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Born 24 January 1961
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In a 2021 interview, Kurt Angle (who worked with Russo in TNA) defended him, saying “A lot of people want to pick on Vince Russo; I love him. I thought he was really good at his writing… I did everything he told me to do. I trusted him that much”.


Russo is one of the most controversial figures in professional wrestling history. He often says that the story, reality, and characters of the show are what draws viewers, and thus emphasizes entertainment over the in-ring aspect of professional wrestling. Newsday writes that “Despite scripting some of the most successful WWF television programs in history, and later doing the same for WCW and TNA, Russo remains one of wrestling’s most reviled personalities for his sometimes unconventional take on the wrestling business.” According to Russo, one reason he is reviled is due to his take on the current WWE product; he believes there is too much actual wrestling and not enough storylines. Russo is known as “the saviour of the WWF and the man who destroyed WCW”.

In 2019, Bischoff reflected his time working with Russo in WCW and TNA and claimed “Vince Russo wasn’t one of them that really knew what they were doing,” Russo responded by criticizing Bischoff, stating “Eric likes to be the boss. Eric likes to be in charge. Eric likes to do as little work, physical work as possible”.


On December 8, 2017, Russo signed with the Nashville, Tennessee-based Aro Lucha promotion as a script consultant. On April 5, 2018, Aro Lucha’s CEO, Jason Brown, explained via a question and answer session on WeFunder (a crowd-funding website), that Russo had been hired as an independent contractor, not as an employee. As of April 2018, Russo is no longer with the promotion.


Since April 2015, he has hosted a daily podcast with his company: “Vince Russo’s The Brand”.

Russo began hosting Vince Russo’s The Brand for The RELM Network on April 20, 2015.


In April 2014, the PWInsider website claimed that Russo was working as a consultant for TNA Wrestling. Russo denied the reports, but on July 15, PWInsider reported that Russo had accidentally sent an email to them with instructions on how TNA’s commentators work. As a result, and after trying to state that he wasn’t involved with TNA, Russo admitted on his website that he was already working as a consultant for TNA Wrestling to work with TNA’s commentators, and that one of TNA’s conditions was that Russo was to keep his involvement confidential. in less than two days Russo’s statement was removed from his website.

On July 30, 2014, Russo claimed that he was “officially done” with TNA. Not long after, Russo revealed that he had been working for TNA since October 24, 2013, claiming that he had been involved in creative meetings and also critiqued the weekly episodes of Impact Wrestling. Russo stated that he was getting paid about $3,000 a month, averaging to $36,000 a year, to be a consultant with TNA.

In 2014, Russo wrote a series of columns for What Culture, a UK-based website with a dedicated pro wrestling section. In July 2016, Russo hosted a Fightful Wrestling podcast, but left prematurely in November 2016 due to his heart no longer being interested in the current wrestling product.


By October 6, 2011, Russo had stepped down to the role of a contributing writer, with Bruce Prichard taking over the role of the head writer. On February 14, 2012, TNA president Dixie Carter explained that TNA and Russo had mutually parted ways during the week.


Russo’s second book Rope Opera: How WCW Killed Vince Russo was released on March 1, 2010 and chronicles his tenure with WCW and TNA. The title Rope Opera stems from the title of a television series idea that he pitched to networks at the time of his WWF tenure.


Russo became head of creative for TNA some time during July 2009. On addressing the “Fire Russo!” chants, Russo said he was not head of creative during that time and when the idea of the electrified steel cage was presented to him, he said that there was no way that the concept could have been done in a believable manner and that he was often blamed for ideas that he never even came up with. At the September No Surrender pay-per-view, Ed Ferrara joined TNA and began working on the creative team with Vince Russo and junior contributor Matt Conway.

On October 27, 2009, Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff signed with TNA and were paired with Russo, whom they had conflicted with in WCW and had not worked with since they departed the company after Bash at the Beach 2000. In 2010, when Hogan was about his relationship with Russo at TNA, Hogan said he came to TNA in peace, that the writing staff of Russo, Ed Ferrara, Matt Conway, and Jeremy Borash have really “stepped it up”, and that Hogan loved Russo “from a distance”.According to Russo, the three met together and worked out their differences. While working with Russo, Bischoff also stated in a February 2010 interview that it was a “very positive experience” and that their collaborations were productive.


During the March 2007 TNA pay-per-view Destination X on the “Last Rites” match with Abyss and Sting, “Fire Russo!” chants erupted from the crowd in the arena at Orlando indicating the fans’ frustration with the incidents that occurred during the match.

