Vince Russo

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Vince Russo
Ring name(s) Vicious Vincent
Vic Venom
Vince Russo
Mr. Wrestling III
The Powers That Be
Billed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Billed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Born January 24, 1961 (1961-01-24) (age 53)
New York City
Resides Broomfield, Colorado
Trained by Johnny Rodz
Debut 1996

Vincent James "Vince" Russo (born January 24, 1961) is a American creative writer and author. He is known for his work in professional wrestling. He is best known for his time in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).

During his time writing for the WWF and WCW, he was known for contributing edgy storylines that included profanity, storylines involving sexual content, swerves or unexpected heel turns, as well as worked shoots in the storylines. Russo mentions on the back of his book Rope Opera that he has "been known as both the savior of Vince McMahon's WWF and the man who destroyed WCW."[1]

He most recently worked with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. On February 14, 2012, TNA President Dixie Carter announced that TNA and Russo had parted ways during the week.[2]

In October 2003, he became a Born Again Christian.[3]

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