WWE and All Elite Wrestling have done their utmost to follow up on their respective shows even in times of the ongoing pandemic. Both federations have been forced into drastic cuts to address the lack of audiences in the arenas, an unprecedented situation that risks having repercussions for much longer.
On the occasion of the 'AEW Dynamite: Road Rager' event, which took place on 7 July, an enthusiast tried to make an invasion of the ring during the segment between Chris Jericho and MJF. With a little effort, security managed to block the fan's initiative by making sure he couldn't enter the square.
During the latest edition of 'Writing with Russo', the show aired on Sportskeeda, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo discussed how the fan in question misinterpreted some of his comments made after an interview by Tony Khan.
“My tweet was only about television ratings. I've never incited anyone to storm the shows, let's not joke about that. I don't know how this guy turned my comments into an invitation to break into the ring. I have no idea, I swear.
I would never allow myself to recommend such an act” - explained Vince Russo with great clarity.
Vince Russo is a former WWE head writer
All Elite Wrestling has received numerous criticisms for poor ringside safety.
“I have heard a lot about this topic, mainly because the outbreak of the pandemic has led to a reduction in staff. Now they have allowed fans to return to the arenas, but I have seen a lot of people still complain about the lack of security around the ring.
This is an aspect that should not be underestimated, it is not the first time that I have said it. God forbid that man was armed or something. There must be a lot of security around and it is important for everyone to notice it,” said Russo.
Vince Russo added that he is not interested in returning to WWE for a spot in the Hall of Fame and that he doesn't need Vince McMahon's validation since his family's and friends' support is all that matters to him.
Russo was quick to express his happiness at seeing former colleagues Eric Bischoff and Bruce Prichard get some recognition once again in the WWE. However, he also explained that unlike those veterans who were deeply passionate about the business, writing about wrestling was just a job for him at the end of the day.