Vince Russo’s The Brand Recap – Calling Out Triple H, WWE’s Revisionist History, Reason Tournaments Don’t Draw, More!
Russo is joined on today’s show by his co-host, Jeff Lane.
Russo says he hates when people lie or spread rumours, especially when they have a platform like WWE does. WWE has spread incorrect rumours in the past, but one specific incorrect statement really angered Russo this past week.
Triple H spoke out this past week, mentioning that Russo had some good creative ideas during his time writing for WWE but he never knew how to end his storylines. Triple H went on to cite a certain example, when Russo and Ed Ferrara supposedly wrote a segment where British Bulldog threw a garbage can at Stephanie McMahon during the Rebellion PPV in 1998. This resulted in Stephanie’s character developing amnesia, therefore buying the creative team some time to figure out how to put an end to the Stephanie/Test storyline that had them stumped at the time.
Russo informs that this segment took place at a house show/PPV in the UK on October 2nd, 1998. He and Ferrara didn’t write those shows because they didn’t air in the United States. Russo informs that he and Ferrara knew where they were going with the Stephanie/Test storyline all along, and the original plan was for Test to stand Stephanie up at the altar, turning heel in the process.