As he has done in the last few days, Vince Russo has responded to more questions from fans on his Facebook account. Below is a transcript of his latest answers.
Has there been an angle or a match that didn’t live up to the expectations you had hoped for?
Sure there have been, can’t think of any specific. My memory is weak–I only retain information I need to know–and I’m not kidding.
Let’s say things don’t work out in TNA with this oil & water Hogan/Bisch thing. Do you see yourself leaving the business for good, try to get back with WWE, or possibly working for ROH and indies?
I think TNA will be my last stop in the wrestling business. Wrestling has given me 18 years, I never planned for that. But I honestly feel–this is the last ride.
Have there been any talks in bringing in Tony Schaivone to TNA? He’s always been my all time favorite commentator.
Tony has no interest to get back into wrestling.
Hey Vince, I read in a Booker T interview that he refused to lose to Matt Morgan. You helped make Booker T a star by making him WCW World Heavyweight Champion. How did you feel about the Booker T refusing to put over Morgan? Take care.
It’s just business. I still respect Booker–he’s a great guy.
Big Vince Russo mark here and I’ll probably get heavily ribbed if I’m busted asking a question to my favorite writer but I am really looking for some clarification on something you wrote earlier today so it’s worth it! Regarding your writing of various types of finishes, or non finishes, in matches you said,
“I guess you will never see a DQ in an MMA fight? Do you have any idea what it takes to book over 400 matches a year–trying to make each one fresh and different?”
But why does “each” finish need to be so different? I also see many MMA matches where the matches are similar, or at least the finish. Do you feel your audience cannot handle out of these 400 matches, 200 that go the distance with clean, or simple, finishes? Wouldn’t that make the other 200 stand out more and take the strain off yourself?
I would have to believe that well over 75% of the matches over the course of a year end in clean finishes. If not that many–well more then 50%.
Would you ever wear socks with sandals?
Sure. No doubt. That’s what us old guys do.
Hi Vince, huge fan of your work. i got two questions i would be honored for u to answer.
1. im going to college soon. and i was wondering how hard it is to be a writer for a show and what requirements must be need to be a writer?
2. Have you ever heard of a old 80s wrestling promotion called GLOW: gorgeous ladies of wrestling?
To be a writer, you have to be willing to go where the action is–probably LA. I was a HUGE fan of GLOW–loved it!
Hi Vince, I saw something you said in one of your answers and I just had to comment. You said:
“Everything I write “makes sense”–you just have to pay attention to get it.”
Ok, in that case, can you explain a few things to me because obviously I haven’t been paying attention. How can a steel asylum match end in a no contest? Also, a month or so back on Impact, Beer Money faced The British Invasion in their last opportunity for the tag team titles in a steel cage match. The match ended in a DQ. How can you have a DQ in a cage match? What’s the point of having cage matches if they end like that? If you’re going to have a DQ or No Contest wouldn’t it make more sense to have a match that facilitates that sort of ending?
Show me the wrestling rule book where it says you can’t have a DQ in a cage match. As far as Monday nights match went-there was a reason “behind the scenes” why the match had to end in a DQ. These are some of the things wrestling “critics” never take into consideration. Sometimes things happen “off TV” that may determine why we do a finish we do.
Also–are you saying that you would never see a DQ in an MMA match because it’s inside a cage?
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