On the latest edition of Road Dogg’s Oh… You Didn’t Know? podcast, Vince Russo expressed his opinion that the wrestling industry has deteriorated heavily since the early days. The former wrestling writer previously admitted that he doesn’t consider himself to be a wrestling fan anymore and only watches the matches if he’s getting paid for it.
Russo opined that the modern wrestling business favors alignment over individuality.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
Vince Russo on how he approached writing characters: “Here’s another big problem I’ve got today with today’s writing, I got a big problem with this, okay? Bro, when I would be sitting here writing, and I’m writing for Road Dogg. Bro, I’m Road Dogg. I know this character so freaking well. I know what he’s gonna say, I know what he’s gonna do. I know how he’s gonna act. Every character I wrote for, I became them. I knew them inside out, so I was always true to the character.
“Because if you take a situation, every wrestler on that roster is gonna handle it differently. Every single one. Brian’s gonna handle something differently than the Rock. The Rock’s gonna handle it differently from Triple H.”
On how he sees characters being written today: “I feel that over time — and this is the way it was I think before that era — I feel that over time it’s more of that babyface-heel blanket. Like, ‘Well, he’s a baby face so this is how he has to act.’”
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