Former WWE writer Vince Russo recently spoke about Vince McMahon and some of the recent business decisions that he has made. Russo also revealed an interesting tidbit about Vince McMahon's vocabulary, claiming that he likes throwing around the word 'bravado' because it is his favorite.
It has been reported that Vince McMahon often tears up the script for RAW just hours ahead of the show and re-writes it from scratch. With respect to booking decisions on RAW, Russo slammed WWE for not maintaining its momentum and criticized the 50-50 booking for most superstars.
Russo's revelations came to light on 'Legion of RAW', where he spoke with Sportskeeda's Dr Chris Featherstone. The two men discussed the dwindling ratings of Monday Night RAW and tried to ascertain the cause.
Featherstone said it is unbelievable how Vince McMahon is okay with falling numbers when he is known to be someone who likes to win at all times. Vince Russo responded by revealing that bravado is McMahon's go-to word.
''Bro, bravado. Bravado was his favourite word. Bravado. That was his go to word."
Vince Russo on why Vince McMahon is comfortable with the current ratings
Dr Chris Featherstone stated that WWE should have a target for consistent ratings, given their current low numbers. According to Vince Russo, however, the reason WWE are okay with the ratings could be that Vince McMahon is content after hitting a certain money mark in his life. Russo claimed that after becoming a billionaire, the ratings don't matter to McMahon anymore.
''Unless it's a thing where you hit a certain money mark and after that nothing... we may never know this in our life, but maybe once you become a billionaire and then all of a sudden it doesn't matter."
Vince Russo was WWE's lead writer for much of the Attitude Era. The Attitude Era, which took place during the larte '90s and very early 2000s, saw the company draw its highest ratings ever. Russo also discussed multiple RAW storylines on this episode of 'Legion of RAW'.