Re: Existential Crisis and Wrestling
Perfectly said DualShock, as always. It's amazing the stacked roster of talent Russo had to work with in both WWF and WCW, yet still found time to have angles going on for absolutely everyone up and down the card. Sign of a great writer.
In my post I focused a lot on the hilarious comedy, which is just one thing Russo is great at writing, but I neglected to mention some of the awesome main event feuds he created as well. Rock/Austin, Austin/McMahon, The Ministry of Darkness, Austin/HBK. Awesmoe main event characters like Mankind, DX, Kane, Edge and Christian.
While most of the characters were already "created" when he got to WCW, he still managed to create main eventers out of guys like Chris Benoit, even when the roster was absolutely stacked with main event talent already (Nash, Hall, Goldberg, Sid, Hogan, Flair, Macho Man, Luger, Bret, the list goes on and on..). Modern WWE can't even create a single talent at the level of John Cena. They've tried with Punk for almost 2 years now, but he just isn't going to make it to that truly top tier level, as much as they try.