Tossing Salt Presents:
Ultimate Wrestling Q&A
CM Punk, The Steiner Brothers, R-Truth & More
May 4, 2023
We’re playing catch-up with the Ultimate Wrestling Q&A. So many questions and so little time. Let’s do this.
They’re changing Madcap Moss’s name back to Riddick Moss. Good idea or not?
It sounds better than Madcap so yes, that works for me.
The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart) versus Superstar Billy Graham & Terry Funk. Who wins?
I can’t see Funk and Graham as a team, even in fantasy matches such as this one. The Hart Foundation would be the one to take that trip to the pay window.
CM Punk showed up and visited the Impact Wrestling Tapings this past week, one week after showing up backstage at RAW. Where do you think Punk will show up next?
The thing to note about both RAW and Impact Wrestling is that both shows were being taped in Chicago, so they were in Punk’s hometown and city and it was just minutes from his home, so dropping by for a visit wasn’t a big deal. So where will Punk pop up next? What’s the next major event happening in Chicago? That’s probably where he’ll pop up next.
SD Jones, Jim Brunzell & Tony Garea versus Three Count (Shane Helms, Shannon Moore & Evan Karagias). Who wins?
Three mid-card guys from the WWF versus Cruiserweights who had the boy band gimmick going on. This one could easily go in either direction. I think the legendary veteran team from classic WWF would walk out with the upset win.
Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks’ contracts are set to expire this year. Do you think they’ll stay with AEW or leave to go to Japan/WWE?
I think it depends on how things end up going with Tony Khan and the return of CM Punk. If Punk returns and they can act professionally and do their jobs, do business with Punk, and co-exist on the same roster, then there’s a chance they might stay. But if The Bucks especially are the spoiled little hotheads that I believe they are and throw a tantrum about Punk’s return, which I expect they will, then they’ll leave after the contracts expire and go back to Japan and work the Indy scene. If they don’t get their way, they’ll probably leave, and good riddance. Omega will, I believe, follow the money trail and stick around for a while.
Thoughts & opinion on Rick & Scott, The Steiner Brothers.
Both are good wrestlers and had great careers. Rick was more of a tag team guy to me, but Scott reinvented himself into The Big Bad Booty Daddy and was truly a force to be reckoned with during the last days of WCW. A solid tag team who could go toe to toe with anyone. Some of their behaviors, both in and out of the ring, were a little suspect, but in the big picture of things, both were and are iconic figures and top guys by anyone’s standards.
Arn Anderson now owns the legal rights to the name “Four Horsemen”. If Arn decided he wanted to start a new faction of Horsemen for AEW, who should he pick for his team?
This one is pretty easy, given the current AEW roster and storylines. His son, Brock Anderson would be the first pick. The son of another former Horseman, Brian Pillman Jr., would be next. Arn’s current client, Wardlow, would be third, and let’s round things out with Powerhouse Hobbs. I can’t see Arn using the Horseman name out of respect for the legacy of his former faction, but maybe as a spin-off from the original group. Instead of The Horsemen, how about Apocalypse?
Who in your opinion is the best wrestler turned actor?
Some may say The Rock or John Cena. Some might say, Dave Bautista or Hulk Hogan. Hell, even Steve Austin and Kevin Nash can be included in this discussion. But for me, I’ll go with the star of The Marine movie franchise, The Miz. And why? You know why. He’s… wait for it… AWESOME!
Mount Rushmore of ECW?
From right off of the top of my head, I’d say, Paul Heyman, Shane Douglas, The Sandman, and Tommy Dreamer.
What about R-Truth as the inaugural World Heavyweight Champion? Thoughts?
I would love to see this happen and I think that Truth is one of the very few wrestlers in WWE that no one would argue or complain about. Truth may do mostly comedy these days, but he’s a former U.S. Champion and former NWA World Champion. He’s a solid wrestler who can go with anyone and have a strong match. And to be honest, it would just be a great feel-good moment that would blow up the internet and make big news, but for all the right reasons. R-Truth with a short run as the Inaugural World Champion? Book it, Hunter.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions you might 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.