Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
George Cannon, Bryan St. John, Paul Heyman & More
November 15, 2022
I missed yesterday due to doctor appointments & work so I’m making up for it today. We’ve already had one edition of the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A, and now we’ll have two. Hell, we may even end up with three, but no promises. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Are you ready? Let’s do this.
Thoughts on the tag team The Twin Towers (Big Bossman & Akeem) and do you think they should have had a run with the tag team titles?
I remember them very well and they were two big men stuck in some over-the-top gimmicks. The role of the Boss Man for Ray Traylor was perfect and he made it work, but The One Man Gang being Akeem, the African Dream? That one still has me shaking my head. It was entertaining in a stupid sort of way, but also cringe-worthy. They were an impressive team with the size and power to compete against anyone, but tag team champions. I just don’t see it. Too many gimmicks in my opinion to be the top guys.
Do you remember George “Crybaby” Cannon? Thoughts?
I do remember Cannon from seeing him mentioned in the Apter Mags, but honestly don’t know much about the man. He was a big man who played the bully until confronted and then would break into tears when threatened. Does that sound right? I’m trying to remember. A great classic heel manager of the era who managed The Kangaroos, among others, and wrestled on occasion as well in the AWA and the WWWF. I remember the face vividly, with a picture of him being carved up by The Sheik stuck in my mind. A great name from days past. I wish I knew more about him, but he was mostly before my time and in the wrong part of the country. I was raised on Crockett. Thanks for the question though.
Disco Inferno versus The Honky Tonk Man. Who wins?
HTM may be the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time, but Disco has the chart-buster and constantly reminded us that it’s your duty to shake your booty. Disco wins.
I remember that Stan Lane started off with a tag team partner in Florida, Bryan St. John. Whatever happened to that guy?
I remember St. John from an article in one of the Apter Mags where he and Stan Lane were just starting out and making names for themselves in Florida. There was a spot where St. John (kayfabe) threw “hot coffee” on a reporter and the whole article was about what a vile & evil person he allegedly was and all of that hoo-hah. I can’t find anything on him past 1981 after some work in Georgia so I don’t know what happened to him after his short three-year run as a wrestler. Does anyone know? Please let me know. I’m curious.
Samoa Joe turned on Wardlow. Good move or not?
Why? It doesn’t make sense and just seems to be a heel turn by Joe just for the sake of having Joe do a heel turn. Typical dumb booking by Tony Khan and AEW, I mean ROH. Same difference.
According to PWInsider, CM Punk wanted Tony Khan to “tone down” AEW’s style from his first day there. Thoughts.
Look at how many people on the AEW roster are currently out with injuries. Look at the high spots that are reckless and dangerous, make no sense, and are forgotten and not sold three minutes later. Punk is 100% correct on this and Tony Khan and the other spot monkeys in AEW should have listened to him. Wrestle smart and have a long career. Wrestle like the majority of the AEW roster does and be crippled, hurt, and out of the business in five years.
Is Paul Heyman the greatest wrestling manager of all time?
Of all time? No, I think that Bobby Heenan and Jim Cornette both have him beat in that category. But as an “Advocate” and “Special Council”, he’s definitely at the top of the list and the best there is at what he does.
Who Wins: Rob Van Dam Vs Jon Moxley?
As much as I hate to say it, Moxley is the far better wrestler and in-ring worker. RVD’s spots miss as much as they hit and his skills are definitely on the decline in recent matches in my opinion. RVD is an attraction now, while Moxley, if he can refrain from unnecessary blood, is more consistent and a better wrestler. Moxley wins.
It’s time to admit that Cody Rhodes was the heart, soul, and glue of AEW. Agree or disagree?
I totally agree. Look at everything that’s happened since he left AEW. Cody kept Tony Khan and the other MVPs in line to a point, something that they definitely need. Cody cared about the product and the company while the rest of the “executives” only seem to care about themselves and playing wrestlers with their friends. Cody is very missed by AEW and it shows.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions are welcome and appreciated. And with that, I’m out of here, my friends. Take care and be safe. I’ll most likely see you again later today. Be good and watch out for foreign objects. I’ll see you at the matches.