Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Sasha Banks, Hulk Hogan, Joey Janela, Uvalde Slim & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Sasha Banks, Hulk Hogan, Joey Janela, Uvalde Slim & More
May 27, 2022
DougMaynard.com

I’m back. My apologies for taking a few days off. I’ve been stressing and under the weather trying to resolve a situation. I haven’t figured it out as of yet, but I’m tired of stressing so let’s do some rasslin’ instead. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this.

Do you watch AEW because of who they signed within the first year of its beginning or do you watch now because of who they recently signed this year?

I watch for the wrestlers that I enjoy, regardless of when they were signed. I like Jungle Boy & Sammy Guevera, who are AEW Originals. I like CM Punk & The Ass Boys, who came along later. I’m just thankful for some talented wrestlers who entertain me and make me smile, regardless of when they signed up. I’m just glad they’re there.

Andre the Giant’s birthday was a few days ago. Name five “Dream Matches” you would like to see Andre wrestle?

Andre, as he was for the last few years of his career, was sad and hard to watch, but Andre, in his prime, was able to put on some good matches and was quite skilled in the ring when he chose to be. I was fortunate enough to see him wrestle in Lumberton, NC against John Studd back when I was 14 years old. It wasn’t a great match, but it remains a great memory. As for five dream matches for Andre, in his prime of course, I’d have him against The Big Show, Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Roman Reigns, and The Disco Inferno. Hey, I have weird dreams so don’t judge.

Rumors are that Sasha was mad about Ronda Rousey being in the main event at Wrestlemania instead of her versus Charlotte. Thoughts?

Go out on the street and ask people whose name they recognize more – Ronda Rousey or Sasha Banks. Diehard wrestling fans might say Sasha, but the vast majority know who Ronda is better. Wrestlemania is the biggest show of the year and having Ronda in the main event would attract more eyes to the product than having Sasha. She had a match and won a championship at Mania. Sasha has no right to complain. ‘Nuff said!

B. Brian Blair recently said that he heard that Hulk Hogan would be coming out of retirement to be Ric Flair’s final opponent. He also added that he heard about it on the internet. Would you like to see Hogan as Flair’s opponent at his retirement match?

No, because Flair shouldn’t be wrestling another “retirement match”, and Hogan is, if possible, in worse physical condition than Flair is. Plus Hogan’s ego would not allow him to lose, which I’m assuming would be required for this match. This was just B. Brian Blair obviously joking, but the wrestling media, being what it is, decided to make it a story. It’s not a story. Hogan isn’t wrestling. And Flair shouldn’t be.

Have you seen the Joey Janela fire-foot incident? Thoughts?

I saw it and I agree with what Booker T said about it. It’s stupid. And Janela commented on Twitter to agree with Booker. It was stupid. ‘Nuff said! And just in case you missed it, here it is.

Big Daddy V (Viscera) versus Omos. Who wins?

That is a lot of man-meat flopping around and not in a good way. I think Omos has the height advantage, while V is a better wrestler and performer. Not much better, but he was able to go when it mattered and had a pretty good career. I’d go with Viscera.

Bianca Belair vs Ronda Rousey in a Championship Unification match to crown Undisputed Women’s Champion is likely. Who is your pick?

Are we talking shoot or wrestling? A shoot would go to Ronda, although I think Bianca could give her a good fight. In a wrestling match, I think the favorite would be Bianca. She’s the current apple of Vince’s eye and of WWE management so Bianca would be given the “W” here.

Another Conrad Thompson podcast is coming, this one with Mick Foley. Do you plan on listening?

I do well to listen to Cornette and occasionally Konnan/Disco. Everything else for me is via clips on YouTube. If Foley seems to have a good topic I’m interested in, I’ll click on the link and listen. Otherwise, I doubt I’ll go out of my way for Mrs. Foley’s baby boy. There are too many podcasts as it is already.

Have you ever heard of a wrestler named Uvalde Slim? Thoughts?

From Georgia in 1980 after Dusty Rhodes had lost a loser leaves town match to Ole Anderson and was out of the territory, this masked man, who had bleached blonde hair, a Dusty-like physique, talked like the Dream and had the same mannerisms showed up. Along with Cowboy Bill Watts, they had a brief feud with Ole Anderson and Ivan Koloff, who for some reason, kept insisting that Uvalde Slim was actually Dusty Rhodes under a mask. Watts and Slim didn’t agree, revealing that Slim’s real name was Virgil, his initials being V.R.R., and he was not Dusty Rhodes. This feud had a few matches at the Omni before Watts left to go form Mid-South Wrestling and Dusty & Ole’s feud grew to encompass Ric Flair, leading to the formation of the Four Horsemen a couple of years later. Uvalde Slim was just part of the Ole/Dusty feud that lasted for years.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions are welcome and appreciated. I’m going to try to get back on a regular schedule so questions are needed. Thanks. And with that, I’m closing this up and putting baby to bed. Until the next time, take care and be good, my friends. Watch out for any foreign objects. I’ll see you at the matches.

Ubuntu!

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