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I know I'm going to get a pile of shit responses for making this thread so fuck you all in advance.:laugh:

Attitude era wouldn't be the same without him, and you know it. He's responsible for the highest rated segment of RAW, where he went directly against Vince's orders to stop immediately, because he knew intuitively how to translate emotion through the screen.

He left WWE because Vince told him to "hire a nanny" when he requested weekends off to spend more time with his wife.

When he came to WCW, he finally did the right thing and put the World Championship on Bret Hart and built Bret Hart to be the new cool NWO leader before fn Goldberg ruined his career.

I didn't watch much of TNA, but when Russo finally had full creative control, I remember I couldn't wait until the next episode. He immediately put the TNA World Championship around AJ Styles after AJ Styles, Samoa Joe & Christopher Daniels duked it out in an epic triple threat.

He's had bad days and bad ideas & flaws, but don't we all?
 

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No he's not. He's overrated.

The attitude era SUCKED outside of Austin, Rock and Vince. Then he went over to WCW and it SUCKED, then he went over to TNA and guess what? It SUCKED.
What he did in WCW was brilliant until Bret Hart got injured. Then top-level guys complained that midcarders were getting too much spotlight and got him to step down. Then when the ratings fell, they asked him to come back and forced him to work with Eric Bischoff.
 

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I know I'm going to get a pile of shit responses for making this thread so fuck you all in advance.<img src="http://www.wrestlingforum.com/images/WrestlingForum_2014RED/smilies/tango_face_smile_big.png" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh" class="inlineimg" />

Attitude era wouldn't be the same without him, and you know it. He's responsible for the highest rated segment of RAW, where he went directly against Vince's orders to stop immediately, because he knew intuitively how to translate emotion through the screen.

He left WWE because Vince told him to "hire a nanny" when he requested weekends off to spend more time with his wife.

When he came to WCW, he finally did the right thing and put the World Championship on Bret Hart and built Bret Hart to be the new cool NWO leader before fn Goldberg ruined his career.

I didn't watch much of TNA, but when Russo finally had full creative control, I remember I couldn't wait until the next episode. He immediately put the TNA World Championship around AJ Styles after AJ Styles, Samoa Joe & Christopher Daniels duked it out in an epic triple threat.

He's had bad days and bad ideas & flaws, but don't we all?
You know, I enjoy an excellent match just like everybody else but there is one thing that Russo said I agree with and it went something like this.

Most wrestling fans are not interested in the actual wrestling. If you want to see a 5 star classic go down to your local gym.

There will always be a baseline of viewers that will watch regardless of what it is because they are hardcore wrestling fans.

The rest want characters and storytelling.

You know what, he was right.
 

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That fool overrated. Sure your shits gonna own when you have 2 of the best of all time working with it. That anything for attention train-wreck tv had a shelf life and as we see from his other excursions, that shelf life was short.
 

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Seriously, don’t go back and watch 1 of the 150 Raws he wrote... unless you want to risk coming to your own objective conclusion that Vince Russo was a major reason why wrestling was universally accepted and considered awesome for a period of time.


He’s underrated because of the following facts:

- Left WWE on his own terms.

- Wrote a book criticising WWE.

- Didn’t feed the dirtsheets (like Paul Heyman ‘The Genius’ still does).

- Took over Cornette and Pritchard’s role and ratings tripled, so the bury him.

- New philosophy that proves far more successful, so traditionalists bury him.

- Wrestling is a carny industry, so if you’re not working the game in the right way... they’ll bury you.
 

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When he worked for WWF he really only wrote for the mid and lower card. He said himself that Vince rewrote all of his main event stuff and it frustrated him. The stuff that was all his was horrendous. Then his WCW stuff was just as bad.
 

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When he worked for WWF he really only wrote for the mid and lower card. He said himself that Vince rewrote all of his main event stuff and it frustrated him. The stuff that was all his was horrendous. Then his WCW stuff was just as bad.
How would you know?

Even Pritchard conceded he’s underrated in his podcast last week, especially for his contribution to the attitude era.
 

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No he's not. This thread happens every fucking week and out of 7 BILLION people on Earth, I'm constantly told that Vince Russo alone can write for a wrestling show

He's as masterful as the guy who writes Jerry Springer and Maury. Dude is overrated as hell
 

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He's overrated as hell.
He'll forever be underrated to me because he delivered exactly what fans wanted with WCW & Bret before Bret got injured and he got politicked out of booking.
Good point.

He used the ageing veterans to get the young stars over.

It was a perfectly sound long-term plan that was never completed.
 

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Vince Russo's TNA iMPACT writing was criminally underrated. Wrestlers have nothing but good things to say about him from what I've seen. Jim Cornette is a different story...
 

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He's very underrated alright. He doesnt get nearly the admonishment and burial that he deserves for screwing up creative and consistently lying on interviews and podcasts.
 

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He's very underrated alright. He doesnt get nearly the admonishment and burial that he deserves for screwing up creative and consistently lying on interviews and podcasts.
Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit...

just sayin :d
 

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What he did in WCW was brilliant until Bret Hart got injured. Then top-level guys complained that midcarders were getting too much spotlight and got him to step down. Then when the ratings fell, they asked him to come back and forced him to work with Eric Bischoff.
Have you actually watched the Nitros and Thunders he wrote? They are brain-destroyingly horrendous.
 

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He’s underrated as nobody thought he could successfully destroy a company and lower its value so quickly. His racist comments and practices got WCW sued and the creative was so bad that they just wanted to get rid of it. I’ve never seen a worse TV show than when Russo ran WCW.
 

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Austin vs. Taker was the highest rated segment in Raw history. Vince Russo is a proven hack. He was there when Austin was getting hot and at a time where South Park was cool and porn wasn’t as readily available so horny boys watched wrestling for boobs.

He’s overrated for even being rated.
 
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