Russo welcomes Seth Lesser (Simon Gotch) to the show.
Russo says that from speaking with Lesser before the interview started, it was easy to tell that he’s an intelligent individual. Russo believes that Lesser’s intelligence may have played a part in his eventual release from WWE because typically, wrestling executives tend to get intimidated by people who are at or above their intelligence level.
Lesser informs that he hasn’t really ran into any of those issues. He thinks that some people run into those types of problems when they try to overthink situations, or when they try to ‘one-up’ officials who are higher up on the totem pole than they are. He never tried to do anything like that, so he didn’t really have any of those issues.
When he first arrived in NXT, he informs that he immediately noticed differences from what he was accustomed to on the independent scene. He says he was accustomed to a more stress-free environment on the indie scene but when he arrived in NXT, the hectic schedule resulted in a more stressful situation.