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Taz Shuts Down Idea of One More Match in AEW

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Taz, the Human Suplex Machine, has firmly ruled out the possibility of having “one more match” in AEW, despite fan interest in seeing him return to the ring.

Key Points

  • In August 2023, a fan suggested Taz vs Jack Perry for AEW All In at Wembley Stadium, but Taz confirmed he’s “happily retired.”
  • Another fan asked about the possibility of Taz returning to the ring on June 4, 2024.
  • Taz responded, stating: “I’m 56 years old, I need both shoulders replaced and both knees replaced so there is no shot at all. lol.”
  • He also expressed having “ZERO desire for ‘1 last match’ for many years” and being “completely comfortable & happy” about leaving the ring years ago.

Taz’s Wrestling Career

  • Taz had his final WWE match in 2002, teaming with Rikishi against Billy & Chuck at a WWE SmackDown house show.
  • He returned at ECW One Night Stand in June 2006, defeating Jerry Lawler in under one minute.
  • In 2009, Taz joined TNA as part of the Main Event Mafia and later Aces & Eights before departing in 2015.
  • He signed with AEW in January 2020 after making several appearances, joining the commentary team following a stint as the manager of Team Taz.

Why It Matters

Taz’s decision to remain retired highlights the physical toll professional wrestling takes on the body and the importance of knowing when to step away from the ring. His commitment to his new role as a commentator and his contentment with his decision to retire demonstrate the value of embracing new opportunities within the wrestling industry.

What do you think about Taz’s decision to stay retired? Would you have liked to see him have one more match in AEW? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

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