Taz Says He’s Happy In TNA, Why It’s Better Than WWE

Matt Boone

The following is an excerpt from an article from Scripps News:

Senerchia is now pursuing a new challenge as a color commentator for TNA Wrestling, the Nashville, Tenn.-based company that is trying to make inroads into WWE’s industry-wide dominance.

"I couldn’t be happier," Senerchia said in a recent telephone interview. "TNA reminds me of the original ECW, but with a real TV contract, real money and a lot of big names.

"We’re not at the level of WWE yet. We’re still young. There will be some growing pains. But the work ethic and passion are there to give our audience the best product possible."

Working for TNA requires less travel while providing Senerchia a greater chance to expand his wrestling horizons beyond announcing.

"I do a little bit of everything," said Senerchia, who made his TNA debut in July as Samoa Joe’s "adviser." "Backstage, I’m assigned to (watch) talent that they want me to help nurture. I’ve also given feedback on the TV shows from a different perspective, having not only wrestled for WWE but worked in the studio."

Senerchia admits that a "little part" of his decision to leave WWE stemmed from the demands company owner Vince McMahon places on his announcing crew. Senerchia called the action on "Smackdown" (8 p.m. EDT Fridays, MyNetwork TV) and then ECW (10 p.m. Tuesdays, Syfy Network) after WWE relaunched that brand in 2006.

While offering heavy praise for McMahon and other top WWE officials, Senerchia said he performs "much better in a looser, relaxed atmosphere." McMahon’s heavy-handed approach also prompted Mick Foley to leave WWE for TNA last year.

"At times, it’s a little obnoxious to have so many people in your ear," Senerchia said. "You have to listen to your (announcing) partner, the executive producer and the company owner while trying to follow the talent in the ring and tell a story. I only have two ears, not six."

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