Russo is joined on today’s show by Big Vito.
Russo gets right into his Clash of Champions analysis by giving credit to WWE for avoiding the predictable finish in the Triple Threat US Championship match. Russo points out that the obvious finish was Bobby Roode pinning Dolph Ziggler, but WWE swerved us all and put the Title on Ziggler. However, if Baron Corbin doesn’t get that belt back soon, Russo wonders what WWE did to get him over as Champion during his run.
Vito thinks WWE booked Corbin to lose here to please the marks, pointing out that the hardcore fans have been critical of Corbin since day one. Vito agrees with Russo that WWE didn’t do much to get Corbin over during his US Title run, but Corbin didn’t do much to get himself over either. He suspects that Corbin will be a mid-card talent from this point on.
Speaking about the 8-man Tag Team Title match, Russo says he noticed several kicks to the face in this match and he absolutely hates that wrestlers kick out after those shots to the head. He remembers a time when HBK would deliver the Superkick and the match was all but over. Nowadays, kicks to the head have become a joke.
At another point in the match Chad Gable delivered a series of suplexes and dropped Aiden English and Rusev right on the back of their heads. He mentions that after Rusev took that suplex he didn’t appear in the match again, and he just hopes that Rusev is okay.