• Vince Russo Reveals A Secret He Kept For The Last 2 Years Regarding WWE RAW
During a recent episode of his podcast, former WWF/WCW Writer Vince Russo revealed that he was secretly consulting for the USA Network in regards to WWE RAW from March 2020 to March 2022.
Below is what the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion said:
“I’ve been keeping a little secret for the last two plus years that I want to talk about on this show. I want to come clean.
People tell me I don’t know what I’m talking about. When I start talking about the network, people actually think they know more about the network, and where the network stands pertaining to RAW and its audience and its numbers, than I do.
Well, bro, I’m gonna break the news to you on this show. I’ve 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 2 years, I was consulting for the USA Network, bro.
For 2 years, bro, the USA Network paid me very, very, very well. Now, if you want to know how this came about, let’s take a couple of steps back and I will explain this to you.
I got in contact with the Vice President at the USA Network who was overseeing RAW, he knew who I was [and] called me back immediately. And we had a long, long, long discussion. And as the Vice President who oversaw RAW…so the first thing he did was he went directly to Vince McMahon.
So for two years, two years, I was consulting weekly with the USA Network. For two years, I heard the number and the rating and the viewership and the return on the investment. Don’t tell me I don’t know what the f**k I’m talking about.
When it comes to numbers, when it comes to networks. I don’t care if it’s 1999 or 2020. I know where they stand. I know what they’re looking for. I know what’s acceptable and unacceptable because I had communication with them for 2 straight years.
So don’t tell me I don’t know what the f**k I’m talking about bro, when I am working directly with the network that WWE RAW is on.”
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• Old School Wrestling Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School Wrestling Legend Stan “The Lariat” Hansen (Real name: John Hansen II) celebrates his 73rd birthday today.
During his long illustrious career, Stan Hansen wrestled for several different territories such as the World Wide Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Federation, the American Wrestling Association, World Championship Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, … & more.
In 2016, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his former opponent and close personal friend Big Van Vader.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STAN HANSEN!