He thought this was a good night for Finn Balor and the Balor Club. They appear to be over with the audience just a couple of weeks into their partnership, and that’s always a good sign. He does feel that a lot of WWE’s heels try too hard to be ‘cool heels’, and he’d like WWE to turn the Balor Club into nasty, cheating heels.
Taz talks about almost signing with WCW back in the day. He points out that there were contracts involved during that time and things had to be handled very carefully. WCW would often put out feelers through a 3rd party, and then they could understand if a certain talent had aspirations of working for them or not. If the talent did appear interested, WCW would take things to the next level.
Taz feels like he definitely could have gotten a strong offer from WCW during this time if he would have pushed harder for that. WCW seemed to have a lot of interest in him but he never really gave them a sign that the interest was mutual.
Speaking about the WWE Network, Taz says if you’re a wrestling fan at all you basically have to buy it given the great value that it provides. He thinks the Network is problematic from a wrestler’s perspective because there are a lot of wrestlers on that Network who busted their asses for years, and aren’t getting a cent for their matches being shown on their. A lot of guys who are in financial peril could use a royalty cheque from the Network right now.
He points out that everyone signed contracts when they were younger just to wrestle on television, and nobody knew what they were signing. There were no lawyers involved, and if the talent didn’t sign the contract they’d never wrestle on television, and their chance to work for WWE would vanish. Taz assumes that a lot of those signatures are protecting WWE from having to pay royalties today.