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*triples your ratings*
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>>2707344
*leaves to WCW*
*kills WCW*
BRO, I KNOW BRO, BUT IT WASN'T ME BRO
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>>2707344
BASED
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>Russo leaves for WCW
>WWF winds up winning
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>>2707348

The best part is he tries to act like he had nothing to do with the PPVs when he was the fucking head booker.
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>>2707348
>>2707353
>>2707355
<b-but WCW!!!
Nothing could save WCW. Not even the GOAT (Hulk Hogan). The company was an absolute mess at that point, everyone knows it. Your >muh WCW argument is invalid. Arguably Russo kept it afloat much longer than it would have stayed anyway. If you actually look at the graph, Nitro's ratings were dipping way faster prior to Russo arriving, then it slowed down by quite a bit.
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>>2707344
>*kills your company*
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>>2707348
>>2707353
>*leaves for WCW*
>*WWF ratings start dipping for the first time in years*
Really joggins my noggin
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>>2707358
WCW was a mess BECAUSE of Hogan and Nash. Creative control written into their contracts and other measures that ensured their pay would increase to match the highest salaries. WCW was hemorrhaging money and Russo's booking strategies were all just one-time viewer grabs that ultimately led to nothing. Russo joining WCW was just throwing gasoline on the dumpster fire.
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>>2707358

>Company has the most profitable year for any company ever in 98.
>Same company is losing tens of millions the year after Russo takes over

Really makes you think.
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What happened on that day in Sept 99?
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>>2707348
>>2707353
>>2707355
>>2707360
Ted Turner and Time Warner killed WCW. The company would have been perfectly salvageable otherwise. The lowest they dipped to was a 2, those are still impressive numbers for a TV show, and with RAW still pulling 5's and 6's, with the proper management, booking, and writing, they could have easily started bringing people back in.

That is, if Ted and Time Warner didn't kill WCW.
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>>2707374
Prove that correlation equals causation, and show your work.
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>>2707378

Ratings are irrelevant when he completely killed their house show and PPV revenues..

What killed WCW was the fact they lost $60 million.
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>>2707344
>Claims he left WWF for WCW because he couldn't handle writing both Raw & Smack
>Writes for Nitro & Thunder in WCW

Can someone explain this shit to me? Was there another reason why he left? >>2707344
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>>2707422
Well, not sure if this had any influence but Russo hated that Jim Ross cut down many of his ideas but on WCW he could finally fly solo. Not only that but he got his "revenge" by having a Jim Ross impersonator, Oklahoma.
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>>2707358
Hogan wasn't the GOAT at the turn of the millennium

>Arguably Russo kept it afloat much longer than it would have stayed anyway.

This is what Russotards actually believe.

>>2707382
Imagine saying this in defense of Vic Venom.

>>2707378
Turner loved WCW and was one of the few people who stuck with it until the very end.
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>>2707387
WCW killed PPV business and houses over several years by failing to deliver. Russo inherited total shit and you're blaming him for the inevitable consequences of years of mismanagement by Bischoff.

Russo was turning TV around at the end of 1999 before he was politicked out. Houses and buy rates would have followed like they did for WWF. It's not his fault if Bischoff booked inappropriately large venues before getting sacked (they had to run a Nitro from a practically empty Astrodome ffs), local promoters were shit, or if Bischoff and the lazy old boys network had poisoned the well in huge markets over years.
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>>2707440
Russo and Ferrara were writing TV without any input from anyone by the summer of 1999. Vince wouldn't even bother reading the scripts in advance. Russo left because Vince wouldn't give him a raise or let him spend time with his kids.
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OP is so blissfully retarded. Russo had very little to do with Steve Austin's main event push, which singlehandedly pulled the WWF upwards. Austin had been developing his anti-authority 3:16 gimmick at ECW, while Russo's most famous storyline was Terri's miscarriage.
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Wolfcuc pls go
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>>2707842
So you can't prove correlation equals causation? Ok
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>>2707378
Ted Turner loved WCW, AOL and Warner didn't and wanted a more family friendly product (and they also didn't knew shit about wrestling or the people running it at the time)

AOL buying Time Warner killed WCW, not Russo. If the blame has to be on someone, it should be Brad Siegel
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>>2708948

If they were making $50 million as opposed to losing that much it would be a different story.

Even if they didn't want anything to do with wrestling, WWE wouldn't have gotten WCW for pennies.
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Why are we talking about this faggot in 2017
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>>2707344
>Exposed the business
> Killed the WWF through his booking practices
> hated by everyone in the business
> Now head booker of some outlaw program
> Killed WCW
> Killed TNA
> Can't read, write or spell
> small dick
Why hasn't anyone assassinated this goy?
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>June 28, 1999: A match where Steve Austin won the WWF title from The Undertaker in Charlotte drew the largest rating and audience to ever witness a pro wrestling match or for that matter, any pro wrestling segment, ever on U.S. cable television. The match did a 9.5 rating, which was 10.72 million viewers. Perhaps the most impressive is that one out of every six television sets in the U.S. that had cable that was on during that time was watching that match. Because for more than a decade, Vince Russo has made it a talking point to say how the “The Is Your Life: Rock,” segment was the highest rated segment in history (it did an 8.4 quarter), to show how skits outdraw matches, it’s become a talking point how that was the highest rated segment in Raw history. Actually there were a handful of different quarter hours that beat that total, including most of the second hour of the May 10, 1999 show.

1999 was the height of popularity, just because they squeezed more money out of people in 2000 does not mean more people watched the product

Russo was there for Raws peak
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>>2710891

Who the fuck cares about how many people watched the product. Making money is the point.

WM 32 had the most people but is irrelevant compared to events like UFC 205 or Mayweather vs Pacquiao.
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>>2710906
but the business side of the company had nothing to do with Russo, his job was to get people watching the product
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The biggest reason for the rise in WWF's popularity was the Vince-Stone Cold feud, which Russo had NOTHING to do with.
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>>2710962
yup always heard Russo was more involved in the mid card stuff

main event was always Vinnie Mac
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>>2710969
Russo was still writing those angles, Vince just took an interest in them. If you think McMahon wrote eg the Zamboni segment, you are a retard.
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>>2711001
I bet the Zamboni was Austins idea
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>>2707348
WCW was just ahead of it's time. It was top tier booking and next level writing, wrestling fans are just, quite literally, too stupid to get it.
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>>2711062
All that was Russo. Zamboni, beer truck, Bang 3:16 etc. Russo has even talked about those in Austins podcast like how Austin was hesitant to do the beer truck gimmick at first etc.
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>>2711318

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDR8cgwl0LM
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>>2707387
WCW was never based on selling PPV's. They were just icing on the cake.

They were owned by their own network so their main goal was to bring in as many TV viewers since the parent company kept all the advertising money and paid them with it. If the WWF hadn't made wrestling too edgy for network TV, then WCW would probably have survived after massive layoffs and a rebranding
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Honestly I was a big mark and hated Russo like every other mark but if you actually listen to him break down Raw or Smackdown you'll see he knows everything wrong with the product and hows how to fix it.
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