Vince Russo AMA on reddit 10am this Thursday


​"Bro, I have no idea.  Swear to god, bro."
"Bro, I had nothing to do with that.  It was all the guys who were before me, bro."
"​Bro, I'm 100% with you on that one, but creative control and Standards and Practices tied my hands, bro."
Just a guess.  

Russo may have cost TNA the Spike contract



Apparently both Wrestle-1 and Spike are very upset that TNA had Vince Russo on the payroll and purposely tried to hide him from them both. 

I don't think Dixie really knows any better RE: Russo, but clearly others in TNA do and could have or should have said something. 

So, if Spike doesn't renew TNA (which would probably be the death of the company), this could end up being one of the big reasons why. 

If a creative team member is so problematic that you have to hide him from people for fear of their reaction, maybe you shouldn't hire him in the first place…
​Really, by this point if TNA was going to lose their TV deal, hiring Vince Russo would be the least of the reasons.  I seriously doubt that their fate will have anything to do with the company's internal problems and will pretty much be decided by some exec at Spike feeling like Cops reruns would be a better return on investment.  And he'd probably be correct.  It's definitely a stupid move on Dixie's part to bring Russo back, but I just don't see it being the deathblow or anything.  ​

Wrestlecrap interviews Vince Russo (audio)

Howdy, BoD’ers.

Just listening to this and thought i’d share it:

http://ec.libsyn.com/p/c/c/e/cced1ec62afeabd9/rdblade-028.mp3?d13a76d516d9dec20c3d276ce028ed5089ab1ce3dae902ea1d01c18e33d3cc5a3a76&c_id=7148814

First 20 minutes is about his new website, and from then on (i’m only 45 minutes in to it) it’s about the WWF magazine, and how he got in to writing for WWF.

There’s a great story where he would occasionally pop in to the costume design room so he could get a heads up on which characters were being bought in. They talk about the ridiculously stupid Who? character (which, was apparently a rip on Hogan), and then a planned tag team partner for him…

WHAT?

Russo said he got so pissed off by it that he called Bischoff and asked for a job.

Pretty funny.

Russo back in TNA

Vince Russo is back in TNA doing creative.

At this point, does it really matter either way? Can he really do any more damage to the product than has been done already?

They could literally have every member of the roster commit ritual suicide on live TV while giving away a million dollars to each home viewer and then resurrect the zombie remains of Randy Savage for a match against Lou Thesz and still draw the same 1.0 they always do.  It will make zero difference either way.  

WWF Livewire 96- Russo, McMahon, Cornette, Heyman etc – great video

Hi Scott,

Hope all is well!  I wanted to share this video with the blog o' doom.
I hadn't seen this since it aired live in the fall of 1996 but it's so fascinating watching all these personalities on one live show (WWF Livewire on USA).


You have Cornette and Russo shooting on each other, Sunny ripping Sable legit, McMahon talking dirt on Bischoff, Ross, Turner, and his thoughts on a WWF Network Channel (in 96), and even a call from Paul Heyman claiming his concepts are being stolen. Such a nice blend of shoot and fabrication in a very stale 96. It is awkward but compelling tv before they decided to finally strip things down and get edgy with Raw is War in 97.  

Oh man, the Paul Heyman audio run-in was EPIC.  Didn't he do a fake name once too, calling in as "Bruce P. from Hartford" or something like that?  Good times.

Russo???


hey scott, check this out: http://www.wwedvdnews.com/report-nwo-revolution-dvd-content-vince-russo/29171/


quote: Was very surprised they got Lex Luger and Vince Russo to provide comments. Looks like they were recent because no year was on the top right corner. 


Russo??????? is he back!?!?!?!?

In many ways it's almost like he never left in the first place.
By the way, gotta love the strategy now of blatantly recycling the Back In Black / Monday Night Wars single disc DVDs into one MEGADOCUMENTARY about the nWo.  

