A listener calls into the show and asks Taz about the rumours that he was hard to work with back in the day. Taz says that the business was far more competitive back then, and he admits that he might have been somewhat unapproachable at times. He also feels that because he liked to keep to himself instead of going out to drink with the guys, some people may have got the impression that he was hard to deal with.
Regardless of the backstage politics and his relationships with the other wrestlers, he says that he never turned down a fan’s request for an autograph. The only times he’d refuse was if the fan was disrespectful and approached him at an unreasonable time.
Taz says he’s somewhat concerned with how The Miz will approach promos if he’s placed in a program with Nakamura. The Miz is the type of heel character that basically has to make fun of Nakamura’s inability to speak English, and that could become a tough situation. Taz adds that Nakamura is a tremendous talent, and his ability to connect with audiences without speaking is very impressive.
Taz has always been concerned with Vince McMahon and WWE’s hesitation to push Nakamura due to the language barrier, but after the debut they gave him on Smackdown Live, Taz admits that he may have been wrong about those predictions. It looks like WWE is fully behind Nakamura on the main roster, but Taz is still unsure if Nakamura will ever be able to capture the WWE Title without cutting promos.