Former long-time WWE Spanish commentator Hugo Savinovich has explained why he thinks WWE is making more money than ever before and how the company’s only enemy is themselves.
Savinovich was the Spanish voice of WWE from 1994 until his departure from the company in 2011. Alongside Carlos Cabrera, the two men provided Spanish commentary on all WWE shows and pay-per-views.
Speaking to The Wrestling Inc. Daily show, Savinovich said that the lack of untelevised house shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic has helped WWE’s bottom line.
“WWE dominates wrestling because they’re the No. 1 company in the world. However, if you closely study the product, you’re gonna realize that they actually are making more money now with the Thunderdome because they were not drawing on the road. It was embarrassing. They were not drawing for Raw or SmackDown. They were actually losing money. Now, they have one building where they do two shows and NXT in a smaller building, and all their shows are making money.”
“The reality is the No. 1 company in the world has almost 300 top talents and the people [who work there] are actually upset. Not many people want to talk about it because they’re scared of the monster.”
Hugo Savinovich then added how he feels WWE haven’t provided their fans with what they promised:
“The only true enemy that WWE has is WWE because they don’t need more money. They already got enough money from Peacock and NBC, FOX, and all the other deals. Yet, they have mistreated the fans. Remember when the McMahon family did a semi-shoot by standing in the ring and promising to change the product? I haven’t seen it happen.”
Savinovich finished by commenting on recent creative decisions made by WWE. He noted that the acclaimed Hurt Business group was split up and says that you don’t change something that works.
“They messed up with Bobby Lashley and King Corbin, out of nowhere. And then Lashley and MVP suddenly go from Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin to ex-Retribution guys. I don’t want to bring race into this, but what the heck is going on? Not just because they were all black, but The Hurt Business was actually working! They had a fantastic frontman in MVP, a fantastic wrestler in Benjamin, a great youngster in Cedric, and the powerhouse Lashley. What are you thinking by bringing in Corbin? When you have something that’s working, don’t freaking change it.”