Russo is joined on today’s show by his co-host, Jeff Lane, and Glenn Gilbertti (Disco Inferno).
Gilbertti opens today’s show by pointing out that all the dirt sheet writers are going crazy about the Superstar Shakeup, writing multiple columns about the new potential match-ups and other developments. He can’t believe that any fans would be interested in that, and adds that it’s disappointing how professional wrestling has degenerated to this new nerdy subculture.
He points out that the only interesting thing that came out of the Superstar Shakeup is the fact that Daniel Bryan can now square off with The Miz, because that’s the only personal angle WWE has right now and that makes the eventual match worth watching.
Russo points out that if you go back and watch Bruno Sammartino matches from Madison Square Garden the audience are all professional members of society wearing suit and ties, and they play their role as the audience. Nowadays if you look as the NXT audience they all look like PWInsider’s Mike Johnson. Gilbertti finds it interesting how today’s audience can be recognized by certain identifiable characteristics. Most fans are unkept looking, and they look like they smell bad.
Russo brings up the fact that one of NXT’s top stars, Johnny Gargano, cut a promo next to his wife on NXT television this past week and she was almost as tall as he was. Gilbertti mentions that if that was main roster programming in a backstage segment, Vince McMahon would have had Gargano standing on a crate or something to make him appear taller.