Lane says that Cody Rhodes did an interview this past week where he informed that he only strayed from direct promo lines once or twice while working in WWE, but those were his best promos in his opinion. When he’d fight for more freedom in his promos it would make no difference, and that’s too bad because you can’t script everything in wrestling.
Russo points out that WWE’s talent level is not equal right across the board, so you can’t apply the same rules to every talent. However, he adds that when you box them all in, everyone’s going to be ‘vanilla’. There needs to be some creative freedom given to guys that can take advantage of it, because that’s how stars are born.
Lane asks Gilbertti if he thinks WWE Network’s Bring it to the Table is going too far with some of the topics they cover, such as Enzo Amore’s backstage heat. Gilbertti says that wrestling is too smart these days so you have to tap into that fanbase. If fans are willing to pay $10 a month to listen to Dave Meltzer’s opinions, why wouldn’t WWE capitalize on that type of programming?
From what Russo has heard about Enzo Amore, it’s easy to tell that Amore is not going to simply fall in line. Because of this, Russo doesn’t think Amore is going to make it in WWE, but it’s no big deal because someone like Amore can make a fortune on the indie scene.