Alex Marvez has an interview up with TNA star and new Impact commentator Taz. Here are some of the highlights.
On his time in TNA Wrestling so far:
“I couldn’t be happier. TNA reminds me of the original ECW, but with a real TV contract, real money and a lot of big names. We’re not at the level of WWE yet. We’re still young. There will be some growing pains. But the work ethic and passion are there to give our audience the best product possible.”
On other roles he has with TNA:
“I do a little bit of everything. Backstage, I’m assigned to (watch) talent that they want me to help nurture. I’ve also given feedback on the TV shows from a different perspective, having not only wrestled for WWE but worked in the studio.”
On his frustrations with commentating in WWE:
“At times, it’s a little obnoxious to have so many people in your ear. You have to listen to your (announcing) partner, the executive producer and the company owner while trying to follow the talent in the ring and tell a story. I only have two ears, not six. If you have thick skin and want to be a WWE announcer, you’ll do good. If not, you’ll flop quick. Vince doesn’t mean anything personally. He’s just very aggressive when it comes to the announcing because he’s very well aware of how important it is. It’s the last line of communication to the audience to sell the product.”
On replacing Don West to join Mike Tenay on commentary in TNA:
“Mike has been a pro and totally cool to work with. Even where he’s gotten at this point in his career, the guy is still looking to learn and evolve. You have to take your hat off to him for that. We’ve both been following each other’s work closely the past several months assuming the (change) would happen. By the time we get to our ‘No Surrender’ show (on pay-per-view Sept. 20), I think we’ll have just about hit our stride.”
To check out the full interview, click here.