Taz liked the opening segment of RAW, where Roman Reigns squared off with Samoa Joe. He also liked their match later on in the show, where both men brought the physicality in a lengthy bout. He says that he had no issue with Reigns’ announcement, that he’ll be the number one contender for the Universal Title coming out of Great Balls of Fire.
A listener calls into the show and points out that RAW went significantly over on time last night, and he asks Taz if that’s an issue for WWE or the USA Network. Taz says that RAW always has an overrun, but last night did exceed the normal overrun length. Any lengthened overruns like the one we saw last night need to be cleared and negotiated with the Network before hand. WWE can’t simply take it into their own hands to make those decisions.
Taz shares his thoughts on Elias Samson. He says that Samson has grown on him considerably since arriving in NXT months ago. Anytime Samson is on RAW Taz is happy, and he was actually sad to see Finn Balor interrupt Samson last night. When Samson backed out of the ring away from Balor, Taz hoped that WWE would do something to help Samson get his heat back quickly, and he thought Samson’s backstage attack later in the show was very well done.
He does point out that if Balor and Samson are beginning a program, he’s not sure who can afford a loss out of those two men. Taz would prefer to see both men continue to win, but Balor definitely can’t afford to lose right now. Balor should be in the Universal Title picture but he’s not, so a loss simply isn’t acceptable at this point.
With Strowman’s return to RAW last night, Taz says he’s starting to think WWE will set up a Triple Threat match for the Universal Title at SummerSlam between Lesnar, Reigns and Strowman. He’s not a fan of that idea at all.