Russo is joined on today’s show by his co-host Jeff Lane.
Russo points out that five hours of WWE programming each week is the equivalent of ten episodes of Seinfeld, or five hours of The Sopranos. He can’t even begin to think about how much stuff happens through five hours of Sopranos, but absolutely nothing happened on RAW and Smackdown Live this week.
He was making excuses early on for RAW, since they were treading water just to get to their big show on Sunday. Then Smackdown Live was just as bad or worse and he realized that this was just a lack of effort from WWE’s creative team. He says WWE put out five hours of ‘miserable’ television this week, and they should be ashamed of themselves.
Apparently Anthem’s Ed Nordholm has gone on the record as saying that Impact Wrestling will now be embracing the athletic, in-ring side of professional wrestling. Russo says the problem with the wrestling business is that nobody in it has a clue what they’re doing. Lane says that in-ring action has never made a profit, and Russo agrees saying that 93,000 people didn’t tune into WrestleMania to watch the athletic ability of Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant.