Russo says he couldn’t believe that WWE took the WWE Title off of Jinder Mahal after six months, without raising his stock or putting him in the main event spotlight where he should have been. Russo says he wishes he would have had the opportunity to write for Mahal, because he thought Mahal did a great job with his Title run in spite of some very lacklustre booking.
He says that if you’re a young performer who’s getting into the wrestling business, you need to know what you’re getting yourself into. Professional wrestling is a dangerous career and Russo thinks WWE could be doing a lot more to help protect their performers, especially the brain and head area.
He adds that a lot of today’s performers are working for the ‘pops’ and for Dave Meltzer’s 5-star ratings, when in reality Meltzer’s not going to pay their medical bills or support their family when they’re suffering from brain trauma at a young age.