On Jan. 16, AEW announced they signed Taz to a multi-year contract. Taz had done guest commentary work in the past for the company along with his previous commentary work with WWE and TNA/IMPACT.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, AEW Co-Executive Vice President Cody weighed in on the decision to sign Taz.
"He was somebody that was considering, I'm sure returning perhaps to WWE and has tons of other opportunities that existed in front of him. For him to step into this group of disruptors and be part of this, it's wonderful. I loved Taz being there; the wrestler and commentator. But I like him on a personal level. One thing in business that I've learned is I like to surround myself with people that I can trust and people I like. One of the first things he did as a guest on AEW Dark, I had him reach out to a few different talents because he had feedback for them. On the Indie scene, no one is giving anybody any feedback. It's a showcase. I'm not knocking that, but there does come a point where this feedback, when you have these legends like Arn Anderson and DPP, you wanna use that feedback properly. They've actually drawn money, gotten over, and felt these moments. [Taz] texted some talent and engaged with talent on a brief mentoring element. I thought, 'I need that.' He's somebody I'm going to lean into for advice and an outlook on our program," said Cody.
Taz is expected to continue in a commentary role in AEW, though his role hasn't been explicitly confirmed by AEW. You can watch Taz sign his AEW contract by clicking here.
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