Wrestlezone Top 10: Wrestling Legends You Should Learn About on the WWE Network

Mike Killam

#10 – Tazz

TazWe start our list off with Tazz (or Taz). The ECW alumni, former Smackdown broadcaster, and current TNA color commentator was quite literally a human suplex machine. Tazz started his wrestling career in 1987, honing his craft in Puerto Rico, Boston and Japan, prior to signing on with Eastern Championship Wrestling. At that time, Paul Heyman had just taken over ECW as the head creative booker, and the promotion was on the cusp of a totally new breed of extreme superstars. In many ways, Tazz was one of the very first "ECW originals".

What made Tazz different than most of the ECW locker room was his style. His mantra of "win if you can; survive if I let you" wasn't just smoke and mirrors. While many Extremists made use of tables, kendo sticks, steel chairs, barbed wire and a myriad of other foreign objects, Tazz could simple toss you across the ring with his massive suplexes, or put you to sleep with the Tazmission. He was cold, calculated, and respected by all. 

Tazz is gonna kill you. 

Matches to Watch:

  • vs. Bam Bam Bigelow (ECW Living Dangerously '98)
  • vs. Bam Bam Bigelow (ECW Heat wave '98)
  • vs. Sabu (ECW Living Dangerously '99)
  • vs. Mike Awesome / Masato Tanaka (ECW Anarchy Rulz '99) 
  • vs. Kurt Angle (WWE Royal Rumble 2000)

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