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Taz reflects on working with Vince McMahon while doing commentary

Former WWE color commentator/superstar Taz recently did an interview with WrestlingInc.com where he spoke about a wide range of topics. 

During the interview, he commented on working with WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon while doing commentary during his run as an announcer with the company. 

During this time, he worked with Michael Cole on SmackDown before moving to the re-launch of the ECW brand in 2006 with Joey Styles. He would later depart from the company. 

“He was more helpful than hurtful but there were times when he was too wordy. I’m a firm believer in all announcers need to be produced…In WWE’s case it’s Kevin Dunn. He’s producing in and out of breaks, what graphics are coming up, counting the play-by-play guy into things,” stated Taz.

Taz would continue by bringing up how he learned more from McMahon in the headset. He recalled times where McMahon would get upset over a segment because of the talent or referees in the ring which he would take out on the announcers. 

“He was always a little harder on the play-by-play guys than the color commentators because back then the commentators were former champions or former wrestlers. Now the business is different where many commentators weren’t champions or never wrestled much. But back then he did have a little bit of a different respect for guys who laced up boots.”

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