Mailbag Q&A July 2017 Inbox | Smark Out Moment

Mailbag Q&A July 2017 Inbox

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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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 Silent Wind of Doom

Question: "All right. Have it out. Tell us about your first times."

Answer: Good looking girl that I really, really liked at the time, I had fun, she had fun. A few orgasms later, she said to me "well I guess our sex life isn't going to be a concern then, Jesus Christ" so I had no complaints haha.

Question: "What are you, culturally, ethnically, etc? Does that actually effect how you act and live your life, or are you just a collection of random white people."

Answer: Painfully white is a category, right? I'm actually Italian, English, French, German and Polish. For the most part, none of that has affected me outside of the Italian side as I picked up some stereotypical stuff from that, like my love of pasta.

Question: "Who do you think personally is the most attractive wrestler of the opposite sex of all time? Same sex?"

Answer: A few names that come to my mind are Sunny, Maryse, Trish Stratus, Mickie James, AJ Lee, Alexa Bliss and honestly, the person I might put above the rest is Kimberly Page. Same sex, maybe John Morrison.

Question: "Who do you most wish would have pictures leaked about them? Not necessarily for your enjoyment, but just out of morbid curiosity. For instance, a few questions were answered with the Charlotte leaks. Did you see the Charlotte leaks? What did you think? I hope Drew is on for this one. And if he is and hasn't seen them, make him."

Answer: As far as wrestlers I'd like to see leaked goes, all of them, but just to throw a few of them out there, how about Alexa Bliss, Alicia Fox, Peyton Royce, Sasha Banks, Carmella, and Cathy Kelley, but really, all of them haha. If you count other people, I'd throw out Amy Jo Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Chloe Bennet, Emma Stone, Jane Levy, Mila Kunis, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Summer Glau and Taylor Swift.

Sent in from Howard Starr

Question: "Who will be the first to retire? Big Show, Mark Henry, Kane Or The Undertaker?"

Answer: The Undertaker seems to be retired already, with Kane a possibility as well. Mark Henry said on his recent Table for 3 that he's basically in full transition to being retired, and we know Big Show said next year's WrestleMania would be his last, so I think that's the order we're going with.

Sent in from ATB

Question: "Have you been keeping up with MPW?"

Answer: Not outside of what Paden's informed me about. I never have any time to really check it out since I do the Hot Tags after Raw and I write up more articles than before.

Sent in from Marco from CA

Question: "What feuds does Rusev start after Cena and Mahal after Orton?"

Answer: Somewhere in 2017, he'll fight Shinsuke Nakamura, if not just because they'll have nothing for the two of them to do. I could see Rusev against Tye Dillinger and Chad Gable, too.

Question: "When will WWE use true midcarders like Harper, perfect 10, English, Mahal, Gable in the US title picture? because they have main eventers in a mid card title picture"

Answer: Aiden English is a lost cause, I think, despite winning at Battleground. Luke Harper is an odd case as he almost was in the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania, but then fell off the face of the planet. Once Jinder Mahal loses the title, I think he can be in US title contention, easily. Gable is a guarantee I think, and while I'd like to say the same is for Dillinger, he's going to have a harder time than Gable in getting that spot. I think we're in a bit of a transition period for SmackDown's midcard, as Mojo Rawley, Zack Ryder, Rusev and maybe even Shelton Benjamin should make a splash soon.

Question: "Are stipulation PPV's the reason we no longer see stipulations that actually make sense in storylines?"

Answer: That's definitely a HUGE factor, but I think another problem is that the writing team either doesn't want to put in the effort to think about those options, or they actively don't want to go down those routes. Something like Hell in a Cell probably means more to the fans than it does to Vince McMahon, who sees it as JUST a gimmick and not a prestigious match-ending stipulation.

Sent in from Dane Quinn

Question: "What is your opinion on Rusev's tweet about Shane McMahon's helicopter emergency landing? As Rusev's number one fan, I'm worried that WWE night bury him when they should set up a match between him and Shane at Summerslam."

Answer: Hilarious. WWE better not bury him for that. Far many people have done far worse and gotten away with it unscathed, so if he catches anything but a stern "yo, don't do that" then that's ridiculous.

Sent in from Peter Piccininni

Question: "Why was there a Slammivsary chat in The Mega Maniacs group and why did it have more comments than the Smackdown Live ones?"

Answer: I put it there as a joke since none of us watch TNA and this was supposed to be the end of it, but I never expected it to get more than the regular SmackDown chat. I still don't get why nobody watches WWE on Tuesday nights, particularly if that's more of the wrestling show and everyone complains that there isn't enough wrestling.

Question: "Tony why do you do the hot tags after raw instead of smackdown I always wondered? If you want to do an ask him how about at the end of hot tags?"

