Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
The Bloodline, Death Triangle, WarGames & More
November 15, 2022
Do you remember when The Mighty Igor bounced Crusher Blackwell around like a basketball on national television? I do. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Are you ready? Let’s do this.
Do you guys feel like the Bloodline will turn on Sami Zayn at the Survivor Series War Games match or do you feel it’ll happen at the Royal Rumble and slowly build to Mania?
I don’t think the Bloodline is ready to turn on Sami yet so when it does happen, it’ll be a little further down the line, perhaps at the Rumble like you suggest. I do think that the seeds will be planted for the eventual turn though. Think back to WarGames at WCW WrestleWar 92 when The Dangerous Alliance fought Sting’s Squadron in arguably the best WarGames match ever. Sting’s team won when a miscommunication caused Larry Zbyszko to hit Bobby Eaton. Afterward, Eaton was forced to surrender. Larry was blamed for the loss and kicked out of the Alliance. I expect a variation of that ending with Zayn and one of the Usos, causing great tension in the Bloodline. The actual exile of Sami from the Bloodline will happen eventually, but the WarGames match at the Survivor Series will lay all the cards in place for it to happen.
The Bloodline has 5 members and the Brutes with Drew are 4. Is it pretty clear to assume that KO will be the final member with his history with Sammy and the Bloodline?
It would be a logical assumption normally, but according to PWInsider, Owen got injured over the weekend at a house show and will be out for 6 to 8 weeks, so he won’t be able to make the WarGames match at Survivor Series. My guess is someone unexpected will step up to fill that fifth spot. And my guess as to who? I’d go with GUNTHER. Yes, he has a history with Sheamus and The Brutes, but he also wants that WWE/Universal title, and what better way to get into the title picture than to help the men he doesn’t like, but respects, against Roman and The Bloodline? It’s simple logic and makes as much sense as anything else in the WWE. Book it, Hunter.
With Danhausen referencing teeth and being more aggressive on Dark, should he turn on the Best Friends or become more of an evil enforcer?
Honestly, I’m tired and getting bored with Danhausen, so I don’t care what he does. But if I had to make a call, I’d say let him stay as part of the Best Friends for now, but become darker and more evil.
How much would it improve AEW if they get rid of the Elite?
I’d be more apt to watch it if there were no Jackson appearances or Omega appearances. It’d improve things a great deal in my opinion.
I think Death Triangle should retain the Trios titles on their 1st defense against the Elite. I think they deserve those titles just as much as the Elite or would it traumatize the IWC just too much?
I agree with you. Let the Death Triangle be fighting champions and keep the belts for a while to establish the titles and make them stronger and more important. Beating the Elite would just be a fringe benefit.
How would you debut Uncle Howdy?
He’s already debuted by popping up to interrupt Bray’s promo on Smackdown. But so far as in-person goes, how about the lights go out while Bray is wrestling, and when they come back up, Uncle Howdy is there in the ring behind Bray? They have a stare-off and then work together to totally destroy whoever Bray was fighting at the time, preferably Brain Strowman.
Pick one wrestling feud we haven’t seen yet that you would love. Think of promos, storytelling, and match quality. Any two from the industry, regardless of the company.
How about Brock Lesnar versus Bray Wyatt? Maybe Ronda Rousey versus Asuka? Matt Cardona w/ The Cardona Family (Brian Meyers, Mike Knox, Chelsea Green) versus The Judgement Day? Bobby Lashley versus Chris Masters to see which is better, the Master Lock or the Hurt Lock. Any of those would work for me.
Why is WWE making no effort to build anyone up to take down Roman Reigns? Paul Heyman has done all he can to keep this Bloodline thing fresh but it is time to stick a fork in it.
I disagree. Lashley is strong. Bray Wyatt is back. Seth is always a threat. GUNTHER is there. There are quite a few strong potential challengers currently in the WWE. It’s just a matter of time before one or more makes their move. And the whole Bloodline story is captivating and good TV, with about a thousand different directions they can take the stories. While I would prefer to see the two titles that Roman holds be split up again with Roman dropping one of the belts, there is still plenty of life left in the Bloodline story and I’m curious and excited to see where it goes.
Is the Baszler/Rousey story kind of like Frankenstein’s monster where Shayna will eventually turn on Ronda?
Yes, it’s exactly like that. Before all is said and done, we’ll have current BFFs Baszler and Rousey getting mad at each other and Baszler deciding she wants the Smackdown Women’s Championship belt and to beat Rousey for that title. And then we’ll get some great matches. This is pro wrestling after all and that’s how things work in this business.
Ron Bass versus The Iron Sheik. Who wins?
The Outlaw Ron Bass against the former WWF Champion, the man known as Hussein Arab, aka The Iron Sheik. A big contrast in styles and the promos would be so much fun to listen to. I’m not sure who the fans would support in this one, but it would be a fun fight to see. And as for who wins, I’d go with the Iron Sheik on this one.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions you may have are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, be safe and have a great one. Watch out for Hornswoggle under the ring. He’s sneaky. I’ll see you at the matches.