|Born||January 24, 1961
New York City
|Lives in||Broomfield, Colorado|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Vicious Vincent
Mr. Wrestling III
The Powers That Be
|Billed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Trained by||Johnny Rodz|
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."
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References[change | change source]
- "Rope Opera: How WCW Killed Vince Russo". Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1550228684. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
- "TNA News: Breaking - Vince Russo officially gone from TNA". PW Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/TNA_News_1/article_58118.shtml#.Uxcd5_ldWP4. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
- "Vince Russo biography". About.com. http://prowrestling.about.com/od/wrestlersnotinwweortna/p/vincerusso.htm. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
- "WCW World Championship - Vince Russo (September 25, 2000 - October 02, 2000)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wcwchampionship/304454110218. Retrieved 2014-03-05.