Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Edge, The Bloodline, Interim Champions & More
June 9, 2022
It’s been a few days and my apologies for that. I’ve been having a bad week, but I’m doing much better now. Are you ready for some ‘rasslin? It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this.
Why do you think WWE has given up on so many amazing talents, for example, Miro, Malaki Black, etc just pushing them to the mid-card instead of making them the stars they deserve to be?
One word, Vince. If Vince McMahon sees talent as a main-event, larger-than-life superstar, they get pushed. If for whatever reason, he doesn’t see it or loses faith in them, then it’s either mid-card or tag teams for the rest of their WWE career. It’s crazy and sad, but true.
Edge has been replaced in The Judgement Day by Finn Balor and is officially a baby-face. Thoughts?
I was shocked but look at WWE right now. All the top baby faces are injured or part-time and WWE needed to make some moves. Edge is a proven commodity as a baby-face and let’s be serious here. The Judgement Day thing was getting over, but that was despite Edge instead of because of him. He seemed the like odd man out to me and replacing him with Finn Balor, who is a great heel when given the opportunity, was a good move. I think that Edge,Balor, and the rest of the Judgement Day, will all benefit as a result.
Would adding Tamina and Naomi (if she returns) to the Bloodline and having them become tag champs elevate the belts or just shine a light on how WWE doesn’t care about them?
I’d love to see Tamina used more often for something than just the 24/7 nonsense, and if Naomi does return, putting those belts on the team of a heel/Bloodline affiliated Naomi & Tamina would be a good move in my opinion. We all know that WWE doesn’t care about the Women’s Tag Team Titles, but adding an affiliation to The Tribal Chief and the Bloodline could and would elevate the titles despite WWE’s lack of interest. If Naomi does return, this would be a good move.
Why do the majority of wrestling fans think everything is a work?
Because it’s professional wrestling and 99.9995% of everything you see on TV and at the shows IS a work. It’s just that simple.
Is this a new trend of having placeholder champions while the current champion is out a good thing or not?
I personally don’t care for it, but what I think doesn’t matter. Tony Khan likes the idea, a concept used by the UFC, and he’s the billionaire mark that runs AEW so we get Interim Champions. I personally think it’s lazy booking, but what do I know?
Should Hangman Adam Page be the first triple crown champion?
Page is okay, but personally, I’d rather see Sammy or Scorpio get the honors.
Why do WWE have to keep bringing back the old boys instead of giving the new & amazing talent a shot?
Because the “old boys” have proven themselves and nostalgia is a powerful marketing tool. Vince is more comfortable with using the people that he knows and has used before rather than taking a gamble on a new person. The key is to use the older talent to give the rub and help get the new folks over. Vince doesn’t always do that, but that’s the general idea.
Does AEW need to start running more PPVs a year to help them wind up storylines quicker, and increase exposure for the mid-card and women’s division? I was thinking of going to every 2 months from 3 and doing 6 a year rather than 4.
Personally, I think that would be a good idea and I agree with you. AEW needs more structure and expanding the PPV and Specials from the current schedule would be a great way to do so.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, later today, take care and be good. I’ll see you at the matches.