Russo opens today’s show speaking about his podcast’s viewership. He points out that while his wrestling shows do well, the shows focusing around his life do not draw as well. He stopped caring about the numbers and says that the message behind these shows are more important than PodcastOne ratings.
He informs that he’s selling his log cabin in Indiana and moving back to Colorado. He initially moved to Indiana because of financial reasons and he knows now that was a terrible decision. At this point in his life he’s more concerned about his happiness and that’s why he’s moving back to Colorado where he can be with his children. He also points out that spending time with his 86-year old father is very important to him right now.
Russo says that his career in the wrestling business was never driven by money, but it was driven by him wanting to be the best that he could be at his job. This resulted in him spending a lot of time away from his family and he regrets that now. The lustre of the wrestling business really started to wear off around 2002 while he was working for WCW.
He mentions that his rocky history with Jim Cornette has been played out in the public’s eye for the last several years, and he doesn’t understand the hatred that Cornette has for him. Russo knows now that this hatred cannot be remedied because he has tried to smooth things out to no avail.