WWE has a lot of ideas going around, and sometimes it helps to have a fresh set of eyes on things. That being said, Vince Russo’s eyes aren’t ones the company seems to care much about.

In case you need a refresher, Vince Russo said on his podcast that, “I’ve been keeping a little secret for the last two+ years. I want to come clean. Well, bro, I’m going to break the news to you on this show. I have not said this publicly before. From March, pre-Mania, bro, it was right before Mania in 2020, up until this past Mania in 2022. So basically, bro, for two years, I was consulting for the USA Network. For two years, bro, the USA Network paid me very, very, very well.”

We exclusively reported in the past that Vince Russo keeps trying to get a position with WWE. He has contacted FOX and USA Network on multiple occasions in an attempt to get him in touch with Vince McMahon’s former company.

Ringside News reached out to confirm this claim, and we were told something very interesting. A tenured member of the creative team confirmed to us that some people have worked with the USA Network to consult RAW, but Russo’s name was never mentioned.


We were told that Max Landis, the son of John Landis who was outed during the #MeToo movement, was one of those people who consulted USA Network about RAW. We were also told that, “a few ended up on the phone with WWE lead writers, Russo was certainly not one of those people.”

Our source went on to say that, “if Vince Russo was a consultant, it was a waste of USA’s money. If he wasn’t, it doesn’t matter, because no one cared anyway.”

It should be noted that Vince Russo hasn’t been employed by WWE since he left the company all those years ago. That isn’t to say he didn’t try to have his ideas heard.

What’s your take on Vince Russo trying to get back with WWE? Sound off in the comments!

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