Mailbag Q&A November 2016 Inbox | Smark Out Moment

Mailbag Q&A November 2016 Inbox

Posted by Anthony Mango Friday, November 25, 2016
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Do you have a question that you want to ask the minds over at Smark Out Moment? Our version of the WWE Inbox is the Smark Out Moment Mailbag. Once a month, we set aside some time to answer any of the questions on your mind, whether they be wrestling related, trivia to try to stump us, or just general questions to get to know Tony Mango and the other members of the team better.

Here are your submissions for this month:

Sent in from Benny Mires

Question: "Hey guys, can you provide any tips and advice on where to meet the wrestlers entering the arena before an event? We're going to TLC in Dallas and my nephew loves AJ Styles and Nikki Bella and we want to try and get him some autographs and maybe even a picture or two but we have no idea where to look for the wrestlers entering the building. I've heard that most of the time they enter thru the loading docks but I'm not sure if that's true or not. Can you help us out at all?"

Answer: I don't have any personal experience trying to meet people before or after a show, but I would think any of the areas outside of the main parking lots would be fair game. They definitely wouldn't come out through the mass of people all leaving to go home, so if you can park early and then walk around to the opposite end of the arena, that might be your best bet. Good luck!

Sent in from Declan McAree

Question: "Had the Brand Split not taken place who do you guys think would be WWE World Champion, United States Champion, WWE Women's Champion, Intercontinental Champion and WWE Tag Team Champions?"

Answer: I could see it being AJ Styles (World), Kevin Owens (Intercontinental), maybe still Roman Reigns for United States, most likely still Charlotte and The New Day for Women's and Tag Team. I think they have their favorites and they try not to deviate from them too much, and the same people would be hovering around the titles because there also wouldn't be as many NXT people on the main roster to get in the way, either.

Sent in from Christopher Marin

Question: "If you could bring one wrestler back from the dead to have one more run in WWE, who would it be?"

Answer: They're in their prime, right? I think I'd lean most toward Owen Hart. He was massively underrated and totally understood how to be a great character back in an era where most people were just bland strongmen who yelled. Maybe Mr. Perfect would be my #2 choice. I'd also really love to see Randy Savage go at it again.

Question: "If you could go back in time to watch any match live, what would it be? You can only watch the one match."

Answer: Ooooh....being limited to one match makes it a little harder. For the pure electricity in the arena, probably either Andre vs. Hogan from WrestleMania III or Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog from SummerSlam '92.

Question: "What pay-per-view would you go back in time to watch live?"

Answer: One of the WrestleManias that I missed out on that everyone says was amazing, like 17.

Question: "Who deserves a world title run and didn't deserve the title run they had?"

Answer: In the current company's roster, I still think Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio and a few guys like that shouldn't have had so many world title runs. I wouldn't go so far as to say they shouldn't have EVER won it, cause I don't hate them that much, but they definitely have too many belts to their names than deserved. Nobody new on the roster right now is ready for a world title run, I think, but if we go back in time, a few people that definitely should have won it at some point are Razor Ramon, British Bulldog, Owen Hart, Roddy Piper, Ted DiBiase, Mr. Perfect, Wade Barrett, Billy Gunn, William Regal, Jake Roberts and I'd argue maybe even Goldust.

Sent in from bobby lesnarg86

Question: "If you could change any one Royal Rumble winner and have another participant in the match win, who would it be and why?"

Answer: I think they had the wrong guy three years in a row. Chris Jericho should have won in 2012 instead of Sheamus to set up the CM Punk feud for WrestleMania, Ryback should have won in 2013 instead of John Cena (and Big Show should have never dropped the World Heavyweight Championship to Alberto Del Rio so Ryback could beat him for the belt at WrestleMania) and then in 2014, even though the end result was good, Batista winning instead of Daniel Bryan was a terrible decision at the time.

Sent in from Howard Starr

Question: "Why didn't Hogan and Warrior have a second match in WWF but waited 8 years to face each other? How would you have booked Hogan vs. Warrior II at SummerSlam 1990 instead of Hogan vs. Earthquake?"

Answer: I actually think if Hogan and Warrior would have had another match, it would have diminished the importance of their first one. I'm cool with the Earthquake feud going on instead.

Sent in from AwesomePianoMan

Question: "With the elections finally over, and with the ridiculous but always possible candidates of 2020 of The Rock and Kanye West, do you think we will get Phil Stevenson to finally enter the running?"

Answer: While he'd poll very well in the lower Michigan region, I don't think he could make it too far. Then again, I said Donald Trump wouldn't get past the primaries...

Question: "If I'm bored during Thanksgiving, what apps should I play for free?"

Answer: It seems like every app I download, I get rid of after a few minutes, so I can't remember the last one that I used for a long while. When in doubt, puzzle games are the ones I go to.

Question: "Will you be making a Sporcle quiz in the future based on Smark Out Moment?"

Answer: I hadn't thought about it, but that could be fun. Pitch me your ideas for some questions you guys would like to see and maybe I'll whip something up for the holiday season.

Sent in from Peter Piccininni

Question: "If the ryback was still with wwe would he face Goldberg?"

Answer: I could definitely see that being a situation that is painfully obvious, yet WWE would end up booking around it and not doing it, similar to what happened with Sting not wrestling The Undertaker.

Question: "Who had it worse at the end tna or wcw?"

Answer: WCW had its problems, but I think they still went out higher than what TNA has even been for a while. TNA's going to end in a ball of fire rather than a more graceful bow-out like the last Monday Nitro was.

Question: "Why does wwe promote 2 pre show matches and only do one? Or in this case none and do two?"

