X-Pac jokes that McMahon and WWE knew he wasn’t going back to WCW after that as well, and that’s why his contract’s downside guarantee was so low. Ross laughs and points out that X-Pac probably made much more than that in merchandise sales and PPV royalties during that time, and X-Pac confirms that. He says that he made triple his downside guarantee during some of his years in WWE, hovering around 7 figures for a couple of those years.
Ross informs that he’s very excited to be attending the 25th anniversary edition of RAW later this month, and X-Pac mentions that he’s been invited back for that show as well. Ross has been asked by people if he wants to call a match during that show and he certainly would love that, but he’s just excited about flying to New York and seeing a lot of old friends.
Ross asks X-Pac what he thinks about all the social media sparring between Jim Cornette and indie wrestlers like The Young Bucks. X-Pac feels that a lot of people within the wrestling industry are taking all these things too seriously. He goes on to admit that while he’s a big fan of the Young Bucks, he can understand why spots like the 6-man missed dropkick spot can rub some people the wrong way.
Ross likes Vince McMahon’s chances of succeeding if he decides to revive the XFL or start a new football league. X-Pac is a little more hesitant in predicting success, but he points out that it’s hard to bet against McMahon. Both Ross and X-Pac agree that if McMahon pursues another venture, WWE will be in good hands under the guidance of Triple H.