After a year and a half spent in the ThunderDome, WWE has finally returned to hosting its live fans thanks to the improved health situation. Money in the Bank and SummerSlam represented a real breath of fresh air for the Stamford federation, inevitably struggling with the crisis linked to the pandemic.
Suffice it to say that over 50 superstars have been released in the past few months, including big names like Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Mickie James, Andrade, and Bray Wyatt. Even the legendary Ric Flair has turned away from WWE, with the intention of going other paths after writing memorable pages of wrestling history.
During the latest edition of 'Legion of RAW' on Sportskeeda, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo illustrated how the company's top management should update some old rules that undermine the credibility of the product.
In WWE, to cite an example, champions can keep their title even if they are intentionally disqualified.
Vince Russo is not a fan of this rule
“That will go down in history as one of the most ridiculous rules in the history of professional wrestling.
The beauty is that WWE has not yet decided to change it,” said Vince Russo. “When I went to work in a small independent group in Colorado, the first thing I did was work on that rule. If you are pinned or disqualified, you automatically lose your belt.
Otherwise, the champions could be voluntarily disqualified on any occasion, especially if they play a heel character” - he added. Vince Russo suggested that WWE take a look at the UFC rules: "They should realize that some rules no longer make sense in 2021.
They don't work, there's little to say. WWE should introduce rules similar to those of the UFC, this parallelism comes to mind. The champion does not remain such if he leaves the cage. Mine is not just a formal discourse, since all these aspects affect the credibility of the plots"
WWE, meanwhile, is organizing the next PPV, Extreme Rules. Russo, WWE’s head writer in the late 1990s, reviewed this week’s RAW with Dr. Chris Featherstone on Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Legion of RAW show. He predicted that Goldberg will get involved if WWE books Big E vs.
Lashley at WWE Extreme Rules on September 26. “Well, I’m assuming the rematch will be at Extreme Rules, right?” Russo said. “Bro, you’ll freaking kill him [if WWE takes the title off Big E at Extreme Rules].
I mean, they’re gonna have to figure out a way. That’s what they’re gonna do, bro, right there… Goldberg’s gonna screw Lashley. That’s exactly what’s gonna happen”.