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WWE Hall Of Famer Thinks Vince Russo Is The Unsung Hero Of TNA

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• WWE Hall Of Famer Thinks Vince Russo Is The Unsung Hero Of TNA

During a Q&A episode of his weekly ‘The Kurt Angle Show’ podcast, our 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist praised Vince Russo’s work in Dixie Carter’s Total Nonstop Action! (now known as IMPACT Wrestling).

Angle gave Russo credit for being a talented writer and a great creative mind.

Here’s what the 2017 WWE Hall Of Famer had to say:

“The unsung hero that I think? I love Vince Russo. I don’t know how fans think about him or how they feel about him, but Vince was very talented. The success he had in WWE was phenomenal, The Attitude Era.

When he went to WCW, the problem was he was writing for the wrestlers and they were like, ‘I’m not doing that. I’m going to do whatever I want’, so his storylines turned into something else because the wrestlers turned it into whatever they wanted and so it got diluted.

I think that’s the reason that WCW kind of went downhill. When he was in TNA, he was phenomenal. He wrote for me every week. I didn’t have any problems with him. I know there are some fans that don’t like him, there are some wrestlers that don’t like him, but Vince was very talented.”

Kurt Angle wrestled for TNA from 2006 until 2016 and Vince Russo was the #1 writer and head of creative in the company for most of that time.

Russo does have a very bad reputation nowadays, and it’s not just because of Jim Cornette bashing him at every chance he gets, but it’s most likely the fact that Russo was doing great in the World Wrestling Federation during the famous Attitude Era, when Vince McMahon was sort of a filter for him, but then totally screwed up pretty much everything in WCW later on, when he was on his own and had no one above him (like McMahon) to tell him which idea is good and which is not.

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• Old School WWF Tag Team Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School Tag Team Wrestling Veteran “Nasty Boy” Jerry Sags (Real name: Jerome Saganowich) celebrates his 58th birthday today.

Jerry Sags was most famous as one half of the legendary Tag Team ‘The Nasty Boys’ with his partner Brian Knobbs.

Together they worked for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), the American Wrestling Association (AWA), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Xcitement Wrestling Federation (XWF) & Total Nonstop Action! (TNA).

They teamed from 1985 till 1997 and then reunited again in 2001 and still team up to this day during occasional appearances on the independent scene.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERRY SAGS!

        
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