… if only he was leaving it behind for Zeus to shave into his head.
According to Prowrestling.net, Tazz finished up his time with WWE on Monday night after the Smackdown tapings and is letting his contract run out. “Wow, man, just wow,” says Jeremy, correctly. Tazz had been, here and there, the most listenable thing on headset WWE had to offer. He was funny. He was smart. He was gelling with Jim Ross on Smackdown and often acted as the (superior) play-by-play announcer for god-awful Michael Cole on SnackTown and Mike Adamle on ECW. And WWE let him go, because it’s a company full of idiots. (For those who watch old ECW shows on WWE 24/7, you may have gotten the idea that neither Tazz nor Joey Styles feel all that comfortable these days, so maybe this is for the best for Tazz, but it’s not in my personal best interests, so booo.)
Of course the rumors and speculation have already started flying over what WWE will do, particularly with WrestleMania 25 (the 24th anniversary of the first one, says Dusty, correctly) on the horizon. Perhaps Dusty Rhodes could be called up from FCW for the night. Perhaps JBL will wrestle in the first match, retire, and then join Jim Ross at ringside later. Hell, maybe Vince will call up his old buddy Jesse Ventura and get him to sit in for a night. We haven’t heard a good “Terry, Tyrel and Jade” shout-out at WrestleMania in years. Anyhoo, this is pretty unexpected and awfully stupid, but in this case, I really do wish my homeboy Tazz the best in his future endeavors. -Eric