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"He drove me crazy!" - Former WWE writer recalls issues working with Christian [Exclusive]

Modified 15 Feb 2021

Former WWE writer Vince Russo has recalled issues he experienced working with WWE Superstar Christian during his time with the company, saying the star drove him crazy.

In the first episode of Writing with Russo - SK Wrestling's newest show - the former WWE employee detailed an issue he experienced working with Captain Charisma. As it turns out, the issue would be related to Christian's over-preparedness and professionalism in his role, as opposed to the opposite.

Here is what Vince Russo had to say on working with the former World Heavyweight Champion:

"Christian and I didn’t have a wonderful marriage, and I’ll tell you why. When I worked with Christian… when you do pre-tapes, especially when you’re taping various shows in a day - and we had to do that with TNA because they didn’t have the money, so sometimes we would have to tape four or five shows a day, Ok? - When I had to do pre-tapes with Christian, he would overanalyze and practice… Bro, for hours. For hours! It’s like, yeah, I appreciate the professionalism, but bro, we gotta go! We gotta get this sh*t done! We’ve gotta go. So, it drove me freaking crazy!"

Christian only found out about his Royal Rumble return 48 hours prior

During the same conversation on Writing with Russo, Vince Russo discussed his concern at the "chaotic" situation behind Christian's return to WWE in the Royal Rumble match. Christian was only made aware of his return 48 hours prior to the match.

"It flipped my lid that I’m reading an interview with Christian online, the guy was contacted 7:30 Friday night to be in the Rumble. That tells you how out of control that company is. This is a guy that has not been in a ring for seven years! Now you’re gonna bring him back for the Royal Rumble, you’re going to give him forty eight hours notice?! You’re gonna totally kayfabe your crowd. That tells you how chaotic things are at the WWE."

You can watch the full clip from Writing with Russo here:


If any quotes from this interview are used please give a H/T to SK Wrestling.

Published 15 Feb 2021, 00:03 IST
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