Another time the “Fire Russo!” chants were heard was at the following month’s pay-per-view Lockdown that was held in St. Louis on April 15, 2007. The chants were heard during the electrified steel cage match with Team 3D and The LAX where the lights would flicker on-and-off whenever a wrestler touched the cage giving the impression of electrocution. Dixie Carter has since noted that gimmick was created by writer Dutch Mantell. However, in a 2011 interview, Mantell denied this.


On September 21, 2006, TNA president Dixie Carter re-signed Russo as a writer on the TNA creative team. Russo was paired with Dutch Mantell and Jeff Jarrett on the TNA creative team.


Russo is also an author. He has written Forgiven: One Man’s Journey from Self-Glorification to Sanctification, his autolife story (released on November 29, 2005) documenting his early life, his WWF run, as well as his Christian faith. The book was written in 2000, originally titled Welcome To Bizarroland and was a book that negatively portrayed people in the wrestling business. After being a born again Christian, the title and content of the book was revised to correspond with his newly found faith.


As Russo promised, Hogan never resurfaced in WCW and even filed a lawsuit against Russo for defamation of character (which was dismissed in 2003 stating that the charges filed against Russo were “groundless” and “were just part of a wrestling storyline”). Hogan claims (in his autolife story, Hollywood Hulk Hogan) that Russo turned the angle into a shoot, and that he was double-crossed by Turner executive Brad Siegel who did not want to use him anymore due to his costs per appearance. Eric Bischoff states in his autolife story, Controversy Creates Ca$h, that Hogan winning and leaving with the title was a work which would result in his return several months later where the plan was to crown a new champion at Halloween Havoc, where Hogan would come out at the end of the show and ultimately win a champion vs. champion match – but Russo coming out to fire him was in fact a shoot which led to the lawsuit filed by Hogan. Bischoff claims that he and Hogan celebrated after the event over the angle, but were distraught to get a phone call hearing of Russo’s in-ring shoot after Hogan left the arena.

After leaving for a brief period, Russo returned as an on-screen character on the May 28, 2003 pay-per-view where he would hit Raven with a baseball bat helping Gilbertti become the number one contender for the world championship. The next week on June 4, 2003, when Gilbertti fought Jarrett for the world championship, Russo would hit Gilbertti with a baseball bat which in turn helped Jarrett retain his belt. On the following week’s pay-per-view (June 11, 2003), when A.J. Styles and Raven fought Jarrett for the world title in a triple threat match, Russo teased hitting Styles with Jarrett’s trademark guitar, but eventually hit Jarrett leading Styles to win the world championship belt.

Russo would then manage NWA World Heavyweight Champion A.J. Styles for the remainder of his 2003 run and S.E.X. were quietly written out of the storylines. On October 1, 2003, Russo suffered the first loss of his in-ring career in a tag team match against Dusty Rhodes and Jeff Jarrett, although his partner, Styles, yielded the pin. On the October 15, 2003 pay-per-view, Russo made his final appearance of that year in a street-fight with Jarrett. It was reported that Russo was written out of the company as a result of Hulk Hogan’s signing and because Hogan reportedly said that he would not work for TNA as long as Russo was involved with the company. In February 2004, shortly after Hogan was not able to commit with TNA, Russo would eventually return but strictly as an on-air character, becoming the “Director of Authority” in the storylines. This time, he was a face, claiming to have changed his ways (which was likely inspired by Russo’s real-life conversion to Christianity). However, he would leave again in late 2004 when Dusty Rhodes was “voted” the new D.O.A. over himself at the three-hour November 2004 pay-per-view Victory Road in an interactive “election” on TNA’s website.


Russo later returned to WWE in June 2002 as a consultant to oversee creative direction of both Raw and Smackdown, but quickly left after two weeks, after stating that there was “no way in the world that this thing would work out”. The major storyline idea he proposed was an entire restart of the WCW Invasion, featuring previously unsigned talent such as Bill Goldberg, Scott Steiner, Eric Bischoff and Bret Hart. After feeling disrespected by a phone call with Stephanie McMahon, Russo then left of his own accord (turning down a $125,000 per year stay-at-home ‘advisory’ role with WWE in favor of a $100,000 per year full-time position with TNA).

