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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Speaking about Eric Bishoff’s creative role in WWE, Russo says it’s impossible for Bischoff to deny that he had some influence over what decisions were made. Bischoff wasn’t the boss and Dixie Carter had the final say, but Bischoff and Hulk Hogan were in Carter’s ear the entire time they worked there, and Carter was significantly influenced creatively by both of them.

Gilbertti is very happy to hear that Jeff Jarrett has entered himself into a rehab facility, because the Jarrett we’ve seen the last couple of months is not the Jarrett he knows. He says that Jarrett is a family man who loves his kids, and this behaviour is not something he would have expected from Jarrett. Russo agrees entirely and says that Jarrett’s life has been a rollercoaster of emotions, so maybe he finally realized that he needs help to deal with these issues.

Gilbertti mentions that Stephanie McMahon recently announced that WWE just had its best quarter ever in terms of earnings. He points out that television ratings are declining and house show attendance is down, so he doesn’t understand where WWE is making all of their money. Lane points out that WrestleMania is a financial juggernaut, and that makes them money year after year. Russo also mentions that increasing earnings doesn’t necessarily mean increasing profits.

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