Vince Russo’s The Brand Recap – WWE’s Inability to Change, Why RAW Should be 1 Hour, Would NXT Beat RAW in Ratings? More!
Russo is joined on today’s show by Big Vito.
Russo opens today’s show by mentioning that he was a part of Rocky Mountain Pro Wrestling’s television taping over the weekend, and he thought it went great. He notes that there are a bunch of kids on that roster who’d never been on television before and had no experience working for a hard camera and under those circumstances this taping was as good as could be.
One thing he realized during those tapings is that WWE’s television model has been broken for a long time. He thinks they need to shut down, adjust and start over. He believes if your wrestling show is one hour long, it’s very difficult to make a bad show. After commercials you have 45 minutes of television time, and that’s the perfect amount of time for today’s viewers who have no attention span.
He doesn’t think it’s possible to produce a bad hour of wrestling programming, no matter what talents you’re using. USA Network is selling advertising and wants the programming to be longer, but that’s just greedy in Russo’s opinion. He thinks if the show was an hour long more people would watch it and they’d be able to charge more for that hour of advertising.