– WWF Veteran On WWE Spoiling AJ Styles’ WWE Title Win On Social Media
As we all know, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles won the WWE Championship by defeating Jinder Mahal on this week’s taped edition of SmackDown Live.
Prior to this Title change airing on TV, WWE spoiled it by posting about it on Social Media in order to ensure that people tune-in to watch the show (as last week’s show drew low viewership).
During a recent edition of “The Taz Show” podcast, WWF Veteran Taz discussed WWE spoiling the outcome and below is what he said:
“Congratulations to AJ Styles and congratulations to Jinder Mahal because he had a heck of a run as WWE Champion. I was happy to see when they put it on him. I think he’s a guy who had real heat as a champ and he’s still gonna have himself some heat. I think he’s a top flight heel there.
Obviously his physique is there, his promo work has really picked up, his work rate in the ring is fine by me. He’s got it all there and that’s why he had a nice run as champ. Maybe he’ll get the belt back one day soon who knows, but it’s all about AJ Styles right now.
Congratulations AJ. Hopefully he could keep his title along in the last time. Now this is the situation where everyone’s looking forward to Survivor Series, where AJ is gonna wrestle Brock Lesnar, which is definitely a dream match.
So this news broke on social media and I know why they did it. They have done this before. They’re trying to get a number. I understand that and they’re trying to build this social media to get a rating. I get that, but come on man. And they spoiled it in the post.
Why are you doing this? Why would you spoil it? I don’t think that WWE should do this. I know they’re very smart with their social media. I know they have experts that help them with this and there are people on payroll. I know that and I respect their intellect on it.
But as someone who follows several of their accounts and a lot of fans out there, I don’t think it’s cool that they do that. I’m sure there’s more than one logical reason why they do this, but I just don’t feel it. I just don’t think it’s good. I wanted to watch SmackDown going straight.
I didn’t want spoilers. Did I still watch the match? Yeah. But I knew the end of the movie. I don’t want to know the end of the movie.
Towards the later runs to me as an announcer where whenever we were doing live shooting, live stuff, if something was gonna go down, this is when Twitter started to get popular and social media was starting to get bigger….. So, we were always like – the dirt sheets, they’re gonna write about it, they’re gonna put something on social media about it or whatever.
So we would go to Vince like – how do we handle this? What do we say here? And it was always a struggle. Vince was like – I kinda think about this. Because he didn’t want to. I can tell you that from dealing with him. He didn’t wanna spoil it or something.
He didn’t want us, the announcers, look stupid because if your announcers look stupid, they’re losing credibility. And if your announcers have no credibility, well that’s not good because then these guys are telling a story no one believes.
But regardless, I wish there was a better system here when they are across the pond doing TV or something like that or in another country. I wish there was another way around it because I don’t want to sit there looking at Twitter.
I watched the match, it was a really good match. But I knew the end of the match. Like omg spoiled! It hurts a little bit.”
– WWE Name Warns All Men – Says She’s The Nutcracker (Video)
Below is what WWE backstage interviewer Charly Caruso posted on Instagram:
“You can call me the (coco) nutcracker. To all the men out there, you’ve been warned.”