Russo believes that Vince McMahon is still old school at heart, and he’s almost the polar opposite of Triple H. Triple H spends his time taking pictures with his talents backstage, but McMahon quickly makes a point when they arrive on the main roster. He’s simply keeping this younger generation of wrestlers in check.
Speaking about the recent Twitter rant from Reby Hardy, Russo says that he’s going to hire Hardy to manage his career. She get’s things done, and you gotta respect her for that. Russo believes that Vince McMahon couldn’t care less about the ‘Broken gimmick’ because if he really wanted it, the deal would be done by now.
Russo wonders when enough is enough, because The Hardys are probably going to get paid the same with or without the ‘Broken’ gimmick. He understands that this was their baby and they really want to do it in WWE, but when does this headache become too much to deal with?
Lane points out that there has been some criticism of Jim Ross and Josh Barnett for their work on the NJPW shows from a couple of weekends ago. Tama Tonga personally tweeted out his displeasure with Ross, and said that Kevin Kelly would have performed better in that role. Russo is infuriated to hear this news, and can’t believe that a legend like Ross is being publicly criticized by some unknown performers.
Gilbertti says that everyone makes mistakes, and it’s unbelievable that today’s talents have such little respect for someone like Ross who is a legend in this business. Most of that show was a bunch of high spots performed by people who nobody knows, and then they have the nerve to say these types of things publicly. Gilbertti simply can’t believe it.
That sums up today’s episode of Vince Russo’s The Brand. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya tomorrow for another recap!