In July 2002, Russo joined Jeff and Jerry Jarrett’s NWA-TNA promotion as a creative writer and would assist in the writing and production of the shows. Russo claims that the name “Total Nonstop Action” came from him and that the original concept was, as they were exclusive to pay-per-view, to be an edgier product than WWE; the initials of the company “TNA” being a play on “T&A”, short for “Tits and Ass”. Throughout the first few years, there were numerous reports of creative power struggle over the direction of the programming. Russo left the company after the 2004 Victory Road pay-per-view. In a November 2005 interview, Russo states that he never wrote a single show on his own during this period at TNA and described his time there as a “total nightmare.”

Wrestling promoter Jody Hamilton blames Russo for “[driving] WCW into the ground,” and questioned why the Jarretts hired him in TNA in 2002. TNA co-founder Jerry Jarrett expressed regret at the decision of bringing Russo in, saying that it was Jeff Jarrett’s decision, adding “He obviously has qualities that I don’t recognize or understand … How can a person who has a 15-year history of failure still keep a job?” Promoter and manager Jim Cornette has been highly critical of Russo; so much so that in April 2010 a law firm contacted and accused him of making a “terroristic threat” after he wrote a letter saying he was concerned that TNA would go out of business because of Russo and that “I want Vince Russo to die. If I could figure out a way to murder him without going to prison, I would consider it the greatest accomplishment of my life.” TNA President Dixie Carter praised Russo as “incredibly talented” in 2014, but admitted his presence “proved to be too distracting to continue a working relationship”; when asked if Russo could return to the promotion she said “never say never”.


In January 2000, Russo received two phone calls, one from Bret Hart (then WCW World Heavyweight Champion) and another from Jeff Jarrett (then WCW US Heavyweight Champion), both saying that they were injured, thus couldn’t wrestle and forced to vacate their respective championships. This required Russo to alter the plans he had in mind for Hart and the New World Order. Russo and his booking committee sat down to determine what would now happen at Souled Out. One of the ideas included putting the now vacated WCW Title on the shoot fighter Tank Abbott, a former UFC fighter. In an attempt to do something believable, the idea was originally to have a “rumble match” in which Sid Vicious would be an early entrant in the match and would last all the way to the end when Abbott would come into the match and eliminate him with one punch. Russo claims that Abbott may not have held the belt for more than 24 hours if this title change had actually occurred. However, the day after he and his committee came up with the idea, he was asked to work in a committee and no longer be head writer. Russo declined the offer and left the company, with his immediate replacement being Kevin Sullivan, who along with other bookers, chose wrestler Chris Benoit to win the title from Vicious in a singles bout with Arn Anderson as the referee.

Three months after Russo’s departure, Kevin Sullivan was ultimately relieved of his duties in April 2000 and Russo was reinstated as booker, alongside the returning Eric Bischoff. The idea was that Russo and Bischoff would reboot WCW into a more modern, streamlined company that would allow the younger talent to work with the established stars. On the April 10, 2000 edition of WCW Monday Nitro, Vince Russo was introduced as an on-screen antagonist authority figure. Notable storyline points his character was involved with include “The New Blood vs. The Millionaire’s Club”; his feud with Ric Flair where he and David Flair were involved with shaving Ric Flair’s hair as well as Reid Flair’s hair; his feud with Goldberg; and his short reign as world champion. He also worked with Miss Elizabeth. On May 8, 2000, Russo booked Miss Elizabeth in her first official wrestling match against Daffney. Miss Elizabeth left the company shortly thereafter.

At Bash at the Beach 2000, Russo was involved in an incident with Hulk Hogan where Hogan was booked to lose a match against reigning world champion Jeff Jarrett. Hogan refused to lose the match (invoking his contract’s “creative control” clause to override Russo), due to Russo’s apparent lack of direction for Hogan’s character following the planned loss. In the end, Russo booked Jarrett to literally lie down for Hogan which resulted in Hogan doing a worked shoot on Russo saying “That’s why this company is in the damn shape it’s in; because of bullshit like this” and scoring the pinfall victory by placing his foot on Jarrett’s chest. Russo would come out later in the broadcast to nullify the result of the match, as he publicly fired Hogan. This action restored the title to Jarrett, which set up a new title match between Jarrett and Booker T, with the latter winning the match and the title.

In September 2000, Russo entered into an angle with Ric Flair. The angle notably included Russo sending cops to the ring to arrest Flair during the (kayfabe) wedding between Stacy Keibler and Flair’s son David.

In October 2000, Russo’s run as head writer and fledgling in-ring career came to a halt after a string of injuries primarily resulting from a match with Goldberg, where Russo was speared through a cage and had a head-on collision with the ringside barrier. Russo’s contract was bought out by Time Warner shortly after the WCW buyout.


