Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Logan Paul, Rhea Ripley, MJF & More
February 11, 2023
It’s time again to do that thing we do and that’s talk about the world’s greatest sport. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this.
What are your thoughts about Logan Paul in WWE?
So far, so good. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I heard originally that he had signed a deal with the WWE, but he has exceeded all expectations thus far and has been entertaining to watch. He gets it and thus far, has been worth every penny WWE is paying him. I like the guy. He’s good!
Jey Uso has allegedly turned his back on the Bloodline, but Jey & Jimmy are the Undisputed Tag Team Champions. What should WWE do about the tag team titles?
I think that question was kind of answered last night on Smackdown as Jey showed up to team with his brother and defend the tag team titles against Strowman and Ricochet. His problems are not with Jimmy, but with Roman and Heyman instead. It most likely will be a swerve of sorts and he’ll show his true colors at either the Elimination Chamber event or somewhere down the line heading toward Wrestlemania, but Jey’s cool with his brother, and the tag titles are still secure.
The Ass-Boys, Austin & Colton Gunn, aka The Gunn Club, are the new AEW Tag Team Champions. Thoughts?
I think it might be a little early to put the belts on the Ass Boys, but truthfully, I’m happy to see it. The Gunn Club gets it and never fails to deliver. They’re good in the ring and get better with every match. Colton and Austin are the future of AEW and deserve every bit of credit and accolade that they can get. Tag team champions? Sounds good to me.
Eric Bischoff recently said that the Bloodline storyline is better than the nWo storyline ever was. Agree or disagree?
The nWo story started well but quickly dissolved into a confusing mess as we ended up with half the roster being part of the team, a Black & White team, a Wolfpac, the B-Team, and just utter confusion. The Bloodline has played it close to the vest and has been consistent in what they’re trying to do and their focus. The primary goal is to protect their Tribal Chief and his championships. In that way, they’re far more like the Four Horsemen than the nWo. The Bloodline is well done and doing it right. ‘Nuff said!
Vince Russo recently said that Rhea Ripley should “get rid of all that goth stuff”. Agree or disagree?
It helps to set Rhea apart and stand out from the crowd, to keep her from being just another woman wrestler. I’ll agree that it’s a bit much and I wouldn’t mind seeing her tone it down in the future, but for now, all of that “goth stuff” is part of her gimmick, and her character, and helps more than it hurts. It’s working for her and if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.
Trish Stratus recently said that Mickie James & Victoria both belong in the WWE Hall of Fame. Agree or disagree?
Trish is 100% correct. I agree.
Is MJF getting stale? In my opinion, he is leaning slightly toward the stale side of things. He is your typical cocky, rich kid, entitled, chicken s#*t heel. This has a certain shelf life before things start to get a bit tired. Agree or disagree?
If MJF is getting stale, it’s due to the inconsistent booking and environment around him. I think MJF is doing an excellent job of being the ass-clown character, but he needs more to work with and the lack of quality that is AEW is bringing him down. I agree that there needs to be some occasional tweaking done to keep the character fresh, but I don’t blame MJF for that. He’s doing all he can do. Look at the head of the AEW table for the reasons.
Your Mount Rushmore of wrestling with the Big 4 wrestling countries (United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan)?
I’m not sure if you’re talking about all-time, current wrestlers, or what, so I’ll go with who I feel is the greatest and most prominent wrestler of all time from each nation and who immediately comes to mind when I think of that country. For the U.S., let’s go with Ric Flair. Canada has to be Bret Hart. Mexico? That would be Konnan. And Japan? Antonio Inoki.
Your Mt. Rushmore of Luchadors?
This one is a little easier. Mil Mascaras, Rey Mysterio Jr., La Parka, and Juventud Guerrera.
Paul Wight (The Big Show) says that he plans on wrestling again in 2023. Thoughts?
If his prior matches in AEW, all four of them, are any indication, why bother? Big Show is an attraction to be sure, but he hasn’t had a good match in nearly ten years and I have no desire to see him trying to wrestle again. What’s the point? I’m sure that he gets a big paycheck from AEW every week and probably feels that he needs to wrestle to earn his keep, and I get that, but AEW is already a convoluted mess and they don’t need a seven-foot giant to add to the confusion. Maybe we’ll finally get that match with Shaq that won’t spike ratings or matter to anyone in the slightest, but apart from that, why? Just why?
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions that you may have are welcome and appreciated. And with that, I’m out of here. It’s time to go get ready for a long day of selling fine spirits. Take care and be well, my friends. I’ll see you at the matches.