Vince Russo is once again throwing his opinion into the modern wrestling mix. The former WWE writer took to Twitter to drag AEW for the butyrate for the recent Double or Nothing pay-per-view. Russo also took the chance to chase some clout by name-dropping his old boss, who wants nothing to do with him.
Double or Nothing did about 155,000 buys, which is an increase from last year’s event. The show was against an NBA playoff game seven, and Khan expected something around that number due to the competition. Russo, who does not understand context and evolving media markets, immediately sunk his teeth in.
“@TonyKhan revealed that Double or Nothing drew an estimated 155K PPV buys. WOW. I remember
@VinceMcMahon telling me prior to WM 15—“Vince, ANYTHING under 1 MILLION BUYS will be a Disappointment”.
Vince Russo once booked a WCW show with Bret Hart and Goldberg in the main event that drew 145,000 buys (per Wrestlenomics). At the time, pay-per-views cost around $20, whereas today that number is closer to $50. His opinion and understanding of today’s wrestling economy should be taken with a grain of salt.
Russo’s latest effort to curry favor with Vince McMahon could not be more obvious. Russo has been begging for job with WWE despite claiming he would never speak to McMahon again. That WWE gig is likely still not coming, even though Vince Russo is making his best efforts to bury the competition.
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