Vince Russo’s The Brand Recap – RAW Analysis, Origins of Triple H’s ‘The Game’ Moniker, Heyman’s Health, More!
Russo gets into his analysis of this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW.
Russo says this show exhausted him, and it’s almost pointless to criticize it at this point because nobody at WWE is listening. He says the best thing on this show was the cliffhanger at the end, with Angle confessing his love to someone over the phone. Unfortunately, at this point in the show he doubts that anyone cared because they just had to suffer through three hours of crap.
The opening promo of the show by Big Cass felt overly scripted, and it’s obvious to Russo that Vince McMahon wrote this promo line for line because it was full of ‘cheap heat’. Russo thinks that this style of heat is very outdated, and McMahon needs to get with the times.
Russo didn’t like that the creative team failed to protect Elias Samson on Monday night. Samson was pinned clean in the middle of the ring by Finn Balor, so he should have been protected by getting his revenge later on in the show. If they would have had some type of a backstage segment where Samson got heat on Balor or someone else later in the show, this would have protected him from the loss he suffered earlier in the night.