Taz thought that Shane McMahon and A.J. Styles both cut great promos during their contract signing last night. The segment was well done, and unlike the opening to RAW on Monday, Taz thought this was a great way to start Smackdown Live last night.
A listener calls into the show and asks Taz how WWE chooses theme songs for PPVs, because he feels like the last several WrestleMania themes have been brutal. Taz actually agrees with the caller and believes that WWE could have chosen better themes for the last few shows.
From Taz’s understanding those decisions come from Jim Johnson’s office, who heads up WWE’s music department. He does point out that there are a lot of other factors that go into choosing themes for big PPVs such as business partnerships, and past relationships for example.
Taz informs that when Limp Bizkit was brought in to perform at WrestleMania 19 there was a lot of heat between the band and WWE at that time. Taz is unsure what the issue was, whether it was money or otherwise, but there were a lot of issues between the band and WWE leading up to WrestleMania that year. He says that he met the band and they were all nice people, but something didn’t click from a business perspective with WWE.