Taz opens today’s show by discussing the announcement of the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match. He thinks this is great for the evolution of the professional wrestling business and great for women’s wrestling as a whole. He’s proud of all the women who have made this come to fruition.
He points out that a lot of the women in the ring on RAW looked very surprised when Stephanie McMahon came to the the ring and made that announcement. He suspects that WWE kept this surprise from the women so that they’d have a genuine reaction to the news when they first heard it live in the middle of the ring.
Taz adds that Ronda Rousey might make her WWE debut in this Royal Rumble, depending on how her training is progressing. He recalls McMahon telling him before his WWE debut that he couldn’t enter the Rumble match, because if he debuted in the Rumble match he’d have to win it. He thinks the same rule applies to Rousey is in this case.
Taz comments on Dean Ambrose’s triceps injury. He says that these types of injuries are very difficult to deal with, and he has experience dealing with a bicep tear. The fact that doctors are doing an exploratory surgery is probably good news for Ambrose because it confirms that doctors aren’t sure how severe the injury is. Taz says he knew immediately that his bicep was torn when it happened because it hurt like hell, so maybe Ambrose’s injury isn’t quite as bad.