Answer: I used to record the Hot Tags on Monday night to be up for Tuesday, the IWC Outreach stuff on Tuesday nights after Talking Smack to go up Wednesday afternoon, and then the main event of the week sometime between Wednesday afternoon and Friday night, but now that Talking Smack is gone and I'll be getting rid of the IWCO content, I'll probably move the Hot Tags to after 205 Live. As far as the Ask Him being moved around, it's more of a matter of it being another thing to do rather than not wanting it to be its own separate video. Adding the Ask Him to the Hot Tags isn't going to get the Hot Tags any more views, and it ends up just being a waste of my time to research stuff and edit that bit into the videos. We're going to try to transition that to a Facebook and Twitter thing instead.

Question: "Are Eric Rowen and Luke Harper still employed by WWE? Also I've heard conflicting rumors about Eva Marie what's up her?"

Answer: Harper and Rowan definitely still are, but just aren't being used on television. They seem to be just house show filler, which is a shame. Eva Marie's situation is basically that she's waiting for her contract to expire and then she and WWE will officially part ways. She has her clothing line and modeling projects she's invested in now that she's made a name for herself, which was probably her main goal from the start of trying to get a job with the company.

Question: "Did James Elsworth fail the Wellness policy test? He got suspended for 30 days odd number or not"

Answer: Nope, that was just WWE's attempt to make it seem like the redo of the ladder match was worth it and had some kind of resolution. Very sloppily done and needless.

Question: "Do you count That Brian Kendrick's WWE title reign? Technically the rules of The Championship Scramble you make a pin you are champion and he did get a pin"

Answer: The scramble match was weird, as it had "interim champions" instead of true title changes, so his and all other pinfalls don't count as official reigns. Still, he could technically say he was the WWE champion for a placeholder, which is more than most people can say.

Question: "Which Tag Team that never won the gold do you wish would have? The Awesome Truth and I'll cheat and say Generation Me (Young Bucks) in TNA because New Japan"

Answer: A few that stand out to me are Enzo and Cass, The Bushwhackers, The Rockers and Cryme Tyme...maybe The Real Americans as well.

Question: "Which Tag Team has no Marty, but both are Shawn's? Shield, Beer Money and Hardys I thought of"

Answer: The Mega Powers, New Age Outlaws to an extent (but I'd say Billy Gunn was the HBK if I had to pick), John Morrison and The Miz were both pretty great even though The Miz has had a better career overall.

Question: "Which Tag Team break up is your favorite, saddest and most unexpected?"

Answer: The Rockers is definitely the best, with The Mega Powers being a very close second.

Question: "Use the current roster who do want to see start teaming? I want to see Titus World Wide to join the Miztarage Titus being Miz's agent"

Answer: I joked about Darren Young joining up with The Velveteen Dream, but I can honestly actually kind of see that working pretty well. I still want Ryder and Hawkins back together. Gallows and Anderson need to turn face to join Finn Balor. I wouldn't mind The Lucha Dragons reforming, along with maybe Harper and Rowan getting back together but obviously not calling themselves The Wyatt Family (so what would their new name be?) and maybe a team of Tye Dillinger with Roderick Strong (Perfectly Strong?)

Question: "Who do you will be hurt by not having pyro?"

Answer: I don't think anybody is going to be particularly hurt, so long as they keep pyro for the big shows, but I think almost everybody's entrance seems so much more entertaining if they do have pyro, so it's basically not a necessity yet a welcome addition if monetarily feasible. It'll be weird as hell if Jericho doesn't get it when he comes back, though.

Question: "Callen did you search for Unknown in Pokemon Go or find it by dumb luck? Also did you evolve Tyrouge into Hitmontop? Last two I need to complete my New York Pokedex (I'll leave a comment if anything changes sending this in 7/20)"

Answer: (I'll have him answer this on the show or elsewhere).

Question: "Are you making Play The Game into a board game? Take my money"

Answer: I didn't have any plans for that, but hey, investors, give me money to make it and I will lol.

Question: "Do you think Summerslam will be hurt by to many triple treat and fatal 4 way matches? I except The Universal, IC, Raw Tag and Raw Woman's will 3 or 4 way"

Answer: DEFINITELY. The pay-per-view will be way too chaotic and haphazard if there are too many matches without rules. We'll have to see if WWE makes that mistake or if they actually planned this out better and will avoid it without creating other problems, like leaving important people off the card.

Question: "What show would you like to be brought back or canceled on the WWE Network?"

Answer: Breaking Ground would be my top choice, with Legends House being #2. I wouldn't mind more Legends with JBL, too.

Question: "We know Renee is use to the cold being from Canada, but does she have heat on her? Points Unfiltered canceled, Total Divas kicked off, Talking Smack canceled"

Answer: You know, I wouldn't think too much about it, but being kicked off Total Divas does seem a bit suspicious. I doubt they'd cancel Talking Smack if they just disliked her, as they'd probably have Charly Caruso take over instead, but Unfiltered is something that can be a punishment and no more Total Divas is something that directly affects Renee herself. Maybe she did kind of piss someone off. More than likely, though, it's just a matter of her being involved in a lot of things and those things happened to unluckily get the axe, cause she's still doing other work for WWE and not diminished in her role too much.

