Russo is joined on today’s show by his co-host, Jeff Lane, Stevie Richards and Bin Hamin.
Russo opens today’s show by mentioning that this week’s RAW opened with a magnificnent tribute to Bruno Sammartino. He thought WWE did a great job with this tribute, adding that it brought back lots of memories for him and made him cry.
However, after that stunning tribute to Bruno, nothing happened for the next 25 minutes of RAW. He notes that this was simply a house show that doubled as an advertisement for this Friday’s Greatest Royal Rumble event. Russo adds that WWE could have talked about this event for 50 hours and he still wouldn’t give a s**t about it.
Lane agrees with Russo, adding that while RAW was a long advertisement for the Greatest Royal Rumble, WWE failed to do anything to create interest in the show. Russo thinks this is a great point, saying that instead of just shoving this event down our throat for 3-hours they should have did something storyline-wise that made people want to tune into the show on Friday.
Richards thinks the buildup for the Universal Title match at the Greatest Royal Rumble has been strange, noting that the physicality simply hasn’t been there ever since Brock Lesnar busted open Roman Reigns at WrestleMania. He adds that it’s almost as if WrestleMania was the buildup to Greatest Royal Rumble, and if Lesnar retains here again he’s not sure where WWE will go creatively from there.