Defending Vince Russo

Hello Scott! I thought you may find this article interesting; it is actually one of the very few defending Vince Russo’s booking decisions from 1996 in WWE up until his TNA tenure. It’s like watching his shoot interview all over again!!! Take care! http://www.tnasylum.com/2012/02/vince-russo-re-written-career.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Honestly, at this point it’s really kicking someone when they’re not only down but dead and being eaten by the vultures.  I’m pretty sure the only person who thought that Vince Russo was relevant as a booker after 2006 or so was Vince Russo and maybe Dixie Carter.  Everyone (well, most everyone) acknowledges that yes, Russo’s contributions from 1997 until 1999 were very valuable and entertaining and made lots of money.  It’s everything since then that’s the issue.

Defending Vince Russo

Hello Scott! I thought you may find this article interesting; it is actually one of the very few defending Vince Russo’s booking decisions from 1996 in WWE up until his TNA tenure. It’s like watching his shoot interview all over again!!! Take care! http://www.tnasylum.com/2012/02/vince-russo-re-written-career.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Honestly, at this point it’s really kicking someone when they’re not only down but dead and being eaten by the vultures.  I’m pretty sure the only person who thought that Vince Russo was relevant as a booker after 2006 or so was Vince Russo and maybe Dixie Carter.  Everyone (well, most everyone) acknowledges that yes, Russo’s contributions from 1997 until 1999 were very valuable and entertaining and made lots of money.  It’s everything since then that’s the issue.

Defending Vince Russo

Hello Scott! I thought you may find this article interesting; it is actually one of the very few defending Vince Russo’s booking decisions from 1996 in WWE up until his TNA tenure. It’s like watching his shoot interview all over again!!! Take care! http://www.tnasylum.com/2012/02/vince-russo-re-written-career.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Honestly, at this point it’s really kicking someone when they’re not only down but dead and being eaten by the vultures.  I’m pretty sure the only person who thought that Vince Russo was relevant as a booker after 2006 or so was Vince Russo and maybe Dixie Carter.  Everyone (well, most everyone) acknowledges that yes, Russo’s contributions from 1997 until 1999 were very valuable and entertaining and made lots of money.  It’s everything since then that’s the issue.

Defending Vince Russo

Hello Scott! I thought you may find this article interesting; it is actually one of the very few defending Vince Russo’s booking decisions from 1996 in WWE up until his TNA tenure. It’s like watching his shoot interview all over again!!! Take care! http://www.tnasylum.com/2012/02/vince-russo-re-written-career.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Honestly, at this point it’s really kicking someone when they’re not only down but dead and being eaten by the vultures.  I’m pretty sure the only person who thought that Vince Russo was relevant as a booker after 2006 or so was Vince Russo and maybe Dixie Carter.  Everyone (well, most everyone) acknowledges that yes, Russo’s contributions from 1997 until 1999 were very valuable and entertaining and made lots of money.  It’s everything since then that’s the issue.

Defending Vince Russo

Hello Scott! I thought you may find this article interesting; it is actually one of the very few defending Vince Russo’s booking decisions from 1996 in WWE up until his TNA tenure. It’s like watching his shoot interview all over again!!! Take care! http://www.tnasylum.com/2012/02/vince-russo-re-written-career.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Honestly, at this point it’s really kicking someone when they’re not only down but dead and being eaten by the vultures.  I’m pretty sure the only person who thought that Vince Russo was relevant as a booker after 2006 or so was Vince Russo and maybe Dixie Carter.  Everyone (well, most everyone) acknowledges that yes, Russo’s contributions from 1997 until 1999 were very valuable and entertaining and made lots of money.  It’s everything since then that’s the issue.

Defending Vince Russo

Hello Scott! I thought you may find this article interesting; it is actually one of the very few defending Vince Russo’s booking decisions from 1996 in WWE up until his TNA tenure. It’s like watching his shoot interview all over again!!! Take care! http://www.tnasylum.com/2012/02/vince-russo-re-written-career.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Honestly, at this point it’s really kicking someone when they’re not only down but dead and being eaten by the vultures.  I’m pretty sure the only person who thought that Vince Russo was relevant as a booker after 2006 or so was Vince Russo and maybe Dixie Carter.  Everyone (well, most everyone) acknowledges that yes, Russo’s contributions from 1997 until 1999 were very valuable and entertaining and made lots of money.  It’s everything since then that’s the issue.