X-Pac opens today’s show speaking about his experience at RAW25. He says he had a great time but he’s still tired from all the flying. He was so excited and riding a high after appearing on RAW and he flew out of New York at 7 AM the next morning, so he didn’t really sleep at all prior to catching his flight.
He gives WWE credit for trying to broadcast live from two different buildings, but there’s no denying that this was was going to be a difficult feat from the beginning. There was also so much hype and promotion for this show that it was going to be hard for it to live up to the expectations. He thought WWE delivered in terms of nostalgia.
X-Pac informs that The Miz and Ric Flair were not originally booked to appear at The Manhattan Center. They were last minute additions in order to give the fans at Manhattan Center more bang for their buck.
X-Pac has heard some criticism of the show, specifically WWE’s inability to take advantage of the additional viewers in order to hype the current product and the Royal Rumble. He can understand these frustrations, but he points out that it’s tough to fit all of the legends on the same show in which you’re trying to hype a major PPV.
There was also some criticism of Scott Hall’s entrance being interrupted by break. X-Pac admits that this was not ideal, but WWE needed to take a break, and that was the logical place to take it. Cutting to break as Hall was making his entrance was also a good hook to keep viewers from turning the channel during the commercial.
X-Pac admits that he was definitely amped up during his entrance and promo. He also says that the “1, 2, 3” chants made him feel real good. He was very excited to share that segment with Anderson, Gallows and Balor, and he sees a lot of similarities between those guys and The Kliq from years ago.
He informs that there was supposed to be an additional promo segment with The Revival when they came out, in which they would have bashed the legends and set up the match with Anderson and Gallows. Unfortunately this had to be cut due to a lack of time, and X-Pac says that’s a shame because there was some real good lines scripted for that interaction.
X-Pac speaks about the controversy surrounding Enzo Amore. He has no idea why Amore wouldn’t tell WWE about these allegations when he first found out about them months ago, but he assumes that Amore was probably just hoping it would go away. He also hopes there’s no truth to anything this young girl is saying, because these are some serious allegations.
X-Pac adds that Amore and all other high-profile individuals need to stop putting themselves in bad situations night after night, where people can accuse you of things like this even if it didn’t happen.
Even if Amore is proven innocent in this case, he doubt’s we’ll ever see him back in WWE again. Amore has faced some serious backlash from other members of the roster since arriving in WWE, and X-Pac recalls Chris Jericho ribbing Amore recently. It’s obvious that Amore was not well liked by people within WWE locker room and that’s too bad because he has talent, and brought certain things to the table.
Getting back to RAW25, X-Pac says he loved the opening segment between Vince McMahon and Steve Austin. McMahon’s promo work was genius according to X-Pac, and Austin has so much charisma that he didn’t even need to speak in order to get his point across.
That sums up today’s episode of X-Pac 1, 2, 360. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya next week for another recap!