Meltzer recently said that WWE has never defeated Monday Night Football in the ratings. Russo says for a long period of time Monday Night RAW and Monday Night Football were neck and neck in the ratings. Whether RAW ever actually defeated MNF in the ratings or not, at least the numbers were close enough that people were having a conversation about it. Nowadays the numbers aren’t even close.
There was a time when WWE was at its best, when Vince McMahon would look for and hire the absolute best people at their jobs. When Russo almost returned to WWE several years ago, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H blackballed him and convinced Vince McMahon that Russo was a poor choice because they wanted to control creative.
With Russo in WWE, they knew they’d never be able to do that so they made sure he wouldn’t be able to get fired. Russo points out that Triple H obviously forgot all the things Russo did for his career years ago, even writing him the promo which resulted in him being known as ‘The Game’. They don’t care about how good you are at your job, if you’re not a ‘yes man’ you’ll never survive there.