Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Matt Cardona, James J. Dillon, Alberto Del Rio & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Matt Cardona, James J. Dillon, Alberto Del Rio & More
June 14, 2022

Happy Birthday to WWE Hall of Famer Donald J. Trump. Yes, I went there. Now, let’s talk pro wrestling, the King of Sports. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A and just like the former NWA Champion Matt Cardona, we’re alwayz ready. Let’s do this.

Razor Ramon versus Mr. Perfect versus Chris Jericho versus Owen Hart in a Ladder Match. Who wins?

Chris Jericho. After all, he’s the only one still alive and breathing. That’s a big advantage. Okay, that was wrong and tasteless. My apologies. Let’s add a stipulation. In their primes, who would win a ladder match between these four men? It’s a tough call. I think I’d go with Razor for this one.

What makes a wrestler “legendary “? I know we throw that name around a lot. Is someone legendary only because they wrestled back in the day and not so much of what kind of matches they had?

I think the thing that makes a wrestler a legend is a combination of things. They had a long career with a high degree of success in the majority of territories or promotions that they worked for, but they also were memorable enough that after their careers have ended, people still talk about them, their matches, their feuds, their promos, in a positive sense. They’re memorable enough that people still remember them and they bring a smile, or maybe a scowl to the faces of the fans long after the fact. They stand out and made a difference, hence they can be defined as a legend.

Should R-Truth bring back “Little Jimmy”?

Sure, why not. Wouldn’t you like to see Truth and Little Jimmy back on your TV every week? It’s a guaranteed smile and a good time. I’d like to see it.

Would you be interested in seeing Matt Cardona return to the WWE?

If Matt is able to bring the persona and character he’s developed since leaving WWE and is assured a strong, main-event level push, I’d love to see it. Much like Drew McIntyre and Cody before him, Matt has really found himself over the past couple of years and is ready to be a main event top guy for WWE. I’d like to see it happen. Woo woo woo – you know it!

How do you see MJF being brought back by AEW?

Since AEW works regularly with New Japan, AAA, and of course ROH, just have MJF show up representing one of those companies as part of a talent exchange, which allows him to scheme and via shenanigans, worm his way into a title match for an AEW Championship. MJF wins and despite Tony Khan’s efforts, is now a champion for AEW. Rather than strip MJF of the title, even though he wants to, he forces MJF into different matches against a variety of opponents, and after MJF manages to overcome these challenges, we get a match between MJF and the AEW Champion. MJF wins, he’s the AEW Champion, and he’s back full-time for AEW.

I was just wondering what your thoughts are on J.J. Dillon?

James J. Dillon, legendary wrestling manager and the guiding light for the Four Horsemen. I liked Dillon in his role with the Horsemen and even before when he managed Tully, BuddyLandell, Ron Bass, etc. A good talker and while not the flashiest guy around, he added a degree of professionalism and respect to any person he was aligned with. I wouldn’t say he was my favorite wrestling manager. I prefer a little more flashy, like Cornette, Captain Lou, or Sir Oliver Humperdink, but for any Mt. Rushmore of professional wrestling managers, he should be listed among the top candidates.

Do you think this will really be Ric Flair’s last match?

As long as Flair can get a few dollars from someone willing to pay him, he’ll find excuses to keep wrestling after this so-called last match. Flair may say otherwise, but he’s out of control in my opinion and anything for a buck is what the Nature Boy has become. I hope that after this upcoming fiasco in August, Flair stays away from the ring, but will he? I really, truly do doubt it.

Alberto Del Rio was recently on Twitter talking about how he feels that he belongs in the WWE Hall of Fame. Do you agree? Thoughts?

Del Rio, based on his career, probably does have an argument about belonging in the Hall of Fame but based on his actions as a professional, his treatment of Paige and other women in his life, and just his general approach to life, I’d not only say no, but hell no. I’d rather see Nailz, Joey Ryan, Ryback, and Chris Benoit inducted before I would Del Rio. That’s just my opinion and the actual call belongs to Vince McMahon, but I have a strong suspicion that he probably would agree.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions you may have are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, take care and be safe. I’ll see you at the matches.


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