I recently spoke with Taz, whose daily two-hour show, The Taz Show: BodySlams & Beyond, is now available as a live video stream on TazShow.com. During the interview, we talked about the injuries plaguing WWE right now and if he sees it as an opportunity.
"Absolutely!" Taz replied. "From a wrestler? Geez. Huge opportunity for so many guys, and it trickles down to NXT. If you're an NXT guy or girl, whose opening match, you know it's going to be a trickle down effect in a positive way where they pull up a couple of these talents from NXT. When they pull up, you slip into their spot. It's a massive opportunity on the main roster as long as it's given to, say, a guy like Cesaro. I hope they do. Or say a Kevin Owens goes higher than where he's at with the IC title, or Alberto Del Rio, with the US title or whatever he's doing with Zeb Colter, which is weird in itself. They can go all different routes. They have guys that are game ready, plug and play. While everyone else is panicking that Rome is burning, Vince McMahon has dealt with a lot worse than this, than his champion blowing his knee out."
Taz also noted that Rollins' injury is an opportunity for Roman Reigns, although he does not think Reigns should turn heel.
"I knew there would be a tournament gimmick, and that'll work perfect. It's an opportunity for a guy like Roman Reigns, and people called in and said it was a great opportunity for Roman Reigns to turn heel. My point about that it's cool if Reigns turns if he can, but you don't turn a guy until he's at his peak as a babyface. Roman Reigns is not at that spot. John Cena all those years has been, but usually you don't turn him unless everyone's connecting to him. Reigns has heat with some fans, and some love them."
Make sure to check back later this week for the first part of my interview with Taz. The Taz Show: BodySlams & Beyond is now available as a live video stream on TazShow.com. Audio of the program was launched in September and can be found live and on-demand on the Play.it podcast network. The show is broadcast weekdays from 7:00-9:00AM ET.