Ultimate Wrestling Q&A: Solo Sikoa, Pat Patterson, Trish Stratus & More

Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
Solo Sikoa, Pat Patterson, Trish Stratus & More
April 25, 2023

It’s the world’s greatest sport. It’s the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. Now, let me speak on this. I need a raise. Now, let’s do this.

Is Solo Sikoa being ‘over-exposed’ on the main roster?

No, I don’t think so. He’s in a prime spot as part of the Bloodline, presented as a badass in every aspect of the world, and there are so many aspects of the character that they haven’t even started to touch on yet. He is an enigma among the ranks of the Bloodline and has, in my opinion, been used quite well. He’s one of the few characters that WWE hasn’t dropped the ball on as of yet and will hopefully have a long and bright future for many years to come.

What do you think of an all-ECW WWE Hall of Fame in Philly for that matter? Heyman, Raven, Taz, Dreamer, Sandman, etc.

It’s an interesting idea, but what do the fans who were not ECW fans watch while this induction ceremony takes place? Everyone you mentioned is worthy, and with Heyman especially, it’s long overdue, but I prefer to see each class of the HOF more varied with something for everyone and a more diverse class of prospects.

What are your thoughts on former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz tweeting about one of the pitches that didn’t come to fruition being Low Ki (f/k/a Kaval) becoming the secret long-lost son of The Undertaker?

Low Ki as the Undertaker’s son? That would get over just about as well as Jason Jordon being presented as Kurt Angle’s son or Hornswoggle being Vince’s son. No, it would suck and be beyond stupid. Let’s be glad that idea was vetoed. I’d rather see Triple H defile a corpse. Oh wait, he did. My bad!

The first three things that come to mind when you hear the name, Pat Patterson?

The man who created the Royal Rumble match, the first Intercontinental Champion, and an image of King Kong Mosca nailing Pat with a steel vase during a great feud that they had back in the late 70s. Also, his tag team partnership with Ray “The Crippler” Stevens. One of the all-time best teams in wrestling history, but that makes four things. Patterson was many things, both good and bad, but his legacy as a professional wrestler is a damn good one.

STARDOM allegedly passed on signing Trinity Fatu (Naomi) because of costs. Naomi says it’s “not true”. So who’s right and why hasn’t Naomi been signed by anyone yet since leaving WWE?

Naomi hasn’t been signed by anyone yet because, to put it simply, she’s not that good. She’s not a great talker, she walked out of her prior job with no notice or warning, and her finishing move is hitting someone in the face with her ass. She’s a mid-card talent at best and if not for her family ties, probably would have been terminated from WWE many years ago. She has never drawn a dime for WWE as a singles talent and hasn’t shown any signs of getting better or becoming a must-see performer. So why is she still unemployed and why did STARDOM pass? Because she’s simply not worth the money that she’s most likely asking for.

Booker T. recently announced his Mt. Rushmore of Black Wrestlers as Ernie Ladd, Bobo Brazil, Junkyard Dog & Tony Atlas. What is yours?

I agree with Booker about The Big Cat, Ernie Ladd. He’s a top guy on anyone’s list. My other three picks would be Rufus R. “Freight Train” Jones, just for pure entertainment value, Bobby Lashley, and Jacqueline.

When it eventually happens, who should induct The Miz into the HoF, besides Maryse? My suggestion; JBL.

I’m not sure where JBL came from, but for Miz, my choices to induct the A-Lister would be one of his legit best friends, Dolph Ziggler or Matt Cardona. And if neither of those men is available, then either John Cena or Bryan Danielson. Miz’s career has intersected with both of those men so many times, they’d be great picks as well.

Whenever Bray Wyatt is ready to return to the ring in WWE, should WWE pick back up where things left off with Lashley, Uncle Howdy, Alexa Bliss, etc., or should they just scrap everything that’s happened so far and just start over from scratch with a total reboot of the character? If so, then how?

I think, whenever Bray does return, they’ll have to address the Lashley situation, even if it’s just a backstage segment or giving Lashley a squash match where he decimates Uncle Howdy. But except for that, I’d suggest just restarting from scratch with a total reboot. Forget about The Fiend, except for maybe special matches, much like Finn Balor uses The Demon, and then have the cult leader come back with a new Wyatt Family or Wyatt 6, whatever you want to call them. Factions are getting big again, especially with The Bloodline and The Judgement Day at the top of the roster. So an assortment of oddities, like Uncle Howdy, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, Dexter Lumis, etc., led by Bray would probably be the way to go.

When talking about her recent return to WWE, Trish Stratus complimented both Rhea Ripley & Bianca Belair but says that she could beat either of them. Do you think we’ll see one more run as the champion for Trish?

I think it’s a wait-and-see situation as to how Trish’s feud with Becky Lynch and possibly Lita goes first. If Trish shows that she can still go with the best of them and have strong matches, then feuds with either of the champions certainly can’t be counted out as future possibilities. And one more run for Trish as the Women’s Champion, seventeen years after her last title run? Sounds cool to me.

Thoughts on Madcap Moss? Future champion or eternal jobber?

I like Moss and he’s got all the skills in the world to be a major talent for WWE someday. He’s got a good look, a personality, and a presence about him that stands out, but he’s not ready for the main events yet. Something is still lacking and he hasn’t quite seemed to find his niche as of yet. The potential is there, but until he finds that certain something that takes him to the next level, mid-card is all he’ll ever be.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions you may have are welcome and appreciated. And with that, let’s wrap things up. Take care and be well, my friends. Watch out for foreign objects and I’ll see you at the matches.


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