Russo is joined on today’s show by his co-host Jeff Lane, Glenn Gilbertti and Big Vito.
Speaking about Neville’s release from WWE, Gilbertti says that he doesn’t doubt that these guys can make more money on the indies than they’re making in WWE right now. He points out that some promoters are marks and are willing to overpay just to get these guys on their shows. He has also heard that WWE house shows are drawing so poorly lately that the main event talents are only making $500 per show. Gilbertti says he makes more than that when he does indie appearances.
Big Vito understands the financial side of things, but he also says that there are only so many top spots in WWE and Neville just spent several months in one of those spots. He thinks it’s unfortunate that Neville asked for his release after being asked to do a job for Enzo Amore, after he spent several months on top as Champion because eventually everyone has to do a job for someone.
He suggests that these talents shouldn’t forget what it took to get to the big leagues in the first place, because the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
Triple H’s personal trainer spoke out this week about the use of HGH in WWE. Gilbertti feels that if you’re tested and have low levels of testosterone, you should be able to go and get a prescription for HGH. It seems hypocritical to criticize WWE performers for utilizing HGH when actors can utilize it while they prepare for film roles without any criticism.