Vince Russo’s The Brand Recap – Hillbilly Jim’s Hall of Fame Induction, Coach Facing Sexual Harassment Allegations, Nakamura Points Better Than Cena? More!
Russo is joined on today’s show by his co-host, Jeff Lane.
Lane plays a clip of Dave Meltzer to open today’s show. Meltzer was trying to explain Hillbilly Jim’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame and said, “What can I say, it’s the WWE Hall of Fame”. Meltzer went on to add that Hillbilly Jim probably won’t be on the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame ballot anytime soon.
Russo says that at least Hillbilly Jim was entertaining and looked the part of a professional wrestler. Guys like Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez don’t appreciate that side of the business; all they care about is fake fights that continue to result in decreasing ratings. Russo says that Hillbilly Jim is the nicest guy you’d ever want to meet in the World, and Russo’s happy that he’s being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Meltzer goes on to say that Johnny Gargano is the most over performer on WWE’s roster all of a sudden. Russo doesn’t understand Meltzer’s fascination with Johnny Gargano. Every single week we hear Meltzer go on and on about Gargano, and if Russo was Meltzer’s wife, he’d be slightly concerned for him.