A listener calls into the show and mentions that he really liked the main event of TLC this past Sunday, with Kurt Angle tagging with The Shield to take on The Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro, Kane and Braun Strowman. He also points out that he didn’t have a problem with Kurt Angle wearing a Shield vest.
Taz says that he wasn’t really critical of that match either. He actually really enjoyed the physical side of the bout and he thought all of the guys in the match busted their asses. He did however say that there was an awful lot of stuff happening in that match, and he would have preferred if Angle would have came out to his own music, wearing his own ring gear.
The caller goes on to say that he felt as if the other talent in the match were holding back a bit physically when working with Angle. The caller wonders if maybe this was because Angle came back too soon and he wasn’t physically prepared to work that match.
Taz says that Angle was definitely physically prepared to work this match because he wouldn’t have been in the ring if he wasn’t. He does agree with the caller in the sense that it appeared as if those guys were a bit hesitant to really go at Angle physically, but he also adds that they were probably just timid because they were working with a WWE legend for the first time.
Another listener calls into the show and thinks we might see a huge surprise heel turn on Smackdown Live in the coming weeks. After the recent interaction between Daniel Bryan, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, the caller feels that Bryan is about to turn heel and join Owens and Zayn, in turn becoming a heel GM. The caller says that there have been several ‘angle alerts’ in the last two weeks, suggesting that this is going to happen.
Taz disagrees with the caller and doesn’t think Bryan is about to turn heel. He says that fans might notice something and consider it to be an ‘angle alert’, but sometimes WWE does these things just to set up a completely opposite turn of events. Fans might think something is very predictable, only for WWE to completely swerve them and go the opposite direction.
A listener calls into the show and asks Taz if he thinks Kurt Angle will lose his role of RAW GM as part of a Survivor Series match stipulation. Taz doesn’t think that’s going to happen because he doesn’t think Angle is going to be a full time in-ring performer, so the role of GM allows Angle to be on television each week without having the wrestle.
The caller also asks Taz if he thinks The McMahon’s and WWE will embrace ROH and The Bullet Club, who have continued to promote their ‘feud’ with WWE, and the legal battle concerning the ‘Too sweet’ hand gesture. Taz doesn’t think McMahon has any interest in humouring The Bullet Club at this point, but you never know what the future holds.
The show’s final caller asks Taz if there was any match in particular that he was really proud to be a part of. Taz says the Kurt Angle/Brock Lesnar match was very fun to call, and he was thrilled to be a part of any Eddie Guerrero match. He admits that it’s nearly impossible to recall specific matches because he called so many of them over the span of his commentating career.
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!