Vince Russo

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Vince Russo
Russo on April 15, 2007 during his time with TNA
Born (1961-01-24) January 24, 1961 (age 63)
New York City
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Vicious Vincent
Vic Venom
Vince Russo
Mr. Wrestling III
The Powers That Be
Billed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Billed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Trained byJohnny Rodz

Vincent James "Vince" Russo (born January 24, 1961) is an 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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References[change | change source]

  1. Russo, Vince (2010). Rope Opera: How WCW Killed Vince Russo. ISBN 978-1550228687.
  2. "TNA News: Breaking - Vince Russo officially gone from TNA". PW Torch. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  3. "Vince Russo biography". Archived from the original on 2016-10-31. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  4. "WCW World Championship - Vince Russo (September 25, 2000 - October 02, 2000)". WWE. Archived from the original on May 2, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-05.

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