Taz says that he has received a number of tweets from fans who feel he owes Mauro Ranallo an apology. Taz was critical of Ranallo missing Smackdown a couple of weeks ago, and Ranallo announced recently that he is at home recovering from a recent bout of depression. Taz says that he never disrespected Mauro Ranallo once while he was expressing his opinions on this topic last week. He was only criticizing the fact that an on-air talent missed a scheduled taping, and Taz won’t apologize for that.
With all due respect, Taz feels in his professional opinion that if you battle with depression or have issues dealing with stress, WWE might not be the place for you. That’s not a knock against WWE, it’s simply the truth because there is a lot of pressure that accompanies working for WWE. It’s not that WWE is putting the pressure on you, it’s just that there is such high expectations of everyone who works there that you end up putting a lot of extra pressure on yourself.
Taz says after working as a commentator for WWE for a number of years, the pressure started to mount on him and he admits that he needed a break from it, so he decided to leave on his terms. Taz has never battled depression or anything of that nature in his career, so he can only imagine how difficult it can be to work at WWE if you have issues with stress and depression.