Answer: My guess is they care so little about it that they don't decide until the day of the show most of the time, which is a shame, as it can't take that much effort to plan things out a little bit more, particularly with so many people on the team. Hell, they can hire me for a 15 minute conference call and I'll do it for them on the cheap haha.

Question: "How long do you give tna? Me till they're last episode airs"

Answer: Every time I think they're going to die off for good, they stick around, so maybe if I predict that they'll never go under, they'll finally go away lol.

Question: "Do you like the cruiserweights? Do you realize cruiserweights are on always third hour? Can you cruiserweights only fight cruiserweights? Can we see pac vs that Brian Kendrick or sucide vs el generico or Kevin stern vs manki?"

Answer: The cruiserweight division is awesome. They've been the most consistently entertaining group of people since coming into the company earlier this year. 205 Live should be great. As far as other people to bring in, I've always been a big fan of X-Pac, so I'd love to see him return if that's possible.

Question: "Do you think Sasha being injured again will get her a pink slip or reassignment in the company sooner than later?"

Answer: I sure hope not. I think they realize she has a lot of value, but they might be unwilling to trust her being the top woman for a long while until she proves herself to go an extended amount of time without having issues.

Question: "Is Eva Marie still employed by wwe?"

Answer: Yup, she's just been off filming two movies after her suspension.

Question: "I know you don't watch but see how it puts me to bed (adhd hyper) do you know the Paige del rio story plays out on total divas? Do you know if the Bella's are aunt jj was due in October?"

Answer: I don't have the slightest clue what's happening on Total Divas right now. I assume petty gossip and a whole lot of "omggg they totally said something that I was offended by and then I gave them the cold shoulder until we argued and then we agreed that we both were wrong and hugged it out" stuff.

Question: "Why are 2 consecutive ppv tlc and royal rumble in Texas?"

Answer: I totally didn't realize that. Weird. If I remember correctly, I think TLC was previously booked at a different arena a few months ago, but I might be confusing that with a different thing like Payback or Battleground or whatever.

Question: "Do you think Emma is on raw and Ryder is in smackdown is like Paige del rio? Poor Emma"

Answer: I can't imagine those two getting into trouble like Paige and Alberto Del Rio. They probably just thought Emma would be a better fit on Raw than SmackDown and figured their relationship wasn't important enough to rearrange things like they would likely do with Nikki Bella and John Cena, Jimmy Uso and Naomi, and the other Total Divas cast members.

Question: "In 2016 would you ever imagine the Spirit squad and head bangers on tv again?"

Answer: Not at all. I'm particularly surprised in how many times they've used The Spirit Squad. By now, they should just offer the guys a contract.

Question: "Tony do you like doing the shows alone or together? I know it is scheduling conflicts but will the band ever come back together?"

Answer: My favorite setup is a three-man show, but even if it's just me and another person, I enjoy it more than doing the solo episodes. It's definitely more efficient to do it by myself, but not having the back and forth discussion isn't as fun. I try to get at least one person on everything (other than the Ask Him) but it's totally up to their schedules. Hopefully, we can get those sorted out a little better in the near future to get everyone back on track again. If too much time passes without that happening, I might start recruiting some more people to bring into the fold.

Question: "Can Brock Lesnar ever show his face again in WWE after his match with Goldberg? Brock broke the streak. Looking back, who would you have rather had break the streak?"

Answer: I still think it never should have been broken by anybody at all except for possibly John Cena in The Undertaker's retirement match.

Sent in from Silent Wind of Doom

Question: "Are there any creatures you would like to rename to something better?"

Answer: I have a feeling I could think of a whole bunch of these if someone mentioned some animals to me, but I'm blanking on ideas. It kind of annoys me that beetles aren't a form of bee. I love when people refer to raccoons as "trash pandas". It never made sense to me that guinea pigs aren't named something closer to hamster or gerbil or rat or something like that cause they're totally not pigs, so we should name them something like roundents cause they're rounder rodents.

Question: "Are there any cryptozoological or supernatural things (not of a religious nature) that you believe exist or could exist?"

Answer: Oh God, don't get me down the rabbit hole with this. I'm very much into cryptids and conspiracy theories and such. I don't believe 99% of the reports are in any way true, but when you think of all the surface on Earth that we haven't fully explored yet and then all the ocean space that is uncharted, so many things are possible. And then if you count aliens in the mix, forget about it, guaranteed there has to be intelligent life out there somewhere.

Question: "If you could make your perfect commentary teams out of the people who currently work for WWE, who would you pick? Would you have two different ones or just one for both nights?"

Answer: Michael Cole and JBL on Raw, Corey Graves and Tom Phillips on SmackDown, Mauro Ranallo....not sure.

Question: "Obviously Tony hates Becky's accent. What are the most and least hot accents for you guys?"

Answer: I hate almost every accent except the classier English accent (think Kate Beckinsale, Elizabeth Hurley rather than cockney chimney sweep folk) and French and Italian can be kind of sexy, but all the rest are awful. Too many are ear-grating or funny sounding.

Question: "I had an argument with my friend because he contests that the greatest heel of all time is Eric Bischoff. I argued that he wasn't even the best heel authority figure, with the McMahons easily beating him, but my friend argues that Bischoff is the best because while people have at times rooted for the McMahons, Bischoff has never been the good guy and never been rooted for even as a heel by the audience. What do you think of this reasoning, and who do you think is the greatest heel of all time?"

Answer: I like your friend's reasoning, as that makes a lot of sense. The only thing that would make me still put Vince above him on the hierarchy is how Bischoff, despite being hated, was mostly hated for just going against WWE or WCW (when affiliated with nWo) while Vince has been everything from an evil boss to a sexist pig to a cult leader. Bischoff comes more like a slimy businessman while Vince comes off more like the devil himself at times.


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