Former WWE, ECW and TNA star Taz recently spoke with SI.com to promote The Taz Show on CBS Radio. Here are the highlights.
On Finn Balor:
“Finn Balor is going to be a main guy within the next year,” said Taz. “He’s a guy who is on deck behind Reigns and Rollins. Do you go with the Balor Club or go with Finn Balor as an individual? I would bring in Finn and introduce the history with Gallows, Anderson and AJ Styles.
On Shunsuke Nakamura:
“Nakamura is another guy who is a tremendous worker and is very successful. He has the connectivity to the audience, but I do not see Vince McMahon making Nakamura a top guy on Raw or Smackdown because of this problem–cutting a promo in English. I’m a fan of him and I’m not knocking him, but I think that will be a problem in pole-vaulting him to another level.”
On Roman Reigns:
“Roman Reigns has the ability to work, he definitely has the awareness now and popularity,” explained Taz. “I don’t know if he has the promo skills yet, and he needs to keep working on that, but they’ve put a lot of money behind him–millions–and they can’t give up on him and they won’t. They’ll build around Roman Reigns on one show, and they’re going to build around Seth Rollins. I do not think Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns will be on Raw together or Smackdown together. I would change one of their looks a little bit and some branding around the guys, but those are the two guys they’re going to run with.”