Entering the WWE Hall of Fame is an honor reserved for certain members of the professional wrestling fraternity. While many deserving names are conferred with the prestigious title, the company’s inductee list also has many notable absentees.
Controversial names are snubbed for multiple reasons, and one of those figures revealed that he would politely decline WWE’s offer if it ever came to him. On the It’s My House podcast, former WWE chief writer Vince Russo revealed how he would react if he got the call for a Hall of Fame induction.
Russo began by admitting that WWE might never contact him due to his outspokenness. He never mince words when reviewing the current product, but he praises the angles and decisions that deserve.
“Number one, I don’t think they’d ever contact me in a million years… because I’ve been a lot, a lot, way too frank about how I feel about the company and the product and some people. over there, ”Russo said.
Vince Russo does not want to enter the WWE Hall of Fame
Vince Russo added that he was not interested in returning to WWE for a Hall of Fame spot, and that he did not need the validation of Vince McMahon since the support of his family and his friends is all that matters to him.
Russo was quick to express his joy at seeing his former colleagues Eric Bischoff and Bruce Prichard once again be recognized in WWE. However, he also explained that unlike those veterans who were deeply passionate about the business, writing about wrestling was just a job for him in the end.
Russo said he was not a “wrestling brand” who got his dream job in WWE and admitted that he now despises wrestling and everything it has become. He also claimed he wouldn’t even talk about wrestling if he wasn’t paid to be an expert analyst.
Vince Russo can be found weekly on Sportskeeda Wrestling: Legion of RAW digital channels with Dr. Chris Featherstone and “Writing with Russo,” which you can watch here.
“Number two, I would have absolutely no interest; I would say thank you but no thank you,” Russo continued, “I don’t need to be validated by Vince McMahon to consider my life worthy. being validated by my my wife, by my dad, by my kids, by my friends; that’s who I need validation from, not Vince McMahon. I’m happy for guys like Bischoff, guys from Cornette like Prichard. you name it. But wrestling was a job for me. I wasn’t that creepy wrestling brand that got my dream job. Today I hate wrestling. I hate to talk wrestling. The only show I watch is RAW because I get paid to watch RAW. ” H / t This is my Podcast home.
Vince Russo is a polarizing figure in the industry. His outspoken personality and explosive opinions have earned him a fair amount of hate. However, he also helped usher in the most successful phase in WWE history as a member of the Creative Team.
While Russo has no plans to enter the WWE Hall of Fame, just for the sake of conversation, do you think his work deserves an induction? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below.
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