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97. Tazz
As you may have deduced, we are not in the practice of ranking wrestlers from TNA.  It is not that we don’t respect them, but realistically as long as they are competing for the only viable National wrestling alternative, they will never be inducted while they are actively performing there.  We are not sure if we are making an exception with Tazz, who due to injury will never perform again, but is the current color commentator with Impact Wrestling.

Beginning as the primitive Tazmaniac, Taz shed the caveman inspired gear and acted like the legitimate tough guy he was.  He was not a tall man, but with a devastating arsenal of suplexes and submissions, the mean looking wrestler looked like he could kick anyone’s ass.  The ECW arena constantly rang with chants of “Taz is going to kill you” when he faced opponents who seemed to be out of their league.

Without a doubt, Taz is historically one of the most important figures in ECW and although injuries prevented him from living up to a better WWE career, he did develop into a decent broadcaster under their watch.  At some point, one of the long term ECW mainstays will get into the Hall of Fame.  Taz would not be a bad choice.


Should Tazz be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 70%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 17.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.7%
No opinion. - 4.3%
No way! - 2.9%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Pete Senerca (Real Name)
    The Tazmaniac
    Taz
  • Billed From: The Red Hook Section of Brooklyn, New York
  • Key Championships Held: IWCCW Light Heavyweight
    ECW World Tag Team (2) 1w/Kevin Sullivan, 1w/Sabu
    ECW Television
    ECW World Heavyweight (2)
    WWE Hardcore (3)
    WWE World Tag Team w/Spike Dudley
  • Why they will get in: He did not leave the WWE on bad terms and the ECW connection does not hurt.
  • Why they won't get in: Other than his debut, he did not have any real impactful moments in the WWE
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Cleanly defeats Sabu at the first ECW Pay Per View (4/13/97)
    2.  Beats Shane Douglas for the ECW Television Belt (6/7/97)
    3.  Declares himself the “FTW” Champion, and becomes a bigger renegade in a renegade promotion (5/14/98)
    4.  Won the ECW World Heavyweight Championship defeating Shane Douglas (1/10/99)
    5.  Defeats Kurt Angle in his WWE debut (1/23/00)

Should Tazz be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 70%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 17.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.7%
No opinion. - 4.3%
No way! - 2.9%

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+3 #2 Tazz 2013-11-22 22:00
Actually he has had an impactful moment in WWE. His debut was one of the greatest debuts in WWE history, he showed up in Madison Square Garden to a HUGE ovation and beat Kurt Angle in his first ever Pro Wrestling loss. That says a lot by itself and then add to the fact that he was involved in one of the most bizzare moments in wrestling history. He fought Mike Awesome a WCW star in an ECW arena for the ECW title while he was employed by the WWF. Thats a really historic moment.
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-1 #1 jimmy26 -0001-11-30 00:00
Way down the totem pole of receivers. Sorry Rod a v ery good and underrated career but with the likes of Otis Taylor and Dwight Clark not in you may have to wait along time.
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