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WWE: Mr. Contrary on Roman Reigns

I love to take the contrarian view of things, so it should come to no surprise to anyone that I’m not looking at the Roman Reigns win as a big plus for the WWE. Now, I’m also of the contrarian view that Reigns is the right guy for the belt, and naysayers to his talent be damned, since his look and his understanding of this business more than trump any concerns about so-called...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Booking: What Worked for ECW

It’s going on a decade since the WWE’s pathetic attempt to re-launch Extreme Championship Wrestling, and a decade and a half since the innovative, rebellious yet atypically “Old School” mentality rocked the wrestling world. The nature of ECW’s booking, which really is the nature of Paul Heyman, still seems woefully understood by the so-called Creative types that run the...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE: Did WCW have to die?

It’s been almost 15 years since WCW met its demise, and sports entertainment hasn’t been the same since. Many people blame Eric Bischoff. Others point the finger at Vince Russo. Some say Hulk Hogan had a hand in it due to his creative control. I say it was a collaborative effort. WCW had the greatest opportunity to be the No. 1 wrestling company in the world, and for a two...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE: Killing Serial Entertainment?

I was really interested in watching The Messengers on the CW Network. It looked intriguing, and I forgot all about the CW’s disaster called The Tomorrow People, it’s penchant for politically motivated inclusions and that it was another retelling of Apocalyptic tales (something Sleepy Hollow did well, but also plays into the theme of this piece). Tomorrow People was a pretty...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Roddy Piper Confronts Vince Russo About WCW Snub and Owen Hart Tragedy

Roddy Piper is flying under the radar in the podcast world as the wrestling icon continues to deliver some fascinating interviews with wrestling personalities. The latest with Vince Russo is a classic as the interview takes a very strange turn at the end of the first part.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Creative Misfire of the Year (2014)

Just because it’s deemed “creative” doesn’t always mean it’s going to be good – just ask Vince Russo. And for every great feud, or well-executed story line, the major wrestling promotions also make mistakes. Some aren’t so bad; a few others require major direction shifts. Read on to find out our picks for “Creative Misfire of the Year.” Brian Fritz (@BrianFritz...
Via Between The Ropes
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wrestling News: Vince Russo Returning To Pro Wrestling In 2015 For IPW:UK

Vince Russo announced this weekend via a video statement that he will be returning to the professional wrestling scene and he will join International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom as the company’s “Executive in Power” in 2015. Vince Russo previously wrote for the WWE during the Attitude Era, WCW, and TNA. He has gotten more than his fair share of blame when things went wrong...
Via Wrestling News Depot
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vince Russo Is Right For Once

When I'd read that Vince Russo had written an open letter to Vince McMahon regarding the booking of this past Monday's Raw, I braced myself.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE News: Vince Russo’s Thoughts on WWE Creative

Former WWE creative writer Vince Russo have written another “Dear Vince” letter following last night’s episode of Raw. Russo directs the letter to highlight storyline inconsistencies, below are some highlights. The full article can be read here. “Dear Vince, Over the past three weeks, I have commended WWE Creative (or, whoever is actually calling the shots) on what I thought...
Via Wrestling News Depot
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

TNA News: James Mitchell Reveals Why He Was Fired From TNA

James Mitchell posted a conversation he recently had with Vince Russo, clearing up why James was fired from TNA. Despite getting huge heat from the crowd as a heel, James was fired in 2008 because Dixie didn’t like the character. “NOW IT CAN BE TOLD During a recent conversation with former WWE and TNA head writer, Vince Russo on Vince Russo’s Pyro & Ballyhoo, I asked him...
Via Wrestling News Depot
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE News: Kurt Angle Talks Recent Talks With Vince McMahon, HHH’s Real Role, TNA, HOF, More

AlternativeNation.net has a new in-depth interview with Kurt Angle where he talks about retirement, his next contract, recently connecting with Vince McMahon, Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling, Eric Bischoff, Vince Russo and more. The full interview can be found at this link. Below are some highlights: When he will retire: “I can’t really say who I’m going with yet or...
Via Wrestling News Depot
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE News: Vince Russo Releases “How He Would Book RAW”

Vince Russo released his weekly segment for his #AskVince in which he details how he would have booked this weeks RAW. Check out s free sample of his views below:   “My system in booking RAW is going to be as follows: Following every pay-per-view, I am going to lay out a general direction for not only the following night’s RAW, but where I would go leading up to the next...
Via Wrestling News Depot
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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