Lane points out that Batista did an interview recently, in which he revealed that after speaking with WWE for 3 weeks about potentially appearing at WrestleMania the company stopped replying to him. Lane points out that Batista is a bonafide movie star now, and he probably would have been a bigger attraction for the mixed tag team match than Kurt Angle.
Russo points out that Angle had to jump through hoops for years to return to WWE, and if Batista wants to return to WWE to close his career he’ll probably have to go through the same process. He does admit that it was pretty crappy on WWE’s part to not text Batista back.
During an interview recently, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat spoke about his WrestleMania 3 match against Randy Savage. He mentioned that there were 21 false finishes in that match, and he recalled how difficult it was trying to memorize all of that. Gilbertti points out that both men put on an incredible cardio display in that match, and Russo thinks it’s unbelievable that they were able to memorize every single spot. He says he’d never be able to do that.
That sums up today’s episode of Vince Russo’s The Brand. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya tomorrow for another recap!