Vince Russo’s The Brand Recap – Alternate Booking for Lesnar/Goldberg, NXT’s Decline, Reigns’ Promo on RAW, More!
Russo is joined on today’s show by his co-host Jeff Lane and Glenn Gilbertti (Disco Inferno).
Russo says that he thought this year’s WrestleMania was lacking that ‘special’ feeling. In spite of this, he thought that ending the show with The Undertaker’s final match was the correct way to do business. Undertaker has given his heart and soul to this business for nearly 30 years, and this was a great way for him to hang up his boots.
Gilbertti agrees with Russo, but says that he feels the negativity stems from the fact that the show was nearly seven hours long and there weren’t a whole lot of drama or surprises. Other than the return of The Hardys, WWE didn’t produce any surprises and simply presented one wrestling match after another.
Russo also points out that all the finishes were very predictable. The fact that Goldberg put Lesnar over at the end of his 6-month run was something that everyone knew was coming, and Russo wishes that WWE would have shocked us and had Goldberg go over instead.
Gilbertti says that he would scheduled Goldberg for one more night, and had him go over Lesnar again at WrestleMania. Goldberg then could have shown up on RAW (which would have helped draw a good rating), and put his Title on the line one final time inside a Hell in a Cell against Lesnar. He could have put over Lesnar there, and everyone goes home happy.