Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Big Mama, Ronda Rousey, Samoa Joe & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Big Mama, Ronda Rousey, Samoa Joe & More
May 10, 2022
DougMaynard.com

Help a brother out, brother! I’m running out of questions for the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. My people are slacking on me. So if you have any wrestling-related questions you’d like to ask, they are very welcome and appreciated. And now, the questions I did find this morning. Let’s do this.

Who is the best TNT Champion so far? (Cody, Sammy Guevera, Scorpio Sky. Miro, Brodie Lee, Darby Allin).

Of the six mentioned so far, I think that Sammy gets the nod just on the number of title reigns and great matches alone. Miro had a really good run, as did Cody, and we all have much love for Mr. Brodie Lee, but my own personal opinion is that Sammy has done the most with his opportunities as champion and worn the belt the best.

Who would win in singles between Ricky Morton, and Bobby Eaton?

Both men are primarily known as tag team wrestlers, but Bobby had a good run as the World Television Champion, plus headlined a Clash of Champions wrestling 2 out of three falls against Ric Flair. The only thing Bobby wasn’t good at was talking, something Ricky Morton excelled at. These two men knew each other so well and had such good chemistry, you know it’d be a fantastic match. I’d give Bobby the win.

I remember when Jimmy Valiant was feuding with Paul Jones that he brought in Big Mama to back him up after losing to Pez Whatley. The final match was either Jones or Mama would have their head shaved depending on who lost. What was the back story with Jimmy and Big Mama?

It’s pretty simple actually. Big Mama, aka Felicia Fanning, was Jimmy Valiant’s real-life wife at the time. The story went that Valiant got really depressed and the Boogie Man needed someone to lift his spirits and get him out of his funk, and here came his old lady, Big Mama. And she worked as Jimmy’s valet for a time during his battles against Paul Jones and Jones’ Army. And as the question noted, it all culminated when Jones and Valiant fought in a Hair versus Hair match where Big Mama’s hair was on the line against Jones’s hair. Jones ended up being a bald-headed geek, and there you go.

If McDonald’s offered the RK McBro meal. What would be in it?

A burger, some nuggets, a drink, and a cookie from out of nowhere.

The Great Kabuki & The Masked Superstar versus Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen. Who wins?

I don’t know if Superstar and Kabuki ever actually teamed up, but it would be an odd combination. Brody and Hansen regularly teamed up in Japan and were good friends. I think they’d end up getting the big win.

Ronda Rousey beat Charlotte Flair at Wrestlemania Backlash to capture the Smackdown Women’s Championship. Who would you like to see challenge Ronda next for her title?

The easy answer here. Asuka. Think about it. The Empress of Tomorrow, who just happens to be one of the most physical wrestlers in WWE, against Ronda Rousey, the legit baddest woman on the planet. It would be stiff, very physical, and absolutely kick-ass as the main event match for SummerSlam. Go ahead and book it already, WWE. It has to happen.

Why is Jericho called the wizard?

Well, when Jericho was eleven and living in Canada, he was woken up by the sound of an owl tapping at his window. The owl was delivering to him a letter from a very prestigious school in England. The School was called Hogwarts. Jericho attended and learned all sorts of things about reinventing himself, singing in bands, and something called “The List”. And the rest is history as Jericho became a Wizard. Or if you don’t believe that, Jericho referenced himself as The Wizard in a promo a few weeks ago, printed a few t-shirts, and it managed to catch on with the crowd, so henceforth, he’s known as “The Wizard”. I like the Hogwarts explanation better though.

Samoa Joe was recently quoted as saying, “I think the arguing between the AEW and the WWE fans is ridiculous. Watch pro wrestling.” Do you agree or disagree?

I do agree. There is nothing wrong with liking what you like, regardless of whichever company is showing it. I like wrestling. I like Kevin Owens, Asuka, and RK-Bro so I watch WWE. I like Sammy Guevera, CM Punk, Fuego, and Aaron Solow so I watch AEW. I like Heath & Eric Young, so I watch Impact. I like Matt Cardona & Chris Adonis (Masters) so I watch NWA. I like Cornette, Buff, and Disco Inferno so I watch YouTube and go on Twitter. Just because some folks don’t like what I like, that doesn’t mean I should insult or argue with them, and I don’t unless it’s in fun and verbal jousting. Getting mad and arguing over wrestling? That’s just crazy!

Should Sunny be removed from the WWE Hall of Fame?

It may surprise some to hear me say this because my opinion of Tammy Sytch, aka Sunny, is that she’s very troubled, very vile, and a reprehensible human being. I have no use for her in any way, shape, or matter. But that being said, she earned that spot in the WWE Hall of Fame for her body of work as a WWE talent, a manager in Smokey Mountain, and her work in WCW. The piece of trash she evolved, or should I say devolved into, doesn’t take away from the career she had or the impact she made in professional wrestling. Ignore her if you will when the topic of the Hall of Fame comes up, but that spot is hers and she should be allowed to keep it. Put it this way. If every single person who has done a bad thing in their life is removed from the Hall of Fame, who’s left? That’d be a mightly small Hall of Fame to be sure. You’d have Ivory, Jim Ross, Ernie Ladd, and who? I think you get my point. ‘Nuff said!

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and especially any questions are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care of yourself and be good, my friends. I’ll see you at the matches.

Ubuntu!

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