Former WWE head writer Vince Russo recently appeared as a guest on the 411 Wrestling Interview podcast for an in-depth interview. During the discussion, he spoke about the infamous Curtain Call incident, the Kurt Angle “Farewell Match” booking at WrestleMania 35 and more. Featured below are some of the highlights.
On the infamous Curtain Call incident with The Kliq at Madison Square Garden and Triple H being in trouble afterwards: “Well, here’s what happened. Curtain Call happened at Madison Square Garden. Kevin Nash and Scott Hall went to WCW. Shawn Michaels was the champion, so they weren’t going to touch him. So, who was going to be the whipping boy? Triple H. They were gonna bury Triple H, and they were gonna torture Triple H. And they were gonna humiliate Triple H. And they were going to make his life miserable for doing that one thing. And because I was there, I was able to say, “What are you guys, Children? First of all, nobody believes wrestling is real. So, you’re getting all upset with this freaking ‘Curtain Call.’” I mean, at the time, Bruce Prichard and Jim Cornette wanted Triple H fired. They wanted him fired. That’s how pissed off they were.”
On the Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin booking for WrestleMania 35 and how he feels someone should speak up about it: “So, now the guy was in the doghouse. Couldn’t open his mouth. Couldn’t say a word. Luckily, I was there, and I was like, “Will you guys freaking grow up? Will you get over it? This guy has talent. This guy has a look. This guy can make the company money. Get over your freaking ego, power trip bullsh*t, and let’s get behind this guy because this guy could benefit the company and make a ton of money for the company.” No one’s there to do that for Kurt Angle because I would. I would be in Vince McMahon’s office saying, “Baron Corbin, bro?! Like are you out of [your mind]? This is an Olympic gold medalist, Vince. Check your ego at the door that he left the company 20 years ago, and now, we’re finally gonna get payback,” and all that bullsh*t that goes with wrestling. There’s nobody there to do that anymore, bro.”
Check out the complete Vince Russo interview from the 411 Wrestling Podcast at Transistor.fm.