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Booker T Discusses How Vince Russo Wouldn’t Take Input On His Writing From Others in TNA, If His Writing Style Was Different in TNA Than It Was In WWE

August 14, 2020 | Posted by Ashish
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On the latest edition of The Hall of Fame, Booker T discussed how during the end of his TNA run, Vince Russo would not take any opinions or advice from anyone on his writing. He also said that Russo’s writing style was pretty much the same in TNA as it was in WWE. His comments are below.

On how Vince Russo wouldn’t take opinions or advice from anyone on his writing: “I remember Vince Russo at one point in TNA, Vince Russo didn’t want no one else’s opinion on any of the writing he did. 100%, everything. OK now, we had to do promos, OK? Now Vince Russo wanted to be in charge of all the promos as well. So therefore, Vince Russo wasn’t taking any advice on how to write the show from anyone but himself. Now, this is my opinion on that right there, when you take no one’s opinion on writing the show but yourself, you’re entertaining yourself and yourself only. That’s the way I feel about that. Huge mistake Vince Russo made in TNA.”

On feeling like maybe Russo didn’t trust anyone and that’s why he wouldn’t take input from others in TNA: “Maybe because he didn’t feel like he could trust anybody, a lot of those guys didn’t like him. There was a lot going on at that time, a lot of animosity. Even though Vince Russo and I, we never had any problems or anything, he didn’t want any fights from me, didn’t ask me anything. When you do it that way, you’re entertaining yourself and yourself only, and that doesn’t reach the masses in my opinion.”

On if Russo’s writing was different in TNA than it was in WWE: “I think he was pretty much still the same. He still had the same concepts, the writing was still the same, the matches were quick, fast, short. I didn’t understand a whole lot of it, but there again, somebody believed in him to bring him in to write the show, and that’s on them.”

If using any of the above quotes, please credit The Hall of Fame with an h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.

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