This week's episode of AEW Dynamite posted better numbers than Monday Night Raw. Suffice it to say that Tony Khan's company has collected a rating of 0.52 in the demographic range from 18 to 49 years. To be clearer, 681,000 people between the ages of 18 and 49 watched AEW Dynamite, while Raw did not go beyond 678,000 viewers.
The harsh effects of the global pandemic have exacerbated the crisis of the Stamford-based federation, which has been forced to release a large number of talent in the last year and a half. Vince McMahon's company is in dire need of renewing its product, which is now considered boring and unoriginal by both fans and insiders.
Vince Russo, who played the role of the head writer in WWE and WCW in the late 90s, was interviewed by Sportskeeda on this very topic. Vince McMahon took over WWE from his father way back in 1982 and makes all the most important decisions, being assisted by executive director Bruce Prichard and 14-time world champion Triple H.
According to Vince Russo, the company boss should return to appear on TV in a new guise.
Vince Russo opens up on Vince McMahon
"In this historical phase, in the backstage of the WWE there is a real mess," began Vince Russo.
“Several talents have been released and each of them never misses a chance to throw digs at WWE. They are all against Vince McMahon and his way of doing business. 20 years ago, when I was working in WWE, a situation was created not too different from the current one.
WCW was taking over WWE and there was nothing left in Vince McMahon's tank. All Elite Wrestling is doing the same thing now. If I had the chance to speak privately with Vince McMahon, I would explain to him that he should return to the scene as a face character.
People would love a story like this, as well as make them recover a minimum of sympathy and appreciation,” commented Russo. AEW President Tony Khan was aware of these events and eventually, that led to speeding up the relationship between AEW and NJPW.
Which could've been why TK decided to put Nick Khan on notice during a promo, as he was confident that NJPW was going to work with AEW and not WWE. It is also not known if NJPW would've booked the former Daniel Bryan while having a relationship with AEW.
But if WWE did make a deal and Danielson ended up signing with AEW, then he would be out of NJPW, which was another key reason for him wanting to leave.