Mailbag Q&A August 2018 Inbox | Smark Out Moment

Mailbag Q&A August 2018 Inbox

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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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 Peter Piccininni

Question: "What do you do during Raw and Smackdown Commercials? I’ve been giving up on Raw about an hour and half in and don’t find value in watching Smackdown Live on TV"

Answer: I'm usually working on so many things at the same time that I'm still just sitting in my chair, typing away.

Question: "Do you think WWE should have brought back Alex Riley in Miz/Bryan feud? If I booked Miz says I had a better rookie, A-Rye comes cuts a promo and then Bryan beats the crap out of him as Miz gets away"

Answer: Alex Riley could have gone a lot further than he did, I think, and it's a shame whatever prevented that from happening got in his way. I'm always down for seeing him come back.

Question: "What do you think of wrestlers being billed from a fake hometown? You know like Carmella is from Boston not Staten Island or Sasha is not from Boston, but from California"

Answer: To be honest, I never pay any attention to where they're billed from, so it doesn't matter much to me.

Question: "Do you think Bayley and Sasha can be saved?"

Answer: As performers, they're still great in the ring, so that's good. This whole feud and alliance between the two, though, was the drizzling shits and I don't want to see them revisit it maybe ever again.

Question: "Which action figure is worse Renee Yong or Ronda Rousey?"

Answer: Woof, both are bad. What's up with Renee's hands being so huge? And why does Ronda have her belly button shirt thing going on?

Question: "Did you think Evolution will be a yearly event? I might be at Evolution and I know you are worried about the New York crowd ruining it, but if Stephanie is in the ring with a mic do I have permission to start a Shut the Fuck Up chant?"

Answer: I don't think it'll be a yearly thing, but more of a one-time statement. Then again, if it does super well, they might go out of their way to do it every year. But I think the next time around, it won't have as big of an effect. It's better to do it once and to leave people wanting more than to try it a second time and potentially fail.

Question: "Who do you think is the best and who is favorite world champion currently? Options are Uniserial WWE NXT TNA/Impact New Japan ROH and current on TV Lucha Underground. Uniserial Roman Reigns WWE AJ Styles NXT Tommaso Ciampa, TNA/Impact Austin Aries, NJPW Kenny Omega, ROH Jay Lethal and Lucha Underground Pentagon Dark"

Answer: Since I don't follow any of the non-WWE stuff, I'll have to go with Tommaso Ciampa.

Sent in from Guest Five

Question: "Hey guys, Now that we have had a second UK tournament and we are getting a second Mae Young Classic confirmed do you think we will be getting a second Cruiserweight Classic this year?"

Answer: Nope. I think that tournament we had leading up to WrestleMania was the closest thing to it that we'll get. They already have 205 Live, so there's not as much of a need anymore. Once the NXT UK show is off and running, we won't get any tournaments for that, either, and if there's ever an all-women's TV show, I don't think we'll get another Mae Young Classic, either.

Question: "Also do you think it’s time for a tag team version of these tournaments? I think that’s what the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic should be turned into. WWE aren’t great with dealing with Tag teams but NXT are and could benefit from it?"

Answer: I love the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. I'm down for more stuff like that. I still think we need another King of the Ring and a Queen of the Ring to go along with it, too.

Sent in from Ben W

Question: "Who would your dream 'All Time Babyfaces vs All Time Heels' 5 On 5 Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination Match opponents be?"

Answer: This is tough, so I'm trying not to think too much about it. Off the top of my head, my babyface team is Shawn Michaels, John Cena, Bret Hart, Steve Austin and The Undertaker while the heel team is Triple H, Chris Jericho, Mr. Perfect, The Rock, and Kane. So many people that had to be left off that list, though, like Mick Foley, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Razor Ramon, Ted DiBiase, Big Show (yes, I'd put him in the running), Daniel Bryan...

Question: "Any dream matches you'd like to see at Evolution? my pipe dream is a proper AJ Lee vs Bayley feud"

Answer: Imagine how this could have potentially been a battle royal bra and panties match with everyone on the roster in a different era. Outside of that daydream, I'd say AJ Lee vs. Sasha Banks would be really good, maybe Michelle McCool against Charlotte Flair, Trish Stratus and Lita against The IIconics is something I'd actually enjoy, maybe, but there aren't any "dream" matches that I'd go nuts over.

Question: "Charlotte Flair is the female Roman Reigns. Discuss."

Answer: Very much so, but with less negativity surrounding her because she wasn't paired up with someone like Brock Lesnar to make the situation even worse.

Sent in from Andre Boughton

Question: "The wwe has been PG for awhile now trying to lure a family demographic but my question is has it worked? Because I didn't see no kids at takeover Chicago at all. Does this concern you guys or do you see different?"

Answer: That's a tough call, cause there are certainly kids watching it, but a PG product should be almost predominantly kids, right? I see a lot more adults in the crowd on average than kids, so I'd think even if WWE doesn't want to admit it, they're a PG-13 audience, similar to superhero films and the like, rather than PG, which is more up the Pixar and Disney alley.

Sent in from Howard

Question: "How would you feel for just a fantasy commentary team is to have Mauro Ranallo and Jim Ross together on either RAW or Smackdown? This would be The Jim Ross from The Attitude Era. What are your thoughts?"

Answer: Oddly enough, I don't think they'd have good chemistry together. I think they'd be talking over each other and getting in the other person's way of trying to be the dominant play-by-play guy.

Question: "A crazy Fuck Marry Kill for you: Luna Vachon, Nikki Cross, Crazy Mary Dobson"

Answer: Damn that's hard. You have to Kill Luna Vachon, I'd be okay with the Fuck Cross option but I don't really want to Marry Dobson. I guess I have to.

Sent in from Frankie DiCalogero

Question: "Thoughts on some people being mad when The Revival did the Hart Attack on RAW?"

Answer: People were mad about that??? It was a tribute!

Question: "Per a book, the author said that four matches were supposedly in the works for Mania Last Year. Those matches were Vince vs. Owens, New Day vs Usos in a TLC Match, Ambrose vs. Rollins, and Jordan vs. Angle. What do you think about those matches that were either planned or talked about?"

Answer: I'm actually happier with what we got in the long run, rather than those options.

Sent in from AwesomePianoMan

Question: "Hey man, my birthday is at the end of the month. Can we bring back the outros?"

Answer: Sadly, I don't think the outros are ever coming back, or at least for a long time. Too much time/effort and it's a lot harder for the editing process, too.


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