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Old 05-18-04, 09:48 AM
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Here is a good one for the Pro Wrestling Fans here...

From 1wrestling.com . (Mild pop-ups)


A Personal Message from Vince Russo:

To all those who have supported me over the years and also those who have opposed me.

Dear Friends,

Living in “our” world which at times is woven together by gossip, half-truths and lies, I wanted to set the record straight on something you are sure to hear about over the next few weeks.

To those in the business--fans, friends and foes, I have a reputation that can be debated until the end of time. There are those who love me and there are those who hate me, I’ve always accepted that. But those who know me truly know my heart. Those who know me understand what I’m all about. The truth is—that’s all that ever really mattered to me. In my journey throughout life, what always mattered most to me was how big the man’s heart. You can talk all you want about baby faces and heels, but beneath that—we’re all human beings--men and women, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers. That’s why I always looked for “the heart”.

Believe it or not, I’ve never “hated” anyone in this business—no one. If I felt like I was being mistreated I would always try to put myself in the other guys shoes—why is he doing this?—what’s going through his mind? For whatever reason, my heart would never let me “hate”, I guess it just wasn’t in me. And the truth is—I think I had good cause to feel that way about a lot of people—but something inside just wouldn’t allow it. And, it’s funny, because I HATED the wrestling business. I hated what it did to my life, I hated what it did to my family and I hated what it did to me. If I’m going to come clean here, I’m going to come clean: My tenure at WCW drowned me in a sea of deep depression. For the first time in my life I truly understood why people committed suicide—and that’s a sad commentary. But something pulled me through it—something that at the time I just couldn’t understand.

I jumped for joy when my contract expired at WCW, and I knew TNA would be different—but it wasn’t—it was the wrestling business. A business built on dog-eat-dog, every man for himself and TOTAL, TOTAL paranoia. By the way did I mention the politics?

About 6 months ago I felt that TNA was no different from WCW. As a matter of fact, for the first time I came close to actually hating somebody in the business—and that was my best friend Jeff Jarrett. It was at that point that I was overcome with a feeling that shook, and a voice that shouted, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!!!” At that exact moment something changed drastically in my life. I didn’t seek it—I didn’t pursue it—I didn’t ask for it--it just fell on my head like a steel anvil. Suddenly, without warning I became filled with grace. My entire being changed—mentally, physically and most importantly. . . spiritually.

At 43 years-old, I never thought I’d be at this place in my life. I never thought I could be happy not only in the wrestling business, but in life in general. But, I am. I am because after a hellacious 43 year ride I finally realized one thing—it’s not about me—it never was—it’s about the one who created me. Now I’m not going to preach, not now anyway, because I realize that many don’t want to hear it—remember I was one of the many—but I just wanted to share my story because I felt compelled to. . . by that same voice. It is now out of my hands.

I don’t expect many to understand—but in time they will, I believe we all will. It took me 42 years to “get it”, but the point is—I got it. And that’s why starting May 24th I’ll be attending Denver Seminary School. No, it’s not an angle, not a work, but rather the most important thing I will ever do in my life. Where this takes me I have no idea, but again, that is now out of my hands. But, I will tell you this—I can’t wait to get there! If it’s the wrestling business, then so be it. If my story can have a changing effect on one life then it will all be worth it. If it’s not the wrestling business, that’s OK too, I am now here to serve, not be served In closing I would like to end with a lyric from a song I heard just today that just about sums it up for me:

“Maybe Lord, I can show someone else what I’ve been through myself on my way back to you.”

Kris Kristofferson
Why Me?

Thank you for the opportunity,

Vince Russo




He was the worst, OF the worst. But everything is going to be alright now.
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Old 05-18-04, 12:08 PM
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WTF?!


So he came to the realization that he was an overrated hack writer? Well, duh!
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Thats great we are going to have naughty nighty confessionals at church services now. Way to go Russo!
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wtf? Are he and Tully Blanchard going to tag team a sermon?
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Damn that Ted Dibiase! He's stolen another one from us!

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Originally posted by Derrich
Damn that Ted Dibiase! He's stolen another one from us!

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And he is the one that brought all the smut to the business in the first place.

Didn't he come up with the DX story lines? Then the sex and crap in WCW. Hahaha

Not that I mined that crap, but its always the worst ones that go here eventualy.
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Old 05-18-04, 04:58 PM
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If things go right Vince Russo might be able to use the Popemobile again.
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Old 05-18-04, 05:22 PM
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Can someone explain the Russo legacy for a newbie?
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I just hate Russo.
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Originally posted by PixyJunket
Can someone explain the Russo legacy for a newbie?
Three letters.

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Originally posted by Da Thrilla
I just hate Russo.
That makes both of us I find VR partially responsible for running WCW into the ground I hope that we will not have to hear from this person again.
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Originally posted by PixyJunket
Can someone explain the Russo legacy for a newbie?
He was one of the WWF's main writers for several years. Rumor has it that he was responsible for a lot of the big money gimmicks and angles the WWF did. It was big news when he and Ed Ferrara (another writer) left the WWF during the Monday Night Wars to sign with WCW, which was lagging at the time. The hope was that he and Ferrara were going to bring WCW back on top. Unfortunately, without someone over him to filter out his crap ideas, he killed WCW once and for all. Rick Steiner horsing around with the Chuckie doll, Buff Bagwell's mom in the ring, David Arquette as WCW champ, etc. That was all Russo.
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I think it was also Time Warner's Standards and Practices division which held back most of his wrestling storylines. He made not have been popular, but he came up with most of the ideas that put the WWF back on top.
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Originally posted by Da Thrilla
I just hate Russo.
Ditto, but I hate myself for loving that hogan shoot.
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Originally posted by Charlie Goose
David Arquette as WCW champ, etc. That was all Russo.
Thanks for reminding me!!! That was the WORST.
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Damn that Ted Dibiase! He's stolen another one from us!

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Russo screwed Russo.....


What ever happened to Ed Ferriera? Maybe he got hit with a car.......He was such an A$$ for making fun of J.R.'s medical condition....
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I want to know who's responsible for Kane's storylines. First Katie Vick, then taxi-cab confessions of dog molestation, setting JR on fire, a romantic dinner with Shane O'Mac, and now he's kissing another man.
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Yeah, I saw this. Who gives a rats ass. Russo, I am sure, shat on others for saying they found God and now he is doing just that?
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Originally posted by devilshalo
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Yeah well, considering he wasn't with the WWE at that time, he wasn't responsible for that.
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Yeah well, considering he wasn't with the WWE at that time, he wasn't responsible for that.
I assume it's his influence that others are referring to?
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I want to know who's responsible for Kane's storylines...and now he's kissing another man.


I think we're all forgetting that Russo is out of wrestling!
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I could probably ignore her massive square jaw if it wasn't for her giant man-sized tattoos.
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I think we're all forgetting that Russo is out of wrestling!
NWA TNA my friend. He is not out yet. He is the head of SEX faction. Or was last time I wanted to waste 10 mins of my life reading about the J-E-Double F J-A-Double R-E-Double T show. How are THEY still in business. $10 a week to watch that show, that is a crime.
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NWA TNA my friend. He is not out yet. He is the head of SEX faction. Or was last time I wanted to waste 10 mins of my life reading about the J-E-Double F J-A-Double R-E-Double T show. How are THEY still in business. $10 a week to watch that show, that is a crime.
TNA actually isn't all that bad. I've watch it on a handful of a occassions as was entertained. The America's X Cup shows they've been putting on recently have been great.
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