Kurt Angle is a WWE Hall of Famer and a legendary professional wrestler. He recently spoke about Taz’s career-ending in WWE. Taz was a very famous professional wrestler before he joined WWE. Taz’s WWE debut took place against Kurt Angle nearly 20 years ago.
He was known as the human suplex machine. Taz made a name for himself in ECW. ECW was known for their brutal and hardcore style of wrestling. However, Taz’s match against Kurt Angle was a one-off thing as he moved to an inter-promotional program called Mike Awesome.
Kurt Angle Explains Why Taz Wasn't Successful in the WWE
Kurt Angle revealed that he wanted to work with Taz for a longer period of time. He only had a match at the 2000 Royal Rumble. “I would have loved to have had a program with Taz,” Angle said.
“He was an incredible wrestler, especially good on the microphone. He had a lot of talent”. Taz’s career was shortened due to many injuries. The WWE Creative Team didn’t help Taz get to the top of the WWE either.
Angle believes that Vince McMahon and Taz didn’t see eye to eye about his character. “I think the reason was Vince McMahon had this idea of Taz being a smaller guy and selling for the big guys and never giving up,” Angle said.
“Taz had in his mind that he wanted to be a dominant wrestler and just beat everybody up dominantly. They didn’t want him to be, he didn’t himself want to be the underdog that was fighting from underneath.
“I think that’s the reason why they kind of ended Taz’s career a little bit early because he had a different idea than what the creative had for him. Then they made him a commentary. That was pretty much the end of Taz’s career.
I don’t think he lasted much longer afterwards”. Even though his professional wrestling career ended, Taz managed to stay very relevant in the professional wrestling world. Taz started working as a commentator on WWE.
After leaving WWE, he started working for Impact Wrestling where he was also involved in some interesting storylines. Now, Taz works for AEW and has his own faction. He was involved in a very interesting feud against Darby Allin and Sting.