Taz opens today’s show speaking about the rumours that Neville has asked for his release from WWE. He says he has no idea what went on behind the scenes, but we’ve seen this story play out before with Austin Aries. He believes there’s a huge issue with pigeonholing talents in the Cruiserweight division, because once you’ve reached the pinnacle of that division there’s really nothing else for the talents to do.
Taz gets into his analysis of last night’s episode of Smackdown Live. He thought WWE put on a pretty good show last night which touched on all the main programs, and had several good video packages as well.
He says he was happy to see Luke Harper and Erick Rowan return to WWE television last night, but he wasn’t overly impressed with the way their backstage promo was shot. He thought that this video, which featured mallets and other weaponry, was somewhat hokey for 2017 and this is the creative team’s fault, not the talents’ fault.
Taz was very impressed by the promos cut by both Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn last night. He particularly enjoyed the mic work of Zayn, who clearly explained why he saved his former rival at Hell in A Cell. He admits that towards the end of the promo Zayn and Owens started to remind him of Jericho and Owens from several months ago, and he believes that this is something that WWE and Owens need to be careful with.