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Russo is joined on today’s show by his co-host, Jeff Lane, and Glenn Gilbertti (Disco Inferno).
Gilbertti says a lot of today’s dirt sheet writers view professional wrestling in a completely different way than fans did in years prior. He points out that they just sit and watch with their pens and paper and grade matches, instead of worrying about storylines and build-ups. Most of them think the business is in a great place right now when in reality it’s one of the worst periods ever.
He notes that today’s performers can’t even brawl. They can’t even have a believable street fight, and this is supposed to be the greatest generation of performers. Russo agrees with these points, adding that a lot of people urged him to watch NXT, but after watching he was dissapointed by the fact that they aren’t any storylines on that show either.
Lane points out that Lita spoke out against the Greatest Royal Rumble last week, calling it a conflict of interest on WWE’s part to work their while promoting women’s rights here in North America. Gilbertti doesn’t think it’s a big deal that the women can’t work these shows. He points out that WWE signed a massive 10-year deal to work 20 shows in Saudi Arabia, and that’s 20 shows that the women can’t work on. He doesn’t think that’s a big deal.
Gilbertti goes on to say that there are a plethora of female wrestlers on the show nowadays anyways, and he doesn’t think any of them can complain about a lack of television time. He adds that if WWE wants to empower their women that much they should just give them their own show.