Over the years, many superstars have returned to WWE after parting ways with them on bad terms in the past, but there is one that many believe will never be brought back…or could he? Guys like Alberto Del Rio left on bad terms, but he was brought back. Carlito left with a strained relationship, but rumors of his return have been going around for years. There is one guy, though, from the WWF Attitude Era that wants to head back, but would Vince McMahon bring back Vince Russo?
During the “Monday Night Wars,” there were some great battles between WWE and WCW which incorporated a number of big-time names. One of the most influential names who was responsible for the building of the Attitude Era in WWF is Vince Russo, and he believes he can be the savior of Monday Night Raw.
It is no secret that the TV ratings for both Raw and SmackDown Live have been plummeting since WrestleMania 33. Team Red appears to be in a constant freefall while Team Blue has had some upswings here and there, but is Vince Russo the answer?
There has been a lot of bad blood over the years, and it is truly believed that Vince Russo has burned all of his bridges with WWE, but has he? While speaking with Fightful, Russo says he has reached out to Vince McMahon about coming in to help solve the problems on Raw.
Russo said that not only did he reach out to Vince McMahon in the past week, but the boss of WWE even got back to him. The former creative team member said their exchange was short and that he just wanted to help, but he used different words in his conversation.
“I am still a wrestling fan at heart, going back to when I was 10, 11 years old. I hate today’s product. To me, it’s not professional wrestling. I don’t want to be the guy critiquing the problem without saying ‘Here’s my olive branch, I think I can help you as the numbers go down every week.’ I didn’t use the word help. You don’t tell Vince McMahon he needs help. I said ‘if you want me to contribute, I’d love to once again contribute.'”
Obviously, the main question after knowing that he reached out to Vince is, was the WWE owner accepting of his offer? Russo went on to say that Vince McMahon is not one of those men who ever appears to be receptive to someone else’s ideas.
“Vince never seems receptive. His response is always a couple of words. He’s not that guy. He’s the same guy that told me I could get a nanny (to raise) your kids.”
At this point, a lot of wrestling fans may wipe their brow and feel relieved because McMahon didn’t say he was bringing Russo back. On the other hand, fans also need to realize that McMahon didn’t say “no” to Russo and he also hired Eric Bischoff at one point in time.
Cageside Seats is full of true wrestling fans, and they know that “Russo sucks.” For as bad as things have seemed for WWE with ratings falling and injuries taking out some key superstars, they know that “things could always be worse.”
It is hard to believe that the word “never” even exists in the world of professional wrestling because anything is possible. Still, one of the only things that longtime wrestling fans may never believe could happen is Vince McMahon bringing Vince Russo back to WWE.
The Attitude Era is iconic and plays a huge part in the history of wrestling and Russo had a lot to do with it, but it wasn’t all great.
Many wrestling fans look at Vince Russo as a poison in the industry, and there are a lot of different superstars and wrestlers who feel the same way. After his time in control of WCW, many felt as if he would never work again but then, he returned to WWE for a short while before working for TNA Impact Wrestling for a decade. The Attitude Era giant may want to head back to where it all began, but it is doubtful that Vince McMahon would ever actually do it.
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