Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Danhausen, The Good Brothers, HHH & More
August 26, 2022
I have an hour to kill before I go make the donuts, I mean open up the liquor store for the first time in 10 months. What so ever should I do? Let’s talk pro wrestling.
“Number One” Paul Jones versus Kenny Omega. Who wins?
Paul Jones may be better remembered now as a manager who engaged in a several-year feud against Jimmy Valiant, but when Paul was an active wrestler, he was as good as they come. I remember seeing Jones slugging it out with stars like Wahoo McDaniel, Blackjack Mulligan, while also matching Ric Flair, Jack Brisco, and Rick Steamboat, move for move. His promos were a little dry, but Jones earned his nickname of “Number One”. And Omega? He does flips and fights blow-up dolls. No doubt in my mind about this one. Jones wins.
Baron Von Raschke versus Sammy Guevera. Who wins?
The Baron was an accomplished amateur wrestler and far better in that ring than most people want to admit. Sammy is faster and does more of the crazy stuff, but he’s also much better than most people want to admit. This would be an interesting contrast in styles and would either be a really good match or a really bad match, with no in-between. The Baron would give Sammy a wrestling lesson to be sure, but in the end, Sammy would take home the win.
Who was Steve Austin’s greatest rivalry?
Vince McMahon. No one else even comes close.
Jon Moxley dominated CM Punk and beat him in under 5 minutes to win the Unified AEW World Championship. What happened?
AEW pulled a swerve to get everyone talking and played an angle off the injured foot of CM Punk. Now Moxley is the champ and they can either set up an angle for a stipulation in the rematch at All Out, or Punk can take off for a while, get fully healed up, and then come back later to get his title back, while Moxley can defend the title and get things moving along with someone else, hopefully, MJF. The main thing was to get people’s attention and get everyone talking. It worked.
I know he was an OK wrestler in the Indies, but am I the only one who thinks Danhausen is a waste of roster space and money?
Honestly, I like Danhausen, but what is his role in AEW? He’s comedy and just kind of there. Unless a certain role for his character is determined and he’s given a purpose rather than just wandering around, I can’t see any reason for him to be in AEW. He is, as you said, just taking up space and money.
Are the Good Brothers going to end up in AEW or WWE?
Their contract is up at Impact.
Of the two companies, I think WWE is the most likely. From what I understand, they had a good relationship with HHH who, unlike his father-in-law, doesn’t hate tag team wrestling. The Good Brother’s run with WWE before was decent, albeit cut short for no good reason, and I’m thinking that they might want to give it another try, albeit under a different boss who won’t undercut everything they do and will allow them to show what they’re really capable of.
So, what do you think? Was HHH’s heart condition a work so he could build some goodwill going into his inevitable takeover of the WWE?
No, I don’t. I think this question is kind of dumb though, but it’s all good. HHH’s medical issues were legit.
Word is that Eddie Kingston & Sammy Guevera had a real-life altercation and Kingston has been suspended from AEW as a result. Have you heard anything about this? Thoughts?
The way I understand it, Sammy cut a promo and hurt Eddie’s feelings. Eddie then confronted Sammy backstage and got a bit aggressive when calling Sammy out. It was simply a lack of communication that got out of control and Eddie has apologized for reacting before he thought about it and for being unprofessional. And now, all is good.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions you may have are welcome and appreciated. Now, time to get ready for work. Have a great one and stay good. I’ll see you at the matches.