In October 1999, Russo was replaced by Chris Kreski as WWF head writer, after Russo departed the company.

On October 3, 1999, Russo and Ed Ferrara signed with WCW; Russo contends that his reason for leaving the WWF was the result of a dispute with Vince McMahon over the increased workload caused by the introduction of the new SmackDown! broadcast and McMahon’s disregard of Russo’s family . Russo and Ferrara attempted to make the same “Crash TV” style on Monday Nitro which was similar to Raw Is War, only at an accelerated pace, including edgier storylines, more lengthy non-wrestling segments, constant heel/face turns, an increased amount of sexuality on the show, fake retirements, more backstage vignettes, expanded storyline depth, title changes, and the utilization of midcard talent in a more effective manner. Russo and Ferrara often focused on poking fun at the WWF.

Russo’s writing style created a large turnover in title changes, reflective of his “crash TV” writing philosophy. His booking of Jushin Thunder Liger losing and regaining the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship on Nitro in late 1999 was not recognized by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) in the title lineage until 2007; Liger lost the title to Juventud Guerrera, a luchador, after being hit over the head with a tequila bottle. Swerves and scenarios treated as “shoots” were heavily emphasized, as wrestlers supposedly gave unscripted interviews using “insider” terms that were only recognized by the Internet smarks; chaotic broadcasts became the norm.


In early 1997, Russo became head writer for the WWF and wrote their flagship show Raw Is War as well as their monthly pay-per-views. With the angles that he created, Russo had a large hand in putting WWF ahead of WCW in the Monday night rating wars during the Attitude Era. Some of the more controversial characters during this time, often cited by critics of Russo, include Sable, Val Venis and The Godfather. Russo devised the infamous Brawl for All tournament. Russo also contributed to the formation of D-Generation X, The Undertaker vs. Kane feud, the Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Mr. McMahon feud, the rise of The Rock, and Mick Foley’s three face pushes.


Russo got his start in pro wrestling when he began training under the tutelage of Johnny Rodz at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. He owned two video stores on Long Island, New York,. Russo also hosted his own local radio show from 1992 to 1993 called Vicious Vincent’s World of Wrestling which aired on Sunday nights on WGBB in Freeport, New York. The program ran for exactly one year, the final show being the one-year anniversary.

In 1992, Russo was hired as a freelance writer for WWF Magazine following a letter that he had written to Linda McMahon, and would later become an editor in 1994 under the pseudonym of Vic Venom. He was eventually promoted to the WWF Creative Team in 1996. In that same year, Monday Night Raw hit a ratings low of 1.8, as Monday Nitro (Raw’s chief competition), was in the midst of an 83-week winning-streak against Raw head-to-head (see Monday Night Wars). With World Championship Wrestling (WCW) eclipsing the WWF, McMahon called upon Russo to make changes to the televised product. Russo contributed edgy, controversial storylines involving sexual content, profanity, swerves or unexpected heel turns, and worked shoots in the storylines. Aswell as short matches, backstage vignettes, and shocking angles. Russo’s style of writing came to be known as “Crash TV” and was inspired by The Jerry Springer Show.


WWE credits Russo with being responsible for many of the Attitude Era’s storylines. Likewise, Bob Kapur of Slam! Wrestling gives Russo credit for WWE turning away from the cartoonish style of the early 1990s and instead bringing more mature storylines and characters to the promotion. WWE’s 2004 DVD, The Monday Night War, featured comments from Gene Okerlund, who said that Russo’s ideas were successful in the WWF because Vince McMahon was able to control them, while Ric Flair said that he responded with laughter when Russo tried to convince WCW staff that he was responsible for making the WWF what it was. Eric Bischoff has said that Russo was hired at WCW by overstating his influence in WWF, which Bischoff called “fraudulent.”


Russo grew up in Farmingville, New York and graduated from the University of Southern Indiana (then known as Indiana State University Evansville) in 1983 with a degree in journalism. He worked for the school newspaper The Shield as an assistant sports editor and later as editor-in-chief. It has been long stated he can’t spell.

Russo is an American of Italian descent. He has been married to his wife Amy since 1983. The couple have three children together. In October 2003, Russo became a Born Again Christian. In 2004, he formed a short-lived online Christian ministry titled Forgiven. In late 2005, he produced two shows for his evangelical Ring of Glory independent promotion. In June 2017, Russo filed a restraining order against Jim Cornette after repeated verbal threats of physical harm towards Russo.


Vincent James Russo (born January 24, 1961) is an American author, podcaster, professional wrestling booker, writer, and pundit.