Question: "How is The Undertaker's retirement sitting with you know that you have some to take in? After 11 years I'm starting to think Taker isn't my favorite, but my new favorite well You Know It the hype is around The Miz is sitting tied for one with Taker. I haven't made up my mind yet I want a second opinion"

Answer: I don't think I'll ever be okay with Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker no longer wrestling. The sting isn't as strong over time, but there's always going to be part of me thinking that it just sucks and I miss my favorites, and then I get sad because I miss when I was a kid in way more ways than just that, too haha.

Question: "When someone ask who is your favorite superstar is do they mean singles superstar? I like Beer Money better than Miz and Undertaker, but I like Miz and Taker more than singles Roode and Storm"

Answer: Definitely singles superstar, cause they would specify "tag team" or "stable" if they were open to lumping people together.

Sent in from Frankie DiCalogero

Question: "Are you starting to feel like The New Day's character is getting stale?"

Answer: They're in a little bit of a slump instead of at their peak, but I don't think they're getting stale enough to need to adjust anything too drastically or break up by any means.

Question: "With knowing about the results of the future tapings for NXT, what are your opinions so far of NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 3?"

Answer: To be honest, I'm underwhelmed. I don't really have a lot of excitement to see Drew McIntyre as the one to fight Bobby Roode, I think Asuka vs. Ember Moon could be good but I'm not sure about the tag title match. I'm most interested in Gargano vs. Almas, oddly enough. We'll see how it all pans out, though.

Question: "Do you think we'll see a United Kingdom Championship Match at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 3?"

Answer: There's a chance, but I don't think so based off the tapings.

Question: "What's your impression on Oney Lorcan as of late? He's really been impressing me as of late, especially with his match against Danny Burch."

Answer: Lorcan vs Burch was pretty damn solid, yeah. I still think Lorcan is really odd in a few ways, but I'd on board with him coming up to the main roster as a member of the cruiserweight division.

Question: "Brie Bella announced that she'll be returning to the WWE ring again, in 2018. What would you do with Brie Bella in 2018, meaning how would you book her?"

Answer: To be honest, I'd tell her to stay home. There's nothing I can think of that I'd want to see her do that would be a better option than just being there for her kid.

Question: "When Jinder Mahal loses the WWE Championship, will WWE just drop him back down into a state of being a jobber?"

Answer: I think he'll have a long stint as a decent midcarder at the very least, but I can't imagine him getting a second title win. Then again, I didn't expect him to get the first, so...

Question: "What's your favorite dessert?"

Answer: I'm partial to chocolate chip cookies as my favorite junk food, but if I'm at a restaurant and I get dessert, I go for cheesecake or some kind of chocolate peanut butter type dessert. Vanilla soft serve with Reese's peanut butter cups and Butterfinger is amazing, too, though.

Question: "I wanted to talk some Big Brother here. Are you happy Cody is back? Would you rather bang Alexa Bliss or Jessica? Do you love it how Big Brother puts jingle bells and funny hashtag pons about Christmas? BTW, Paul all the way. #Friendship!"

Answer: Cody being back sucks, as I want Paul to win. Alexa and Jessica is tough because I like Alexa's face better but Jessica's body, so I'd still pick Alexa, but damn that's a hard pick. Big Brother is such a trashy, shitty show, but I  can't help but love it haha.

Question: "Do you still watch The Flash?"

Answer: Yes indeed. I don't watch Arrow or Supergirl, but I watch The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow and I'll be checking out Black Lightning and Titans.

Question: "Is NXT starting reload again with talent? We now got Kyle O'Reilly, Bobby Fish, & Lio Rush."

Answer: I hope so. Plenty of people in NXT are ready to move up to the main roster and we need an influx of wrestlers to offset that.

Question: "Are you a fan of Ruby Riot? What about Nikki Cross or Ember Moon?"

Answer: Ruby Riot in the ring is okay, but I hate her looks and I don't like her promos. Nikki Cross is better in all regards than Riot, but I like Ember Moon the best out of the three in all regards (even though Moon's promos are bland too).

Question: "Do you go on Vacation?"

Answer: I can't remember the last vacation I went on as it was over a decade ago.

Question: "Why do you think Rey Mysterio is so overrated?"

Answer: To me, Mysterio is someone who happened to have a few tools that nobody else had at the time and he received his push because of his positioning. Rey's good, but he's a spot monkey that stopped doing spots, and road the coattails of his previous work to make people act like he was still doing that later in his career. I don't picture him as a world title winner, but one time, sure. By the second time, he was a shell of his former self and was just a legacy wrestler who nobody wanted to admit was slower than before.

Question: "Finally, if you had to choose eight wrestlers right now, who would you put on the poster of Summerslam?"

Answer: The four in the Fatal 4-Way for the Universal Championship, AJ Styles, John Cena, Alexa Bliss and Bayley.


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer, host of Smack Talk, and much more for Smark Out Moment as well as all branches under A Mango Tree including Fanboys Anonymous. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, media manager and more. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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