ASK-A-WAI: Questions Thread

Anthony from Melbourne

Hopefully you guys aren’t too over talking about this…

Tony has been given a lot of criticism for allowing Punk to berate EVPs, etc in the post-media scrum. Granted it should never have been able to get to this point but do you think if Tony tried to silence Punk it could have lead to an argument between the two on camera?
My guess is thats why he didn’t interrupt and was going to talk to Punk after the event.

I also recall hearing Tony was going to stop doing the post-media scrums some time ago but ended up keeping them. It it possible this entire incident may have been avoided by not having Punk do an interview right after the match?

Not only would his adrenaline have been high but he would have known he suffered another significant injury that I’m sure would have been infuriating after only just coming back. In addition, is there a chance the EVPs would have left if they they didn’t have to stay for their interviews and therefore, do you think this is the end of these AEW post-media scrums?

Personally I agree with Davie who said that Punk should have been on last, having a chance to shower and refresh.

Vince from Sacramento

Do you guys feel if CM Punk is fired from AEW that his legacy is forever ruined? I feel the all-time great moment of his return on Rampage last summer is would be tarnished, and him getting fired would also validate the WWE’s reasons for their side of the story as to why there was a falling out between Punk and WWE back in 2014

Congrats Wai on the birth of your son!!

Hey both. Been a member for a long time but until today very seldom checked the forum!

My question, i was listening back to your first cassette this week and what happened for you to start the post family. Do you think regardless of what actually happened do you both think that you would have eventually broke away by this point and still gone independent?

Keep up the great work, and congratulations to Wai!

Luk from Quebec!

Why is the atomic drop not considered a low blow/DQ?

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Welcome back Wai, glad to hear everything went as smoothly as possible!

Was curious what both of your opinions were on why Matt Cross and AR Fox never made it bigger? Both had a lot of hype at the start of their career, and both were great in Lucha Underground, but neither have had the careers of some of their contemporaries. Just wondering if you had any insight, or failing that, any fun stories of either of them. Thanks.

Firstly, gotta give the obligatory congratulations to Daddy Ting for becoming a father. As a dad of 3 (5y, 3y, 2y), the most recent episode of Talk was my favorite one. A lot of what John was talking about hit close to me because of the similarities in ages and the timeline of experiences (my youngest still does not sleep through the night on some days). If every episode of Talk was you guys in a car driving around, talking about dad life, I’d be bought in.

My questions have to do with today’s announcement of Survivor Series: War Games. Since Survivor Series as always been the WWEs version of War Games (both debuted in 1987), if there was ever a Survivor Series match that would’ve been better suited to take place inside of War Games, which match stands out to you?

Also, is there a fued that would’ve benefited from a War Games blow-off match, even if it didn’t even make it to Survivor Series? My brain immediately goes to The Nation vs DX in 1998 and Evolution vs The Rest of Raws Main Event in 2003.

Thanks for all of the amazing work you guys continue to do! Can’t stress enough how much I enjoy everything on the Post Wrestling Café!

Hey Guys,

Just a random hypothetical,

If Triple H takes over WWE before AEW gets off the ground, does AEW ever even happen?

Or would we be seeing The Elite maybe just do 4-6 big shows a year with well known Indie talent?

Cheers guys and sorry if it’s a dumb question!


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I just want to add, or do the elite make the jump to WWE with Hunter being in charge. The bucks clearly look up to Shawn, so I assume they may feel similar to Hunter.

Nick from New Jersey

Since Post is so popular in New Jersey, I figured it’s a good time to get your thoughts on a classic New Jersey debate.

In North Jersey this sandwich is called Taylor Ham Egg and Cheese, after the brand “Taylor Ham” while in South Jersey it is called Pork Roll

Me being from North Jersey am Team Taylor Ham all the way

Jesse from the 6

Are you familiar with the deal that Major League Soccer signed with Apple earlier this year?
MLS signed a ten-year media rights deal with Apple which entitles Apple to be the exclusive online streaming platform for MLS globally. The deal is worth a reported guarantee of $250 million per year plus a possible share in subscription fees, but MLS has to pay production costs (not all details are public). Interestingly, MLS is still entitled to find a “linear” television broacast partner (ESPN, Fox, etc.).

