Wrestling industry veteran Vince Russo recently shared his apprehension regarding WWE’s iconic chairman, Vince McMahon. Following McMahon’s decision to relinquish control of WWE earlier this year by selling the billion-dollar enterprise to Endeavor Group, the 78-year-old legend has taken a step back from the limelight. Furthermore, he underwent significant spinal surgery in July of this year.
Russo voiced his concerns while discussing McMahon’s appearance during the interview where Ari Emanuel and McMahon announced the sale of WWE. According to Russo, during the interview, McMahon appeared far from his usual self. Russo’s primary worry revolves around Vince McMahon’s overall health and well-being.
He explained, “We sat down, and we saw the interview with Ari, and Ari made it clear. He had a 20-year relationship with Vince McMahon. ‘I bought this company because of this man.’ During that same interview, Vince spoke briefly and was a shell of himself. Since then, the guy’s had major surgeries. So, what I’m concerned about is, what is Vince’s health? For Ari to go away from Vince, and now, if Triple H is the guy, I’m really concerned about how much did that operation take out of him. That’s the question for me.”
Vince Russo on Vince McMahon’s Influence on Kevin Nash’s Character
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Vince Russo recently discussed an intriguing aspect of WWE history on his show, Legion of RAW. He delved into the time when Vince McMahon transformed Kevin Nash into a fan-favorite (babyface) character in preparation for his WWE Championship victory in 1994. Russo conveyed that Nash, who was known as Diesel in WWE, had a natural knack for portraying a villain, and attempting to change him into a hero didn’t quite suit his persona.
“I mean, bro, I’ll never forget, Diesel was such a badass, as my friend Scott Smith would say, an ace. Then, I’ll never forget, bro, once Diesel won the championship, there was Vince putting him on the cover of the magazines smiling like a Cheshire cat, trying to make Diesel a babyface.
As soon as he tried to change Kevin, the character died. That guy was not a babyface; he was a bad, you know what. Vince was just trying to mold him into the typical babyface, and that did not work for Diesel,” shared Russo.
He also mentioned that Nash refrained from questioning McMahon, as he had only recently made the transition from WCW to WWE and was content with his newfound main event status.
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Vince Russo, a veteran in the wrestling industry, recently expressed his concerns about WWE’s chairman, Vince McMahon, following the sale of WWE to Endeavor Group and McMahon’s spinal surgery. Russo particularly worried about McMahon’s overall health and well-being, given his appearance during the interview with Ari Emanuel when the sale was announced. He emphasized that McMahon appeared quite different from his usual self, raising questions about the impact of his health and surgery.
In addition, Russo discussed an intriguing aspect of WWE history, where McMahon transformed Kevin Nash into a fan-favorite character (babyface) in preparation for his WWE Championship victory in 1994. Russo noted that Nash, known as Diesel in WWE, was originally a villain and trying to change him into a hero didn’t suit his persona, ultimately affecting the character’s success. Russo also mentioned that Nash refrained from questioning McMahon, as he had recently transitioned from WCW to WWE and was content with his newfound main event status.