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Wrestling Fact Or Fiction – April 22, 2012

April 28, 2012   ·   0 Comments

Wrestling Fact Or Fiction
April 22, 2012
Doug Maynard & Russell Jackson

Another week to go and here we are with “Wrestling Fact or Fiction”, but this time, due to time restraints and the fact that my new job kept me from watching either RAW or Smackdown this week, there are only six “FoF” questions and four general wrestling themed questions for Russell and myself to answer. Just changing things up a bit. I hope you like. And now, let’s get to the meat of the column and get to steppin’. Let’s do this…

Lord Tensai is ready to main event matches at WWE shows?

Doug – FICTION: Lord Tensai may be a long time veteran wrestler and former WWE star who made it big in Japan, but he’s not over with the WWE Universe enough and he’s not established enough in the current wrestling scene to be headlining the shows. He’s still considered an unknown factor and to be honest, no one really cares yet about him. Give him a few more months of squashes and a chance to connect more with the fans and maybe he’ll be ready to main event and be at the top of the card, but he’s not there yet.

Russell – FACT:.The question was already answered this past Monday on Raw when he was the surprise opponent against John Cena in the “Extreme Rules” match…Not only did he dominate most of the match against Cena, but actually pinned Cena’s shoulders to the mat for the 3 count…I’m lookin forward in seein if the blow hards that is the WWE brass moves Lord Tensai to the next level & starts main event matches at WWE shows…

Lord Tensai is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the WWE.

Edge’s contract with the WWE is due to expire soon – WWE should re-sign him to a new contract?

Doug – FACT: The fans love Edge and despite not being able to wrestle, he’s still one of the most well known and beloved guys on the WWE roster. He’s a great talker and a great representative for the WWE in areas of public relations, charity work and appearances and so many other ways. Whatever he wants, the WWE should give it to him and be happy to keep him. It’s just that simple.

Russell – FACT: If the WWE wants Edge to sign a new contract, it should be with a legend’s contract since Edge is no longer able to wrestle due to his neck injury, plain’n’simple…

Don’t let him slip away. The WWE needs to keep Edge in the family.

Having Bobby Roode retain the TNA World Championship at Lockdown against James Storm was the right decision?

Doug – FACT: Bobby Roode is on a roll right now as the TNA Champion and doing a great job. The man generates great heat and the fans really despise him in a way not seen in quite a while. For far too long, both TNA and the WWE have cheapened their “World Titles” by doing quick title changes and playing hot potato with the belts, but it seems that they’re finally starting to realize that long reigns add more to both the title belts and the credibility of the champions too. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it and having Roode as the TNA Champion is working well so leave the title exactly where it is and let him do his thing.

Russell – FICTION: From what I read bout the TNA World Championship at Lockdown between Bobby Roode & James Storm, they should have let James Storm have a run with the TNA World Championship, longer than his first run with the title…

Regardless of who has the title, the Bobby Roode / James Storm is one of the hottest feuds in wrestling right now.


Bully Ray deserves a run as the TNA World Champion?

Russell – FICTION: Bully Ray should drop the “bully gimmick” & return to tag team action with Brother Devon as Team 3D…

Doug – FACT: Bully Ray or Bubba Dudley, whatever you want to call him, has done an amazing job in reinventing himself and going from a past-his-prime tag team wrestler into a solid, main eventer who is a legitimate threat to any and every champion out there, and in the process, has probably added a good 5 years to his career as well. Just for that reason alone, he deserves any kind of push that TNA can give him. He’s solid and steady and ready to be “the man” even if it’s not for a long period of time. Bully should and will be a World Champion one day. It’s just a matter of when and where.

Bully Ray is one tough SOB, be it singles or tag team action.

You’re looking forward to the WWE “Extreme Rules” match between John Cena and Brock Lesnar?

Russell – FACT: I am actually lookin forward to the “Extreme Rules” match with Brock Lesnar kickin John Cena’s ass/hurtin John Cena at the Extreme Rules PPV, case closed…

Doug – FACT: In their first physical confrontation, Cena got his mouth busted open. We all know that Cena is tough as nails, but Brock is a whole new style of monster for Cena to face and it’ll be interesting to see if Cena is up to the challenge and also how Brock works in his first wrestling match in almost ten years. So many questions are out there and this match will provide the answers to a good deal of them. It should be fun to watch and mighty interesting for both men.

