Tom Bogert, CBS Local Sports
Former wrestling champion Taz took “The Taz Show: Bodyslams & Beyond” to the CBS Sports Radio airwaves Sunday, April 3 after the big wrestling event in Dallas.READ MORE: Sources: Ex-Boyfriend Guns Down Woman Working At Construction Site On City Island
Taz, who hosts his live streaming show five days a week on Play.It, drew on his years of experience in the wrestling ring and ringside, to react to the night’s big events. The former WWE and ECW wrestler turned WWE and TNA commentator laced his colorful commentary with singular insights as only Taz can.
“‘The Taz Show’ that I do every day has been going pretty good, and it’s building a pretty good audience,” said Taz. “They [CBS Sports Radio] see the feel that people have for a show that’s mostly about pro wrestling … obviously the popularity of the industry doesn’t hurt, either. So they know WrestleMania is a gigantic show.
“They were like, ‘Hey, maybe you want to do a post-show,'” Taz continued. “We’ll do a big three-hour show and put it on some of the broadcast radio stations. And you can still stream the video and all this stuff.”
The wrestling legend, who held every major ECW title and commentated ringside for well over a decade, didn’t hesitate for a second.
“I was like, ‘Yeah, I don’t even need to think about it,'” said Taz. “I think this will be a great idea because a good chunk of what I do every day on the air is kind of discuss and break down different wrestling shows on my live show. I give insight, and I give opinion on production elements and how wrestlers are used, or not used, and how announcers handle things, and I just give my opinion.”
What to expect? Anything and everything, which is what regular listeners of “The Taz Show” have come to realize.
“I just go by how I feel, and I think that’s the whole concept of what I [will] do come Sunday at the post-WrestleMania three-hour special,” Taz said prior to the event.READ MORE: NYPD: Woman Found Dead In Trunk Of Car In Queens, 4 Men In Custody
Taz broadcasted from CBS Radio’s WFAN in New York, the premier sports talk radio station.
The guest list for Taz’s special broadcast included a who’s who of wrestling commentary. WWE Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross, ESPN sports reporter Todd Grisham, WFAN sports personality Evan Roberts and PW Insider‘s Mike Johnson all stopped by. Taz also took calls from fans.
Taz recently joined WFAN’s Boomer & Carton to talk about his show Sunday night.
The Sunday night wrestling extravaganza featured one big event after another. The top of the card included:
– Heavyweight champion Triple H vs. Roman Reigns
– Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar
– Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker
As a fan of repetitive disappointment and frustration, Tom holds Liverpool FC, the New York Knicks and New York Red Bulls near and dear to his heart with occasional joy coming from the New York Giants and New York Yankees.MORE NEWS: Father Jim Worth And Ben Hack, Who Lives With Autism, Share Special Bond Over Music And More: 'It Thrills Me'