Vince Russo’s The Brand Recap – Writing for The Rock & Austin, Ric Flair’s 30 for 30 Documentary, Wrestler’s Armour, More!
Russo is joined on today’s show by former ECW, WCW and WWE Superstar.
Vito says the greatest moment of his life was wrestling Terry Funk on WCW Nitro, when Funk agreed to put him over. Funk took the pinfall 1, 2, 3, in the middle of the ring and that really helped solidify Vito as a credible threat. Vito points out that nobody can get a wrestler over like a veteran performer who passes the torch in the middle of the ring.
Russo says that out of all the nonsense that people say about him, the thing that bothers him the most is when people say that he takes credit for the success of The Rock and Steve Austin. Russo points out that he has never said that once in his life because it’s a ludicrous thought. Rock and Austin are two of the most talented individuals he’s ever met, and they would have found a way to get over in any era with any company.
Related to this point is the fact that Kenny Bolin takes credit for ‘making’ John Cena. Russo informs that anytime Bolin says this he cringes, because it’s impossible for Bolin to legitimately take credit for the success of someone as talented as John Cena. Vito agrees saying that it’s possible to assist in the rise of someone’s career without taking full control of all the success they’ve ever had.
Russo takes the opportunity to wish a 50th birthday to Glenn Gilbertti (Disco Inferno). He says that Gilbertti is a great friend and it’s hard to put into words how much Gilbertti does for him out of the good of his heart.