Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Mia Yim, Charlie Haas, Tony Khan & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Mia Yim, Charlie Haas, Tony Khan & More
November 23, 2022
DougMaynard.com

Happy Thanksgiving Eve. Let’s talk wrestling. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this.

Would you like to see WWE bring Charlie Haas back to reteam with Shelton Benjamin and reunite the World’s Greatest Tag Team?

It’d make for a nice bit of nostalgia, playing off the recent losses that Shelton has suffered as of late. Haas has mentioned it online and from what I understand, he’s still in great shape and wrestles regularly. Right now, WWE has some of the best tag teams in the world and a strong tag team division so reuniting Haas & Shelton, and maybe even bringing in Kurt Angle as their manager or mentor, or even Rico if he’s able, would be a great move. I’d love to see it.

Hello, read an article that was published a few days ago about Abadon being injured at an Indy show. I love some Indy shoes and I go to my local XVW shows, but why is Tony Khan still letting his talents do GCW and other Indy shows when AEW stars seem to be injury prone in the first place?

For a roster as large as AEW has, I can see letting some of the names wrestle. They’re only used every so often by AEW and they need to stay active and in a ring shape so allowing them to take Indy bookings makes sense. But so far as the bigger names on the roster, especially the men and women who wear gold, it’s a crazy move and doesn’t make sense. Storylines and big events are planned around these people and if they get hurt, plans have to be scrapped and changed. It’s a risky move and for the bigger names, doesn’t make sense at all.

Do you think something like the Jimmy Valiant versus Paul Jones feud from the 80s could work in today’s wrestling world?

I remember those days well as Valiant went almost five years battling the evil forces of Number One Paul Jones and it was always entertaining and fun to see. And before Jones, Valiant had done the same thing with Gary Hart & Sir Oliver Humperdink. For it to work today, it would take a very special person who draws fans but doesn’t really belong in the title scene, like perhaps Orange Cassidy in AEW or maybe Sami Zayn in WWE. Bring in a manager who gets an obsession with said wrestler and is determined to take him out of the business and then, let the games begin. It could work with the right wrestler and the right manager, but that’s where the problem lies, especially in today’s wrestling market, finding the right people to make it work and having the patience to do what’s necessary to make it work. I’d love to see someone give it a shot though.

WWE changed Mia Yim’s name to Michin, which means crazy, and then after the backlash started, back to Mia Yim. What the hell? Thoughts?

It means that they had an idea, went for it, and quickly realized that it wasn’t a good idea and backtracked to save face. Nothing more. At least they realized it and dropped the name change quickly instead of letting it drag on and hurting a wrestler’s momentum and career, aka Nikki A.S.H. or Doudrop.

The Moondogs (Rex & King) w/ Captain Lou Albano versus The Texas Outlaws (Dusty Rhodes & Dick Murdoch) versus The Usos versus The New Day. Who wins?

What a crazy and chaotic fight this would be. Albano would be bleeding within two minutes and Dusty would be right there with him, bleeding as well. This one could really go to anyone and it would be okay. I think Jimmy & Jey, the Usos, would end up taking that trip to the pay window if you will.

So now AEW has officially lasted longer than Smokey Mountain Wrestling did. Does this mean that Tony Khan is a better booker/promoter than Jim Cornette?

All it means is that Tony has a billionaire daddy and lots of money and connections. From what I understand, AEW has yet to even come close to making any kind of profit and the shows are absolute total trainwrecks more often than not. Cornette may not have run Smokey Mountain quite as long, but he was running a small territory, sold the company assets to WWE for a nice profit, and had some great matches and stories as part of the Smokey Mountain wrestling territory & history. A pile of shit from Cornette’s dog can book wrestling better than Khan. Tony just has the rich daddy paying out lots of money to give his son the best toys. Nothing more.

Eric Bischoff: Tony Khan “doesn’t understand the industry” and “he reminds me of a fifteen-year-old kid that’s got too much money.” Is Eric right about Khan?

Look at my previous answer about Khan versus Cornette. Bischoff is right on target with his comments about Tony. He’s a big kid playing wrestling promoter with Daddy’s money. Nothing more.

Which Member of The Shield Has The BETTER 2022?

All three Shield members have had great years with plenty of titles, great matches, and TV time, but the best? I’d have to go with Roman on this one.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, or any questions you may have are welcome and very appreciated. And with that, I’m out of here. Doctor appointments and then work await me. It’s going to be a long day. Take care and be well, my friends. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Watch out for foreign objects and I’ll see you at the matches.

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