Vincent James Russo is an American author, podcaster, professional wrestling booker, writer, and pundit best known for his work with WWF, WCW, and TNA. He is a former WCW World Heavyweight Champion.
Professional Wrestling Career
In 1992, Russo worked as a magazine editor for WWF. Later, he joined the creative team of WWF. After contributing edgy and controversial storylines and promos, Russo became the head of the creative. In 1999, Russo left the company.
In October, Russo signed with WCW. Russo tried to replicate his success of edgy and controversial storylines and promos from WWF, but it didn't work. In 2000, Russo took a three-month break and returned as an on-screen character.
At Bash at The Beach 2000, Russo and Hogan were involved in an infamous incident where Hogan pinned Jarrett to win the title and left the company. Russo immediately came out and fired Hogan. The incident damaged the reputation of the company. Soon, WWF bought WCW.
Before signing with TNA, Russo was offered to work with WWE but choose TNA. In July, Russo began working for TNA. Russo once again became an on-screen personality and manager of S.E.X. After 2006, they strictly used Russo backstage as a creative writer. Russo spent the next few years as a writer for the shows regardless of "Fire Russo" chants. In 2014, Russo was officially done with TNA. After TNA, Russo worked for Arlo Lucha for a year.