As noted, former WWE Superstar Matt Morgan and former WWE / TNA head creative writer Vince Russo joined me for the post-SummerSlam edition of the Wrestling Inc. podcast. In addition to reviewing SummerSlam, during the show Russo discussed why he thinks there have been so many WWE Wellness Policy violations lately and WWE signing former TNA stars.
Russo and Morgan agreed that Bobby Roode should be on the main roster, with Russo stating that Roode is "the guy" and he'd pick him over anybody to be on the WWE roster. Russo also said that he doesn't think that WWE will put Samoa Joe on the main roster.
"I hate to say it... I'm not even going to say it because I'm going to get myself in trouble, but I don't see them putting him on the main roster," Russo said.
A shocked Morgan asked Russo if he was "nuts," and Russo replied, "I think Joe has not gone up from NXT for a reason, and I'm not gonna say why because I'll be bombarded with by freakin' NXT people and I don't want to deal with it. I'm not going to say it, but knowing Vince McMahon, there is a reason."
Morgan noted that with Kevin Owens being on the main roster that it shows that the thinking in the company is changing regarding wrestlers of different shapes and sizes. Russo noted, "I didn't say anything about shape or size, you did."
Morgan said that Joe "will absolutely be on the main roster and absolutely will be a big star."
Russo's comments about TNA and the Wellness suspensions begin at around the 1:10:00 mark. You can check out the full episode in the video above, or download it by clicking here. If you want to subscribe to the podcast, you can do so through iTunes as well as our RSS feed, which you can use this to subscribe through any podcast app.
Also, as mentioned on the podcast, Russo will be returning to television on Hunt Channel, you can check out their press release below:
ROCKY MOUNTAIN PRO COMING TO HUNT CHANNEL!
Luverne, AL: The Hunt Channel is proud to announce they have come to terms with Executive Producer Mike Ryan to Present Rocky Mountain Pro (Wrestling). The show currently titled Charged is scheduled to debut October 2016 in Prime Time. Charged will feature former WWE, WCW and TNA Head Writer and Producer Vince Russo he had this to say about his return to television.
"The opportunity with Hunt Channel TV is the one I've been looking for since 1999. But, as excited as I am, I am even more thrilled that the great, young talent of Rocky Mountain Pro are going to have the opportunity to shine in front of a national audience. That is the most rewarding thing for me!"
The Owner of Rocky Mountain Pro Matt Yaden had the following to say about his brand being featured on a National Platform:
"We at Rocky Mountain Pro are excited to bring our quality brand of professional wrestling to the Hunt Channel! In August we instituted a brand change from NRW Pro Wrestling to Rocky Mountain Pro to more appropriately represent the incredible region in which we operate. Just as our new name fits perfect for operating in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region, we feel our television program Charged will fit perfect within the line-up of great programming on the Hunt Channel!"
Hunt Channel TV President Merrill Sport had these comments About the addition of Professional Wrestling:
"We are very excited to announce that we will be adding Pro Wrestling to our Outdoor Programming on Angel Two, Dish Channel 266, Sunday Nights PrimeTime!Wrestling will be a great fit for our audience and family entertainment."
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