Have you heard about the potential of any such deal being discussed for pro wrestling? For example, could it be possible that AEW re-signs with Warner/Discovery to air on TBS/TNT and then signs a separate deal to stream Dynamite and Rampage on Apple TV+, Netflix, or another streaming platform?

(For reference, MLS national game broadcasts in 2021 averaged 285,000 viewers in the US.)

Take Care

Fairus from Malaysia,

What is your personal top four ranking of wrestling promotions in 2022 so far, based on the quality of the content (in-ring, story-telling etc.)?

Tony from Dublin

Good day gentlemen!

Just curious as to your feelings, if any, around the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth?
As an Irish man, my feelings towards the British monarchy could be described as cold (if we’re being generous).
So I’m wondering what the feeling is like over your neck of the woods to the head of state shuffling off this mortal coil.

Much love.

Steve from Cambridge

Now that you’re both parents.
How do you feel about the fact that you have essentially left behind a decades long audio/video diary type archive of their fathers conversations?
Yes, a lot of it is just talking old wrestling shows. But there are tons of personal stories of what was top of mind in your lives at any point in time.
Obviously it wouldn’t be something they would have any interest in until they’re adults looking back.
But that’s some cool shit.

Sal from California

Do you think Sting made the right call to spend so many years in TNA in the mid 2000s? Personally, I’ll always be a little sad we never got Sting and the Undertaker at Wrestlemania.

Guillaume from Terrebonne (Quebec)


This october, my wife and I will be watching an horror oriented movies everyday as a part of the 31 days of Halloween.

I’m currently preparing my watchlist, do you guys have any recommendations? (Horror/suspense/horror comedy/monster movie).

By the way, do you guys have a Letterboxd account? Here’s my list so far: ‎31 jours d'Halloween 2022, a list of films by Guillaume Vézeau • Letterboxd

Hey Guys,

Hope you both are doing well. Thanks again for the Starrcade review, had a fun time discussing the event.

I was just curious about navigating relationships with media colleagues when they transition and work for wrestling/combat sports promotions or organizations. Did you guys find it difficult regarding communication or was it easier as they had a better understanding of what being part of the media entails when it came to doing your job?

The one that comes to mind is Court Bauer and John doing Bauer and Pollock (always enjoyed the king and the fish) and then Court restarting MLW.

Also John, for your DropBox issue moving files between computers, you could do network drive that you can access between all the computers on your network. You can just connect a USB hard drive to a port on your router and it should just set itself up and you can see it in File Explorer. Let me know if you need any help with it.

Thanks as always for all the great content.


Stu from Yorkshire, UK

First up, can I just say how much I enjoyed Dad chat the other week, I could seriously relate and it was a fun listen. Congrats on the new born Wai.

My question is a Wrestling related one and bit of a two parter.

If Cody is cleared by Survivor Series could you see him being brought in as a surpise 5th entrant for War Games, given his link with the match type, or do you see them holding him off till the Rumble as the surprise entrant and winner? If the latter, how do you think that affects Roman and the titles if the WWE do manage to get The Rock for Mania?

Keep up the great work. Thanks very much.

Alexander from Portland

What is the softest thing you own?

Roy from Rhode Island

How could Sting have been booked better in 1998? The year started with him recovering from both his personal issues and the bungling of the Starrcade 1997 finish, but even allowing for both of these, the speed at which he cooled off was surprising given how hot he’d been for all of the previous year. He had a lackluster rematch with Hogan, a short and unmemorable title run, and was in the Wolfpac for most of the back half of the year not doing much of note, including a let down of a match with Bret.

While, like Goldberg after the streak, some cooling down was likely inevitable, and given that it was taking place while this same streak was the focus of the world title picture, what could have been done differently, in your opinions?

If you could be a contestant on a game show, which would you choose?