Mailbag Q&A Quarter 1 2020 Inbox | Smark Out Moment

Mailbag Q&A Quarter 1 2020 Inbox

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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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. 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 edition:

Sent in by Brenden Borges

Question: "What are your top 3 feuds of this past decade? (2009-2020)"

Answer: Oooh....this is tough...I'm going to have to ruminate on this on the podcast.

Question: "Here are the superstars that I will like to see breakout in 2020: Drew McIntyre and Liv Morgan. Your thoughts?"

Answer: McIntyre definitely seems like it will happen. Morgan, I don't have a lot of faith in. I think WWE screwed her over with this Lana storyline and threw her in a giant hole she won't be able to dig herself out of, to no fault of her own.

Sent in by Guest Five

Question: "What do you guys make of the first Pokemon DLC and the controversy surrounding these games?"

Answer: It sounds like this is a pretty neat way of adding more content that probably should have just been in the games to begin with. I don't think the price is good, though. That seems pretty steep. It also seems like they decided to go with concepts that I wouldn't have imagined, rather than some more obvious directions. The Regi stuff and the variants of the legendary bird trio came out of nowhere.

Question: "Why do you think weight class based wrestling never really worked in American wrestling like it has somewhere like Japan?"

Answer: I think Americans are too used to the idea of the underdog in the fight. Having Rey Mysterio against Big Show is a spectacle, whereas if this was more weight-based, it wouldn't happen.

Question: "Why does Vince hate tag team wrestling? If it's done right like NXT, it's amazing"

Answer: I have no idea, but it's so wrong. He's missing a whole section of the product that can be beneficial to the show.

Sent in by Rachel Miller

Question: "Prior to the Women's Evolution, why weren't WWE's female talents were allowed to compete in the likes of the Royal Rumble match, the Elimination Chamber match, the MITB ladder match, the HIAC match and the TLC match?"

Answer: Intergender wrestling has always been taboo in WWE and, to be perfectly frank, the company just wasn't invested in the women's division enough to want to give them those spotlights, nor trust the talent at that time to be able to pull it off. Thankfully, things have progressed to the point where we can not only have those matches, but they can be just as good if not better than the men's equivalents.

Sent in by Howard

Question: "If Bruce Lee was alive today and he became a wrestling superstar, which brand would he land on and whom would he feud with? For one I could see him wrestling Nakamura."

Answer: I'd imagine he'd go through the NXT system if he wasn't well known at the time and find his way onto SmackDown if he was already a celebrity.

Sent in by Michael P

Question: "With Tessa Blanchard winning the Impact World Title, is there any female wrestler in WWE you would be okay with holding the WWE Championship one day?"

Answer: Nope. I like the distinction of a men's and women's division. I see no reason why there should be a crossover in either direction. In my mind, if someone in the women's division is seeking out the men's title, it gives off the impression that that means more than the women's belt and that shouldn't be the case. They should be equals.

Sent in by Emilio Figueira

Question: "Do you guys think Charlotte is on her way to missing her first Wrestlemania since coming to the main roster or at least she won't be in a prominent match?"

Answer: Now that we have the Royal Rumble victory, we know that won't happen.

Question: "There was a rumor that NXT is going to be involved with WrestleMania. How do you guys think NXT will be involved ? What would like to see nxt do?"

Answer: Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley for the NXT Championship seems like a thing. I'd imagine there will be some people in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and Women's Battle Royal, too.

Question: "Linking the first two questions, do you guys think Charlotte vs Rhea for nxt women's championship would be a good match for WrestleMania?"

Answer: It's definitely something I'd much rather see than Flair vs. Becky or Bayley.

Question: "what do you think about the Kabuki warriors new theme? I personally think it sounds like something out of an action movie but thats still better than mashing two separate themes together."

Answer: I've never been fond of the lazy mashup that isn't even a real mashup, so while I can't actually remember it off the top of my head, I'm sure I like the idea better than what they were doing before.

Sent in by Peter Piccininni

Question: "I read Vince McMahon has dyslexia. Do you think that's why we have script changes every week?"

Answer: I think he's more just genuinely indecisive and it might be more of a power trip of wanting to have his hands on everything rather than any factors from dyslexia, but that might be why some other things happen to be the way they are, like the way text is formatted on graphics and such.

Question: "Did you hear the David Benoit interview? What do you think of Vickie Guerrero pushing for a Benoit Hall of Fame Induction? Is Nancy as banned as Chris or can she be a Legacy Award Hall of Famer one day?"

Answer: I haven't listened to the interview, but I read some transcripts of it. I still think Benoit shouldn't go into the Hall of Fame no matter how good he was in the ring. Nancy definitely shouldn't be banned, but I don't know if there's anything to really use as a foundation for her going in, either.

Question: "They say the rules are WWE and Universal Title for Grand Slam, but Booker and Christian use the World Heavy Weight Title. Dolph is a former World Heavy Weight Champion too. Dolph is counted as a Triple Crown, but not Grand Slam. Why is Dolph Ziggler not a Grand Slam Champion, but Booker T and Christian are using the World Heavy Title? P.S Chris Benoit is a Triple, not Grand Slam and missing too, but I am fighting for Dolph"

Answer: That whole distinction makes zero sense to me. The fact that the United States Championship isn't frequently seen as a parallel to the Intercontinental Championship alone is beyond me. It should really be that you need both of those, a tag title and a world title in order to be a Grand Slam and the world titles should be the WWE, Universal and World Heavyweight Championships.

Question: "Who do you think can be Triple Crown and Grand Slam Champion? Do a speed round, stop when feel needed. Strong NXT World, Ciampa North American, Becky Tag/NXT, Charlotte Tag, Banks Smackdown, Asuka Raw (Maybe accomplished at Royal Rumble), Bliss NXT, Kairi Raw and Smackdown, Owens Tag, Styles IC/Tag, Lashley and Nakamura World and Tag, Axle, Drew, and Big E World and US, Truth, Cesaro, Matt Hardy and Roode World/IC, Shelton and Ryder World, Cena and Sheamus IC, Taker and Bray IC/US, Kane and Triple H New Format US"

Answer: I'll toss out my thoughts on these on the podcast.


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