X-Pac opens today’s show by talking about the XFL’s television deal. He notes that it’s impressive that the XFL are associated with these massive networks such as FOX and ABC right out of the gate. It’s interesting that the networks will be paying the production fees for each game, which means McMahon won’t receive any of the television ad revenue.
X-Pac points out that this is McMahon’s second time around so he probably learned a few lessons the first time. He also took his time with this project and clearly planned ahead. X-Pac doesn’t think the XFL will change McMahon’s role in WWE at all, and he thinks it’ll be status quo in terms of McMahon’s position in WWE. He doesn’t know how McMahon keeps up with his huge workload but he finds a way.
X-Pac talks about Lio Rush ruffling some feathers backstage in WWE. He notes that Rush complaining about money is interesting, since recent reports suggest that the average lower-mid card wrestler in WWE averages around $100,000 per year. However, when you have to pay for all your rental cars and hotels that can add up quickly.
As for Rush’s suggestion that a black man such as himself shouldn’t be getting water and bags for veterans backstage, X-Pac notes that Rush isn’t the first black man to do that. Every young wrestler that comes into a new locker room follows those unwritten rules, and he can recall carrying Mr. Fuji’s bags everywhere for a while out of respect when he first arrived in WWE.