Vince McMahon's resounding farewell ushered in a new era for WWE and wrestling in general. Almost no one expected a similar decision from Vince, despite the heavy accusations that had come down on him in recent times. In fact, from an investigation by the Wall Street Journal, it emerged that the now former Chairman of the company would have 'paid out' millions of dollars to silence several women with whom he had had extramarital affairs.
His right-hand man John Laurinaitis - former head of talent relations - has also been banned from the Stamford federation. Vince's place was taken by his daughter Stephanie and Nick Khan, while Triple H became the new head of the creative team.
The 14-time world champion immediately gave his creative touch to the shows and many stars who had been released returned to the company. In the latest edition of 'Legion of RAW' on Sportskeeda, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo claimed that The Game is no more adept at 'writing' shows than Tony Khan.
Vince Russo opens up on Triple H
“I'm sick of the WWE and AEW shows. Triple H is no better than Tony Khan, they are on the same level. Both of them have no idea how to put together a wrestling show that reaches the general public.
Their shows are good for people who are seated in the first ten rows of the arena. They made the decision to satisfy that public, which embodies a very narrow niche” - said Vince Russo. Vince doesn't believe McMahon has retired: “I know his way of thinking and his work ethic.
I know he has nothing else in life besides wrestling. Only those people who do not know him and know nothing about him believe in his retirement. WWE needed a blanket of smoke to divert attention from the real problems. For this reason, they made people believe that Vince has retired and that Triple H is the savior of the homeland."
Triple H has brought back several released stars since taking over creative for WWE, but The Game will not be bringing blood back to TV anytime soon. "The world has changed. The world has evolved. I don’t think it’s necessary.
If we have talent that gets [cut open], usually you’ll see them roll out and they’ll get looked at to make sure that there’s nothing dangerous. I’m just of the opinion right now, given the state of the world and the pandemic, and at the end of the day, what we do is dangerous enough without intentionally making it more dangerous."