Russo is joined on today’s show by Big Vito. On today’s show they will discuss Sunday’s Hell in A Cell PPV.
Russo recalls being backstage in 1997 during the iconic Undertaker/Mankind Hell in A Cell match. He says watching that match made him sick because he cared so much for Mick Foley, and he couldn’t understand why Foley would take such incredible risks given that he had a young family at home. When Foley came backstage he told him to his face, “You’re crazy!”.
Russo had a similar feeling while watching the Kevin Owens/Shane McMahon match on Sunday night. He says that this match didn’t entertain him because he was terrified for the performers throughout the entire match. He hated watching McMahon jump from the top of that cell for the second time, and he wonders what it’s going to take for performers to stop taking these kind of risks.
Big Vito agrees and says that although WWE certainly took every precaution they could to ensure McMahon’s safety, there’s no way to predict what’s going to happen when someone leaps from the top of the cell. He adds that nobody lost in this match because even though McMahon took the pin, he looked competitive throughout and Owens needed Zayn’s interference in order to survive.