Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
WWE Cuts, The DiBiase Family, Ken Shamrock & More
April 22, 2023
Are you ready to talk about pro wrestling? It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A and it all starts right now.
Ken Patera versus Chris Masters versus Bobby Lashley. Who wins?
The Swinging Neckbreaker versus The Master Lock versus The Hurt Lock. My neck is throbbing in pain just thinking about this match. Three very strong men locking up and slapping man-meat. It would be brutal! And I think that in the end, The All Mighty would walk out with the win.
WWE is expected to make aggressive cuts after the merger with Endeavor. Who do you think will be the first five wrestlers on the main roster to get the pink slip?
At this point, it wouldn’t surprise me if Bray Wyatt is among the first to get cut and go. I’d hate to see it happen, but unless something changes soon, he’s going to be cut loose sooner rather than later. As for some others, Humberto Carrillo, Angel Garza, Dana Brooke, and Reggie all hopefully have their resumes up to date because most likely, they’re going to be needing them.
The Midnight Express (Eaton & Lane) w/ Jim Cornette versus The U.S. Express (Windham & Rotundo) w/ Captain Lou Albano in a 2/3 Falls Match. Who wins?
The two teams would split the first two falls and then, after laying out Albano with the tennis racket as a distraction, look for Jim Cornette to slip a chain to Stan Lane who will use it to sucker-punch Rotundo and get the win. The Midnight Express wins.
WWE and Twitch have reached an agreement, allowing WWE talent to return/stream on Twitch with “almost no restrictions. Thoughts?
This is good as it will allow the wrestlers to make good money on the side and promote themselves and their characters and it makes money for all parties involved, including WWE. Good deal.
If Ted DiBiase Jr. & Brett DiBiase make it through this Brett Favre Money Laundering Scandal without going to jail, should AEW or WWE bring them in playing off the scandal and their father’s Million Dollar Man Gimmick as two shyster heels? Yes or no?
It’s not a bad idea, to be honest. It’s kind of sickening and tasteless, but if by some chance Teddy Jr. and Brett are not locked up for the next several years, their personal lives and professional lives are still ruined and their reputations are still shot to hell, so why not take advantage and capitalize on the situation. I don’t think AEW or WWE will touch either man with a twenty-foot Kendo stick, but a promotion like Triple AAA from Mexico or MLW or even Impact Wrestling might give it a try and use them. And with this scandal, the characters are there, about as sleazy and low as two people can get. Teddy Jr. and Brett were both damn good wrestlers so just make it work. I can see it happening.
Buddy Matthews, Andrade, and Miro are all three AEW stars who allegedly want out of their contracts to return to WWE. So imagine this. An AEW-style invasion of WWE with those three led by Cody Rhodes. Think nWo, with the Exiled Elite going against The Bloodline in a War Games Match. Wouldn’t that be great?
It’d be interesting and fun to see. I’ll give it that much, but I don’t see it ever happening. Miro is locked into AEW for a long time to come and I don’t think WWE wants Andrade unless it’s to keep Charlotte happy. I can’t see WWE putting the time or effort into those three guys for an angle like that, one that’s already been done too many times over the years with limited success. It’d be interesting, but it wouldn’t work in today’s WWE.
What do you think about the current AEW women’s division?
I think they have a couple of women who are relatively okay as wrestlers, but for the most part, the entire division is an absolute mess. It’s sloppy wrestling mixed with bad booking and instead of getting better or stronger, it seems as if the ladies are getting worse. AEW needs a Fit Finley or hell, Billy Gunn, to take over and work with the women and book a tighter, stronger roster of women wrestlers. Whatever they’re doing now, just stop and go in the opposite direction, because what they have now, it’s just sad.
Name a wrestler, past or present, that you wouldn’t step into the ring with, even if the promotion offered you a million dollars.
That’s an easy one. Devon Nicholson, aka Hannibal, aka The Blood Hunter. This goof, it’s hard to even call him a wrestler, is a mentally challenged moron who has no regard for anyone else and their safety in the ring. Remember what he did to that referee last year in Texas? He plays the victim but is about as sleazy as they come. How anyone can stand to do any kind of business with this lowlife is beyond me. I sure as hell wouldn’t.
Ken Shamrock recently said that in his prime, he would take out Brock Lesnar, no problem. Agree or disagree?
While I’m sure that Shamrock, back in the day, could give Brock a good fight, I don’t think it would go as easily as Shamrock seems to think. I also don’t think the outcome would go as Shamrock seems to speculate either. Once Brock got warmed up and maybe pissed off a little bit, I think Shamrock would be taking a shoot vacation to Suplex City. Brock would walk out the winner.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions are welcome and appreciated. And with that, it’s time to close up shop for the night. Take care and stay well, my friends. Watch out for foreign objects and I’ll see you at the matches.