WWE Backstage Figure Blasts “Horsesh*t” Vince Russo Claims

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A WWE favourite has called out Vince Russo.

Vince Russo is one of the most polarising figures the wrestling industry has ever seen. And considering some of the characters that have made their living inside the squared circle over the decades, that’s quite the feat in itself.

Although his record is more chequered than he’d like in 2024, there was a period in the late 1990s when it appeared he could do no wrong. His brand of shock TV had helped the WWF overhaul WCW, and the company was breaking records left and right. But things changed when he and his writing partner Ed Ferrara signed with WCW in October 1999. The company was struggling badly when he joined, and during his tenure things only got worse.

Russo has been heavily criticized for several bookings decisions in WCW which many claim helped bring down the company. This included making himself the World Heavyweight Champion.

During a recent episode of the docuseries “Who Killed WCW?” Russo defended making himself an on-screen character, suggesting he was better than 80% of the roster at the time.

“I’m just going to be one thousand percent completely honest with you: as far as an on-air character? I felt that I was better than 80% of that roster,”

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Shane Helms signed with WCW in May 1999 alongside Shannon Moore. Despite the chaos around him, Helms enjoyed a measure of success in the dying days of the company winning the Cruiserweight and Hardcore Titles. When WCW was purchased by the WWF in 2001 Helms moved across to the sports entertainment giant.

In response to the claims from Russo that he was better than the majority of the roster, Helms had a one-word response on social media: “horsesh*t.”

Meanwhile, Ric Flair recently apologised for blaming the death of WCW on Vince Russo, Eric Bischoff, and Jim Herd.

H/t to Wrestling Inc