Russo is joined on today’s show by his co-host Jeff Lane and Glenn Gilbertti (Disco Inferno).
Russo opens today’s show by speaking about Dave Meltzer’s rumoured wealth. Apparently Meltzer’s worth is $17 Million, and Russo can’t believe that Meltzer is still writing about wrestling if he’s actually worth that much money. Gilbertti points out that Meltzer has a lot of subscribers and has worked very hard for decades to build his company.
Gilbertti also points out that when you work as much as Meltzer does, you probably don’t have any time to spend the money you make which makes it easy to save money. He adds that Meltzer continues to write because he has a passion for it, and he probably wouldn’t know what to do with himself if he were to retire, despite his wealth.
Lane mentions that Don Callis and Scott D’Amore have been hired as co-Exectutive Directors of Impact Wrestling. Gilbertti thinks that Impact is basically setting up shop in Toronto, Canada now, so hiring Canadians to work there makes a lot of sense. Russo is intrigued to see whether these two men can turn Impact Wrestling around because it’s been a steady rotation of people at the head of that company as of late.
Russo points out that Monday Night RAW saw a huge decline in viewership from hour 1 to hour 3 last week, and Gilbertti thinks that was due in large part to the compelling game that was taking place on Monday Night Football. He points out that there was more heat and drama in that game than there was in any of the matches on RAW.