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Vince Russo On Royal Rumble 2016 “I don’t think this was the best way to debut AJ Styles”

Vince Russo appeared on the WrestlingInc Podcast talking about last night’s Royal Rumble. Check out the video and highlights below:

On Styles debuting in the Rumble: “I’m not so sure that out of the 3.5 million the WWE has these days, how many of them knew who AJ Styles was. There’s a huge difference in the pop in the house, and the 3.5 million people at home. In my opinion, I don’t think this was the best way to debut AJ Styles.”

On making Styles a surprise appearance: “I would have had a little bit more of a build up and have him come in being somebody for those who didn’t know him. I’m thrilled to death for AJ. At this point in his career, he needs to be on the main stage.”

On Sami Zayn returning to the main roster at the Rumble: “I understand you’re going to the younger guys, but Sami Zayn is another guy who is niche market, Orlando, NXT. In the house, good pop, at home, how are the people going to react?”

On their appearances being forgotten: “When this match is done and over with, they’re not going to remember AJ Styles’ performance. I had already forgotten who Sami Zayn eliminated. They’re going to remember the end, Triple H. Nothing against those guys, I just don’t think a Royal Rumble is where you’re going to get somebody fairly new over unless they win it.”


Wrestling Inc Podcast (1/24): Royal Rumble, New Champ, AJ Styles, Surprises, TNA – Bullet Club

Join hosts Sean Ross Sapp and Vince Russo as they talk about the 2016 Royal Rumble, the big surprises at the event, and the TNA-Bullet Club drama from this weekend! Topics include:

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