Taz comments on the report that there’s some backstage heat on Nakamura following his match with John Cena on Smackdown Live last week. Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated reported that Vince McMahon was not happy with the botched suplex spot that resulted in Cena landing on the back of his head/neck.
Taz recalls breaking Gangrel’s eardrum with an open-handed slap one night many years ago. Vince McMahon grabbed Taz after the match and was very angry with him. McMahon understood that Taz worked stiff in the ring and that was a trademark of his character, but he also made it clear to Taz that he didn’t want people getting injured.
Taz doesn’t believe that McMahon’s anger derives from the fact that Cena is the company’s ‘money maker’, rather he truly believes that McMahon cares about all of his performers and he doesn’t want to see anyone get injured. Taz thinks that if Nakamura fails to win the WWE Championship at SummerSlam, it will be because of this situation.
He recalls the online speculation from a year or so ago when people were accusing Seth Rollins of being dangerous in the ring. Taz guarantees that there was no backstage heat on Rollins at that time and there shouldn’t have been. With Nakamura, Taz doesn’t believe the fans would ever accuse him of being dangerous, even if he were to break someone’s nose two or three weeks in a row. He’s an internet darling and he probably has a longer leash with fans than he does with WWE officials.