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The Rock Defends Vince Russo, Praises Steve Austin

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The Rock took to Twitter this week and praised WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin for being a "tough SOB" in the ring.

Responding to a tweet that marked the 20th anniversary of Austin's beer truck bath on Rock, Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon, Rock recalled their legendary WrestleMania 15 match, which saw Austin defeat The Rock for the WWE Title in a No DQ match that had WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley (Mankind) as the special referee.

Rock wrote, "My tough SOB brother @steveaustinBSR was operating here with a legit broken neck so we had to be creative with keeping our physicality to a minimum until our big WrestlemMania match. The result was one of the most entertaining segments to ever take place on LIVE TV."

That tweet led to Rock defending former WWE writer Vince Russo.

Former Empire of Soccer editor and wrestling fan David Martinez responded to the beer truck video and wrote, "You know, @THEVinceRusso catches a lot of crap, but segments like these are the ones that captured my imagination as a young fan and had me tuning in each and every week. The writing. The talent. What an amazing time to be a fan. Thanks to all involved!"

Rock responded to Martinez and said he had a great time working with Russo. Rock said, "Not sure why @THEVinceRusso would catch crap over this. I had a great time working with that guy. I had some crazy out of box ideas and never once did he bat an eyelash. He'd always say, "f--k yeah let's do it". And we did. And we killed. Always fun!"


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Re: The Rock Defends Vince Russo, Praises Steve Austin

I'm pretty sure Russo did come up with alot of good stuff back during his WWF tenure.
He's fucked his legacy with the shit he came up with in WCW and TNA though.
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I'm pretty sure Russo did come up with alot of good stuff back during his WWF tenure.
He's fucked his legacy with the shit he came up with in WCW and TNA though.
Legacy?

Old shit stain has no legacy. His crack pot ideas ar part of the reason this company is fucked now.

If russo had his way we'd have midgets beating off in garbage cans and dogs fucking each other. You've seen his work without the vince mcmahon filter. It's shit.
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Never hated Russo since he gave us really good stuff in the AE and I didn't care for WCW when he was in charge of booking so I'm cool with that.

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Re: The Rock Defends Vince Russo, Praises Steve Austin

Awesome segment. Perhaps one of the best in Raw history.

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Including brilliant top of the arena hardside camera which is barely, if at all, used anymore.

I'm not surprised The Rock praised Russo - he's always had a great relationship with the wrestlers he's worked creatively with. I think it's just the guys in the back who work in creative and others in office that probably dislike him. Both Austin and Foley have also praised him too. If you've seen the Beyond the Mat deleted scene with how Russo works with Foley on his Dude Love character, you can see why the wrestlers would like him and how he would highlight the characters strengths to hide the negatives.

Here's the clip if anyone hasn't seen it:

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Re: The Rock Defends Vince Russo, Praises Steve Austin

The Great One has spoken. Now watch people still try to hate on Russo even when the biggest star in all of entertainment has defended him.

WWE fanboys think Vince Mcmahon is the genius. The fact is all of his good ideas during the Attitude Era came from Russo or were copied from ECW. Vince's idea of what wrestling should be is the shitty PG era you've seen since 2009. If it was up to him The Rock would have always been Rocky Maivia.

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The Great One has spoken. Now watch people still try to hate on Russo even when the biggest star in all of entertainment has defended him.

WWE fanboys think Vince Mcmahon is the genius. The fact is all of his good ideas during the Attitude Era came from Russo or were copied from ECW. Vince's idea of what wrestling should be is the shitty PG era you've seen since 2009. If it was up to him The Rock would have always been Rocky Maivia.
Rock's persona much like Triple H Stone Colds and the majority of the personalities from the attitude era came from themselves not neither Vince.

Also we have minds of our own, just because someone says or thinks something doesn't mean anybody has to agree with it.
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The Great One has spoken.

Bring back Vince Russo
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The Great One has spoken.

Bring back Vince Russo
Can't. He's currently writing for DC Comics under the pen name Brian Micheal Bendis
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Re: The Rock Defends Vince Russo, Praises Steve Austin

Pro Wrestling needs wacky ideas. In 20 years no one will remember that time Seth Rollins came out and cut another robotic promo, or that time Fin Balor cut another robotic promo, but in another 20 years time people will still remember the Beer Bath.

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