Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Chris Cruise, Mark Henry, PPV Names & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Chris Cruise, Mark Henry, PPV Names & More
May 16, 2022

More fun than dinner and a movie with Mark Henry and Mae Young, it’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Are you ready? Let’s do this.

If you could bring back any match gimmick, what would it be and who would be in it?

Right off the top of my head, how about a good old-fashioned Russian Chain Match. As for who, how about Gunther, aka WALTER versus Sheamus. That would be stiff as heck and awesome!

Worst PPV name of all time?

Again, off the top of my head, how about WWE Great Balls of Fire? There was only one that I remember and it was more of a way to tie in the song and Jerry Lee Lewis than for anything else. A great song, but as a name for a PPV, it sucked.

If you would create a faction/group in WWE right now, which wrestlers would you pick and what will be the name of the group?

How about Randy Orton, Dominik Mysterio, and a returning Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel. Add Paige as a valet/manager, and call them Legacy 2.0.

Are Jeff Hardy and Darby human?

Physically, they might be human, but they have no regard for themselves and their physical well-being. How they are still walking and able to move, it’s hard to believe and understand. That craziness makes for some exciting matches and “holy shit” moments, but Hardy and Allin will both end up paying the price eventually, human or not.

Who is the most famous Doctor in wrestling?

Dr. Jerry Graham? Nah, maybe not. Dr. Death Steve Williams? That sounds more realistic and most likely, he and Dr. Britt Baker are the two names that will immediately come to most people’s minds.

Disco Inferno (in his prime) versus Kenny Omega. Who wins?

Despite what people seem to think these days, Disco was a very good and solid wrestler who always gave 100% and had strong, entertaining matches. And Omega? Well, he’s Kenny Omega. And since this is my column and my answer, if I’m doing the booking, we’d have a solid back and forth match, with Omega’s buddies in the Elite outside the ring, countered on the other side by Disco’s friends in WCW, the Filthy Animals. Lots of craziness and lots of interference, and when Kidman trips up Omega from the outside, Disco scores with a Chartbuster and gets the win. So there you go.

Buff Bagwell & 2 Cold Scorpio have issued an open challenge to both FTR and The Acclaimed. Should Tony Khan book these matches for AEW?

Nostalgia equals ratings and to see either of these matches take place on Dynamite or Rampage would pop the crowds and most likely draw a good TV number, especially if given a good build. So should Tony Khan book these matches for his TV programming? I would say yes.

Former WCW Announcer Chris Cruise recently revealed that he has written several state Athletic Commissions to prevent Ric Flair from getting a license and being allowed to wrestle again. Thoughts?

Ric Flair is his own worst enemy, is an alcoholic, had major health issues, and wears a pacemaker. He does NOT belong inside a wrestling ring at age 73, no matter what he thinks. Cruise may be overstepping his bounds by writing to the Athletic Commissions about Flair, but I’d rather see him doing that than having Flair trying to wrestle and end up dead. Cruise has the right intentions and I’m glad that someone is acting in Flair’s best interest because he, his “friends”, what few he has left, and the promoters aren’t going to do it. It’s called tough love and someone needs to do it.

Considering how long Mark Henry has been around, do you consider him over-rated or under-rated, or rated just about right?

Mark Henry is a big man, a strong man, and a person I’d love to have as part of any wrestling company if I was involved in it. As a wrestler, he sucked at first, but as time went on, grew as a performer and found his niche when he opened the “Hall of Pain” and had a good run as the World Champion in WWE. As for how he’s been rated, I don’t know or care. He started off bad, got better, and found his niche, where he was just where he needed to be. He’s a great Mark Henry, and nothing else matters.

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


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