A listener calls into the show and says that it’s a shame that Braun Strowman is not going to be involved in a match at WrestleMania. Taz agrees, but he also notes that it’s impossible for WWE to give every one of their performers a showcase match at WrestleMania. On the other hand, WWE has pushing Strowman as a top guy lately, so it’s strange that he was left off the WrestleMania card.
Taz goes on to say that Strowman was used to pole vault Reigns into his match against The Undertaker, but he also feels that WWE can’t book Braun Strowman as if he’s a regular WWE Superstar. If he’s taking bumps, even from guys like Reigns and The Undertaker, Strowman needs to get his receipts for those bumps. After WrestleMania, Taz hopes that WWE gets back to the way they were booking Strowman for a long time – as a killer.
Another listener calls into the show and says that he believes The Shining Stars could be used in a much more effective role by WWE. They were first re-packaged as Los Matadores, and then after several weeks of vignettes they re-debuted as The Shining Stars, only to be used as enhancement talents.
Taz agrees and says that those two guys are very talented, and can be easily presented as a couple of very dangerous Puerto Ricans. Unfortunately, there are only so many prominent spots available in the tag team division, and WWE chose to use The Shining Stars in the lower mid-card. He does admit that it’s strange that WWE invested so much time and money into all those vignettes if this was their plan.