Block 1:

A listener calls into the show and points out that Prince Puma appears to be done in Lucha Underground, and there are some rumours circulating that he may be on his way to WWE. Taz points out that for those who don’t know, Prince Puma is known as Ricochet on the indie scene and Taz thinks WWE should be all over him since he’s apparently a free agent right now.

He thinks Ricochet could be a huge star in WWE, but only if Vince McMahon allows him to be the same Superstar that fans are accustomed to seeing on the indie scene. If they sign Ricochet, assign him to 205 Live and then make him change his entire style, it’ll be a tough challenge for Ricochet to get over with the WWE Universe.

Taz comments on the recent Twitter feud between Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho, which turned out to be a wrestling angle. Jericho appeared on NJPW television over the week, challenging Omega to a match at Wrestle Kingdom in January at the Tokyo Dome. Taz points out that a lot of fans got worked by this Twitter feud, and he wonders whether shooting angles on Twitter is a good idea or not.


Taz says he knew this feud was a work from the first tweets that were sent out, but some fans were fooled into thinking that these two men legitimately disliked each other. He says that some of these fans appear to be angry with those two performers after they realized it was a work, and he doesn’t think the fans should be mad at Jericho or Omega. Those guys have to sell tickets and they’re very good at doing that.

Block 2:

He points out that he always tries to be honest with his fans on social media and on this show, so this type of Twitter ‘work’ isn’t really his thing. He also points out that this type of thing is quite easy to do, but if you do it once it’ll be extremely difficult to ever pull off again. Nonetheless, it appears to have worked for Jericho and Omega and he gives them credit for that.

He actually thinks this was a pretty smart idea by Jericho and Omega, as this has stirred up a significant amount of momentum for Wrestle Kingdom 12. He’s sure it’s going to be a great match because Omega is fantastic and Jericho can still perform at a high level in the ring. To summarize, Taz says that he doesn’t think it was bad that these two guys ‘worked’ their fans on Twitter, but he wouldn’t want to do it out of fear of angering his fans and losing their trust.

A listener calls into the show and asks Taz where he thinks Roman Reigns is headed when he returns from injury, after teaming back up with The Shield. Taz is unsure at this point because WWE could take Reigns in a thousand different directions when he returns. The caller also says that he thinks Reigns is lacking his own personality, but Taz disagrees, saying Reigns is a huge star who made it on his own after The Shield’s initial break up.

Blocks 3 & 4:

Another listener calls into the show and asks Taz if he watched Monday Night RAW while he was working for ECW during the attitude era. Taz says he absolutely watched RAW and he watched Nitro as well whenever he got the chance. He couldn’t watch every week because he was focused on advancing his career in ECW, but he would certainly tune in to RAW whenever his schedule would permit it.

The next caller asks Taz who he’d select to be a part of his 5-man Survivor Series team if he could pick any four guys. Taz says he’d select Sabu, RVD, Shane Douglas and Brock Lesnar to team with him.

Taz comments on Gail Kim’s retirement. He points out that he first met Kim when they worked together in WWE. She was a very nice women who always had a smile on her face, and she was always tremendous in the ring. He met up with her again during their time working together in TNA where Kim played a huge role in the Knockouts division, and now she will retire as Champion which is fitting in Taz’s opinion.

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!

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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