GRP #48: Vince Russo talks Dixie, Owen, Jarrett, Cornette, Hogan, Bischoff, and much more

Sep 9, 2014 - by Steve Gerweck

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Vince Russo Interview

In this special edition of the Gerweck Report podcast, Steve Gerweck and Frank Dee are joined by special guest, Vince Russo. Topics covered include:

– The attitude era
– The ECW and NWO influence
– Did Frank Dee call Russo a liar?
– How the Spike TV and TNA relationship started to disentagrate
– Impact going head to head with Raw on Monday night
– Dixie Carter’s management of TNA, and her many mistakes
– TNA’s biggest challenges
– Working with Hogan and Bischoff in TNA
– Spike TV’s ratings expections
– Why the Carter family has been unable to sell TNA
– Triple H and Stephanie McMahon gaining more influence in WWE
– WWE expanding Raw to a weekly three hour format
– Booking three hour Nitro shows
– Russo becoming an on air TV character
– Russo winning the WCW world title
– Bret Hart in WCW
– Could WCW have been saved when Russo arrived?
– Critism from Michael Hayes
– Did Vince McMahon filter Russo in WWF?
– McMahon purchasing WCW
– The WWE Network
– The Oklahoma character in WCW
– Russo’s regrets
– Russo’s break down in McMahon’s office
– Racial discrimination in WCW?
– The Back story of Booker T winning the WCW championship
– Why does he have heat with Jim Cornette?
– Would Russo ever return to WWE?
– How the creative process has changed over the years in WWE
– Russo on his relationship with Jeff Jarrett and the birth of Global Force Wrestling
– Who Russo holds responsible for losing his TNA job
– Why did Owen Hart revert back to the Blue Blazer?
– and more in this two hour plus exclusive!

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