Tazz quits WWE, may leave behind extra “Z”…

Shhh, Vince, gahd damn, Im tryin ta work ovah heeere!

"Shhh, Vince, gahd damn, I'm tryin' ta work ovah heeere!"

… 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

7 Responses to “Tazz quits WWE, may leave behind extra “Z”…”

  1. Chris Calamita 2009-03-31 at 2:50 pm #

    Come to think of it I really don’t know what he’s gonna do about his name. They had to add an extra z to avoid suit from Warner Bros. and of course WWE owns that. He got away w/ “Taz” for years but once he hit the mainstream he couldn’t anymore.

    Coming soon to TNA iMPACT: TaZZZ

  2. Bender 2009-03-31 at 4:14 pm #

    This isn’t a big deal to me. I’m guessing the WWE drove him out so that JBL could go back where he belongs. I have never been a Tazz fan, I’ve always thought he came off like an egomaniac. He was just in the right place at the right time as a wrestler in ECW, he wasn’t quite good enough for the big time but instead gained cult status with the help of Paul Heyman. He’d still be an upgrade for TNA of course, and I’d say they should sign him except they’ll never be any good without a completely overhauled creative team.

    If JBL doesn’t want to be an announcer I have a good idea for WWE. “Re-reinstatement, that’s the plan, reinstate the Macho Man.”

  3. Awesome Dude 2009-03-31 at 4:17 pm #

    I hope Taz took his booster seat with him.

  4. Soujya 2009-03-31 at 6:56 pm #

    lol, SnackTown

  5. Fanatic 2009-03-31 at 8:00 pm #

    “Joey Numbers got me a job as a the world’s largest midget at the Red Hook Circus.” – Tazz

  6. stuntgranny 2009-04-01 at 12:14 am #

    Bender: Oh, the many times I’ve found myself chanting that in my sleep. I can’t believe how that stuck in my head… I guess *our* heads!

    Soujya: I gotta admit, I stole that from Dusty. He’s the brains *and* the brawn around here.

  7. Vince Delmonte 2009-04-15 at 4:32 am #

    Hey, cool tips. Perhaps I’ll buy a glass of beer to that man from that forum who told me to visit your site 🙂

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