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Vince Russo Reveals Why He Had An Argument With Vince McMahon Before The SummerSlam 1998 Main Event

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• Vince Russo Reveals Why He Had An Argument With Vince McMahon Before The SummerSlam 1998 Main Event

In the main event of SummerSlam 1998, Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated The Undertaker to retain the WWF Championship.

Both Superstars were babyfaces during this match and then WWF Writer Vince Russo wasn’t happy about it.

Russo thought one of these wrestlers should’ve been a heel in this match and this resulted in him having an argument with Vince McMahon.

Below is what Russo said on Pounding The Meat:

“There was one time I got in a yelling argument with Vince. I’ll never forget it, bro, because it took place in his limo, and when I’m telling you he’s in the front and I’m in the back, that’s how close we were.

Vince was trying to make the talent happy, and I totally got that, I totally understood it. They were his two biggest draws, two top stars, but I’m like, ‘Bro, this is wrong, man, they don’t want a babyface match.’ Austin and Taker will tell you to this day they had the wrong match at Madison Square Garden.

I was not the guy who didn’t fight for what I believed in. I went toe-to-toe with Vince McMahon and if I thought something was right, I stuck to it and I drove it.

If he came up with an idea that I didn’t think was a good idea, I’d say it. And you know what, bro, he respected me for that because nobody else was doing that.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 11, 1985) – WWF Championship Wrestling

On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York and featured matches & interviews on the road to the “WWF The Wrestling Classic” PPV.

You can find the card below:

1. Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo vs. Jim Haley & Barry O

2. Ken Patera vs. Joe Black

3. Jesse Ventura vs. Aldo Marino

4. Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake vs. Paul Roma & SD Jones

5. Mad Maxine vs. Desiree Peterson

6. The Junkyard Dog, Pedro Morales & Tito Santana vs. Doc Butler, Mike Powers & Johnny Rodz

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