WWE is going through one of the most difficult times in its history, also due to the consequences of the global pandemic. The Stamford-based federation has had to release a ton of superstars over the past year and a half, as well as a lot of behind-the-scenes insiders.
In the last few hours there has been yet another wave of layoffs, which has generated a huge uproar on social media and on the web in general. The rise of All Elite Wrestling has certainly not helped WWE on its path to rebirth, as Tony Khan's company has managed to sign two authentic phenomena such as CM Punk and Bryan Danielson.
In the 'war' of ratings, AEW seems to have taken over the WWE in the 18 to 49-year-old demographic. To this must be added the lack of strong personalities in Raw and SmackDown at this historical stage. During the latest episode of 'Legion of RAW' on Sportskeeda, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo analyzed the inability of Vince McMahon and associates to build authentic stars as in the past.
“I'd like to ask a question to all those folks who follow WWE shows with great consistency. The question is: do you pay to see who?" - began Vince Russo.
Vince Russo asks fans a question
"There are many people who adore Riddle's style, but Riddle often comes out defeated in his individual matches and does not have an ideal programming.
Do you spend money to see Kevin Owens? Do you pay to see Finn Balor or Becky Lynch? What is the WWE symbol right now? You can't understand” - he added. Russo also spoke of Charlotte Flair's situation: “I think she is unhappy and she wants to change the air.
Her partner is in AEW, while relations between her father and WWE have cooled a lot in recent times. I'm not ruling out that you want to try a new adventure in Tony Khan's federation. She feels alone and abandoned during this time.
Everything about her leads to absurd controversy." Vince Russo sent a brutally honest message to Vince McMahon following this week's RAW as the former WWE head writer urged the company's boss to retire. "Vince, you need to retire.
You need to retire. You are killing this company, everybody in the company, killing the viewers at home. You are killing everything, bro. Nick Khan does not need Vince McMahon there to make all that money. Nick Khan knows the goods.
Nick Khan knows what's in the shed. He knows what he can sell. Vince is killing this thing."