t happen. They may trade barbs in the press and in stand-up monologues, but in a physical confrontation and wrestling match, nope, no way, never gonna happen.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, or any questions you may have are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care and be good. Enjoy Wrestlemania, Night Two, tonight. I’ll catch you later.

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