Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: ROH TV, Dominick Mysterio, Dean Malenko & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
ROH TV, Dominick Mysterio, Dean Malenko & More
October 26, 2022

I’m still trying to get back on track. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Are you ready? Let’s do this.

If the Bloodline turns on Sami Zayn before Survivor Series can you see Sami putting a team together to take on Roman and the boys?

Survivor Series will be, if I recall correctly, two War Games matches and a men’s match of The Bloodline versus Sami, and some friends would be a great way to go, especially if it’s going to be another PPV without Roman defending his titles. They really need to separate the belts again so we can have World Championship matches on EVERY PPV instead of just randomly, as we’re getting now. But The Bloodline turns on Sami and he has to get some friends to help him out. Sounds good. As to who, Kevin Owens is a no-brainer, and for the other two partners, how about Elias & Matt Riddle? Works for me.

Who’s a current heel you think would be a better babyface, and vice versa?

For a heel-to-go face, I’ll go with Sami Zayn. It’s just a matter of time before this happens anyhow. So far as a face-turning heel, how about William Regal in AEW? I know he’s too awesome to be booed and no matter what he does in AEW, he’s going to be cheered, but I want to see some of the old-school Lord Steven Regal pop back up, using the power of the punch to teach some of the AEW talents some respect and manners.

If ROH does get a weekly show, do you see Tony Khan booking it as well or handing it to another?

Lord, I hope not. Khan has more than enough going on trying to book AEW and it’s getting worse and worse each week. Khan needs to step back, find an experienced booker for both AEW and ROH, and then let them do their jobs. He can offer advice and suggestions every so often, as would be expected, but if AEW is to continue to succeed and ROH is to succeed with a regular show of its own, someone else needs to take the book for each program.

Ox Baker versus Wardlow. Who wins?

I like Wardlow and he’s stronger, faster, and has all sorts of advantages over Ox, but Ox had that heart punch. Wardlow probably should win, but if I’m the booker, then Wardlow will dominate most of the match, in the end, being carried out on Ox Baker’s Carry Out Service, aka the stretcher.

Jinder Mahal or Edge? Who have you got?

For a long-term investment, I have to go with Jinder. Edge’s best days are behind him and the injuries are adding up again. Jinder is bigger, stronger, and with some slight tweaking to his character, could be a huge player for the WWE again and work as a top mid-card heel. I appreciate Edge and everything he’s accomplished. He totally reeks of awesomeness, but at this point and time, investing and supporting Jinder makes far more sense.

Willow Nightingale is now All Elite. Thoughts?

This is pretty cool. Nightingale is a good wrestler who can actually wrestle and she’ll make a strong addition to the AEW Women’s roster. I just hope that she doesn’t, as so many seem to do, get lost in the shuffle or end up getting hurt by the large number of botches that the AEW women tend to make. If she can avoid getting buried and stay healthy, then AEW is lucky to have her.

The Masterlock versus The Hurtlock. Chris Masters versus Bobby Lashley. Who wins?

This is a match that almost happened when Masters reached out to the WWE, but Vince vetoed it and they went in another direction with Lashey, but the story writes itself. Both men can go and it would be a strong rivalry that would, in my opinion, make money for the WWE. I want to see it. And Masters would win.

Is Dominick Mysterio this generation’s Eddie Guerrero?

There will never be another Eddie Guerrero, but given their history, the past storylines, and the reaction that he got from the crowd making that comparison, it was a great line. Dominick is getting better on the mic and this heel turn, as part of the Judgement Day, is really working for him. I think he may end up being the breakout star from the group, along with Rhea. His in-ring work is getting better too and while he’s not quite on par with someone like Randy Orton or AJ Styles yet, he’s getting better every week. I’m actually looking forward to seeing what he does each week as part of Judgement Day. The kid has a big future ahead of him. I didn’t think so at first, but I’m starting to see it now.

Ric Flair is now talking about wanting to wrestle Sasha Banks. Thoughts?

I think Ric needs to lay off the booze, get away from the microphones and just be quiet. He’ll do or say anything in an attempt to stay or be relevant. Ric versus Sasha isn’t going to happen and if it did, she’d whip his ass like so many women have done in the past, mostly his ex-wives. Ric is a legend and had a great career second to none, but every time he opens his mouth, he cheapens his legacy. He just needs to stop.

Orange Cassidy, Danhausen & Joey Ryan versus Akiro Tozawa, Santino Marella & R-Truth. Who wins?

The promos for this would be fantastic. The match and the stalling/comedy bits would be fantastic. But the first time that Ryan asks Truth to grab his dick, I can see it all falling apart and Truth saying, “I ain’t grabbing no other man’s dick! And that’s what’s up!”. Tag Santino and the Cobra on Ryan and the match is over. Danhausen curses his partner for being such a dick. Tozawa, Truth, and Santino win.

The Exotic Boogie Woogie Freight Train (Adrian Street, Jimmy Valiant, Rufus R. Jones) w/ Miss Linda versus The Elite (Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks). Who wins?

It’s not even close here. The grizzled old veterans beat up The Elite and then go out to party all night long. Have mercy!

Does Dean Malenko belong in the WWE Hall of Fame?

As a headliner, not really, but as a great wrestler, a multiple-time Champion, a former member of the Horsemen, and the #1 wrestler in the PWI Top 500 for the year 1997, he definitely has had a Hall of Fame career, and is far more qualified and deserving than many people who already are wearing those rings. Malenko was a great wrestler, a great teacher, and is well-respected by both fans and peers. Hall of Fame? Definitely.

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 good, my friends. I’ll see you at the matches.


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