Mailbag Q&A May 2019 Inbox | Smark Out Moment

Mailbag Q&A May 2019 Inbox

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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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 by Howard

Question: "Bob Backlund had kept the title for 5 years, Will WWE have a wrestler, For example Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns hold on to the world championship for as long as Bob had done in 1978-1983 ? What's the difference between 40 years ago and now?"

Answer: I don't think it will happen again because it used to be easier to not only wrestle a less harsh style, but also not oversaturate the market. A champion these days is on so many hours of programming every week that people grow tired of them quicker.

Question: "And speaking of the women's championship, could Becky Lynch hold onto the title for as long as The Fabulous Moolah did for 28 years? And if she did, Becky would be about 60 years old."

Answer: Becky Lynch isn't keeping that Raw Women's Championship through 2019, even, I think.

Sent in by Marco

Question: "Since Brock won the briefcase in the most lackluster way, how would you book a win for any superstar? A good one I heard was the lights going black near the end of the match and Black is sitting in his position legs crossed at the top of the ladder with the briefcase when the lights came back on."

Answer: I'm still waiting to see someone capture the briefcase by knocking it down with a ladder.

Question: "Thoughts on making Lars more of a freak by making him a cannibal."

Answer: At least he would have a character.

Question: "How would you integrate chess into a gimmick match?"

Answer: To be perfectly honest, I don't know how to play chess, so I'm not sure how to incorporate it. However, maybe there's something to an intergender Survivor Series team type of setup with a women's wrestler being the queen, a main eventer being the king, a midcard champion as a rook/knight, etc.

Question: "What random legend or superstar do you want winning the 24/7 title? My pick is the Whole F'n Show Rob Van Dam."

Answer: Give the belt to Jerry Lawler. He's never won a title in WWE. Maybe Shawn Michaels can hit someone with Sweet Chin Music and take it. I think JBL would be PERFECT to win this and lose it to someone by the end of the same night.

Sent in by Frank Flesher

Question: "There’s been a rumor going around that Becky Lynch is going to have a big match at Mania 36 but it won’t be Charlotte Flair, Ronda Rousey or Stephanie. Do you guys have any prediction about who her opponent could be or do you guys have anybody you would want to face her?"

Answer: The only name I can think of is Shayna Baszler, but I feel like she isn't a big name, more so than the best option left. Maybe the plan is Trish Stratus or Lita?

Question: "In the spirit of money in the bank, if there ever a time where someone stole the briefcase from it’s rightful owner to try to cash in who do you think would do such a thing from past or present?"

Answer: It's hard for me to remember exactly who was hot around different time frames for people in the past, but it would have been interesting if, back when it was a normal briefcase, someone swapped it out with another briefcase that looked identical.

Sent in by Michael Patrick

Question: "What would be your personal wrestling Hell? For example, mine would be watching a never ending Ironman match between The Great Khali and Giant Gonzales and I have to watch it sitting next to Lio Rush while he chants “Lash-ley Lash-ley” ( for no reason) for all eternity."

Answer: Watching really bad humor that isn't funny and isn't related to wrestling, like the Hornswoggle court room segment and other moments like that, but also looping in the fan response of people absolutely loving it and bitching that they disagree with my opinion for not enjoying it.

Sent in by Peter Piccininni

Question: "Did you guys watch the finale of Gotham? Do you want to see a Batman spin off series?"

Answer: Yes and no. I want a real Batman show and not some half-assed attempt. Definitely not anything related to Gotham as a spin-off.

Question: "Do you think AEW needs to separate themselves from StarCast? I think fans buy tickets to shows because they think a CM Punk, Undertaker, Kurt Angle or insert legend will show up"

Answer: I think they need to either separate themselves a bit more or become an official unit and really go full-force with it. Keeping it somewhat related but somewhat ambiguous isn't the type of advertisement practice I can fully get behind.

Question: "Do you watch Darkside of the Ring?"

Answer: Haven't seen it.

Question: "On Darkside of the Ring Episode 2 Jim Cornet claims he wants to outlive Vince Russo so he can piss on his graves. Do you want Jim to outlive Russo knowing that?"

Answer: Does anyone actually ever piss on anyone's grave?

Question: "What story would you like to see covered on Darkside of the Ring? I’d like to see the fall of death of Eddie with Vickie, Chavo and Eddie’s kids talking and Benoit death with Chavo, Hardcore Holly and Dean Malenko"

Answer: Having not seen it, I can't really comment on what I'd like to see.

Question: "Also, on Episode 2 of Darkside of the Ring The Montreal Screw Job Scott Hall said Bret was in on the Screw Job. Scott claims since the feed wasn’t immediately cut, Bret spit in Vince’s face and destroyed the monitors Bret was in it. Everything else happened, but his thought is because he had to drop the title in Montreal to Shawn, not being screwed. What do you think of Scott’s statement?"

Answer: I don't think Bret was in on it. It's too hard to keep a secret like that for this long and for so many other elements to have worked out the way they did. It was definitely suspicious they were filming at the time and everything like that, but I don't think it was this grand scheme everyone was involved in and they've pulled the wool over everyone's eyes.

Sent in by Frankie DiCalogero

Question: "What other NXT alumni do you want back in NXT?"

Answer: EC3, The Ascension, I like the idea of Killian Dain going back down, maybe Fandango

Question: "Do you think Chris Jericho should be the first champion for AEW for just the name value alone?"

Answer: I'm 50/50 on that. Jericho brings notoriety and provides a heel champion that needs to be taken down by a babyface who can be made by beating him, but Page is instantly made by being the first champion, too.

Question: "Where did the Mega Maniacs name derive from?"

Answer: When Smark Out Moment and Keeping Kayfabe teamed up, we referred to our joint show as Mega Powers Radio, so when we wanted to make a Facebook group for our fans to talk, it only made sense for The Mega Maniacs to be the name to coincide.

Question: "KFC or Popeyes?"

Answer: They're about the same to me. KFC has better biscuits, Popeye's has slightly better chicken if I remember correctly, and I don't know about the rest of their sides as I haven't had enough of Popeye's.

Question: "Do you think Vince will fuck Johnny Gargano over when he gets up to the main roster?"

Answer: Inevitably.

Question: "Where's Buddy Murphy?"

Answer: My guess is they have no idea what to do with him, so they just have him on the sidelines until they come up with an idea.

Question: "Do you like Aiden English on commentary?"

Answer: I actually like English more as a commentator than I ever did as a wrestler, funny enough.

Question: "White Castle thoughts on that?"

Answer: They're garbage, but once in a while, I just want to eat them. I don't have one in my area, though, so I've mostly eaten the frozen ones.

Question: "Do you think AEW & WWE are secretly working together?"

Answer: Not in the slightest bit.


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