– During the latest edition of Wresting Inc’s Nuclear Heat, Vince Russo said that he didn’t like Eric Bischoff when he first met him. Here are highlights:
On meeting Eric Bischoff: “I had friends working for WCW at the time, Jeff Jarrett and Kevin Nash. I contacted them and said ‘You gotta tell Eric Bischoff about me. I would love to be a part of what you’re doing.’ Sure enough one night Eric Bischoff called me. This guy had a chip on his shoulder like nobody I had ever spoken to in my life. I immediately did not like him, but I realized he had a chip on his shoulder because he had earned it. For the first time ever, WCW was kicking the backside of WWE. He said he’d get back to me. I didn’t know if he would, and I didn’t particularly care. I felt dirty that I talked to the enemy while I was working for the WWE. What I did the next day was make an appointment with Linda McMahon.”
On what has to happen for a creative direction change: “I know writers that are working on the show that are frustrated, miserable, not happy there and what it all comes down to is that there is one man in charge, and that man is Vince McMahon Jr. The only way you’re going to make that change is put your balls in your hand, you know you’re right, know your character, go to the man and tell him the truth and your not afraid of the consequences. That’s the only thing that will change everything. As far as I’m concerned, you have Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, who are literally waiting for Vince McMahon to die so they can take that spot.”
Vince Russo’s Nuclear Heat: Looking Back At WWE’s Financial Peril In The 1990s
In this episode of Nuclear Heat, Vince Russo brings you back to the WWE circa 1996-1997 when the companies popularity was at an all-time low with their financials were dangling over the danger zone. Vince explains, what took place when he approached Vince McMahon with the TRUTH, and nothing but THE TRUTH concerning his fledging product. Come full circle some 20 years later and here we are again. Can the direction once again be changed? And, if so–what drastic measures need to be taken?!
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