Kurt Angle is one of the greatest in-ring performers in the history of professional wrestling. He is also an Olympic gold medalist. Angle’s opinions carry a lot of weight with fans. Kurt’s most recent take might not sit as well.
Angle competed in TNA (now Impact Wrestling) for ten years between 2006 and 2016. He worked with a lot of different creative teams during his tenure with the promotion. Kurt’s choice as the unsung hero of the company was a shocking one.
Vince Russo was a very talented creative mind, according to Kurt Angle. The WWE Hall of Famer says he was phenomenal during the time they were both with TNA. Kurt shared the opinion during a Q&A segment on the latest episode of his podcast.
“The unsung hero that I think? I love Vince Russo. I don’t know how fans think about him or how they feel about him, but Vince was very talented. The success he had in WWE was phenomenal, The Attitude Era. When he went to WCW, the problem was he was writing for the wrestlers and they were like, ‘I’m not doing that. I’m going to do whatever I want’, so his storylines turned into something else because the wrestlers turned it into whatever they wanted and so it got diluted.
I think that’s the reason that WCW kind of went downhill. When he was in TNA, he was phenomenal. He wrote for me every week. I didn’t have any problems with him. I know there are some fans that don’t like him, there are some wrestlers that don’t like him, but Vince was very talented.”
Vince Russo has been a target of critics because of his work in WCW and TNA. Jim Cornette counts him among the greatest enemies of professional wrestling of all time. Kurt Angle thinks he did a fantastic job. The wrestling community doesn’t seem to think it’s true.
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