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A listener calls into the show and points out that Rusev gave Shane McMahon an ultimatum a few weeks ago, that if he didn’t receive a WWE Championship shot at Money in the Bank he wouldn’t be appearing on Smackdown Live. Rusev has been seemingly ignored ever since, and we have yet to see him on Smackdown Live programming. The caller asks Taz if he thinks we’ll see Rusev interfere in the WWE Championship match at Money in the Bank.
Taz says that Rusev appearing at Money in the Bank would garner a big pop from the audience and he hopes they do it, but he doesn’t think that’s going to happen. He’s thinking that WWE has left Rusev at home for the last few weeks simply because they’re waiting for a good, creative way to have him debut on Smackdown Live.
Taz welcomes special guest Jim Ross to the show.
Ross says that he likes Taz’s War Games idea from earlier in the show. He says that would make for some very logical storytelling and in the end, that’s what translates into successful professional wrestling programming. Wrestling fans don’t want to have to think hard about what’s happening on their television; they just want to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
Ross says that it was his wife’s last wish for him to go home to WWE. He’s having the time of his life right now doing sporadic dates with the company because McMahon is taking care of him and he doesn’t have to be on the road 24/7. He’s hoping to be a part of the upcoming Mae Young Classic and although his involvement has been discussed, nothing is confirmed as of yet.
That sums up today’s episode of The Taz Show. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya tomorrow for another recap!