10. Vince Russo Comments On The Booking Of Shinsuke Nakamura
During a recent appearance on WrestlingInc’s podcast, Vince Russo discussed the booking of former two time NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura on SmackDown Live. Below is what Russo had to say:
“There’s a basic problem with the WWE, I’ll you what it is and this is what’s happening. We used to spend a lot of Monday Night Raw and a lot of SmackDown building characters and developing storylines. So by the time we got to the match, it was a big deal. What happened now is they don’t know how to make characters anymore, there are no storylines. Everybody just wants to fight each other. So when you take away the character building and when you take away the storylines, all you have are matches.
So every week bro, as you’re working towards the pay-per-view, these guys are in the same ring. Whether it’s a six-man or a tag or an eight-man, by the time you get the pay-per-view, you’ve seen these guys mix it up like three or four times before and it doesn’t mean anything.
And Nakamura, as unique as the guy is, bro, what have they done. I saw a vignette of a guy yesterday painting. That’s the character build of Nakamura. I mean, that’s supposed to get me excited about this freaking guy?”
Speaking of Nakamura, he’ll be a part of the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder match this Sunday at Money In The Bank 2017 PPV.