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post #7 of (permalink) Old 11-08-2019, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by TMWTLAITW View Post
Russo was good at the time because he had a lot of entertaining ideas, but there were people who kept him in check. He never was a good booker. Once he was given unlimited creative freedom in WCW we saw him living up to his potential. Judy Bagwell on a Forklift match was his magnum opus.
Producers and higher ups keeping writers in check is nothing new though. Like I said, ignore WCW, judge him on his WWF work. If you have 10 ideas a week and 4 are good enough for primetime TV I'd say that's a good success rate. He must've had more good ideas than bad ideas for McMahon to have paid him a salary for 3 years as head writer.
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