WWE has been forced to face the dire consequences of the pandemic, which has brought virtually all sectors to their knees. Thanks to the controversial invention of the ThunderDome, the Stamford federation managed to continue its shows, but the empty arenas and subsequent crisis generated a chain reaction.
Over the past year and a half, Vince McMahon's company has released more than 50 superstars, including top-notch athletes like Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Andrade, Mickie James and Bray Wyatt (even the legendary Ric Flair has walked away from agency).
As if that weren't enough, the ratings of Raw and SmackDown struggle to reach an acceptable level. Vince Russo, who worked as a writer on both WWE and WCW in the late 1990s, was never fond of WWE management and Vince McMahon.
In a recent Sportskeeda microphone interview, Russo called on President Nick Khan to be more transparent towards the WWE Universe. Vince Russo said: "WWE should learn to tell the truth to its fans. When Nick Khan was asked to give an opinion on the performance of the shows, he should have admitted that the ratings are not what WWE would like.
Maybe he could add that there is some hidden potential to make them grow in a short time. You can't always sell carpets, people deserve to know how things really are. Admitting strengths and weaknesses is important for the credibility of a company."
According to authoritative rumors, USA Network would not be at all satisfied with the current state of the WWE product. "You can't come and tell me that WWE broadcasters are in seventh heaven, I'll never believe it.
The Raw episode aired this week attracted 1.91 million viewers in the United States, with a rating of 0.54 in the 18 to 49-year-old demographic. Going back to the late 1990s, the shows settled at around five million weekly viewers."
John Cena on Brock Lesnar's return to SummerSlam
The latest WWE Pay per View played at SummerSlam saw the company staging several sensational surprises. In addition to the return of Becky Lynch, back and immediately become SmackDown women's champion, we have witnessed, after more than a year of waiting, the return of Brock Lesnar to WWE.
At the end of the Main Event between the Tribal Chief and Universal Champion WWE Roman Reigns and the legend of wrestling John Cena made an appearance The Beast Incarnate which left all the fans speechless and also Roman Reigns and his adviser (and ex manager of Brock Lesnar) Paul Heyman.
The two gave each other fiery glances even if they did not come into contact and at the end of the broadcasts, when the program was not told on television, Brock Lesnar also took it out on John Cena, crashed to the ground with his terrible F5 .
Guest on That Scene with Dan Patrick, John Cena talked about Brock Lesnar's return to SummerSlam and commented on the latest on The Beast: "I didn't notice the ponytail (laughs), but I did notice it looked the size of two Brock Lesnars.
Whatever happens, Lesnar always looks very bad. He is trying to come up with a new way, he tries to broaden the boundaries to see what he can throw out of the hat, he represents an anomaly because whatever happens he is always one of the best, if not the best " Cena then discussed the audience surprise on Lesnar's return to SummerSlam: "The buzz and the surprise of the public at the return of Brock Lesnar was certainly something that amazed and interested me.
The audience was already accompanying with interest the challenge between me and Roman Reigns, then Brock came out and nobody understood what was happening. Events like these are fantastic because they are quite rare and can surprise the crowd."