He says that Dean Ambrose and The Miz being ‘co-guest GM’ didn’t do anything positive for this show. He says that Ambrose simply isn’t funny, and his schtick is getting old. He also points out that Shawn Michaels was guest GM for one show during the attitude era, and it was one of their highest rated RAWs ever.
Russo says that in the history of professional wrestling, he doesn’t think he has ever seen a more one-dimensional performer than Samoa Joe. If you have followed Joe from his time in TNA, Russo thinks you must be absolutely sick of seeing the same thing time after time from Joe. For this reason, Russo simply isn’t interested in the Joe/Rollins program at the moment.
He says that the one program that had his interest on this show was the Roman Reigns/Braun Strowman angle. Unfortunately, he didn’t like that WWE booked Strowman to run away at the end of Reigns’ attack. Russo points out that Andre the Giant wouldn’t have backed down from anyone, injury or not, and Strowman shouldn’t be backing down from anyone either.
Russo adresses the recent criticisms of Enzo Amore, who some fans have grown tired of. Russo says that Enzo’s gimmick may be growing tired, but it’s on WWE’s creative team to give this guy something fresh to say because he’s very talented on the mic. WWE also loves to beat Amore in the ring, and if he continues to be a glorified jobber it will start to hurt his credibility.