Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Bianca Belair, Shane McMahon, Roman Reigns & More
April 4, 2023
It’s the first of many editions of the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A that you’ll be seeing this week so be ready. It was so crazy. My backlog of questions for both the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A and Questions (Not) By Casper was finally empty. And then, Sunday night after Wrestlemania, I decided to go online. I have plenty of questions waiting now to be answered. This is going to be fun. The next few days will be busy ones. You’ve been warned. Now let’s do this.
What was more shocking? The end of the streak or Cody losing to Roman?
While the ending of Mania on Sunday night surprised a lot of people, the ending of The Streak when Paul Heyman’s client, Brock Lesnar beat The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, was a moment that shocked the world and was a moment that will never be forgotten.
Is Bianca in danger of hitting Super Cena levels? I sense that the crowd might turn on her soon if she keeps winning especially in bad feuds.
For me, Bianca has been losing her charm for a while now. I can easily see the Cena comparison, but there is one big difference. Cena was overbearing at times, but he earned that spot. Bianca so far has not in my eyes has not paid her dues and isn’t at Cena’s level by any stretch of the imagination. She’s strong, but what else? I can see the fans getting tired or eventually turning on her and I’ll probably be the one leading the charge.
Where does Snoop Dogg’s improvisation rank in Celebrity performances?
If it was truly an improvised moment, Snoop thought fast on his feet and he, along with Miz, saved the entire segment. Good for them. As for where it ranks, I’ll give it an 8. That was the ugliest Doggie Elbow of all time, but it worked and was entertaining so I won’t complain.
So Shane McMahon tore his quad trying to do a leapfrog. Is this a McMahon family thing or what?
Shane tore his Quad while doing a leap-frog. Vince tore his quads while walking to the ring. Triple H tore quads while involved in a match and finished the match. So I guess the next one will be Stephanie tearing her quads while trying to put on her push-up bra. It’s a family tradition.
It’s not if but WHEN Gunther passed the Honky Tonk Man’s IC record, who will be the person to beat him for the belt?
I don’t think that Gunther will beat Honky Tonk’s record and he shouldn’t. That is a record that should remain intact forever. As for who will be the one to take that title from the Ring General when the time comes to drop the title, for some reason I’m thinking Madcap Moss or the returning Matt Cardona. They’ll cheat of course and it won’t be a clean win, but it’ll get the job done as Gunther then moves on to the World title scene.
How do you have 4 hours of filler on 2 nights of Wrestlemania, have time for Shane Mcmahon and Pat M, but nothing for LA Knight or Bobby Lashley?
I understand the Shane appearance because WWE wanted a surprise for the fans and to have an actual McMahon appear on the Mania show, but the torn Quad quickly took him out of the picture. The McAfee thing with Miz was entertaining. And they did have Bobby Lashley come out to show off his trophy from Friday night. I get what you mean that they could have easily found a way to maybe have Lashley fight LA Knight in a match. I was surprised it didn’t happen either, but I’m sure that Triple H and Vince had their reasons.
You’re allowed one current wrestler and one past wrestler to make a one-off main event purely off their wrestling talent alone. Who do you pick and why? I would’ve loved to have seen AJ Styles vs Ricky Steamboat.
How about two men who could wrestle, but preferred to be entertainers, in what would be an interesting dynamic of a match? The American Dream Dusty Rhodes versus Hulk Hogan. Oh wait, I misread and instead of two old guys in a dream match like Dusty versus Hulk would be, I need a current guy fighting an old guy. So how about Roman Reigns versus Barry Windham? Yeah, that will work so there you go.
With Roman’s victory at Mania and him approaching 1,000 days as champion, how likely is it that WWE will consider having Roman keep the titles long enough to break Bruno’s record reign of 2,803 days? They’re already a third of the way there, will they keep going?
Roman as the champion for over seven years? No, that isn’t going to happen. Roman is great and makes for an excellent champion, but he’s not Bruno. Not even close.
With the reports of Roman due to take time off, are we likely going to see him drop the belts at Backlash, or is Roman postponing his departure until SummerSlam?
If the reports for a Roman vacation are true, then most likely we’ll see a title switch with Cody finally getting the belts, as he should have on Sunday night.
What was your favorite match from night 1? Favorite match from night 2?
The best match from Night 1 was Rhea versus Charlotte, but my favorite was Rey versus Dom. As for Night 2, the Triple-Threat with Sheamus, Drew, and Gunther was amazing and an all-time instant classic. I loved the Cody/Roman match too, but my favorite was watching the three men just beat the holy hell out of each other. It was awesome!
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions are welcome and appreciated. And with that, it’s time to wrap this up and call it a night. I’ll be back later with another column and maybe even a Questions (Not) By Casper as well. Take care and stay well, my friends. I’ll see you at the matches.