Russo is joined on today’s show by his co-host Jeff Lane and Glenn Gilbertti (Disco Inferno).
Russo and Gilbertti comment on the tweet sent out by Veda Scott last week, which you can read below. Russo says that he doesn’t agree with this statement at all. The idea of professional wrestling is to get people into the building one way or another, and just having wrestling matches will never expand wrestling’s fan base.
Wrestling needs to have something for everyone; wrestling, comedy, drama, sexuality and whatever else it takes to get people to tune in. The idea that we no longer need storylines, and that ‘working’ the audience is no longer appropriate is just silly in Russo’s opinion. Gilbertti isn’t even sure what point Scott is trying to make with this statement, but he agrees with the majority of what Russo said.
Honestly, the real divide in pro wrestling is between people who still see fans as idiots who need to be tricked and those of us who don't
— Veda Scott (@itsvedatime) May 31, 2017
Russo says that he has no idea why WWE chose not to have Jinder Mahal appear on Smackdown Live last week, apart from a short promo segment on the video screen. Gilbertti agrees saying that it wouldn’t have made sense to not have The Rock or Steve Austin on an episode of RAW after a big Title win during the attitude era.
Gilbertti says that in the two weeks since Mahal’s win, WWE has managed to cool off the hottest thing they had going in their company. He says that when you find a talent or an angle with that type of momentum you should push it hard, so it doesn’t make any sense that they would choose to leave him off of television.