10 Quick facts about: Tazz

1.His World Wrestling Entertainment career as an in-ring performer came to an early end in 2002, when mounting injuries forced him to retire and subsequently saw him transition into a color commentary role, which he continued to do until his contract with WWE expired in April 2009.

2.He has a tattoo of the Looney Tunes Tasmanian Devil on his upper left biceps accompanied by the legend TAZ

3.He invented different variations of the suplex, which was the reason why he was dubbed “The Human Suplex Machine.”

4.Tazz was put out of action by a legitimate injury for much of 1995. On July 15, during a tag team match2 Cold Scorpio and Dean Malenko delivered a spike piledriver to him, and though he knew it was about to be performed, he did not have time to properly protect himself. As he explained on the DVD documentary The Rise and Fall of ECW, “I landed right on my forehead and just jacked my whole neck back and that was it.” The neck injury was so bad that, according to Tommy Dreamer, hospital staff couldn’t believe he’d walked into the hospital where he sought help after the match. Though he was unable to wrestle, Paul Heyman continued to pay him per their oral agreement, forging a loyalty between the men.

5. the DVD The Rise and Fall of ECW, Taz said that he sign with the WWE because he was in the top of the company and he lost his passion.

6.Taz was an Amateur Wrestling Champion in High School and in College. He was Empire State Wrestling Champion in New York State. Taz was also a Blackbelt in Judo

7.Taz and Perry Saturn were trainers at ECW’s House of Hardcore Wrestling School.Wrestlers trained include Crash Holly, Spike Dudley, Maven and many more.

8.Tazz and Al snow were original Tough Enough trainers

9.Tazz is signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he works as a color commentator.

10.He is a fan of the New York Mets, New York Knicks, and the New York Jets.

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