Russo is joined on today’s show by his co-host Jeff Lane and Glenn Gilbertti (Disco Inferno).
Russo says that with the current social-political atmosphere in the United States, he can’t believe that nobody from the professional wrestling business has been accused of sexual harassment as of yet. He predicts that in the coming weeks we’re going to get some accusations thrown at wrestlers because he witnessed some terrible things during his time in the business.
He recalls walking past the hotel bar after one WWE show years ago, and when he looked into the bar there was a tag team sitting with a drunk female from the roster. Each of the tag team members were holding one of the woman’s breasts and pretending they were puppets. Russo had to go into the bar to tell them to smarten up and stop what they were doing. This is just one example of the sexual harassment he witnessed during his time in the wrestling business.
Lane points out that this past week marked the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Screwjob, and he asks Russo if that whole thing was a work. Russo says it was absolutely not a work but he wishes it was, because that was a very turmoil time in WWE. He says that he’s sick of talking about it after all of these years.
Lane mentions that James Ellsworth was released by WWE last week, and Russo says his issue with James Ellsworth was never personal. He says that he had an issue with the fact that Ellsworth was initially written into the main event storyline. He points out that Ellsworth was this generation’s Gillberg, and Gillberg would have never been a part of the ‘A’ storyline during the attitude era.