Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Death Triangle vs The Elite, William Regal, Sting & More
November 20, 2022
Roses are red and violets are blue. It’s time to talk wrestling and I do it all for you. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this.
So Death Triangle beat The Elite and now, instead of it being a “one and done”, it’s been changed to a best-of-seven series for the Trios Championship. Good idea or not?
I actually like this idea. I assumed, like everyone else, that The Elite would return and squash Death Triangle to get their belts back, but now, it’s going to take six more weeks. This actually shows good booking sense as we will have a story being told and built that will last a while. I don’t like The Elite, but they brought their A-games to Full Gear and if they keep doing that, this should be a fun and memorable series. Meltzer will be in ecstasy. Of course, the Elite will win at the end of the series, but this could actually get everyone over. Tony is finally getting it right.
William Regal turned heel and is now with MJF instead of the Blackpool Combat Club. Thoughts?
I called it in my predictions and I’m glad to see it happen. Regal is much better as a heel than as a face. Also, MJF doesn’t need a manager or spokesperson, but having an “Advocate”, much like Heyman does in the WWE with Brock and Roman, adds credibility and intrigue to MJF’s already great character. Another good move by AEW and Tony. I’ll bet you never expected me to say that, right? But I call it as I see it and this makes sense given the history and build over the past few weeks with MJF and Regal.
Sting has buried every young wrestler he’s been up against including his partner Darby but doesn’t get hate like Goldberg. Why?
Because Sting is a much more well-liked person and well-respected veteran than Goldberg backstage with the boys. And also, he hasn’t buried anyone in my opinion. He wins because the booker wants him to, and also because he’s Sting. That’s smart business.
There has been some talk about WWE adding a “mid-card”, Intercontinental-esque championship for its women’s division. If such a title belt were to exist, what would it even be called?
Based on the name of the first-ever all-women’s PPV for WWE, WWE Evolution, and given that it would be a stepping stone to the RAW or Smackdown Women’s Championship titles, I would call it the Evolution Championship. Not a great name, but it’s the first that came to mind.
Do you think Punk will return to WWE, lose to a jobber, and then WWE will call that jobber the lineal champ? Plays into TK having interim champions and well Gillberg shows WWE has experience in taking the piss.
I don’t think Punk has physical possession of the AEW title belt anymore so the point is moot, plus Punk may be a bit high-strung at times, but he’s also a professional and I sincerely doubt he would disrespect Tony Khan or AEW that way. The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Hangman Page, or Colt Cabana, hell yeah, he would totally slam them and do whatever to ridicule those clowns, but I think there is still a relationship with Khan and some respect left, so Punk wouldn’t do this.
Everyone’s thinking Regal might turn on Mox this weekend, but what if Heyman turns on the Bloodline at Survivor Series and joins The Brawling Brutes?
Well, Regal DID turn on Moxley and aligned himself with MJF, a move that made sense and will allow Regal to be the great heel he has always done so well. That’s a good booking decision. But as for Paul Heyman leaving The Bloodline and going to work with Sheamus and The Brawling Brutes? That’s like trading in a Mercedes for a Ford Pinto. It’s not going to happen.
Has AEW benefitted from the ROH purchase? For every Bandido, Willow, and Dalton Castle, there’s the missing Mercedes Martinez, more titles on a cramped show, and less space for others to stand out.
While I think buying ROH and the trademarks, video library, etc., was a good business move long term for Tony Khan, it has totally bloated the already very large AEW roster and is actually hurting the overall product. Until ROH gets a TV deal, even if it’s just three hours on YouTube, the current situation is doing more damage than anything else. Too many wrestlers, too many titles, and not nearly enough TV time or live events. Tony has a problem on his hands and needs to fix this as quickly as possible.
Do you think Sami Zayn is going to swerve the Bloodline at War Games? His old pal Kevin Owens could get in his ear.
I think we’ll see some teases of dissension between some of the other members of the Bloodline and Sami, especially if Sami loses the match as I suspect he will and thus, has to take the blame. The actual turn and blame though still has a ways to go and too much going for it for WWE to pull the trigger now. And when it does happen, The Bloodline will dump and turn on Sami, not the other way around. It’s all about building the story and planting the seeds.
If you could bring back ANY currently injured WWE wrestlers right now (and they would no longer be injured), who would it be?
It’s a tough call, but I think I’d bring back HHH, curing him of any medical issues so that he could have matches when desired and needed, take physical bumps, and do what he loves to do.
Do you think the potential destruction of Twitter will affect WWE? They do love bragging about trending.
Twitter isn’t going to destruct or go anywhere. WWE loves to trend and will keep on keeping on for many years to come.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, or any questions you may have are very welcome and appreciated. And with that, I’m through for now. It’s time for breakfast and a nap. Take care and be safe, my friends. Watch out for foreign objects and I’ll see you at the matches.