Former ECW star and WWE commentator, Taz, took to his radio show, “The Taz Show”, to talk about WrestleMania season. Taz revealed when WWE starts planning for WrestleMania, when talents find out about their WrestleMania creative, and if the women’s match should main event this year’s “Show Of Shows”. Here are the highlights:
When WWE begins planning for WrestleMania: “[WWE] start doing their storylines, story arcs, for where things are going to peak at ‘Mania very early,” Taz said. “That happens very early. A lot of times, from what I understood from when I was there – now, things could have changed a little – but six to eight months out of WrestleMania, more towards the eight months because it takes time to build certain talents to where you need them or the angle to where you need them.”
When talents find out about their WrestleMania creative: “[WWE] don’t share it until, like, it is really close to [WrestleMania] before they tell you guys, the audience. They don’t. Most of the time, they don’t unless it’s like a top, top talent that they really trust and has been with them a long time and drawn a lot of money for them. Then, they will tell them.” Taz said.
“It depends on what level of talent you’re talking about. There [are] a lot of wrestlers, as you guys know, that wrestle on WrestleMania, so if you are whatever, during his complete prime, on top… Undertaker, he knew. He knew way before you, the audience.
“But if you were a midcard wrestler that was doing really well or an opening match wrestler or earlier card wrestler, you didn’t find out a lot of times until maybe once the angle started to be pushed on TV and then, the audience would figure it out. So that could be three, four, or five weeks [in advance], give or take. There’s no firm answer on it.”
If the women’s match should main event WrestleMania: “I think it’s refreshing,” Taz said. “I think it would be great, I think that Becky can carry Ronda through a good match – I think they’ve both got enough steam on the match on social media. And Ronda Rousey is obviously a big enough star. Especially, putting the title on Becky would be gold. If you’re going to have Ronda go over, then no.
“Don’t close the show with it. It would be a great moment to have right there in the big stadium in [New] Jersey, there, to have Becky standing there in the middle of the ring, or hanging on the ropes, or whatever, and holding that championship in the air to a fallen Ronda Rousey. I think that would be tremendous and I think they should end it with that match.”
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