• WWF Veteran Comments On What It Takes To Be A Color Commentator
During a recent appearance on Talk Is Jericho podcast, Old School WWF Veteran & commentator Taz talked about what it takes to be a color commentator. Below are the highlights:
On being humble and killing your ego:
“The first thing, if you are a color commentator, not play-by-play, so if you are a former pro wrestler, and I learned this from Vince McMahon; you have to take your ego and what you did because it is not about you, it is a humbling job. I put over more guys as a commentator than as a worker, but you have to take your ego, and put it behind the curtain as Vince McMahon told me.
You have to be able to, the key is you have to put your agenda and ego aside and keep it in the Gorilla position. You can’t bring it to the announce desk. I am someone that believes that as a former world champion and as a color commentator. That is not a knock on any current color commentator, but I believe in the guys that have been to the dance, drawn some money and know what it takes to have a title. It is a big deal to have that responsibility, as you know, and it is a big deal.”
On having a legitimate wrestling experience (calls out Byron Saxton):
“I believe, and I know that it is going to sound negative on those that weren’t world champions; Corey Graves was a former tag team champion in NXT. Byron Saxton barely worked, so that to me jumps out. I believe in that. You can’t tell me as a fan, if I have never been a wrestler, you can’t tell me what it is like to be a world champion if you have never done it; I’m sorry.
I hope for the best of those guys, and no disrespect to those guys. I met Corey Graves, and he seems like a great guy, but that is my opinion. You need some legitimate sea legs under you as a professional wrestler, I really believe that. I think putting your ego and checking it, and having the chops to talk obviously.”
• Hulk Hogan Appearing At WWE Related Event For The 1st Time Since His WWE Release Next Week
According to PWInsider, “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan might be returning to WWE pretty soon. PWInsider is reporting that WWE officials are in talks with Hogan for a return and the talks have been going on for a few weeks now.
WWE issued the following statement to PWInsider:
“We have had discussions with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan) about how he can help others learn from his mistakes, however, he is not under any contract with WWE.”
With that being said, Hogan will be appearing at a WWE related event for the first time since his WWE release in 2015 at next week’s premiere of Andre the Giant’s documentary in Los Angeles, California. WWE collaborated with HBO Sports for this documentary and Hogan was interviewed for this documentary.
While nothing is confirmed regarding Hogan’s role, there’s speculation that he could return to induct Hillbilly Jim into the WWE Hall of Fame in two weeks from now or take over the General Manager role on Raw or SmackDown Live after WrestleMania 34.