Taz opens today’s show speaking about Goldberg’s Hall of Fame induction. Taz doesn’t have any issue with this induction at all. Goldberg was a legitimate athlete who transitioned into the wrestling business, and his undefeated streak, which was Mike Tenay’s idea, really made Goldberg into a household name. Taz congratulates Goldberg and wishes him all the best.
Taz is quite excited for the 25th anniversary edition of Monday Night RAW next week. It’s been reported that several legends are returning to the show, including Jim Ross and Jerry “The King” Lawler who will reunite to call some of the action. Taz wonders if Braun Strowman’s attack on Cole last night was done to make room for Ross and Lawler to call the entire show next week.
He doubts that Cole is happy with this situation because he has sat in that lead commentator’s chair for over a decade now and that’s his seat. He doesn’t think Cole will be with WWE for the extended future, and he predicts Cole will leave the company within the last 2-3 years.
He points out that Cole, and all the other announcers deal with a lot of “Shi*” on a daily basis. Vince McMahon, Triple H and the other officials like to play games and take advantage of the commentators, especially the colour commentators. He has witnessed this and he was also a victim of this during his time there, and he thinks WWE needs to start appreciating their commentary teams more.