Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Nikita Koloff, Buddy Murphy, The White Rabbit & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Nikita Koloff, Buddy Murphy, The White Rabbit & More
September 30, 2022

Let’s talk pro wrestling. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this.

Madusa recently said that when she wrestles her last match, she’d like it to be against Jacqueline. Would you like to see this match happen?

Madusa versus Jacqueline in a “Legend’s Match”, maybe at Wrestlemania? I would definitely be interested in seeing that happen if both women are given plenty of time to prepare. Madusa and Jackie are both two of the toughest ladies of their era and while I doubt the match would be a Flair/Steamboat classic, it would be history-making and entertaining. Book it, Hunter.

Ric Flair just said in a tweet that “I’ll never retire!”. Thoughts?

Does this surprise anyone? Flair doesn’t know how to not be the “Nature Boy” and just be a normal person instead. Ric has said before that he wants to die in that ring and he means it. “Never retire?”. No surprise and we all called it.

Should Nikita Koloff have had a run with the NWA Championship?

Part of me thinks it would have been interesting to see, but the logic part of me says no about that. The NWA Champion, at least at that time, was working a heavy schedule all over the world and against a variety of opponents, which involved switching up the matches and character a bit as each match required. Nikita was good, but he wasn’t that adaptable or versatile. Can you imagine a sixty-minute match between Nikita versus Rufus R. Jones? A week or two as champ may have worked, but nothing more. Nikita wouldn’t have been the attraction that former champs had been and it wouldn’t have made the money that a World Champion would usually have brought in.

Take The Rock out of the equation. Name a wrestler whose films or acting work you’ve enjoyed.

The Miz hasn’t made a bad movie yet, nor has Steve Austin. What we need is a “buddy movie” with Rock & Austin together. That would be extremely fun to see.

It looks as if Buddy Murphy is through with AEW? So what’s next? Back to WWE?

Most likely if Murphy does leave AEW, then the WWE would be his most likely destination. Murphy was booked strong in NXT by HHH and was a stand-out character, but Vince didn’t seem to know what to do with him when he came to the main roster and his career/character faltered. Now that HHH is running the show in WWE, a return by Murphy would not surprise me in the slightest.

Favorite War Games match?

From WrestleWar 1992, it was Sting’s Squadron, consisting of Sting, Barry Windham, Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat, and Nikita Koloff taking on Paul E. Dangerously’s Dangerous Alliance, which had Steve Austin, Rick Rude, Bobby Eaton, Arn Anderson, and Larry Zbyszko, accompanied by Madusa. A great match that rocked from start to finish. If you like the War Games match and concept, you should definitely check this one out.

All this talk in WWE about the White Rabbit. Wouldn’t it be funny if the WhiteRabbit turned out to be either Bad Bunny or the Rabbit from Adam Rose’s group?

Seriously, I would laugh my ass off if that were the case. I’d laugh and then I’d probably get pissed off because I’m ready to see Bray Wyatt (and Bo Dallas) back in WWE. If it did turn out to be one of the characters you mentioned, it’d be a great swerve, but I think more people would end up mad than laughing.

The Social Outcasts (Bo Dallas, Heath Slater, Curtis Axel, Adam Rose) versus The Dark Order (Evil Uno, John Silver, Alex Reynolds, Alan Angels). Who wins?

I never bet against Heath Slater. Regardless of where he’s at, he’s always the “One Man Band” to me, plus he has kids. As much as I like The Dark Order, my money would be on the Social Outcasts for this one.

Now that Triple H has settled into his new role, what’s the biggest change you want to see him make in WWE?

Just keep doing what he’s been doing, with matches making sense, titles meaning something and less scripting on the promos and with the announcers. Keep on keeping on and I’m happy.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions 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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