– Taz Comments On His Bold Prediction Of Emma Beating Asuka At TLC 2017 Getting Wrong
As we noted before, former ECW World Heavyweight Champion Taz made a bold prediction that former NXT Women’s Champion Asuka was going to lose to Emma at TLC 2017.
Of course that prediction ended up getting wrong and below is what Taz said about it during a recent edition of “The Taz Show” podcast:
“Obviously I was wrong on my prediction. But just because I was wrong doesn’t mean it wasn’t not a good idea. And I stand behind that and I believe that if they would have went that route, it would have been best for all. It would be best for Asuka. It also gives her a reason, like I said, on Raw to go into a complete rage.
Like for example, let’s say pretend that Asuka would have lost the match. Everyone would have been shocked. Reaction is what you want. Do you think the office cares if they boo? They want you to react and folks would have reacted.
So let’s say again in pretend world that Asuka would have lost the match. Then you fast forward a few matches and then you see Mickie James, she loses Alexa and then she does this post match interview saying – “I’m not going anywhere. I’ll be back. I’m a fighting champion”. People respect her.
They cheer for her and then she’s walking down the aisle waving everybody. I said this would be a great time for Asuka to come out if she would have lost earlier and destroy Mickey. And that could have been the beginning.
Then some fans on social media were upset because they felt like Emma had too much offense. Now, when I saw that offense – “Oh my gosh! Sh*t I’m gonna be wrong”. Because the more offense Emma has, the less chance she’s gonna win. So they booked this thing extremely predictable.”
– Chavo Guerrero Talks About His “Kerwin White” Character, Former WWE Writer On How A Racist Joke Turned Into The Mexicools Storyline
During a recent edition of The World According To Wrestling podcast, former WWE Superstar Chavo Guerrero & former WWE writer Court Bauer commented on the “Kerwin White” character and the Mexicools storyline:
Chavo Guerrero: “Everything you see in wrestling, it’s not really coming from the wrestlers. It’s coming from the writers. So the story with the Kerwin White character is me coming off a plane from Japan and Vince McMahon coming up to me and saying, ‘Hello Kerwin,’ and I said, ‘Oh what does that mean?’
‘Well today you’re going to denounce your Mexican heritage and you’re going to become a white guy.’ So you’ve got two things: you can either say no and get fired, or you can say, ‘Good, let’s embrace this character and let’s really do it.’
If it was up to anyone of us, we’d all be John Cena or Batista and destroying everybody and being the champ. But it’s not. It’s up to Vince McMahon and there can only be one champ. With everyone else you have to make lemonade out of lemons. And TV is the same thing you have Alison Brie, Marc Maron and stars of GLOW.
Everyone wants to be the star and not the co-star but there’s only room for a couple of stars. And every federation you go to is the same thing. You just do what you got to do with your character.”
Court Bauer: “I was there for the Mexicools and that was a racist joke made someone and all of sudden, within 12 hours, you have three guys that were earmarked to be part of reviving the Cruiserweight division now part of a trio act with lawnmowers that to this day still offends people.
I have friends in Mexico who still talk about how offensive that was and ask me if I had anything to do with it. I did not. I was hoping we would have a revived Cruiserweight division. I’m sure there have been other examples in the last few years but that one really stuck out to me.”