Before you hit out at Taz starting a list of the worst ex-ECW talent signings ever made by WWE, think back to who the wrestler was when he joined the WWE. Taz debuted at the 2000 Royal Rumble as a suplex-machine who was such a force that he defeated the
then-undefeated Kurt Angle. All of that was over in less than two years, however, as injuries forced Taz from any potential main event angles and to the commentary table. The duo of Taz and Michael Cole became a stellar announce team in time. That probably was not the plan for the character when he was first signed by the WWE.