Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Ric Flair & Dutch Mantell, Dom & Rey Mysterio, and More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Ric Flair & Dutch Mantell, Dom & Rey Mysterio, and More
March 12, 2023

When it comes to the ever-changing world of professional wrestling, there are always plenty of questions. And here, I’ll try to give a few answers. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Let’s do this.

Ric Flair recently said this about Dutch Mantell. “Thank God They Used The Word Veteran & Didn’t Call You A Legend. Just A Miserable Old Wrestler Trying To Make A Buck. And BTW, You Never Had A Legacy To Begin With. WOOOOO!” Thoughts?

Ric Flair is calling someone a “miserable old wrestler trying to make a buck”? Hello pot, meet a giant-sized, deluxe kettle. Ric is mad at Dutch because Dutch was honest with his thoughts about Flair’s “last match”, which was a travesty and a total disgrace to what remains of Flair’s legacy. Dutch’s career speaks for itself and Flair, embarrasses himself every time he opens his mouth. Ric just needs to put down the bottle for a bit and shut up already.

And then Flair followed up with these tweets. “I Just Made You More Famous Than You’ll Ever Be From A Single Tweet! WOOOOO!” and “Dutch, Let’s Just Agree To Hopefully Growing Old Reluctantly But Gracefully! We As OLD VETERANS Need To Be United, Not At Odds!” Thoughts?

The first tweet was Flair just being Flair again, trying to come across as a big, bad dude, and opening his mouth without thinking. And the final tweet, that was Ric hopefully sobering up when he read the huge majority of the comments and realized that absolutely no one had his back in this situation. Maybe someone told him how bad he looks with these comments, so he’s started backpedaling and trying to save face. Dutch described Flair’s last match as very bad, which it was, and put the blame and irresponsibility where it belongs, with Flair. And Ric got his feelings hurt. Well, the truth hurts sometimes. Hopefully, this is the end of this one-sided Twitter feud and Flair will start thinking before he tweets again. Oh wait, Arn Anderson’s son passed away. Cue Ric saying something offensive and stupid to make it about himself. You know it’s coming.

Whose more bitter? Ric or Bret Hart?

Bret is more bitter. Flair is just delusional and most likely intoxicated.

Who would you like to see write a book? Would you ever write one?

I’d like to see Lisa Moretti, aka Ivory, write a book. Starting in G.L.O.W. and then going to the WWE, working as a wrestler, trainer, and announcer, you know she has some stories to tell. A book by Shane McMahon could be a fun read. And if Stan Hansen ever wrote a book, I’d be first in line to buy that one as well. As for me ever writing a book, I have a hard time staying focused, but I have given the idea some thought a few times, maybe a compilation of the Days of Dougie blogs or a compilation of True Life Stories From Convenience Store Hell. Never say never. It could happen.

Call me crazy: Ted Turner in the WWE Hall of Fame?

Ted Turner helped move wrestling from high school gyms to national television with his cable network and the Super Station. He was the owner of WCW for many years and has always been a strong backer of wrestling, both personally and professionally. While I can’t see him getting inducted in person due to his health issues, a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame, most likely as a Legacy Inductee, makes perfect sense and should eventually happen.

Word is that Konnan will be inducting Rey Mysterio into the WWE Hall of Fame. Thoughts?

It makes sense, given Konnan’s history with Rey, going back nearly 30-plus years. Konnan is probably the best choice and I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes.

Do you think that Dominik & his Mami will end up interrupting Rey Mysterio’s Hall of Fame induction?

Given that Dom & Rhea Ripley has shown up to cause problems with his father and the family at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and pretty much any other time that Rey has been honored in any sort of way, this idea makes sense, especially since the Hall of Fame ceremony takes place following Smackdown, the night before Wrestlemania begins. It’d be the perfect blend of mixing reality with a story, keeping kayfabe alive. I like this idea.

Ernie Ladd versus The Undertaker. Who wins?

While I am and have always been a big fan of the Big Cat Ernie Ladd, this one would go to The Undertaker, no doubt.

I’ve heard rumors that AEW will get getting another show on TBS soon, most likely at 6:05 pm on Saturday nights. Good idea or not? Thoughts?

A third show for AEW to make use of their huge roster and give the wrestlers some television time, that’s a good thing. Having this new show at 6:05 on TBS, which might lure some curious old-school fans to the product and put more eyes on AEW, that’s a good thing too. The thought of Tony Khan booking three wrestling shows on television a week, plus the YouTube show, that’s the part that scares me. I like the idea of a show on Saturday night on TBS, but let’s just hope that Khan gives Jeff Jarrett or Dean Malenko, or anyone else in AEW the book for this show. Otherwise, it’s going to be just another hit & miss mess with matches thrown out there with no context or reason for being except to be there.

The summer of MJF is better than the summer of Punk. Yes or no?

I like MJF and what he’s been able to do so far during his reign as the AEW World Champion, but the CM era of WWE was better in my opinion. Max is getting there and he’s excellent on the mic, but Phil had a better selection of opponents, kept throwing those pipe bombs, and it was just more entertaining in my opinion.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions are welcome and appreciated. Talk to me, my Peeps. And with that being said, it’s time to wrap this up and put the baby to bed. Stay well and watch out for foreign objects. I’ll see you at the matches.


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