Russo is joined on today’s show by his co-host Jeff Lane and Glenn Gilbertti (Disco Infern0).
Russo opens today’s show by informing that he had several Twitter arguments over the last week with people (WWE’s Pete Dunne in particular), arguing that the wrestling business has lost the suspension of disbelief and that’s why the business is struggling. He was also arguing that performers need to work safer in the ring because it’s only a matter of time before someone gets killed.
He points out that former WWE Superstar and current road agent, Fit Finley tweeted back at him, calling him an idiot and ridiculing his impact on the business. Gilbertti was surprised to hear that Finley said those things to Russo, but he was certainly just trying to defend WWE.
Russo says that performers like Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate have ‘half a clue’ when it comes to knowing how to work in the ring, so they need to figure out the other half before someone gets seriously hurt during a match. Gilbertti agrees and says that until these guys draw some money, they can’t be considered successful professional wrestlers.
Lane informs that WWE appears to be developing a ‘Broken-esque’ character for Matt Hardy, which will apparently be referred to as ‘Woken’. Anthem’s Ed Nordholm spoke with Sports Illustrated this past week, basically informing that they’ve reached an agreement with Hardy, allowing him to use the character. If that’s the case, Russo wonders why WWE wouldn’t just use the ‘Broken’ character that everyone knows from TNA instead of trying to alter it.