Taz opens today’s show by discussing the Twitter exchange between Rip Rogers, Randy Orton and Bully Ray. He says that he hates social media in general, because these types of things take on a life of their own as fans act as enhancers to the drama. He says that back in the day people would sort out their differences in person, and the drama would never see the light of day.
Taz says that he has several opinions in terms of how wrestling matches should be worked, but he believes the larger issue here is that these performers are taking to social media to criticize each other. Taz doesn’t think Orton should have tweeted out the things he did, but Orton admitted to having a few drinks so perhaps he simply took things too far.
Taz thinks it’s strange that Orton’s comments towards Bully Ray seemed to come out of the blue, but he admits that he doesn’t know what their personal relationship entails. He says that not every wrestler likes each other backstage, and the notion that everyone is on great terms with one another is simply foolish. Regardless, Taz doesn’t think Orton or anyone else should be publicly criticizing performers from the past or independent performers who are grinding each and every day to make a living.
He also points out that Orton’s utilization of the term ‘Indy marks’ was uncalled for, because a lot of those fans pay the bills. He says that Orton is entitled to his opinion, and there’s no rule anywhere that says a wrestler needs to be nice to the fans. Taz also admits that some fans have a sense of entitlement, and perhaps Orton is directing his statements at these fans in particular.
Overall, Taz says he was dissapointed to see these comments from a third generation performer like Orton.