3. Taz Explains Why Vince McMahon Might Hesitate While Putting Shinsuke Nakamura In The WWE Title Picture
During a recent interview with CBS Local Sports, ECW Legend Taz discussed Shinsuke Nakamura’s WWE Main Roster debut. He was asked about Nakamura not being put in the WWE Title picture (similar to Finn Balor for the WWE Universal Title last year) right away and below is what he said:
“Vince McMahon might have a slight hesitation because of connectivity. The lack of an ability to speak strong English to draw people. Nakamura is a tremendous talent, loaded with athleticism, charisma and toughness. I’m a big fan of his, but you have to be able to talk people into the building. This is a good starter angle on the main roster for him, because Ziggler is doing the heavy lifting on the microphone.
I’m not surprised that Vince hasn’t put him in the title picture with Randy Orton. Actually, I’m surprised he’s getting this type of push already. I’m not saying he doesn’t deserve it. I’m just saying it’s a little tough sometimes, and this is the way WWE looks at it, if you can’t go out and cut a promo that people are going to gravitate to. That doesn’t mean that someone who doesn’t speak can’t get over.
There are different guys with managers as mouthpieces or speak here or there, and it’s pretty obvious that’s what they’re doing with Nakamura. This is a good way for him to start getting pushed.”