Extreme Rules is always a fun show to watch.

The WWE should drop the Tag Team and Divas Championships?

Russell – FACT / FICTION: Fiction for the Tag Team Championship/Fact for the Divas Championship…Here’s the deal, as for the Tag Team titles, WWE needs to bring in/create legitimate tag teams for a tag team division in pursuit for the Tag Team Titles…

As for the so called shitty Divas Division, the only top Divas ya have is Beth Phoenix, Natalya Neidhart & Kharma (that is, if/when she returns)…There’s no point in keepin a Divas Division if they’re (WWE) gonna recruit models (AKA, Airheads), teach them how to wrestle just so they look good on WWE television…

Doug – FICTION: Some people (myself included) love tag team wrestling and despite what the WWE powers-that-be seem to think, consider it an important part of professional wrestling. Plus, tag team titles give the mid-card wrestlers something to strive for and a chance to wear gold when they otherwise would never stand a chance.

As for the Divas Championship, there has to be someone out there who gives a damn about it. I did when it was the Women’s Championship and we had real lady wrestlers like Ivory, Jacquiline, Lita or even Trish competing. RIght now, it’s a joke, but who knows? When Kharma makes her return and if they ever decide to let Beth Phoenix or Natayla cut loose, it might be important again one day. One can only hope.

Tag Team Wrestling is good. Diva wrestling… no so much.

Other Questions…

If you could have dinner with four wrestlers / wrestling personalities – who would it be?

Russell: If I could have dinner with 4 wrestlers / wrestling personalities, it would be with 1) Sting 2) Road Warrior Animal & Paul Ellering 3) Arn Anderson 4) Triple H…All those wrestlers/former wrestlers would be awesome to hear stories from them bout their wrestling careers & Paul Ellering & Road Warrior Animal would be a package deal since Ellering managed the Road Warriors lol…

Doug: Harley Race and Blackjack Mulligan for the stories they could tell, Ric Flair because he’s the “Nature Boy” and it would be a party and night to never forget, and Juventud Guerrera because he’s such a sexy-ass dude and I want to jump his bones just one frreakin’ time!

If you could start your own wrestling company with five stars from the WWE and five stars from TNA, who would you recruit?

Russell: This is a tough question…The 5 from WWE that I would recruit to start my own wrestling company would be 1) Brock Lesnar 2) Sheamus 3) Joe Hennig (not the Michael McGillicutty or however ya spell the last name crap) 4) Randy Orton 5) Kane…The wrestlers from TNA…The only name that I would recruit from TNA is AJ Styles, only coz he’s THE only wrestler that I actually like in TNA…

Doug: From the WWE, I’d want Christian, CM Punk, Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler and Jim Ross. From TNA, I’d take AJ Styles, Crimson, Matt Morgan, Zema Ion and Gunner…


What is the great wrestling faction of ALL TME?

Doug: Diamonds are forever and so are the Four Horsemen. ‘Nuff said!

Russell: Seriously? Really? The greatest wrestling faction of ALL TIME is none other than the ORIGINAL Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard)…Not EVEN gonna give an opinion on the reason why, it’s a no brainer…Diamonds are forever & so is the Four Horsemen!!!!!!!!!

What name from the past would you like to see return to professional wrestling?

Doug: It would actually be several names, like Lita to the WWE Divas Division to add some depth and talent to the group. Plus Arn Anderson come back from behind the scenes to work on-air as a manager for some of the younger talent. And damn it all, I want to see the Disco Inferno back on TV with the WWE, after all, I have long lived by the motto, “It’s your duty to shake your booty!”. Disco Inferno as the WWE Champion! Book it, Vince!

Russell: The only name that I can come up with that hasn’t passed on is Arn Anderson, the greatest wrestler to NEVER become World Heavyweight Champion…His career was cut short way too soon, nuff said…

And there you go… Six F&F questions, plus four others just because. Like the new format? Hate it? Let me know. Questions and comments can be sent to Doug28352@yahoo.com. My thanks for Russell for his great help each and every week. Now I have to go get ready for work. They’re freakin’ killing me!! I’m Doug and thanks for reading. I’ll catch you on the flip side.



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