Taz Issues Apology to WWE Ring Announcer Greg Hamilton

Taz Issues Apology to WWE Ring Announcer Greg Hamilton

Former WWE personality Taz took to his Twitter account during Sunday’s WWE Hell in a Cell event to call out SmackDown Live ring announcer Greg Hamilton for being a “mark.”

Taz wrote, “The ring announcer is a mark from himself with this “one fall” shit. Wheres Chimel? #HIAC”

For those not aware of what the term “mark” means, here is the definition, courtesy of Wikipedia:

“A wrestling fan who enthusiastically believes that professional wrestling is not staged, or loses sight of the staged nature of the business while supporting their favorite wrestlers. Also sometimes used by industry insiders to describe a participant in the wrestling industry who believes that any aspect of the industry is more important than the money they can earn; for example, being preoccupied with holding a title belt rather than being paid more. Although this term has lost most of its original meaning over time; the term has been also known to be related to people have little or no knowledge in about the backstage, the industry as a whole or overzealously defends a major company or product while ignoring all others. This sub term is called a “product mark”. (e.g. WWE mark, TNA mark, ROH mark; etc.)”

UPDATE: Taz took to his Twitter account and issued an apology for his tweet:

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  • Kyle Barbosa

    THIS IS WHAT I WAS COMPLAINING ABOUT! THANK YOU TAZ

  • Christopher Davis

    Shut up taz. Greg is one of my favorites

  • Mike Farris

    Well blame the fans who watch the evolve product as it’s their fans who started the one fall stuff

    • Shawn Puff

      False. It was the UK fans during the UK tournament that brought this to the WWE fan base.

      • Mike Farris

        Been watching evolve since 2014 and I’ve heard it on every show. So try again

      • Mike Farris

        You probably never watched an evolve show ever

        • Shawn Puff

          Yeah… no. I watch Evolve, Impact, ROH, NJPW, Wrestle Circus, PWG, WWE and more. I write for a wrestling website. You probably don’t read. I didn’t say that the Evolve fans don’t do it. I said that the UK fans during the UK tournament did it and after that it started happening in the WWE. Evolve fans may have been doing it since 2014 but do you think all the WWE marks are watching Evolve? They’re not. They watched the UK tournament on the Network and within a week of that tournament you started hearing the WWE fans doing it. Much like the, “1… 2… SWEEEET!!” thing. So don’t go tooting your own horn because you watch Evolve. There are some of us who have amassed far more wrestling knowledge than you my friend. You probably haven’t watched a quarter of the wrestling I watched this year in the past decade. … and yes. I’m a wrestling nerd. Check out my articles on #GodHatesGeeks #RingsideApostles #YoureWelcome

          • Shawn Puff

            But thanks for playing. Seriously though, check out my articles on godhatesgeeks dot com. Just did a Sean & Shawn Show preview of HIAC. I’m pretty sure you’ll find some of what we write entertaining. If you do follow other federations we recently did a preview for BOLA, which was a great show. Make sure to check it out when it comes out on DVD.

          • Shawn Puff

            That’s Battle Of Los Angeles by the way. … it’s PWG.

          • Mike Farris

            No really I didn’t know that bola was battle of Los Angeles

            I knew of pwg back before the bucks were a thing. Or Kevin Steen and el generico

          • Shawn Puff

            Well check us out. We’re always posting articles previews, reviews, opinion pieces. I have an article called Flashback Friday where I basically review an old event that you can find on the Network. If you like wrestling you’ll like our work. We’re not constantly posting news and up to the minute stuff but we have a good crew that tries to post at least an article or two a week on something wrestling related. Usually more WWE but we’re pretty diverse so we try to cover the big events and tournaments for the other federations too. Hope you check us out and you like what you see.

          • Shawn Puff

            But you did peak my interest and I’ll have to do some research to try to find out if the one fall thing started in the UK and made it’s way over to Evolve or vice versa.

    • L. Knight

      Huh, always thought that was WCPW’s thing.

  • Josh Hall

    Love Hamilton…

    “HEEE IS THE PERFECT TEN…”

    With the one fall thing, he’s just letting the fans have a little goddamn fun. Lighten up Taz.

  • Omar

    If you’re going to complain about an announcer being a mark for himself, the LAST person you should compare him to as a better announcer is fucking Chimel. lmao

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