The past year and a half have been a really tough one for WWE. The effects of the global pandemic have also hit the sports entertainment sector, forcing the company to take a series of drastic measures to avoid bankruptcy. The Stamford-based federation had to release a large number of superstars and behind-the-scenes insiders, as well as not being able to host live fans for several months.
The simultaneous rise of All Elite Wrestling has certainly not helped Vince McMahon's company, struggling with a product too anchored to the logic of the past. Over the past few weeks, WWE's attempt to revamp the shows and grab the attention of the public has been evident.
Host of 'The Bro Show', former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo invited Vince McMahon to produce more truthful content.
Vince Russo opens up on Vince McMahon
"When I last spoke to Vince McMahon, I stressed the importance of realism.
Wrestling must be grounded in reality, otherwise you are not credible. If you face the situation and add realism to the product, then you will win back the respect of the casual viewers who no longer watch your shows” - analyzed Vince Russo.
The company is struggling with a serious COVID-19 outbreak, which has prevented several superstars from taking part in the weekly shows and PPV 'Day 1' "There were a lot of holes in last week's shows. We have learned that several athletes have tested positive for Coronavirus, but this news was totally ignored on TV.
Why wasn't it announced in front of the cameras that some performers had COVID? WWE desperately needs to get back to the reality of the business" - he highlighted. Russo was asked to choose his favorite between John Cena and Randy Orton: “They are two great professionals, but I think John has something more.
It is no coincidence that Cena also managed to break through in the world of cinema. I don't know how Randy would have fared outside of wrestling." Goldberg returned to WWE television on the RAW after Money in the Bank, to challenge WWE Champion Bobby Lashley.
WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray has explained why Vince McMahon likes Goldberg and brings him back to WWE time and time again. Bully Ray stated that if WWE believes that their fans enjoy watching Goldberg, they are doing so in the best interest of their fanbase. He argued, though, that the Internet Wrestling Community may not like watching Goldberg.