TNA/iMPACT Wrestling’s color commentator & former ECW World Champion Taz was one of the featured guests on this week’s live edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem. You can feel The Mayhem live every Monday evening (at 7PM ET/6PM CT), exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.AudioWrestling.com, www.Geekweek.com, & www.Hybrident.tv). Join The Mayhem right now on Facebook (at www.Facebook.com/MondayNightMayhem), follow The Mayhem on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/FeelTheMayhem), and subscribe to The Mayhem’s official YouTube channel (at www.YouTube.com/FeelTheMayhem).
Taz joined The Big Mosh & “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent for his exclusive interview with The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (to promote the Team Taz Dojo & TNA’s forthcoming Bound for Glory Pay-Per-View), which is now available in Windows Streaming Media or via the official MNM Podcast on iTunes:
Taz/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Streaming Audio): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/092611.wax
Taz/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Podcast on iTunes): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/sept11/092611.mp3
Interview highlights courtesy of Kahlil Thomas, MNM’s associate producer & official correspondent:
What the evolution of the Team Taz Dojo this year has meant to him personally & professionally: “It’s been awesome. It’s been awesome to deal with young, hungry, dedicated wrestlers. I’m flattered to have the honor to train with these guys and help these guys & ladies. Several of the fellas has gotten the opportunities with iMPACT Wrestling. As of yet, no one has gotten a position or a full-time opportunity with iMPACT Wrestling, but I’m proud of the guys that came out and made the most of the opportunity. I think they see a different respect when you get that look from the ‘big time’ from iMPACT Wrestling, or the WWE, or Ring of Honor. If I feel like you have the goods when you’re training in my dojo, and if I could pass the word and say ‘Take a look at this guy’ or ‘Look at that girl,’ once you walk into that building and through that curtain, it’s out of my hands…it’s on you.”
The meaning & significance for him to return to Philadelphia, the birthplace of ECW, for TNA’s Bound for Glory Pay-Per-View: “Anytime I get the opportunity to go back and work in Philadelphia, back in the day as a wrestler and as a broadcaster, it’s kind of like a proud moment for me, because I feel like that’s my roots. I’m a New Yorker through and through, but at the end of the day I always felt like my ‘second home’ was Philadelphia. There are a different generation of fans out there who aren’t too familiar with the history of ECW, and South Philly, and all that jazz, but for the true hardcore fan that understands it and appreciates my history back in the day/in that town, I’m extremely proud & honored to just work in that city.”
Why he’s looking forward to calling the TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match between Kurt Angle & Bobby Roode at Bound for Glory & why this match for Roode could quite possibly be “his time”: “I sink my teeth into every match. I just have to. I wanna sink my teeth. I have to be honest, I am extremely looking forward to seeing Kurt Angle & Bobby Roode. There has not been a guy any more on fire right now in the company than Bobby Roode, and this could quite possibly be his time. Kurt Angle: Enough said. He’s Kurt Angle, and he’s a freakin’ machine. That stands to be an insane match-up from an athletic standpoint. High impact, cardiovascularly both those men can go who knows how long. If both those guys go out there for 30-40 minutes, it wouldn’t surprise me.”
Much more is contained in Taz’s exclusive interview with The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network, including his candid thoughts on the specific things that TNA has improved on since he’s come into the company and what he believes still needs to be improved on going forward, why he was in favor of TNA’s decision to take its iMPACT Wrestling out on the road, the reasons behind making the Team Taz Dojo a Finishing Camp instead of a traditional wrestling school, the impact of having Jim Ross back on WWE’s Monday Night RAW and what his relationship with JR has meant to him throughout his career, plus much more! Be sure to follow Taz right now on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/OfficialTaz). Think you have what it takes to have your in-ring wrestling & talking skills fine-tuned by “The Human Suplex Machine?” Log on to www.TeamTaz13.com for complete details on forthcoming classes for this fall & early 2012. Mayhem Nation: Call your local cable or satellite provider to place your order for TNA’s Bound for Glory, and log on to www.iMPACTWrestling.com for the complete details on TNA’s biggest Pay-Per-View of the year!