Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Greg Valentine, Powerhouse Hobbs & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Greg Valentine, Powerhouse Hobbs & More
March 11, 2023

Are you ready for some wrestling? It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this.

Please tell me why Brock would rather face Omos instead of Bray. Does he just not want to work that hard?

I guess that Brock wants to keep it simple and just have a monster opponent to smash rather than do a drawn-out, convoluted storyline with Bray, as most of his other options seem to have to do. Also, Bray seems to have lost the bloom of his rose since his return. Brock wants someone of his status with momentum. Bray seems to be lacking.

Why have there not been any major feuds between all these newer factions? Bloodline, Imperium, Legado Del Fantasma, Hit Row, Judgment Day. They are all feuding with individuals.

That’s a good question, but I guess that the current focus is on building matches for Mania at the moment so gang warfare isn’t a current priority. It’s probably coming to set up matches for the Survivor Series or other events in the near future.

Where does Cody’s story logically go if he wins the belts at Mania? Wouldn’t this angle work better if he loses to Roman at Mania and then wins at SummerSlam? That would make Roman the 5th longest reigning champion and give Cody the Rocky II ending to his story.

Your idea to prolong the story makes sense, but I think WWE is seeking more instant gratification to give the fans a happy ending at Mania rather than the ultimate long-term storytelling. But then again, it could all be a swerve and we’ll see something more as you suggest for the climax of the Roman/Cody feud. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

Greg Valentine, age 71, said recently in an interview that he’d like to have “one more match” with Ric Flair, age 74. Thoughts?

Greg Valentine has worked regularly in Indy matches even as recently as just a couple of years ago so I’m sure that he would be capable of having a good, solid match, even at his current age. Flair though? We all saw how seriously he took that last “final match” and I seriously doubt he would do any better in another attempt. If Greg wants a “final match event” against another top star from his era, I would suggest Rick Steamboat or Ron Garvin, or someone who might take it seriously. FLair never would. He’s just there for the money and to feed his ego.

Who is your favorite wrestler billed at 400 lbs. or more?

I was always a fan of Crusher Jerry Blackwell. He wasn’t a tall man, but he was wide and heavy and had a solid hand in the ring. I wouldn’t want to be sitting in a seat on a plane next to him, but I always enjoyed seeing him wrestle. Also, Yokozuna was an awesome performer and always a favorite as well.

Diva Street Fight: Missy Hyatt & Baby Doll versus The Bella Twins. Who wins?

The Bellas were better in-ring wrestlers, but once the feeling-out process is over and Joey Styles starts screaming, “Catfight!”, Baby Doll and Missy would kick ass.

Should AEW sign Super Humman?

How that idiot is even still able to walk is a surprise and shocking. He is a YouTube sensation that regularly does dumb things by jumping onto hard, inanimate objects and then screaming in pain afterward while videotaping all of it for YouTube posterity. A complete and total moron. Come to think of it, he’d fit right in with AEW and The Elite. Sign him up, Tony Khan. Woo-hoo!

Powerhouse Hobbs is the new AEW TNT Champion. Thoughts?

It seems as if Wardlow is getting the shaft, but I’m glad to see Hobbs getting some kind of push with AEW. He’s a talented young man with a lot of charisma and a big future. Good for him.

Realistically, how do you see WWE changing if Tony Khan buys it? What are some of the biggest changes gonna be that we notice immediately, and what little changes could we see down the line over time?

If Tony Khan was to buy the WWE, we’d see a major wrestling company fall apart, become unwatchable, and make us wish for the days of Vince McMahon and Vince Russo in charge. We’d be begging for Johnny Ace to be placed in control or for anyone, and I do mean anyone else, to take over from the billionaire’s son. It would be an absolute disaster.

Does AEW need to do a brand split?

They already have a brand split. One brand is AEW and the other is called ROH. And Tony is managing to screw up both of them.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions are welcome and appreciated. Sorry if I’m not a positive Pete today, but I’m just not feeling it all that much. Anyhow, that’s all for now. I’ll do better next time. Be good and I’ll see you at the matches.


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