Originally Posted by Yosihait
Russo was very ahead of his time. Today, if a wrestler would "Break script" then everyone will praise it (Ex: Punk).
And by the way, it happened on WWF as well... Vince blamed the Undertaker for "Thinking he's the character" (He admits it's a character? Oh, dear!). Mick Foley also broke characters- He portrays gimmicks!
How about that time where DX showed that Curtain Call at MSG? This was about not following the script.
Or the Brawl for All (Not Russo's idea, but still)?
There's a difference between breaking the script, and doing it well.
Would it be the same if Ziggler did that shoot instead of Punk in 2011? No.
The Curtain Call incident was the wrestlers breaking script and had nothing to do with booking and Triple H was punished for it. That is totally different to Russo instructing people to break the script.
Also, wasn't it Russo's idea for Sid to do a top rope move, resulting in him breaking his leg?