Vince Russo’s The Brand Recap – Heyman Buries Mahal, Asuka’s Disappointing Debut, WWE Embarrassing Corbin? More!


Russo saw Asuka wrestle for the first time on Monday night, and he has no idea what the big deal is supposed to be about her. He knows that the marks love her because she’s the female version of Nakamura, but there’s really nothing special about Asuka. He says Asuka couldn’t touch WWE Hall of Famer, Alundra Blaze with a 10-foot pole.

Bolin says that he fell back in love with wrestling due to Nakamura and Asuka’s work in NXT. The production was great, and the creative team really cared about those talents down there. He thinks the main roster has ruined Asuka in two nights by failing to emphasize the things that made her popular in NXT.

He also points out that Nakamura and Asuka may have been told to tone down the ‘strong style’ once they reached the main roster, but if you take away their style – the style that made them very successful all around the world – it’s impossible for them to be as effective.

Vito says the highlight of RAW was Alicia Fox’s win over Sasha Banks and Bayley, earning the opportunity to captain Team RAW at Survivor Series. He thinks having a crazy captain could result in some terrific and unpredictable television leading into Survivor Series. Bolin agrees and says he considers Fox to be just as good physically as any of the women on WWE’s roster.

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