Originally Posted by Hailsabin
But Dualshock speaks nonsense 99.9% of the time. That's why nobody thinks he's any good.
I could honestly try and defend Russo, but that's only b/c I can be a good spin doctor. The guy has much more outlandish bad moments in the world of wrestling than he does good. Even if good stuff was over the top. Only it worked at that time. Popularity & (ugh, I'm only saying for this statement) ratings wise. As most fans with brains know, ratings mean dick. They still could find Russo's successes to be pretty awful too.
As if any of it matters. The guy is a writer for professional wrestling. Why does it matter what people think about him? People rant on him - ok, cool. Dualshock feels offended for whatever reason and has to try and defend or, as Redwood Raven put it, apologize for the error Russo made on a wrestling program. It means nothing other than he wrote some crap in WCW. That's all. I'm inclined to say a debate between Kofi Kingston or Sin Cara being the worst guy on the WWE roster is much more worth the time of others than who or what is said about Vince Russo.
I make excuses for my favorite wrestler, and I can admit to going overboard with it. It's human nature to be passionate about certain things, and sometimes those emotions get the better of you. I can't point out many factual mistakes Dualshock made on Russo, but i'm sure he's been wrong a handful of times. I don't want to speak for him directly, but i'm sure he's just tired of people on the Internet saying silly things like "Russo killed the Wrestling Industry" or that Vince Russo is to blame for TNA going in the shitter and so on and so on. Does Vince deserve some of the blame? Sure he does, but he also deserves credit which very few people give him. I think Dualshock is trying very hard to change that perception of Russo, and in his quest he might of slipped a few times. We are all human, and I understand that because i've been in his shoes.
I am not a fan of Russo at all, but I can admit that he was partly responsible for the biggest boom period in WWF history, and I don't buy the garbage that he killed WCW, I think that whole WCW situation was destined to fail before Russo arrived. I also disagree with you on ratings, they do matter because they indicate whether or not a large amount of eyeballs are watching your show or not. Does the Nelson ratings cover everyone? No, but they are a big indicator, especially back in the 90's when everyone was still on dialup connection.