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Former WCW World Champion Claims He’s Blackballed From Pro-Wrestling Because He Won’t Sell Out

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• Former WCW World Champion Claims He’s Blackballed From Pro-Wrestling Because He Won’t Sell Out

During a recent episode of the ‘Wrestling Outlaws Show’ podcast, former WWF / WCW writer Vince Russo claimed that he has been blackballed by the professional wrestling industry because he’s not willing to sell out.

Here’s what Russo had to say:

“I’m the bad guy because I’m stating the obvious. I’m making a fraction of what they made and I’ve been blackballed by the industry because I’m not going to sell out.

I’m not going to compromise myself, my opinions, and who I am to conform and make a million dollars a year. I ain’t going to do it, bro.”

Vince Russo is best remembered for his times as the editor of the WWF Magazine, that eventually got him a promotion to being part of the WWF creative team by 1996 and becoming the WWF head writer in 1997.

By October 1999, he jumped ship to Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling, where he had 2 stints as the head writer, but was eventually sent home again in October 2000.

His last major position was being the head writer for Total Nonstop Action! (TNA) from 2002 until 2004 and again from 2006 till 2014.

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 14, 2007) – TNA Bound For Glory 2007

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on October 14, 2007, Total Nonstop Action! aired ‘TNA Bound For Glory 2007’ LIVE on PPV from the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia.

This was the 3rd annual Bound For Glory pay-per-view since its inauguration in 2005.

The featured tagline was “Redemption”.

The results are here:

Ultimate X – #1 Contenders Match: The Latin American Xchange defeated Triple X

Eric Young won a Fight for the Right Reverse Battle Royal

TNA World Tag Team Championship: AJ Styles & Tomko defeated Team Pacman (c)

TNA X Division Championship: Jay Lethal (c) defeated Christopher Daniels

2 out of 3 falls – Tables Match: The Steiner Brothers defeated Team 3D

Gail Kim became the first TNA Women’s Knockout Champion by winning a Gauntlet for the Gold match

Samoa Joe defeated Christian Cage

Monster’s Ball: Abyss defeated Raven, Rhino and Black Reign

TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Sting defeated Kurt Angle (c)

        
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