Taz opens today’s show by speaking about Sunday’s Payback PPV.
He says there were a lot of great things that happened on this show, and a few not so great things that happened as well. He was particularly fond of the Austin Aries and Neville match as well as the Alexa Bliss and Bayley match. In addition, he also liked the bout between Samoa Joe and Seth Rollins.
Taz wonders how far WWE is willing to go in order to get Roman Reigns over as a babyface, after having him suffer another beating at the hands of Braun Strowman at Payback on Sunday night. In another attempt to garner remorse for Reigns, WWE creative had Strowman leave Reigns bloodied. Unfortunately, this resulted in chants of ‘Thank you Strowman’ from the California crowd.
Taz says that if you can’t get cheered as a babyface in California, something is wrong. Some states like New York and Pennsylvania are tougher on babyfaces, but California doesn’t have that reputation at all. Taz says that it has to be clearer than ever for WWE now, that they have no other choice but to turn Reigns heel.