Vince Russo’s The Brand Recap – WWE Castrates Kurt Angle, Bischoff’s Role in TNA, McMahon Nixes Cena Heel Turn, More!

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Russo is joined on today’s show by his co-host Jeff Lane and Glenn Gilbertti (Disco Inferno).

Gilbertti opens today’s show by mentioning that he knows for a fact that professional wrestlers are taking a pay cut in order to work at PWG shows. Russo thinks it’s ridiculous that these guys are taking less money in order to work in front of that small crowd and in front of Dave Meltzer, but Gilbertti mentions that those shows generate incredible exposure for the talents involved.

Russo wonders if Kevin Kelly is done working with NJPW, because he has heard rumours suggesting that as of late. Russo mentions that Kelly has heat with him over some things that occurred many years ago when they were both working at WWE. Russo was overseeing the WWE Magazine at that time and after hearing that Vince McMahon was going to fire Kelly, he went to bat for Kelly and convinced McMahon to let Kelly work for him at the WWE Magazine.

When Kelly started working for him, Russo quickly realized that he wasn’t accomplishing anything other than drinking coffee. When the time came to hand out raises, Russo didn’t give Kelly a raise and that caused some issues between them. Russo also had to personally reprimand him for some of his personal conduct on the road at that time, furthering the issues between them.

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