Ryback opens today’s show by talking about Renee Young’s promotion to a full time member of the RAW commentary team. He congratulates her and points out that she’s a very nice person. He can’t recall ever seeing Young upset, and notes that she’s always happy. He thinks she does a very good job on commentary by adding a different perspective on certain topics, and he thinks this is a great situation all the way around.
Ryback points out that Wade Barrett’s film, “Vengeance” has been green lit for a sequel. This is great news for Barrett, who has moved away from an in-ring wrestling career in favour of an acting career. Ryback thinks that Barrett has transitioned seamlessly into acting and thinks he has a great future in that business.
Hulk Hogan announced recently that the NWO will be making a return, with him, Hall and Nash making various appearances. Hogan also announced that contrary to popular belief, they have Vince McMahon’s approval to do these appearances. Ryback points out that this is a great opportunity for these three men to do very well financially. It also speaks to how important the NWO faction was in 1996, that in 2018 these three men can draw crowds with that brand.