On today’s show Russo’s co-host Jeff Lane and Big Vito will break down Sunday’s TLC PPV.
Speaking about Asuka’s main roster debut, Vito says that there was no bang for your buck with Asuka. He thinks she has a good look but she’s lacking the ‘it’ factor. He thought this match was Emma’s coming out party, and he believes she carried most of the momentum in this match. Even though WWE made a big deal out of Asuka’s debut, if you didn’t know her from NJPW or NXT days, Vito doesn’t think you’d be very impressed with that debut.
In regards to the Elias segments, Vito thought this was nothing more than filler. It was obvious that WWE needed to kill time on this show and we saw 3 women’s matches and 2 CW matches as well, which is strange for a PPV show. He thought the Elias segments were fine, but there was nothing important to see there. Lane says Jordan just looks like a guy you want to hate, and he doesn’t see him succeeding as a babyface right now.
Vito says that Jason Jordan is simply not ready to be in the big leagues of professional wrestling right now. His timing is not good and he works way too fast in the ring, rushing to get in all of his spots. Vito likes Elias as a believable heel, but he believes Jordan will be stuck in the midcard or lower until he figures out how to improve his timing in the ring.