Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Cody Rhodes, Super Crazy, The Elite & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Cody Rhodes, Super Crazy, The Elite & More
December 6, 2022
DougMaynard.com

I only have a few minutes before I have to leave to go to work. Do I have time to write up an edition of the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A? I’m not sure, but let’s do it anyhow. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. I’m Doug. Let’s do this.

Will Cody Rhodes be put in place to chase the big prize right away or will the front office have him hold the United States and intercontinental to continue the push to elevate those belts?

I’m not sure, but I personally would prefer to see him challenge and help elevate the secondary titles for a while first before challenging Roman or whoever the WWE/Universal Champion is. He shouldn’t immediately be wrestling for the top belts when he returns from his injury. He should “earn” his opportunity by beating some other top talents first.

If one retired old wrestling legend would come back for one last match against you, whose butt would you like to kick?

Ole Anderson. He’s a legend and it would be an honor to get into the ring with him, plus he’s currently dealing with MS and other ailments and is confined to a wheelchair so he might not hurt me too much.

Mad Dog Buzz Sawyer versus Ray “The Crippler” Stevens. Who wins?

Buzz Sawyer was an amazing talent in the ring, but Ray Stevens was a true legend in every sense of the word. Ray would win.

What was your favorite wrestling interview show/segment back in the day? I always liked Piper’s Pit.

Piper’s Pit was good, but I was always more partial to Blackjack’s BBQ or The Brother Love Show. Over-the-top characters like Brother Love always made me laugh. And Blackjack’s BBQ just because it was Blackjack Mulligan.

Who was better? Bob Backlund or Nick Bockwinkel?

I have to give the edge to Nick. Both men were amazing talents and could put on fantastic matches with anyone, but Nick could actually talk as well and cut an intelligent, entertaining promo. Unfortunately for Backlund, during his WWF Championship years, his talking game was majorly lacking.

Eric Bischoff recently referred to The Elite (Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks) as “immature” and “childish”. Agree or disagree?

Eric is 100% correct in his assessment. I agree.

Thoughts on Super Crazy?

He’s super and he’s crazy. Just kidding, but in all seriousness, Super Crazy was a very talented luchador who wasn’t good-looking and I don’t think I’ve ever actually heard him speak, but he did his talking in the ring and could go with the best of them. A very good wrestler and a very talented performer.

If there was a WWE universe with only bald wrestlers who would be the top guy? Past and present?

In the past, Baron Von Raschke would be the top guy, but in the modern era, I would have to go with Stone Cold Steve Austin.

What would you call a tag team consisting of MJF and the Miz?

Awesomely Better

How would you split the WWE and Universal Championship titles back into two championship belts again?

When the winner of the Royal Rumble makes his challenge to Roman, have Heyman point out that the Rumble contract only allows for challenging for ONE of the titles, not both. So the Rumble winner wrestles Roman at Mania for one of the belts and wins. And Triple H makes Roman wrestle again on Night 2 of Mania against The Rock with the second belt on the line. Two matches and two belts, as it should be.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions you may have are welcome and appreciated. And with that, it’s time to call it a day and get ready for work. Take care and be well. I’ll see you at the matches.

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