Russo mentions that his criticisms of WWE have nothing to do with him being bitter about WWE refusing to hire him. He says the last thing he wants to do on Christmas Day is leave his wife and his family and go on the road to work for WWE. He still can’t believe that WWE are making talents work a live RAW event on Christmas Day.
He goes on to say that this week’s episode of RAW was just terrible, and they lost him basically right from the first segment. He says that Hideo Itami’s main roster debut fell flat with barely anyone cheering for him, and Finn Balor’s reaction continues to decrease week after week. When Balor first debuted the audience loved him, but now there are only a few ‘cub scouts’ in the front row that cheer for him.
Russo says he hates to see anyone get hurt or lose income, and the only positive to come out of Dean Ambrose’s bicep injury is the fact that we don’t have to see Ambrose/Rollins wrestle Sheamus/Cesaro anymore. Lane mentions that these two teams began wrestling each other on July 31st. Russo says that’s a 5-month program and he still can’t identify what the storyline is.