WWE has had to face the very serious consequences of the global pandemic, which has brought all sectors to their knees in the last year and a half. More than 50 superstars have been released in this time frame, including the likes of Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Mickie James, Andrade and even Bray Wyatt.
The recent rise of All Elite Wrestling has certainly not helped the WWE, which has seen some talent blow from under their noses. Tony Khan's company has succeeded in the extraordinary feat of signing two authentic legends of modern wrestling like CM Punk and Bryan Danielson.
Vince McMahon's company has responded with big returns from Becky Lynch and Brock Lesnar to SummerSlam, as well as having just organized the PPV Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia. Vince Russo has been in the wrestling world for several decades and no one can deny that he has immense knowledge of this business.
During the last edition of 'Writing with Russo' on Sportskeeda, the former WWE and WCW writer focused on the war of ratings between the two federations (WWE and AEW). Recently, it has been pointed out that AEW has taken over WWE in the 18 to 49-year-old demographic.
“I can't say everything I know, since I have to keep the necessary confidentiality on some things” - began Russo. “I can tell you that I still keep in touch with the best executives on the network today."
Vince Russo clarifies on WWE vs AEW
"In the past couple of years, there has never been a single time they've told me about the 18 to 49-year-old demographic.
This type of classification makes no sense. Do you really think that an eighteen-year-old - usually - has a higher income than a fifty-year-old? How many eighteen-year-olds will be able to earn more than 51-year-olds? You understand for yourself that it is ridiculous since the ratings are functional to advertising. They only detect the overall viewers ”- added Vince Russo.