Vince Russo’s The Brand Recap – Backstage Stories From Hart/Michaels Heat, Russo’s Relationship With Hogan, How Much Money are Impact Talents Making? More!

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Russo is joined on today’s show by former WWE Superstar, Big Vito.

Russo opens today’s show by informing that most Impact talents are now working for $150 per night. Vito can’t believe how far that company has fallen, and he also can’t believe that talents are working shows for that amount of money. He adds that he worked his first wrestling show in 1991 and he made $100 that night.

Russo and Vito begin to discuss some of the backstage stories surrounding some of the most high-profile shoot confrontations in the history of the wrestling business.

Vito begins by talking about the heat between Scott Steiner and DDP in WCW, stemming from Steiner’s behaviour towards DDP’s wife, Kimberley. Steiner and DDP began an angle together and as the storylines progressed, Kimberley got involved. Things got heated from there.

Vito recalls having to shoot an angle with DDP and Kimberley during this time, and the segment’s script called for him to grab Kimberley’s ass. He asked DDP’s permission and cleared it with Kimberley as well, and after getting both of their approval he was more comfortable with shooting the segment. Vito mentions that Steiner wasn’t quite as respectful during his time working with DDP and Kimberley.

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